Five assistant professors named Outstanding Junior Faculty at IU Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON – Assistant professors in the fields of international studies, photography, psychological and brain sciences, intelligent systems engineering, and kinesiology will receive the 2021 Indiana University Bloomington Outstanding Junior Faculty Award.

The award identifies promising tenure-track faculty who have not yet been awarded tenure and provides resources to further develop their research programs or creative activity. It is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

Recipients are:

Hussein Banai, Department of International Studies, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.

Elizabeth M. Claffey, Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design (photography), College of Arts and Sciences.

Emily Fyfe, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences.

Feng Guo, Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.

Keisuke Kawata, Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health-Bloomington.

Each will receive a $15,000 grant to support future research. A reception will be held in their honor at a later date.