To celebrate Women’s History Month (March), all month long we are highlighting select lists of Barnard’s dedicated faculty who have been previously recognized with teaching and leadership awards.
Africana Studies News
The senior reflects on her three-year journey with the Barnard Center for Research on Women, including her Reading the Black Library Youth Fellowship with the Rebuild Foundation.
Please join me in congratulating Colin on his award from the Annual Date Science Institute Seed Funds Program for his proposal titled, “Racial Politics and Sentiment on Twitter: The Dynamics of Online Emotional Language.”
The Data Science Institute Seeds Funds Program aims "to support new collaborations that will lead to longer term and deeper relationships among faculty in different disciplines across Columbia University." This is the fourth iteration of the Award.
Read about the latest grants earned by Barnard faculty and staff to support their research.
Legacies of Kim Hall's Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England
To coincide with Shange’s first posthumous book, Dance We Do: A Poet Explores Black Dance, the College is hosting several events through the two-year-long Shange Magic Project.
Bobby Watts, CEO of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council speaks on COVID and Homelessness
Read about the new accomplishments of Barnard scholars.
by Langston Hughes
I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—
I, too, am America.
The Arts and Sciences Graduate Council (ASGC) instituted this award in 2004 to commemorate excellence in the mentoring of PhD and Masters (MA) students. This award is a student initiative; selections were made entirely by graduate student representatives from GSAS and affiliated schools based on student nomination letters spanning across all disciplines. The selection committee was very impressed by the nomination letters received on your behalf. Here are a few highlights:
Professor George has been an amazing mentor to so many undergraduate and graduate students. She deserves recognition for her commitment to fostering a challenging and welcoming space to learn.
Professor George chooses activities to deliberately build comprehension, rather than simply checking a box or assuming that learning “just happens.”
Professor George is firm about pushing her students to do research and about helping them reformulate their approaches to History and the social sciences.
I admire Professor George’s engagement with graduate students in the United States and Africa. Still, most importantly, I am in awe of her broader vision to increase the number of women of color in academia.