Assistant Professor of Anthropology Christopher Schmitt
spent the summer studying vervet monkeys in South Africa, where he also presented research at the Primate Evolution and Genetics Group conference in Blyde Canyon. He also had two papers recently accepted for publication in the journal Nature Genetics
Assistant Professor Xi Ling recently received the University Provost’s Career Development Professorship. This award is given to a junior faculty member who shows exceptional promise and is particularly focused on advancing the participation and success of women in the life sciences.
Lecturer Sigrid Nunez has an excerpt titled “The Blind” from her new novel, The Friend (February 2018) published in the fall issue of The Paris Review.
Earth & Environment
Assistant Professor Diane Thompson recently published two papers in the journal Paleoceanography: “Tropical Pacific climate variability over the last 6000 years as recorded in Bainbridge Crater Lake, Galápagos,” and “Spatiotemporal variability in the δ18O-salinity relationship of seawater across the tropical Pacific Ocean.”
Michael Dietze, associate professor, has co-authored “Vegetation Demographics in Earth System Models: a review of progress and priorities” in the journal Global Change Biology.
Assistant professors Charles Chang and Sudha Arunachalam and Associate Professor Paul Hagstrom were awarded five years of renewed funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the annual BU Conference on Language Development (BUCLD). The grant funding will enable enhancement of accessibility and diversity at the conference by supporting graduate and undergraduate student organizers and researchers, including underrepresented minorities and women.
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Professor Linda McClain was a Laurence S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at Princeton’s Center for Human Values in 2016, and she has an upcoming book titled Bigotry, Conscience, and Marriage: Past and Present Controversies.
Catherine Connell, associate professor of sociology, published two articles about her current research on gender and sexuality policy change in the US military: one in the journal Sexualities titled "Different Than An Infantry Unit Down In Georgia: Metronormativity in the Homophobia Narratives of Boston Area ROTC Cadets” and another in Sociology Compass called "Now That We Can Ask and Tell: The Social Movement Legacy of the DADT Repeal.”