SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

AWARDS LIST 2010


The following is a list of the applicants who were appointed as a result of the 2010 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship competition. This list includes the names of the institutions from which they received their doctoral degrees (note: current institutional affiliation is listed for senior awards) or in which they are currently enrolled, the title of the proposed research undertaken at the Smithsonian, the name of their host/advisor, the Smithsonian unit at which the research was conducted, and the dates of their tenure.

This list is intended to demonstrate the kinds and variety of topics that receive support through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program.

SENIOR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AWARDS

Bentley, Amy L., University of Pennsylvania. Infant Food and Feeding Practices in the United States: A History, at the National Museum of American History with Paula Johnson and Rayna Green from September 15, 2010 through December 15, 2010.

Herd, Christopher D.K., University of New Mexico. Unmixing Martian Mantle and Crustal Components in the Martian Meteorites, at the National Museum of Natural History with Timothy McCoy from September 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011.

Lawal, Babatunde, Indiana University, Bloomington. Signifying the Thunderstorm Diety: Sango in Yoruba Art, at the National Museum of African Art with Christine Mullen Kreamer and National Museum of Natural History with Mary Jo Arnoldi from January 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011.

Lee, Elizabeth L., Dickinson College. Therapeutic Culture: Health and Illness in Turn of the Century American Art, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with William Truettner and Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery with Lee Glazer from September 1, 2010 through November 30, 2010.

Long, Lucy M., University of Pennsylvania. Foodways as Theory and Method at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, 1976-2010, at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage with Betty Belanus and Diana N'Diaye from June 1, 2010 through August 31, 2010.

Porter, Jeff, University of Oregon. Radio Nonfiction: From Vacuum Tubes to Podcasts, at the National Museum of American History with Dwight Blocker Bowers and the National Portrait Gallery with Amy Henderson from June 24, 2010 through July 24, 2010.

Way, Jennifer Ellen, University of North Texas. Politics of the Handmade, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Nicholas R. Bell from May 1, 2011 through July 31, 2011.

Werbel, Amy B., Saint Michael's College. American Visual Culture During the Reign of Anthony Comstock, 1872-1915, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with William Truettner and Eleanor Jones Harvey from June 1, 2010 through August 31, 2010.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AWARDS

Ahrens, Prudence M., University of Queensland. Travelling Modernisms: American Art and the South Pacific, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Cynthia Mills and the Freer and Sacler Galleries with Lee Glazer from September 15, 2010 through December 15, 2010.

Caldwell, Michael S., Boston University. Beyond Sound: The Role of Substrate Vibrations Produced During the Sexual Advertisement and Aggressive Calls of the Red-eyed Treefrogs, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute with John Christy and Rachel Page from June 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011.

Chang, Andrew L., University of California, Davis. Larval Dispersal Patterns and Population Connectivity of Key Bivalve Species in Chesapeake and San Francisco Bays, at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center with Gregory Ruiz and Whitman Miller from October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011.

Dauphine, Nico S., University of Georgia. Using Stable Isotopes to Reveal Population and Migratory Connectivity in a Long-Distance Neartic-Neotropical Migrant, Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus), at the National Zoological Park with Peter Marra from September 15, 2010 through September 14, 2011.

Dohrmann, Martin, University of Gottingen. Evolution and Systematics of Glass Sponges, at the National Museum of Natural History with Allen Collins from October 15, 2010 through October 14, 2011.

Garcia-Robledo, Carlos, University of Miami. Modeling Tropical Plant Extinctions and Insect Herbivore Coextinctions Under Projected Global Warming, at the National Museum of Natural History with John Kress and Terry Erwin from July 15, 2010 through July 14, 2011.

Graham, Andrew M., Johns Hopkins University. Inorganic Mercury Speciation in Anoxic Waters: Implications for Hg Bioavailabilty and Methylmercury Production, at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center with Cynthia Gilmour from October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2012.

Guerrero, Perla M., University of Southern California. Arkansas' Development: Latinas/or, Asians, Agriculture and the Poultry Industry, at the National Museum of American History with Steven Velasquez and Pete Daniel from August 15, 2010 through December 15, 2010.

Holloway, Camara D., University of Delaware. Shadowing the Light: Race, Photography and the Modernist Persona in America, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Cynthia Mills from January 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011.

Knee, Karen L., Stanford University. Nitrate Additions to the Choptank River Estuary from Groundwater Discharge: Using Isotopic Tools to Characterize Nitrate Sources, Groundwater Flow Patterns, and Denitrification, at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center with Thomas Jordan from March 1, 2011 through February 28, 2013.

LaFlamme, Marc, Queens University. Feeding Guilds Across the Ediacaran/Cambrian Boundary: The Evolution of Modern Tiered Feeding Strategies, at the National Museum of Natural History with Douglas Erwin and Richard Bambach from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.

Lasso, Eloisa, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. The Role of Somatic Mutation, Frequency-Dependent Mortality and Mating Patterns in Generating and Maintaining Genetic Diversity in Clonal Populations, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute with Eldredge Bermingham from June 1, 2010 through May 31, 2012.

Marden, Kerriann, Tulane University. Comparison of the Frequency and Co-occurance of Congenital Skeletal Anomalies Among the Burial Populations of Two Southwestern Anasazi Assemblages: Pueblo Bonito and Puye, at the National Museum of Natural History with Donald J. Ortner and David R. Hunt from February 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

Meijer, Hanneke J.M., Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. The Flores Fossil Avifauna: Extinction and Resilience in an Insular Ecosystem, at the National Museum of Natural History with Helen James and Richard Potts from September 15, 2010 through September 14, 2011.

Message, Kylie R., University of Melbourne. Changing Concepts of Citizenship? Assessing the Political Impact of Cultural Activism and the Tribal Museum and Sovereignty Movement, 1968 - 2008, at the National Museum o the American Indian with Amy Van Allen and the National Museum of American History with Larry Bird from July 1, 2010 through October 31, 2010.

Niaah, Jalani A., University of the West Indies. Rastafari: A New Faculty of Interpretation, at the National Museum of Natural History with Jake Homiak from December 15, 2010 through January 31, 2011.

Nie, Ze-Long, Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS. Evolution of Asian Gnaphalieae (Asteraceae), at the National Museum of Natural History with Vicki Funk and Jun Wen from February 15, 2011 through February 15, 2012.

Parak, Gisela Doris, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich. Landscape Narratives: German and American Photographs in Comparison, 1850-1933, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Toby Jurovics and the National Portrait Gallery with Frank Goodyear from August 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011.

Piro, Jennifer J., New York University. Animal Economies and Emerging Social Complexity in the Late Bronze Age of Northeastern Anatolia: Analysis of the Zooarchaeological Evidence from Sos Hoyuk, at the National Museum of Natural History with Melinda Zeder from October 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011.

Robertson, Bruce A., University of Montana. Agroecology and Ecosystem Services of Migratory Grassland Birds in Cellulosic Biofuel Crops, at the National Zoological Park with Robert Rice and Scott Sillett from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.

Sessa, Jocelyn A., Pennsylvania State University. Stable Isotope Postdoc: Investigating Meridional Gradients in Temperature, Seasonality, and Diversity During Greenhouse Periods in the US Coastal Plain, at the National Museum of Natural History with Brian Huber and Eugene Hunt from January 15, 2011 through January 14, 2012.

Smith, Zoe F., University of Melbourne. Ecological and Phylogenetic Correlates of Enzyme Activity in orchid Mycorrhizal Fungi, at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center with Melissa McCormick and Dennis Whigham from August 1, 2010 through July 31, 2011.

Tierney, Simon M., Flinders University. Photosensitivity in Nocturnal Foraging Bees, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute with William Wcislo and Eldredge Bermingham from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.

Way, Albert G., University of Georgia. Not Naturally a Grass Country: Environment, Plant Genetics, and the Quest for Agricultural Modernization in the Humid World, at the National Museum of American History with Jeffrey Stine and the Smithosnian Institution Archives with Pamela Henson from January 1, 2011 through May 31, 2011.

West, Catherine F., University of Washington. Stable Isotope Postdoc: Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction in the Kodaik Archipelago, Alaska, at the National Museum of Natural History with Torben Rick and the Museum Conservation Institute with Robert Speakman from September 15, 2010 through June 15, 2011.

Young, Hillary Suzanne, Stanford University. The Effects of Large Herbivores on the Ecology of Infectious Diseases, at the National Museum of Natural History with Kristofer Helgen from October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2012.

PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AWARDS

Baradel, Lacey M., University of Pennsylvania. Destabilizing American Regional Identities: The Slippery Signification and Interpretation of Place in the Visual Arts, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with William Truettner and Eleanor Jones Harvey from September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011.

Brown, Meredith A., Courtauld Insitite of Art, University of London. Feminist Spaces, Politics and Programs: The Impact of A.I.R. Gallery on the Feminist and Alternative Art Movements in 1970s America, at the Archives of American Art with Liza Kirwin and the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Joanna Marsh from September 15, 2010 through March 14, 2011.

Cao, Maggie M., Harvard University. Landscape Interrupted: The Emergence of Zoological Agency in Nineteenth Century American Art, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with William Truettner and Eleanor Jones Harvey from September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011.

Cartwright, Ryan L., University of Minnesota. The Anti-Idyll: Gender, Sexuality and the Construction of "Rural America", at the National Museum of American History with Katherine Ott and Pete Daniel from November 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011.

Castner, Julie E., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Can Cultural Divergence Play a Role in Genetic Divergence? A Test in a Tropical Bird, at the National Zoological Park with Robert Fleischer and Russell Greenberg from August 1, 2010 through July 31, 2011.

Dillingham, Alan Shane, University of Maryland College Park. The Roots of Mixtec Language Activism and Barriers to Bilingual Education Consolodation in the Mixteca Alta of Oaxaca, Mexico, 1954-1995, at the National Museum of Natural History with Gabriela Perez Baez and the National Museum of the American Indian with Gabrielle Tayac from December 15, 2010 through April 15, 2011.

Eckles, Megan, University of California, San Diego. A Critical Test of Stingless Bee Referential Communication, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute with David Roubik and William Wcislo from July 15, 2010 through August 15, 2011.

Falzoni, Francesca, University of Milan, Italy. Assessing the Late Cretaceous "Cool Tropic Paradox" and Reconstructing the Evolutionary History of Campanian (84-75 Ma) Planktonic Foraminifera, at the National Museum of Natural History with Brian Huber and Amelia Logan from September 15, 2010 through December 14, 2010.

Gilman, Bridget E., University of Michigan. Re-envisioning Everyday Spaces: Photorealist Painting in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1960-Present, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Virginia Mecklenburg from September 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011.

Harris, Mazie M., Brown University. Photographic Portraiture and Patents in New York Between 1850 and 1880, at the National Portrait Gallery with Ann Shumard and Wendy Wick Reaves from August 15, 2010 through August 14, 2011.

Hughes, Charles L., University of Wisconsin, Madison. Country-Soul: Race, Work and Commerce in Southern Popular Music, 1960-1980, at the National Museum of American History with Pete Daniel and John Hasse from September 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011.

Keyes, Sarah E., University of Southern California. Circling Back: Migration to the Pacific and the Reconfiguration of America 1820-1900, at the National Museum of American History with Rayna Green and the National Museum of the American Indian with Douglas Herman from March 1, 2011 through May 31, 2011.

Kumar, Brinda, Cornell University. Collecting South Asian Art: Analyzing Private Positions, Public Narratives and the Writing of Art History, at the Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery with Debra Diamond and Lee Glazer from September 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011.

Lasc, Anca I., University of Southern California. Publishing the Interior in Nineteenth Century Paris 1852-1914, at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum with Gail S. Davidson and Sarah Lawrence from August 15, 2010 through November 15, 2011.

Levavy, Sara Beth, Stanford University. Immediate Mediation: A Narrative of the Newsreel and the Film, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Virginia Mecklenburg and the National Museum of American History with Shannon Perich from July 15, 2010 through July 14, 2011.

McGoey, Elizabeth E., Indiana University, Bloomington. Staging Modern Domesticity: Art and Constructed Interior Displays in America, 1925 - 1940, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Nicholas Bell and the National Museum of American History with Nancy Davis from September 15, 2010 through March 15, 2011.

Moore, Emily L., University of California, Berkeley. Indian Art of the New Deal, Indians in New Deal Art, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Virginia Mecklenburg and the National Museum of the American Indian with Mary Jane Lenz from March 1, 2011 through May 31, 2011.

Ogle, Vanessa, Harvard University. Clocks, Calendars, and Conversion Charts: Reorganizing Time During the First Wave of Globalization, 1881-1939, at the National Museum of American History with Carlene Stephens from January 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011.

Orosz, Marton, Eotvos Lorand University. Gyorgy Kepes: His Period and Contacts Within the United States in the Post-War Art, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Virginia Mecklenburg and the Archives of American Art with Jason Stieber from July 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010.

Porter, Austin, Boston University. Paper Bullets: The Visual Culture of American World War II Print Propaganda, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Joann Moser and National Portrait Gallery with Wendy Wick Reaves from September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011.

Powell, Amy L., University of Wisconsin, Madison. Temporal Subjectivities in Contemporary African Art and Cinema, at the National Museum of African Art with Karen Milbourne from September 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011.

Raby, Megan M., University of Wisconsin, Madison. A Laboratory in the Jungle: U.S. Tropical Biology in the Caribbean, at the Smithsonian Institution Archives with Pamela Henson and the National Museum of American History with Jeffrey Stine from June 1, 2010 through August 31, 2010.

Robertson, Breanne M., University of Maryland, College Park. Forging a New World Nationalism: Ancient Mexico in United States Art and Visual Culture, 1933-1945, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Virginia Mecklenburg and Joann Moser from September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011.

Sang, Seung Yeon, Boston University. Influence and Reception of Hybrid Ceramics: The Creamic Production of the Japan House Kilns During the 17th to 18th Centuries, at the Freer Gallery of Art/arthur M. Sackler Gallery with Louise Cort from January 2, 2011 through March 31, 2011.

Scharf, Susanne, Frankfurt University. Art with an Agenda: Hugo Reisinger as Promoter of Transnational Cultural Exchange in the Early Twentieth Century, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Virginia Mecklenburg and Joann Moser from January 1, 2011 through August 31, 2011.

Schreeg, Laura, University of Florida. A Pan-Continental Study Linking Soil Carbon and Phosphorus Cycles in the Lowland Tropics: Does Carbon Sorbed to Soil Surfaces Increase Plant Available Phosphorus?, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute with Benjamin Turner from June 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010.

Sedio, Brian, University of Michigan. Plant-Herbivore Community Assembly and the Problem of Specificity: do Insect Herbivores Specialize Among Sypartric, Congeneric Plants in Tropical Forests?, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute with S. Joseph Wright and E. Allen Herre from June 1, 2010 through November 30, 2010.

Sels, Kim M., Rutgers University. Assembling Identity: The Object-Portrait n American Art, 1917-1927, at the National Portrait Gallery with Anne Collins Goodyear and Wendy Wick Reaves from June 1, 2010 through November 30, 2010.

Sofaer, Helen Rose, Colorado State University. Is There a Trade-Off Between Offspring Quality and Quantity in Altricial Birds?, at the National Zoological Park with Scott Sillett from June 1, 2010 through August 31, 2010.

Surdam, Maia, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Migrant Farm Labor in the Rural Midwest, at the National Museum of American History with Steven Velasquez and Nancy Davis from September 15, 2010 through March 15, 2011.

Terrell, Kimberly A., University of New Orleans. Functional Consequences of Compromised Sperm Metabolism in the Teratospermic Cheetah and Domestic Cat, at the National Zoological Park with Adrienne Crosier from August 1, 2010 through July 31, 2011.

Thompson, Drew A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Relating Mozambican Press Photography to Other Histories of Photography in Africa, at the National Museum of African Art with Christine Mullen Kreamer and the National Museum of Natural History with Mary Jo Arnoldi from February 15, 2011 through February 14, 2012.

Tonra, Christopher M., University of Maine. Determining the Relative Influence of Environmental and Endogenous Factors on the Transition from Non-Breeding to Breeding in Migratory Songbirds, at the National Zoological Park with Peter Marra from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.

Valance, Helene, Universite Paris 7 Diderot. Nocturnes in American Painting, 1890-1917, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with William Truettner and Eleanor Jones Harvey from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.

Wood, Mary, University of Delaware. Benjamin West's Nelson Memorial: Neoclassical Sculpture and the Atlantic World Circa 1812, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with William Truettner and Cynthia Mills from September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011.

Xu, Mingzi, University of Oklahoma. Wing Patch as an Honest Signal in Contest Resolution in the Giant Damselfly, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute with William Wcislo and John Christy from September 15, 2010 through February 15, 2012.

TEN-WEEK GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP AWARDS

Axtell, Matthew A., Princeton University. Watershed Management in the 19th Century: The Ohio River Case, at the National Museum of American History with Jeffrey Stine from January 24, 2011 through April 1, 2011.

Burditt, Rebecca M., University of Rochester. Seeing Difference: Postwar Hollywood and the Commercial Delay, at the National Museum of American History with Fath Davis Ruffins and Vanessa Simmons from July 5, 2010 through September 10, 2010.

Cortes, Marina Correa, Columbia University. Effects of Fragmentation on Temporal and Landscape Level Variation on Spatial Genetic Structure of the Understory Plant Heliconia Acuminata in Central Amazonia Brazil, at the National Museum of Natural History with John Kress from July 5, 2010 through September 10, 2010.

Evans, Brian Spence, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Using Gap-Crossing Decision Rules to Determine the Functional Connectivity of Urban Landscapes for Urban-Adapted Bird Species, at the National Zoological Park with Peter Marra from June 1, 2010 through August 6, 2010.

Kennedy, Eileen A., Bucknell University. Color Variation in Museum Specimens: Effects of Environmental Stress, Pigmentation and Duration of Storage, at the National Museum of Natural History with Gary Graves and Helen James from May 17, 2010 through July 22, 2010.

Pinto, Miguel, City University of New York. Surveillance and Discovery of Pathogens in Preserved Mammalian Tissues, at the National Museum of Natural History with Kristofer Helgen and the National Zoological Park with Robert Fleischer from August 2, 2010 through October 8, 2010.

Provencher, Nicole D., University of Texas, San Antonio. Ideology and Illustration: Graphic Constructions of Gender and Race in American Caricature, Cartooning, and Comic Illustrations, 1920 to Present, at the National Museum of American History with David Haberstich and Helena Wright from June 7, 2010 through August 13, 2010.

Rahlwes, Brent C., Sam Houston State University. Systematics of the Tumbling Flower Beetle (Coleoptera: Mordellidae), at the National Museum of Natural History with Terry Erwin and Christy Jo Geraci from June 14, 2010 through August 20, 2010.

Sage, Clark, Indiana University. Lakota Ethnobiological Knowledge and Material Culture, at the National Museum of Natural History with Candace Greene and Joshua Bell from June 1, 2010 through August 6, 2010.

Samy, Julie M., University of Maryland. Effects of Social Interactions on Movement Patterns and Population Distribution in Asian Elephants (Elephus Maximus), at the National Zoological Park with Peter Leimgruber and Melissa Songer from January 31, 2011 through April 8, 2011.

Spence, Justin D., University of California, Berkeley. Recovering Variation in Pacific Coast Athabaskan, at the National Museum of Natural History with Gabriela Perez Baez and Ives Goddard from January 18, 2011 through March 25, 2011.

Sweeney, Dawn C., University at Buffalo. Ecological and Evolutionary Constraints on Life History Strategies in the Ctenophohen, at the National Museum of Natural History with Elizabeth Cottrell and Lee Siebert from June 1, 2010 through August 6, 2010.