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Congratulations 2017 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program Awardees!

Posted on August 10, 2017 by in The OFI Blog

The Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) is pleased to announce the 2017 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 SI. They are key to the Smithsonian’s aspiration to discover, create, innovate and diversify.

You can find out about the 2018 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) here.

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2017 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program Awardees

 

Chelsey Armstrong

Simon Fraser University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Indigenous Forest Gardens: Ancient Cultural and Ecological Impacts on Contemporary Landscapes

 

Rita Austin

The University of Oklahoma

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Microbes and Museums: Creating a Smithsonian Collections Oral Microbiome Database

 

Leann Biancani

University of Maryland, College Park

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

The Evolutionary History of Visual Strategies in Hyperiidea

 

Jessica Burch

Tougaloo College

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Door to Door Capitalism: Direct Selling in America from the New Deal to the Internet Age

 

Yecheng Cao

Princeton University

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (FSGA)

Comparative Studies on the Yangtze Bronzes in the Freer and Sackler Galleries

 

Marcos Caraballo-Ortiz

The Pennsylvania State University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Phylogeography and plastome evolution of Neotropical mistletoes.

 

Gerald Carter

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

How do vampire bats develop and enforce reciprocal food sharing?

 

Joyce Chery

University of California Berkeley

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Systematics of Paullinia and the evolution of vascular cambial variants

 

Christian Cloke

University of Cincinnati

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

Iconography of the “Other” on Ancient Greco-Roman and American Money

 

Nathan Cooper

National Zoological Park (NZP)

How does winter weather and habitat drive the migration timing, survival, and reproductive success of an endangered migratory bird?

 

Sarah Cowan

University of California, Berkeley

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

Mending Abstraction: Howardena Pindell’s Black Feminist Critiques, 1967-1986

 

David Curry

Baltimore Museum of Art

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

Hayes Presidential China in the Context of 19th Century American Painting

 

Anastasia Day

University of Delaware

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Productive Plots: Nature, Nation, and Industry in the Victory Gardens of the U.S. World War II Home Front

 

Gustavo deMiranda

University of Copenhagen

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Phylogeography of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: whip spiders as a model system using a combination of next generation sequencing and multi-locus appr

 

Michael Donovan

Pennsylvania State University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Evolutionary and ecological responses of insect herbivores to glacial-interglacial climatic fluctuations in the Middle Pennsylvanian-Early Permian

 

Margaret Doolin

SUNY Oneonta

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Using molecules and morphology to understand diversity in Neoechinorhynchus (Acanthocephala)

 

Henry Fandel

Binghamton University

National Zoological Park (NZP)

Patterns of Inbreeding in the Critically Endangered Island Endemic, Corvus kubaryi

 

Irene Feinkle
University of Melbourne
National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) & Museum Conservation Institute (MCI)
Investigation into methods of testing fluids used to preserve natural history specimens

 

Rebecca Fenton

Indiana University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Cloth as Conduit: Art, Fashion, and Commerce in Mande Diasporas

 

Karl Fetter

University of Vermont

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Computer-assisted detection of stomatal traits from epidermal images.

 

Spring Greeney

University of Wisconsin-Madison

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Line Dry: An Environmental History of Doing the Wash, 1845-1992

 

Mark Hauser

Carnegie Mellon University

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

All the Comforts of Hell: Doughboys and American Mass Culture, 1916-1921

 

Miriam Hiebert

University Of Maryland

Museum Conservation Institute (MCI)

The Applications of Atomic Layer Deposited Films for the Prevention of Glass Disease

 

Megan Holycross

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Partitioning of vanadium in high pressure systems as a function of oxygen fugacity

 

Charlotte Horlyck

University of London

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (FSGA)

Collecting Korean art and the rise of the Korean art market, 1880-1950

 

Peter Hosner

School for Field Studies

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

 

Callum Kingwell

Cornell University

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Group living through chemistry: queen pheromones in social evolution

 

Rebecca Koll

University of Florida

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Taxonomic relationships, insect herbivory, and floral diversity of the Early and Middle Permian Landscape of Western Pangea

 

Perrin Lathrop

Princeton University

National Museum of African Art (NMAfA)

A Sublime Art: Akinola Lasekan and Colonial Modernism in Nigeria

 

Jun Lim

University of California, Berkeley

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Evolution

 

Chan Lin

University of Maryland Baltimore County

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Comparative neuroanatomy in hyperiid amphipods: how sensory adaptations shape their brains

 

Lucey Noelle

University of Pavia

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

The role of phenotypic plasticity and adaptation in marine ectotherm?s long-term persistence to increasingly warm and hypoxic coastal habitats

 

Alison Martin

Indiana University

Anacostia Community Museum (ACM)

Hearing Gentrification: Soundscape Analysis in Shaw, Washington, DC

 

Carlos Martinez

Greifswald University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

New World Scolopendromorpha Online Database and revision of New World Scolopendra types

 

Nokuthula Mbanyana Nhleko

Stellenbosch University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Unraveling the phylogeography of the southern African ant genus Ocymyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): using a genetic and morphological approach.

 

Rebecca Mendelsohn

University at Albany, SUNY

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Ancient Plant Use on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

 

Lara Mouttham

National Zoological Park (NZP)

Characterizing and Mitigating the Effects of Cryopreservation on Global Genomic Structure and Function in the Ovarian Tissue.

 

Samantha Muka

University of Pennsylvania

Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA)

Water Worlds: Aquarium expertise and the amateur professional borderlands, 1880-1930

 

 

Kevin Mulder

University of Porto

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Stuck on an island: exploring the parallel evolution of viviparity within Salamandra salamandra on the Holocene islands of Ons and San Martino.

 

Murad Mumtaz

University of Virginia

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (FSGA)

Sufi Icons: Mullah Shah, Jahanara, Dara Shikoh, and the Birth of a Genre

 

Danielle O’Steen

University of Maryland

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

Plastic Fantastic: American Sculpture in the Age of Synthetics

 

Ivan Prates

City University of New York

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

The evolution of sexual signals in mainland anole lizards: a comparative genomic approach

 

Adam Pritchard

Yale University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

The Early Evolution of Crown-Group Reptiles:  New Perspectives on Anatomical Innovation & Ecological Diversification

 

Natalia Przelomska

University of Cambridge

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Deified to extinction? Insights into human impacts on Hawaiian forest birds through the genomic analysis of `ahu`ula (feather capes)

 

Mei Rado

Bard Graduate Center

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (FSGA)

Arresting Silk: Textiles, Representation, and Narrative in Late Imperial China

 

Crystal Rie

Georgetown University

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Korean Cuisine in the USA: Introduced, Reshaped, and Incorporated

 

Katherine Riestenberg

Georgetown University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Describing Zapotec tone: Implications for historical linguistics and language conservation

 

Susana Rodriguez

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

Performing Exile: Cuban-American Women’s Performance Art, 1972-2014

 

Shay Rotics

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

National Zoological Park (NZP)

Pre-mortem movement analysis: A general approach to understanding mortality causes by tracking animals to their death

 

Peter Schafran

Old Dominion University

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Unraveling the evolutionary relationships of allotetraploid species of Isoetes in the eastern United States and adjacent Canada

 

Hillary Sebeny

Florida State University

Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA)

After Alone: Richard Evelyn Byrd and the Decline of Heroic Exploration in the United States, 1934-1957

 

Brian Sedio

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Does evolution of chemical defenses drive the diversification of plant lineages?

 

Andrew Sellers

McGill University

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Effects of Seasonal Upwelling on Algal-Herbivore Interactions in Tropical Intertidal Communities

 

Holly Shaffer

Dartmouth College

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (FSGA)

Viral Media: European and American Prints of India

 

Sherri Sheu

University of Colorado-Boulder

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Bass Americana: An Environmental History of America’s Favorite Fish

 

Christina Smith

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Determining drought resistance of lianas and trees with leaf anatomy and visualization of embolism

 

Lynette Strickland

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Tracking the genes involved in metallic coloration through development in C. alternans

 

JosephThompson

University of Virginia

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Sounding Southern: Music, Militarism, and the Making of the Sunbelt

 

Juan Uribe

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Phylogenomic Relationships of Vetigastropoda (Mollusca, Gastropoda): Capture by Hybridization of DNA of Exotic Specimens from Museum Collections

 

Emily Voelker

Boston University

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Performing Indigeneity Abroad: Prince Roland Bonaparte’s Photographs of Plains Indians in 1880s Paris

 

Rachel Walker

University of Maryland, College Park

National Portrait Gallery (NPG)

A Beautiful Mind: Faces, Beauty, and Brains in the Anglo-Atlantic World, 1780-1860

 

Charnan Williams

University of Michigan

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Slavery and Freedom in the City of Angels: Black and Indian Angelenos from Mexican Independence to the Civil War, 1821-1865

 

Brett Wolfe

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Do tropical trees routinely suffer and repair hydraulic damage?

 

Rebecca Wolff

University of California, Los Angeles

National Museum of African Art (NMAfA)

Artistic Production Surrounding the Nigerian Civil War

 

Jennifer Yordy

Cornell University

National Zoological Park (NZP)

A comprehensive approach to improve management of an endangered wild canid

 

Michael Yuan

University of California, Berkeley

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Convergent Evolution of Lesser Antillean Anoles in Response to Xeric-Mesic Environmental Gradients