McDonnell Academy Seed Grants Announced

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy announced the recipients of the 2022 Global Incubator Seed Grants. The program aims to stimulate high-impact research initiatives linking WashU faculty and international collaborators. You can learn more about the initiative and read the list of recipients here.

Diana Montaño, assistant professor of History in Arts & Sciences receives three awards for published book

Diana Montaño, assistant professor of History in Arts & Sciences received The Alfred B. Thomas Book Award from the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS), 2022 for the book Electrifying Mexico: Technology and the Transformation of a Modern City (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2021). She won the Canadian Association for Latin American and […]

Bruce Carlson, professor of biology in Arts & Sciences won a $980,000 grant from the National Science Foundation 

Bruce Carlson, professor of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, recently won a $980,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study neuronal plasticity and the evolvability of behavior. Carlson and his team are examining how changes in an animal’s behavior alter the sensory feedback the animal receives, in turn leading to […]

Barch receives Research Investigator Prize

The American Psychological Foundation has awarded its Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize to Deanna Barch, chair of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.  Read more about this award

Katz named 2022 Haub Law Emerging Scholar

Elizabeth Katz, associate professor of law at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, has been selected as the 2021-2022 Haub Law Emerging Scholar in Gender & Law by Pace University for her paper “Sex, Suffrage, and State Constitutional Law: Women’s Legal Right to Hold Public Office.” The Haub Law Emerging Scholar Award is presented annually in recognition […]

Mutonya awarded second Carnegie African Diaspora fellowship

Mungai Mutonya, teaching professor of African and African American studies in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has received a second fellowship from the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to continue the collaborative educational project initiated at the University of Nairobi during his 2021 fellowship. Read more about the award

He named Water Environment Federation fellow

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) Has named Zhen “Jason” He, a professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, a fellow of the organization. Read more about the award

Wingfield honored by American Sociological Association

Adia Harvey Wingfield is one of two recipients of the 2022 Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award, presented by the American Sociological Association (ASA). She will be honored at an Aug. 7 ceremony during the association’s annual meeting in Los Angeles. Read more about the award

Teaching, Research, and Practice Fellows announced

The Office of the Provost has appointed Seema Dahlheimer, Senior Lecturer in McKelvey School of Engineering, and Heather Rice, Teaching Professor in the School of Arts & Sciences as the inaugural TRaP (Teaching, Research, and Practice) Fellows who will work on policies and programming to support TRaP faculty during Spring 2022.

Ignacio Sánchez Prado on the importance of Asian American Studies

Professor Sánchez Prado was interviewed in The Chronicle of Higher Education on why ethnic studies is so essential after the media response to the Atlanta massacre. Professor Sánchez Prado is Professor of Spanish, Latin American Studies, and Film and Media Studies and his areas of research include Latin American intellectual history, neoliberal culture, world literature theory, […]

Flowe wins Littleton-Griswold Prize

Douglas Flowe, Assistant Professor of History, received the 2021 Littleton-Griswold for his book, Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York (Univ. of North Carolina Press). His work has been published in the Journal of Urban History, the Journal of African American History, and others, and he has recently appeared in a variety of media formats […]

Jessica Gold, M.D., reflects on 12 months of Covid

Dr. Jessica Gold sits on a panel on St. Louis Public and reflects on “12 Months Of COVID-19 — The Losses, The Struggles And The Lessons”. A year ago this Saturday, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic, just a few hours after then-President Trump declared it a national […]

Masteller receives early-career grant

Claire Masteller, assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, won a $149,417 grant from the U.S. Army Research Office’s Early Career Program.  The award supports Masteller’s experimental exploration of feedbacks between fluvial bedrock erosion processes and rock damage processes.