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Ace’s book of poems, Our Weather Our Sea, was named a finalist for a 2020 Lambda Literary Award in Transgender Poetry.

The Association of Black Anthropologists, of which Riché Daniel Barnes is President, received the President's Award from the American Anthropological Association.

Named a 2019 Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery. The Distinguished Member program recognizes professional experience and significant achievements in the computing field.

Awarded the 2020 Prize for a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution by the American Physical Society. The award recognizes Aidala's exceptionally creative and interdisciplinary research using scanning probe microscopy for novel studies of magnetic nanorings, biofilms and organic semiconductors and her outstanding mentoring of women undergraduates, particularly through research collaborations.

Elected a Bye-Fellow of Robinson College, University of Cambridge for the Easter Term, 2021

Babül's book Bureaucratic Intimacies (Stanford University Press, 2017) received an honorable mention in the 2019 Biennial Book Award given by the Middle East section of the American Anthropological Association.

Babül's book “Bureaucratic Intimacies: Translating Human Rights in Turkey” (Stanford University Press, 2017), was awarded the William E. Douglass Prize in Europeanist Anthropology by the Society for the Anthropology of Europe. The award is given to the best book published in the past year.

Received a faculty award for teaching February 27, 2008.

Received the 2020 Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award for his book  "Asteroids: Astronomical and Geological Bodies", at the virtual 237th American Astronomical Society meeting.

Received the 2020 Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award from the American Astronomical Society for his undergraduate textbook, Asteroids: Astronomical and Geological Bodies (Cambridge University Press, 2017), a comprehensive interdisciplinary introduction to minor planets, their meteorite fragments and their comet and trans-Neptunian object cousins.