This spring, Barnard faculty members and the College's various departments and programs were awarded major research grants that support a diversity of interests, enabling them to conduct new or continuing research, or to collaborate with other institutions. 

Associate professor in education Thea Abu El-Haj and assistant professor of practice, anthropology, and human rights J.C. Salyer were both awarded a grant from Columbia’s Center for the Study of Social Difference in support of their three-year project to create a new working group called “Migrant Personhood and Rights: Crises of Recognition.” The working group consists of academics, activists, and artists who will create projects to challenge anti-immigrant narratives and policies. With the grant's support, the working group will identify and plan interventions during its first year; in its second year, it will develop projects, such as art installations, media products, and other public events.


As an institution, the College received grant funding in support of various programs and initiatives: The Wells Fargo Foundation provided support for training programs for K-12 STEM teachers in New York City; A&E awarded funding to the Athena Film Festival; the Art History Department’s Berlin International Program received support from the DAAD German Academic Exchange Service; and the Feitler Family Fund provided support for the President’s Discretionary Fund.