Four Women Professors Selected to Received Prestigious Awards

Barbara Krauthamer, professor of history and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, received the Lorraine A. Williams Leadership Award from the Association of Black Women Historians. Professor Krauthamer has been on the faculty at the university since 2008. She is the co-author of Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery (Temple University Press, 2012).

Professor Krauthamer is a graduate of Dartmouth College. She holds a master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Titia de Lange, the Leon Hess Professor and director of the Anderson Center for Cancer Research at Rockefeller University, has been selected to receive the 47th Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for distinguished work in basic medical research from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She will be honored in April for her research on telomeres, illuminating how they protect chromosome ends and their role in genome instability in cancer.

Dr. de Lange joined the faculty at Rockefeller University in 1990 and was appointed to her current post in 1999. She earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Amsterdam.

Breanne Fahs, professor of women and gender studies at Arizona State University, received the 2017 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Psychology of Women. Professor Fahs was honored for her book Out for Blood: Essays on Menstruation and Resistance (State University of New York Press, 2016).

Dr. Fahs is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles. She holds a Ph.D. in women’s studies and clinical psychology from the University of Michigan.

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, the Nancy Smith Professor in Dance at Florida State University, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Bessie Awards, presented by Dance NYC. Professor Zollar founded the dance company Urban Bush Women in 1984. She joined the faculty at Florida State in 1997.

Professor Zollar is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She holds a master of fine arts degree in dance from Florida State University.


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