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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.

Was invited to speak in a panel organized by the London School of Economics and Political Science Human Rights Center on “Defending Academic Autonomy in Turkey,” which took place on April 28, 2021. 

de Mestre A.M., Bacon S.J., Costa C.C., Leadbeater J.C., Noronha L.E., Stewart F, Antczak D.F. 2008. Modeling Trophoblast Differentiation using Equine Chorionic Girdle Vesicles. Placenta. 29(2):158-69.

Bacon, S.J., Ellis, S.A., and Antczak, D.F. 2002. Control of Expression of Major Histocompatibility Complex Genes in Horse Trophoblast. Biology of Reproduction. 66:1612-1620.

Carpenter, S., Baker, J.M., Bacon, S.J., Hopman, T., Maher, J., Ellis, S. and Antczak, D.F. 2001. Molecular and Functional Characterization of Genes Encoding Horse MHC Class I Antigens. Immunogenetics. 53(9):802-9.

Bacon, S.J. and McClintock, M.K. 1999. Sex Ratio Bias in Postpartum-Conceived Norway Rat Litters is Produced by Embryonic Loss in Midpregnancy. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility 117(2):403-411.

Kate Ballantine and Rachel Rubin (Environmental Studies) and Jason Andras (Biology) received a grant from the Restore America's Estuaries: Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Watershed Grants for their project " Bioreactors for Enhanced Nitrogen Removal in Coastal Cranberry Farms." The project is for two years and four months.

Kate Ballantine was a contributing partner on a successful USDA National Resources Conservation Service award to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts supporting wetland restoration and associated research for "Cranberry Bog Conservation and Habitat Restoration."  The project is for 5 years. (May, 2020)

Rubin, R., K. Ballantine, A. Hegberg*, and J. Andras. 2022. Flooding and ecological restoration promote wetland microbial communities and soil functions on former cranberry farmland. PLoS ONE 16(12): e0260933. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260933

Bartolucci, N.*, T. Anderson, and K. Ballantine. 2020. Restoration of retired agricultural land to wetland mitigates greenhouse gas emissions. Restoration Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.13314

Ballantine, K., G. Davenport, L. Deegan, B. Gladfelter, C. Hatch, C. Kennedy, S. Klionsky, B. Mayton, C. Neill, T. Surasinghe, N. Valentine.  2020. Learning from the Restoration of Wetlands on Cranberry Farmland.  http://www.livingobservatory.org/learning-report