October 2023 Noteworthy

October 11, 2023

PhD Student Tariq Adely (Anthropology) received a Student Research Award from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to travel to Jordan for ethnographic fieldwork during the 2023-24 academic year.

Andrei Afanasev (Physics) received a $32,838 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the development of mode-entangled neutron beams.

Andrew Barr (Anthropology) presented at the European Society of Human Evolution meetings in Aarhus, Denmark.

Domonic Bearfield  (Public Policy and Public Administration) was selected for the National Academy of Public Administration’s 2023 Class of Academy Fellows.

Thomas Billard, BA ’14, (Political Communication) published the book Voices for Transgender Equality (Oxford University Press, 2023). 

Eve Khadijah Boyle, PhD ’19, (Human Paleobiology) joined the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as a senior policy advisor and STEM Next Fellow.

David Braun (Anthropology) published the research articles “By the lakeshore: Multi-scalar geoarchaeology in the Turkana Basin at GaJj17, Koobi Fora (Kenya)” in Quaternary Science Reviews and “The first Miocene fossils from coastal woodlands in the southern East African Rift” in iScience

 AJ Cade, PhD ’23, (History) authored the book Your New Journey: How to Thrive in Graduate School as a Person of Color (America’s Historian, 2023).

Kat Carrick received the 2023 GLMA LGBT Health Achievement Award.

Ling Hao (Chemistry) was appointed to the editorial board of Molecular Omics.

Melani McAlister (American Studies) and Diana Pardo Pedraza (Anthropology) were named Harvard Radcliffe Fellows.

Stephen Mitroff (Psychology) was awarded a $244,000 grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command to study state and trait influences on variability in human performance.

Daniele Podini (Forensic Sciences) received a $413,504 grant from the National Institute of Justice for research on hair shaft DNA.

Steven V. Roberts (Media and Public Affairs) was the recipient of the GW Philanthropy Award and Nassirou Diallo, BA ’18, (Political Communication) won the Recent Alumni Achievement Award at the Spirit of GW Awards ceremony.

Steven Rogers, BA ’07, MA ’08, (Political Science) published the book Accountability in State Legislatures (University of Chicago Press, 2023).

Rebekah Tromble (Media and Public Affairs) received a policy translationship fellowship from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Amelia Villaseñor, MPhil ‘16, PhD ’17, (Human Paleobiology) published her research “Pliocene hominins from East Turkana were associated with mesic environments in a semiarid basin” in the Journal of Human Evolution.

George Younes (Physics) received a $132,364 grant from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for magnetar monitoring projects.