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.

CCAS Office of Research Blog


Faculty Research Conversations

Professor David DeGrazia and CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck having a discussion on a stage with CCAS branding.

A Question of Ethics

In a video conversation with CCAS Dean Wahlbeck, Elton Professor of Philosophy David DeGrazia discusses "moral status" and the role of ethics in policies relating to AI, healthcare and more. 

Elizabeth Vaquera and Paul Wahlbeck speaking on a stage together with the CCAS seal

The Impact of Immigration Status on Wellbeing

CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck discusses the impact of immigration status on an individual’s education and wellbeing in a conversation with Elizabeth Vaquera, director of the Cisneros Institute.







Faculty Books

Plentiful Country

March 12, 2024

History Professor Tyler Anbinder presents the Famine generation’s individual and collective tales of struggle, perseverance, and triumph.

Mungo Park's Ghost

December 21, 2023

History Professor Dane Kennedy portrays Britain's early, forgotten African explorations marred by ignorance and the brutality of slave trade.

Writing Blackgirls' and Women's Health Science Implications for Research and Praxis

December 21, 2023

WGSS and University Writing Program Professor Jameta N. Barlow utilizes ontological and epistemological insights to address Black girls’ and women’s health.

Inside Faculty Research

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.

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.

Research Support

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.

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.


Evangeline Downie





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

Evangeline Downie
Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Physics