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2019 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) Awardees

Posted on Jul 1, 2019 by in The OFI Blog |

The Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2019 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.

 


 

Julia Adams

University of California, Riverside (UCR)

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Lichen Symbiont Diversity Across Environmental Gradients in the Mojave Desert

 

Janine Andrys

University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Creation of continental crust through progressive fractionation of a wet, oxidized, basaltic parent magma

 

Rita Austin

University of Oklahoma

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

A Cross-Institutional Investigation of Dental Calculus: Determining Substrate Origins and Differential Biomolecular Recoverability

 

Sowparnika Balawaminathan

University of California San Diego

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Passage from India: Intimacy, Politics, and Curatorial Practice during the Cold War

 

Meridith Bartley

Pennsylvania State University

National Zoological Park (NZP)

Data fusion methods for migratory bird conservation: Combining citizen-science eBird data with Migratory Bird Center satellite tracking data

 

Sahas Barve

Old Dominion University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Do Himalayan birds wear a down jacket? Adaptation for plumage thermo-insulation in montane birds

 

Axelle Boyer

UC Santa Cruz

National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) / National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

The Arts of Queenship

 

Cristiana Branco

Smithsonian

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Filling a critical knowledge gap on deep-sea ecosystems by characterizing the distribution and diversity of deep-sea sponges of the NW Atlantic

 

Elizabeth Buhe

Fordham University

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

Sam Francis: Reparative Painting

 

Alba Campo Rosillo

University of Delaware

National Portrait Gallery (NPG)

Artistry and Industry: The Portraiture of George Peter Alexander Healy, 1830-1865

 

Gustavo Castellanos

Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT)

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Marine fish invasions across the Panama Canal: what factors influence passage success?

 

William Chou

Ohio State University

NASM/National Museum of American History (NMAH)

“Material Ambassadors: Japanese Camera and Automobile Exports in the American Market and the Expansion of US-Japanese Relations, 1950-1985?

 

Sarah Donelan

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Using parental and early life effects to improve oyster performance in response to interacting environmental stressors in Chesapeake Bay

 

Susan Eberhard

University of California, Berkeley

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Sovereigns and Foreigners: Chinese Monetary Objects, Numismatics and Metalwares In and Outside China

 

Emma Elliot Smith

University of New Mexico

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Characterizing the importance of kelp to ancient Pacific coast ecosystems

 

Scott Evans

University of California, Riverside

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

The role of oxygen in the evolution and extinction of Ediacaran animals

 

Davida Fernandez-Barkan

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

The Mural at a Crossroads: The Paris International Exposition of 1937

 

Rosa Ficek

University of California-Santa Cruz

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

The Hurricane María Archive: Shaping Collective Memory in Puerto Rico through Community Participation

 

George Francis

University College London

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Evolutionary Implications of Anthropogenic Effects on Non-Human Primates

 

Dumas Galvez

University of Panama

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Environmental disturbance and its effect on the immune competence of an insect

 

Christine Garnier

Harvard University

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) / National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Amalgamating the West during the American Silver Age

 

Sarah Gignoux-Wolfsohn

Northeastern University

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

The Case for Biodiversity: Testing the Dilution Effect on Oyster Diseases

 

Faye Gleisser

Indiana University

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

Guerrilla Tactics: Art and the Cultural Domestication of Militancy in America, 1967-1987

 

George Guice

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Constraining Archean geodynamic regimes in the São Francisco and Amazonian Cratons, Brazil: an integrated field, petrographic and geochemical approach

 

Bronwen Gulkis

Harvard University

Freer Sackler Galleries (FSGA)

Ways of Knowing in Mughal India: Literary and Visual Expressions of Modernity in Mughal Albums

 

Richard Hodel

University of Michigan

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Combining phylogenomics and collections-based deep learning technologies to resolve phylogeny, assess polyploidy, and infer biogeography in Prunus

 

Tauana Junqueira

Harvard University

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

The predictive power of life history strategies in the dispersal capacity of marine gastropods

 

Robert Kallal

George Washington University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Big heads and fast jaws: characterizing cheliceral and carapace morphology of araneoid spiders in the genomic age

 

Mia Keady

George Mason University

National Zoological Park (NZP)

Following your gut: how gut microbes affect infertility of captive African and Asian elephants

 

Zofia Knorek

UNC-Chapel Hill

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Assessment of boring sponge and oyster population structures in restored Chesapeake Bay oyster reefs

 

Vera Korasidis

University of Melbourne

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Terrestrial pollen carbon isotope record and ecology across the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum

 

Vera Korasidis

University of Melbourne

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Terrestrial pollen carbon isotope record and ecology across the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum

 

Luke Linhoff

Smithsonian (SCBI)

National Zoological Park (NZP)

Investigating pathogen tolerance, variation and heritability in endangered Panamanian frogs

 

Hope Loiselle

University of Washington

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

INTEGRATING SEA LION ARCHAEOGENOMICS WITH ARCHAEOLOGICAL DATA TO UNDERSTAND HUMAN-MARINE ECOSYSTEM INTERACTIONS AND DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFTS IN THE KURIL ISLANDS

 

Isaac Marck

UC Berkeley

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Phylogenomics, historical biogeography, and systematics of the rock daisies (Perityleae; Asteraceae)

 

Camila Martinez

Cornell University

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Revealing the origin of the most intensively studied tropical forest in the world: Barro Colorado Island

 

Tanner Matson

University of Connecticut

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Investigating Nearctic Stamnodes: Answering Taxonomic Questions, Asking Ecological Questions

 

Kyungso Min

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) / Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC)

Post-translational Belonging: The Languages of the Future in Transnational New Media Art After 1984

 

Grace Musser

The University of Texas at Austin

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Resolving the evolutionary radiation and phenotypic evolution of basal Neoaves: Total evidence phylogenetics and macroevolutionary patterns in core-Gruiformes (rails, cranes and allies)

 

Michael Noonan

University of Maryland

National Zoological Park (NZP)

Balancing the budget: scale-free estimation of habitat time budgets from animal tracking data

 

Sabrina Papazian

Stanford University

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH)

Connecting Through Heritage: Analyzing Armenian-American Diaspora and Homeland Relations at the 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

 

Kimberly Probolus

George Washington University

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Separate and Unequal: The Rise and Implementation of Gifted and Talented Programs

 

Nanette Raczka

West Virginia University

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Quantifying the response of key microbial traits in tidal marsh sediments to elevated CO2 and N fertilization

 

Anna Ragni

Richard Gilder Graduate School

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Life history and environmental correlates to mammalian trabecular bone

 

Natalie Raia

University of Minnesota–Twin Cities

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Progressive dehydration of subducted oceanic crust and the oxidation state of arc magmas: A global iron redox study of metamorphic terranes from 30 to 70 km depth

 

Jignasha Rana

George Washington University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Investigate drivers of diversification in a widespread species complex nested within the continental adaptive radiation of the turtle ants genus

 

Daniel Rasmussen

Columbia University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

The long and short of run-up: Insights into the timing of volcanic eruption from a study of Volcán Arenal

 

Alexis Rider

The New School for Social Research

Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) / National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Temporal Ice: Deciphering Deep Time in the Cryosphere, 1840-1970

 

John Schroeder

University of California, Santa Barbara

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Do arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities mediate the relationship between plant-soil feedback strength and host abundance?

 

Lindsey Schwartz

The University of South Carolina

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Differential Gene Expression and Physiology of Thermal Tolerance in Mytilus Mussels and Their Hybrids

 

Kasey Sease

College of William & Mary

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

Marketing Agencies for Science: Nonprofits, Public Science Education, and Capitalism in Modern America

 

Theresa Sims

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Art + Design

National Museum of African Art (NMAfA)

Zulu Figurative Art and Colonial Engagement, 1860-1920

 

Cristina Sobrino

University of Vigo

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

USING NATURAL CO2 SOURCES TO ASSESS PHYTOPLANKTON RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE: THE RHODE RIVER ESTUARY AS EXPERIMENTAL SITE FOR STUDYING THE REGULATION

 

Amanda Sorensen

University of British Columbia

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Motivations to Make: Fr. Lindesmith and his `Blanket Leggings?

 

Krystle Stricklin

University of Pittsburgh

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

Grave Visions: Photography, Violence, and Death in the American Empire, 1898 – 1913

 

Diego Tamburini

The British Museum

Freer Sackler Galleries (FSGA)

Exploring the transition from natural to synthetic dyes in the production of 19th-century ikat textiles from Central Asia

 

Benton Taylor

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

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

 

Adrian VanAllen

Musee du Quai Branly

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Remaking Museums in a Time of Extinction: Amazonian Birds and Featherwork as Cultural and Ecological Heritage

 

Natalia Vieyra

Temple University

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

Tropical Intransigents: Camille Pissarro and Francisco Oller in the Atlantic World, 1848-1898

 

Rashmi Viswanathan

New School University

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) / Freer Sackler Galleries (FSGA)

Receiving the Global Modern: Private Politics of Interest in Post-War United States

 

Courtney Wagner

University of Utah

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Magnetofossils of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum

 

Jorrell Watkins

University of Iowa

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Juke to Boom: The Next Sociopolitical Voice of the Black American Music Tradition

 

Hannah Wellman

University of Oregon

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Using archaeology to understand Native American use of sea otters and whales in Oregon prior to European contact

 

Madison Willert

Georgia Institute of Technology

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Anthropogenic-Mediated Shifts in the Trophic Structure of Reef Fishes

 

Leqi Yu

University of Pennsylvania

Freer Sackler Galleries (FSGA)

Xia Yong and the Jiehua Traditions in Yuan China (1279-1368)

 

Yanzhuang Zhang

The Ohio State University

Freer Sackler Galleries (FSGA)

Image Making and Intermediality in China (1683-1839)