Faculty News

A scholar’s quest

Rachael Nez, a filmmaker, academic, and teacher from the Navajo reservation, is also a recipient of a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. The fellowship enables Nez to conduct their own research into Native American and Media Studies, while teaching and lecturing, remotely, at IU Bloomington.

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Examining the role of BIPOC progressive prosecutors

In a project funded by the IU Racial Justice Equity Fund, Professor Tri Keah Henry examines the role of progressive prosecutors who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, gathering data about their efforts to reform criminal justice.

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Welcome to the compassionate classroom

Working hand in hand, a group of faculty and students in the College known as the Kovener Fellows are designing new strategies to make classrooms more welcoming and supportive for all students.

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Kumar Lab uses $1.5M grant to continue fly eye modeling

The Kumar Lab, led by Dr. Justin Kumar in the Department of Biology, has received a grant from the National Eye Institute totaling $1.5 million to continue their work using the fly eye to model diseases of the human retina.

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Research aimed at understanding and dismantling injustice

Seven faculty members within the College of Arts and Sciences have recently been awarded grants to explore racial equity issues within their fields of expertise.

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Bringing more students to the table

Beginning in fall 2021, students at IU Bloomington will be able to earn a master’s degree in Food Studies through a new interdisciplinary program run by the departments of Anthropology and Geography.

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A lifetime of achievement

Susan Gubar was honored with the Modern Language Association Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award. Since joining the faculty at Indiana University Bloomington in 1973, she has created groundbreaking works of feminist criticism that uncovered a female literary tradition previously obscured within a traditionally male literary universe.

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Increasing representation in science publishing

The newly named editor-in-chief seeks to create a diverse vision for two important chemistry journals.

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A scientist to watch

Science News has named IU sociologist Anna Mueller one of its “Ten Scientists to Watch.” Her latest research on youth suicide rates is being conducted with the explicit objective of helping schools and communities in the nation’s Mountain West intervene.

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