2019 Faculty Awards and Fellowships

These are the awards and fellowships for the current year. Click the side menu links to view awards and fellowships from previous years.


Merike Blofield, Director of Gender & Sexuality Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science, recieved the Women's Commission May A. Brunson Award. This award was named in honor of the University's second Dean of Women and is given to the person within the University community who most contributes to improving the status of women on campus.


José Cardoso da Silva, Professor of Geography, received the 2019 American Ornithological Society (AOS) Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award recognizing important contributions in the areas of conservation, restoration, and preservation of bird ecosystems around the globe.


Anjan Chakravartty, Professor of Philosophy, was officially named the Appignani Foundation Chair for the Study of Atheism, Humanism, and Secular Ethics, which is held in the Department of Philosophy.


June Teufel Dreyer, Professor of Political Science, was elected President of the American Association for Chinese Studies (AACS).


Patricia Engel, Professor of Practice in Creative Writing, was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship by the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.


Yader Lanuza, Assistant Professor of Sociology, was selected as a 2019 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.


Mary Lindemann, Professor and Chair of History, was elected president of the American Historical Association (AHA) for a term beginning in January 2020.


Jean-Hubert Olivier, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, was honored with the 2018 Beckman Young Investigators Award.


Alejandro Portes, Professor of Sociology, received Spain’s highest honor, the 2019 Princess of Asturias Award in the Social Sciences, for his significant contributions to the study of international migration.


Steven Safren, Professor of Psychology, received funding from NIH to establish the University of Miami Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health—CHARM—with the Miller School of Medicine’s Daniel Feaster and Deborah Jones Weiss.


Donald Spivey, Distinguished Professor of History, has been named recipient of the 2019 Faculty Senate's Outstanding Teaching Award.


Richard Weisskoff, Professor and Chair of International Studies, awarded the George A. Fulton Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Economic and Demographic Analysis.


Ashli White, Associate Professor of History, received the 2019 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship.