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2016 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) Awardees

Posted on September 26, 2016 by in The OFI Blog

The Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) is pleased to announce the 2016 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Awardees. SI Fellowships are offered in order 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 the Institution. They are key to the Smithsonian’s aspiration to discover, create, innovate and diversify.

You can find out about the 2017 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP), as well as its affiliated programs, here.

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Ingrid Ahlgren

Australian National University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Marshallese weaving patterns: Encoding class and clan through design

 

Alvita Akiboh

Northwestern University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Material Culture and the Making of American Identity in the U.S. Overseas Possessions

 

Sophie Barbisan

Institut National du Patrimoine

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

Local cleaning of stained artworks on paper with rigid gels

 

Remi Bardou

University of California, Los Angeles

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Using physiological tolerance experiments to understand the processes that set mangrove range limits in North America

 

Kate Baumann

University of Queensland

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Hardening up: Metal composition in aculeate ovipositors

 

Meaghan Beadle

University of Virgina

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

This is What a Feminist Looks Like! Photography and American Feminism, 1968-1987

 

Mary Benage

Georgia Institute of Technology

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Explosive volcanic plume dynamics: examination of air entrainment through experiments, image analysis of eruptions, and numerical models

 

Kelly Bennett

University of Manchester

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Population history and adaptive landscape of the invasive arbovirus vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus.

 

Paul Brewer

Colorado State University

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (SERC)

Origination and global estimation – Determining the size and source of global tree methane production

 

Sophie Brockmann

Institute of Latin American Studies

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

Researchers in the Field: Science and Society in Central America, 1873-1940

 

Javier Carrera Rubio

University of Maryland

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

A Dialogical Approach to the Art of Yanomami Storytelling

 

Jennifer Chuong

Harvard University

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

The Chargeable Surface: Investment, Interval, and Yield in Early America (1760-1820)

 

Laurel Collins

Florida International University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Paleobiogeography of Neotropical Neogene Foraminifera

 

Kathy Curnow

Cleveland State University

National Museum of African Art (NMAfA)

Splendor, Spectacle and Substance under Oba Esigie: Sixteenth-Century Art and Culture in the Benin Kingdom

 

Diana Delicado Inglesias

Justus Liebig University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Why do taxa differ in species richness? A multifactorial evolutionary investigation of microgastropods

 

John Devaney

University of College Cork

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (SERC)

Land-Use History and Regeneration of Natural and Plantation Forests

 

Mariana Di Giacomo

University of Delaware

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Museum Conservation Institute (MCI)

Deterioration of organic and inorganic coatings and consolidants in natural science collections

 

Pavel Dobyrynin

National Zoological Park (NZP)

Applying novel genomic tools to improve management of endangered ungulates in herds

 

Michael Donovan

Pennsylvania State University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Origins of extant plant-insect associations in the Paleocene and Eocene of the Western Hemisphere

 

Dan Du

The University of Georgia

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

American Tea Consumption in the Nineteenth Century

 

Meaghan Duell

Arizona State University

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Predicting climate change effects on animal physiology: the role of temperature in size-dependent scaling of flight performance

 

Tracy Ehrlich

The New School

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (CH)

Carlo Marchionni’s Eloquent Figures: Redefining the Early Modern Architectural Drawing

 

Nathaniel Evans

University of Florida

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Patterns of molecular evolution associated with physiological adaptation to low-salinity environments in Portunoid crabs.

 

Eric Griffin

University of Pittsburgh

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (SERC)

Evaluating the degree to which host identity, diversity, and traits structure endophyte communities: a large-scale experimental approach

 

Daniel Guadagnolo

University of Wisconsin-Madison

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Segmenting America: Historical Approaches to Niche Marketing

 

Marcus Guidoti Soares

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Phylogeny of Tingidae (Hemiptera, Heteroptera)

 

Amanda Guzman

University of California, Berkeley

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)/ Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

Reassembling Puerto Rican Object Narratives: the Vidal Collection at the National Museum of American History & the National Museum of American Art

 

Taylor Hains

Fordham University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Historical Population Demographics and Functional Adaptations of Crocodylus in Latin America: Implications for Crocodilian Evolution and Conservation

 

Elizabeth Harmon

University of Michigan

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

The Politics of Surplus Wealth: Philanthropic Foundations and the Creation of a Third Sector in U.S. Society and Culture, 1860-1930

 

Charlotte Herbert

University of California Davis

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Evolution, Prey-Specificity, and Venom in Assassin Flies (Diptera: Asilidae)

 

Pedro Jimenez Mejias

Washington State University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Spread and diversification of Boreo-temperate elements in the Neotropics: Carex L. as a case study.

 

Annika Johnson

University of Pittsburgh

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

Agency and the Confluence of Eastern Dakota and Euro-American Visual Cultures in the Upper Midwest, 1836-1912

 

Maggie Johnson

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Taking the pulse of coral reefs in the face of global change: Implications of ocean acidification for sustainability of biodiversity and function

 

Rachel Tess Korobkin

Yale University

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

Sculptural Bodies of the Great Depression

 

Naa Oyo Kwate

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

National Museum of Natural History (NMAH)

Race at the drive-thru: African Americans and fast food’s color line

 

Adrianna Link

The Johns Hopkins University

Smithsonian Institute Archives (SIA)/ National Museum of Natural History (NMAH)

Urgent Anthropology: Salvaging a Record for Humankind, 1964-1984

 

Lauren Linsmayer

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD)

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Diel Cellular Metabolism and Oxygen in Healthy and Bleached Corals

 

Laura Logozzo

CUNY City College

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (SERC)

Microbial degradation of marsh-exported carbon

 

Phyllis May-Machunda

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH)

Kate Rinzler: Documenting & Presenting African American Children’s Folklore at the Festival of American Folklife

 

Christina Michelon

University of Minnesota

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

Interior Impressions: Printed Material in the Nineteenth-Century American Home

 

Alexander Morgan

University of Virginia

National Air and Space Museum (NASM)

Investigating Processes of Alluvial Fan Formation and Evolution and the Implications for Mars’ Climate

 

Dana Moseley

College of William and Mary

National Zoological Park (NZP)

How do urban environments affect the song and mating preferences of a vocal mimic?

 

Troy Murphy

Trinity University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Hybridizing titmice and pre-mating reproductive isolating via a communication signal of status

 

Sylvester Ogbechie

University of California Santa Barbara

National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), Smithsonian Libraries (SIL)

Rethinking African Art History: Indigenous Arts, Modernity, and Discourses of the Contemporary.

 

Giorgi Papashvili

Tbilisi State Academy of Arts

Freer and Sackler Galleries (FSG)

Photography of Antoine Sevruguin and its East-West Cultural Context

 

Silvia Pavan

City University of New York

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Tracking the evolutionary history of Neotropical squirrels (Sciuridae)

 

William Pressly

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

America’s Paper Money: A Canvas for an Emerging Nation

 

Gabriela Procopio Camacho

Federal University of Parana

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Taxonomy and phylogeny of Gnamptogenys Roger (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Ectatomminae): A genomics perspective to the relations within the genus

 

Levi Prombaum

University College London

National Portrait Gallery (NPG)

James Baldwin’s early portraits, 1945-1966

 

Rosannette Quesada

Universidade de Sao Paulo

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution (STRI)

Sex role reversal in a neotropical harvestman with exclusive paternal care: male mate choice and female competition for access to mates

 

Adela Roa-Varon

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Multi-scale phylogenetics of Gadiformes with emphasis on hakes (Merluccius, Merlucciidae), a high- priority group for fisheries conservation.

 

James Rosenow

University of Chicago

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), National Museum of Natural History (NMAH)

“For God’s Sake Don’t Call it Art”: The 1930s American Laboratory and its Film Experiments

 

Bernardo Santos

Richard Gilder Graduate School

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Evolution of convergent functional systems in a hyperdiverse clade of parasitic wasps: a morphospace approach using phylogenomic ultraconserved elemen

 

Lauret Savoy

Mount Holyoke College

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

On the River’s Back: A History of Landscape and Mixed Heritage in the Chesapeake Tidewater and Piedmont

 

Sherri Sheu

University of Colorado-Boulder

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

Spencer Baird, G. Brown Goode, and Nineteenth-Century American Fish Knowledge

 

Jieun Shin

University of Minnesota

Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA)/ National Air and Space Museum (NASM)

Displaying Cold War Science: The Planning of The National Air and Space Museum, 1946- 1976

 

Jennifer Sichel

University of Chicago

Archives of American Art (AAA)

Criticism without Authority: Gene Swenson, Jill Johnston, Gregory Battcock

 

Helis Sikk

The College of William and Mary

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

The Limits of Citizenship: LGBT Media and Transgender Identity

 

Bruno Sotto Mayor

National Museum – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

National Museum of African Art (NMAfA)

Rethinking Chokwe Art History

 

Laura Southcott

University of Chicago

Smithsnoian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Genetic and behavioural underpinnings of reinforcement in Costa Rican Heliconius butterflies

 

Calandra Stanley

University of Maryland, College Park

National Zoological Park (NZP)

Seasonal Interaction Assessment via Stable Isotopes in a Migratory Songbird, the Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)

 

Emma Stein

Yale University

Freer and Sackler Galleries (FSG)

All Streets Lead to Temples: Mapping Monumental Histories in Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu, South India), ca. 690 – 1199 CE

 

Justin Tackett

Stanford University

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

“Listening Between the Lines: Sound Technology and Poetry, 1850-1930”

 

Amelia Villasenor

The George Washington University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

“Vegetation and mammalian community variation within the Pliocene Afar and Turkana Basins”

 

Kate Wersan

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Natinal Museum of American History (NMAH)

Between the Calendar and the Clock, an Environmental History of American Timekeeping from 1660-1920

 

LaShanda Williams

Rutgers University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Exploring oral bacterial diversity of early 20th century European immigrants and New York City residents

 

David Wright

The Ohio State University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

How do mass extinctions reshape ecologic diversity in the marine biosphere? Evaluating pre- and post-extinction dynamics with fossils and phylogenies

 

Wenjing Xu

The University of Georgia

National Zoological Park (NZP)

Impacts of railway/highway on Habitat use of the Tibetan antelopes in Hoh-Xil National Reserve, China

 

Hannah Yohalem

Princeton University

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

The Johns Device: Bodies, Words, and Objects in Jasper Johns’s Art, 1954-1968