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2018 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) Awardees

Posted on Jul 10, 2018 by in The OFI Blog |

 

The Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2018 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP). Through this flagship program, fellowship awards are offered to provide opportunities for graduate students, predoctoral students, and postdoctoral and senior investigators to conduct research in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff, and to utilize the resources of SI. They are key to the Smithsonian’s aspiration to discover, create, innovate and diversify.

 


 

Jennifer Ackerfield

Colorado State University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

A Prickly Puzzle: Phylogeny, Evolution, and Diversification of the thistles Cirsium (Cardueae: Compositae) in North America

 

Alba Alvarez

Antwerp University

Museum Conservation Institute (MCI)

MCI Technical Studies Fellowship for Early 20th Century Costume and Fashion

 

Alice Assmar

Universidade Federal da Bahia

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Review, curation, and digitization of the spongeflies (Insecta: Neuroptera: Sisyridae) with a revision of the genus Climacia McLachlan

 

Renee Ater

University of Maryland

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past: Race, Memorialization, Public Space, and Civic Engagement

 

Andrew Bell

Boston University

Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA)

Digging Deep: Archaeologists and American Foreign Relations in a World of Empire, 1880-1945

 

Silas Bossert

Cornell University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

The better snack? Did broader pollen diets boost diversification in Mining bees?

 

Jessica Bouwmeester

Qatar University

National Zoological Park (NZP)

Physiology and reproductive challenges in reef-building corals exposed to a changing climate

 

Paul Brewer

Smithsonian Inst

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Origination and global estimation – Determining the size, source, and dynamics of global tree CH4 production

 

James Brookes

University of Nottingham, UK

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

Picturing the Civil War: Visual Culture of the Rank-and-File

 

Andrew Brown

Texas A&M University

Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA)/ National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Ambassadors for Science: The Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program and Science Diplomacy in the 1970s

 

Sergio Cabrera-Cruz

University of Delaware

National Zoological Park (NZP)

Mapping migration stopover habitat along the southern Gulf of Mexico

 

Grace Capshaw

University of Maryland, College Park

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

A comparative study of the salamander auditory system: Assessing extratympanic pathways for hearing in an ecologically diverse group

 

Jose Centeno-Melendez

University of Texas, Austin

Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC)/ Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH)

The Changing Face of Latinidad: Salvadorian Place Making and Community Formation in the Nation’s Capitol

 

Aung Chan

Colorado State University

National Zoological Park (NZP)

Step-selection function to determine foraging strategies of Asian elephants in Myanmar

 

E-Chieh Chock

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Freer Sackler Galleries (FSG)

Condition survey, technical study and conservation of Chinese lacquer furniture in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

 

Caitlin Colleary

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Museum Conservation Institute (MCI)

How do proteins preserve in the fossil record?

 

Manuela DalForno

Smithsonian Institution

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Starting from scratch: Using whole genome sequencing to understand lichenization in Basidiomycota

 

Marjorie Dixon

University of Texas at Austin

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

The influence of bats on the nocturnal soundscape

 

Sarah Donelan

Northeastern University

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Using parental effects to improve oyster offspring performance in response to interacting environmental stressors in Chesapeake Bay

 

Luis Escobedo Morales

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

National Zoological Park (NZP)

Phylogeography and genetic diversity of the elusive Mesoamerican brocket deer Mazama pandora and M. temama

 

Jay Falk

Cornell University

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Function and Maintenance of Female-Limited Polychromatism in a Hummingbird (Florisuga mellivora)

 

Gabriela Farfan

MIT-WHOI Joint Program

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Assessing mineralogy, crystallography and morphological disorder in opals from biogenic and geological origins

 

Mael Glon

The Ohio State University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Taxonomic investigation of populations of devil crayfish (Cambarus diogenes) from the Eastern United States

 

Brett Gonzalez

University of Copenhagen

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Extreme Scale Worm Diversity: The Path to Pelagicism (Aphroditiformia, Annelida)

 

Christopher Green

The Graduate Center, CUNY

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

Masked Moderns: Northwest Coast Native Art Beyond Revival

 

Peter Haffner

University of California Las Angeles

National Museum of African Art (NMAfA)

Making Hatian Art: The Production, Exhibition, and Circulation of the Work of Hatian Visual Artists

 

Jinbo Hou

University of California-Riverside

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

New insights into the exopod of the middle Cambrian trilobite Olenoides serratus from the Burgess Shale fauna

 

Laura Iglesias-Lukin

Rutgers University

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965-1975

 

Travis Jones

University of Georgia

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

A High-Resolution Radiocarbon Settlement Chronology for the Middle Missouri Region, North and South Dakota

 

Hyoungee Kong

Pennsylvania State University

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Middle Class Women’s Japonisme in Popular Visual Culture 1870-1914

 

Boyoung Lee

University of Oxford

Museum Support Center (MSC)-Suitland

Protein Mass Spectrometry of Silks

 

Sarah Maccracken

University of Maryland, College Park

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Latitudinal variation of insect herbivory in Late Cretaceous North America

 

Rivka Maizlish

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH)

To Arrange and Rearrange: The Eighty Year Project of American Folk

 

Mary Mendoza

University of Vermont

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Unnatural Border: Race and Environment at the U.S.-Mexico Divide

 

Elizabeth Murray

Cornell University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Evolution and relationships of the Chrysidoidea and their relatives

 

Edward Myers

American Museum of Natural History

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Diversification Across South American Arid Biomes: Spatially Explicit Demographic Model Selection in Crotalus durissus

 

Karen Neves

Federal University of Uberlândia

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity of ant assemblages in savanna and forest formations of the Brazilian Cerrado

 

Daniel Nicholson

Queen Mary University of London

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Natural Selection and contemporary evolution of atropical ectotherm in response to environmental
change

 

Joel Nitta

National Museum of Nature and Science

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

The Biogeographical Past and Future of Ferns in French Polynesia

 

Carlos Parra

University of Southern California

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Rediscovering the History of U.S. Spanish-Language Television through the American History “Escuchame” Collection

 

Carlos Peredo

George Mason University

NMNH

Feeding in a marine environment: convergence in cetacean and pinniped teeth

 

Jose Pons

Georgetown University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Unweaving Colorful Narratives: The Visual and Political Histories of Huichol People as seen through the Visual Archives of the National Museum of Natural History

 

Niklas Reichelt

Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Establishing Target Enrichment Probes to study the Evolution and Historical Biogeography of the Genus Zanthoxylum (Prickly Ash, Rutaceae)

 

Antonia Rodrigues

Simon Fraser University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Uncovering Traditional Marine Tenure Systems and Salmon Stewardship on the Northwest Coast of British Colombia: an Integrated Approach

 

Hassan Salem

Emory University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Evolution of Nitrogen Fixation Genes in Symbiotic Cyannobacteria

 

Talia Shabtay

Northwestern University

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

From THINK to Look: Vision and the Mathematical Sciences in the Cybernetic Age, 1946-1961

 

Michaela Shifley

University of Montana, Missoula

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

The Economics of Blackfoot Moccasin Construction

 

Jieun Shin

University of Minnesota

Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA)/National Museum of American History (NMAH)

International Museum Building: The Korean-Smithsonian Project in the 1960s

 

Jacqueline Stewart

University of Chicago

National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)

Everyday Technologies in Post World War II African American Home Movies

 

Benton Taylor

Columbia University

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

The hidden half of symbiotic nitrogen fixation: How the diversity of endosymbiotic bacteria influence nitrogen fixation rates

 

Pairwat Thammapreechakorn

Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum, Bangkok University

Free Sackler Galleries (FSGA)

Chinese Trade Ware Found in Southeast Asia: Advances in Origin, Dating and Identity

 

Samantha Thompson

Arizona State University

National Air and Space Museum (NASM)

Electronic Eyes: The development, promotion, and reception of electronic imaging in astronomy, 1954-1975

 

Phillip Troutman

The George Washington University

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

`Incendiary Pictures’: the Radical Visual Rhetoric of American Abolition in the 1830s

 

Nicole Welk-Joerger

University of Pennsylvania

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Feeding Others to Feed Ourselves: Animal Nutrition and the Politics of Health since 1900

 

Jessica Williams

Harvard University

National Museum of African Art (NMAfA)

The Path to Apartheid: New Women Photographers and South Africa’s Documentary Tradition, 1938-48

 

Molly Womack

University of California

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Rampant middle ear evolution in frogs and lizards

 

Wenjing Xu

University of California, Berkeley

National Zoological Park (NZP)

Land Tenure Impacts on Wildlife Migration: A Social-Ecological Perspective on Wildlife Migration across Arid and Semi-Arid Rangelands

 

Michael Yuan

University of California, Berkeley

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Concordance of Genetic, Morphological, and Cellular Convergence in Skin Color across Lesser Antillean Anoles