CHEERS: ARTS AND SCIENCES

A roundup of recent accomplishments by Krieger School faculty

Notable literary endeavors and a prestigious early-career fellowship

Joel Andreas' book Disenfranchised: The Rise and Fall of Industrial Citizenship in China (Oxford, 2019) has been awarded the Joseph Levenson Book Prize by the Association for Asian Studies. The prize is awarded each year to two books, one whose main focus is on China before 1900, the other for works on post-1900 China; Disenfranchised won in the latter category. According to the association, the prizes are awarded to books written in English "that make the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China." Andreas is a professor in the Department of Sociology.

Dora Malech, whose poem "All the Stops," published in The Southampton Review, was chosen by Tracy K. Smith, guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2021, to be included in that anthology. It will be published by Scribner in September. In addition, Tupelo Press commissioned a chapbook by Malech, Time Trying, for its anthology Four Quartets: Poetry in the Pandemic, which was published in December 2020. The anthology, available in hard cover and paperback, also includes chapbook folios by poets Yusef Komunyakaa, Shane McCrae, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Mary Jo Bang, and others. Malech is an assistant professor in the Writing Seminars.

Chris Nealon, a professor of English, has written The Shore, which has been named a finalist in the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award in the poetry category. The NBCC Awards Ceremony will be held virtually on March 25, via www.wildboundlive.com.

Emmy Smith, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, was has been awarded a 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship for her work in earth systems science. The fellowship was is sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and given to 128 early-career scholars in multiple fields, who represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Read more on the Hub.

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