Faculty Research


Joel Blecher demonstrating a digital map


Columbian College faculty are prolific authors, award-winning scholars and noted innovators and artists.

They are recipients of Guggenheims, Pulitzers and NEH fellowships, cited in top media outlets, such as The New York Times and The Washington Post, published in leading scholarly journals like Nature and Science, and affiliated with prestigious academic centers, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.



Faculty Research Conversations

Nemata Blyden talking to Paul Wahlbeck in front of a CCAS logo

Faculty Books

  • News Hole Book Cover

    News Hole: The Demise of Local Journalism and Political Engagement

  • Book cover of "African Americans & Africa: A New History" by Nemata Amelia Ibitayo Blyden.

    African Americans and Africa: A New History

  • Reproduction Reconceived Book Cover

    Reproduction Reconceived: Family Making and the Limits of Choice after Roe v. Wade

  • Where I Have Never Been

    Where I Have Never Been: Migration, Melancholia, and Memory in Asian American Narratives of Return

  • 25 Concepts in Modern Architecture Book Cover

    25 Concepts in Modern Architecture: A Guide for Visual Thinkers

  • The Internet Trap book cover

    The Internet Trap: How the Digital Economy Builds Monopolies and Undermines Democracy

  • O Beautiful Book Cover

    O Beautiful: A Novel

  • Psychoanalysis under occupation Book Cover

    Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine

  • Crisis Averted Book Cover

    Crisis Averted: PR Strategies to Protect Your Reputation and the Bottom Line



Inside Faculty Research

Arnaud Martin working with a butterfly sample in a lab

Columbian College Faculty Out Front

With prestigious fellowships, our community of faculty scholars are making an impact across the sciences, the social sciences, the arts and the humanities.

CCAS Faculty Research Grants & Awards

Faculty Grants & Awards

Major research grants from such institutions as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health are helping to propel the work of Columbian College faculty in significant ways.


CCAS Faculty Funding Opportunities

Faculty Funding Opportunities

At Columbian College, faculty take advantage of a variety of internal and external funding opportunities to facilitate research while encouraging scholarship and cross-disciplinary innovation.

CCAS Faculty Research Blog

Research Resources & Updates

The Columbian College Office of Research strives to provide opportunities and support to faculty participating in research activities. Visit their site to find updates, policies, events and more.


Evie Downie

Evangeline Downie

Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Physics

"We could be pushing the edge of what's thought to have been possible. We could be going beyond all of our boundaries."