Current Fellows

Margaret Duffy (she|her): 2024-25 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow

Margaret L. Duffy is a 2024-2025 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences working with Professor William Boos. Margaret’s primary area of research is the response of the atmosphere to climate warming, with additional research about
diversity in the geosciences. Margaret’s PhD thesis was titled “An Energetic Perspective on the Tropical Atmosphere and its Response to Climate Warming.” She has also studied the influence of cloud feedbacks on climate warming, with an emphasis on uncertainty in climate models.
Her work about diversity in the geosciences includes using interviews to identify why geoscientists from underrepresented groups declined tenure-track faculty job offers. As a Chancellor’s postdoctoral fellow, she is studying changes in humid heat events with climate warming.

Margaret received a PhD in Climate Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS in Mathematics from Haverford College.

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Amir Aziz (they | them): 2023-24 Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow

Amir Aziz is a 2023-2024 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies working with Professor Minoo Moallem. Dr Aziz is a scholar of film and media studies, gender, ethnic, and feminist studies, critical carceral studies, disability studies, and immigration with expertise in the contexts of Algeria, France, and the U.S.

Dr. Aziz's research focuses on how ‘War on Terror’ practices of incarceration, surveillance, and detention have impacted Muslim immigrant women and gender non-normative Muslims, particularly Muslims of African, South/South-East Asian, and West Asian origin. Dr. Aziz’s current project examines how so-called 'counter-terrorism’ surveillance and informancy programs by ICE and security agencies in the U.S. have enacted gendered/racialized forms of disablement and deprivation, such as women’s forced unveiling and indefinite detention.

Dr. Aziz is also a photographer and filmmaker with over 5 years of experience producing media projects on the costs of the ‘War on Terror’ on Muslims and communities of color. Dr Aziz is currently working on a project related to Guantánamo Bay's devastating legacy of torture and human rights violations. Dr. Aziz holds a Ph.D. from Rutgers University - New Brunswick and an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Christian Henry (he | him): 2022-23 Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow

Christian Henry is a 2022-23 Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Integrative Biology working with Professor Bruce Baldwin.  Dr. Henry's research delves into leaf level response to an environment with a focus on stomatal response to drought and the effects of leaf hair on water use. His dissertation is entitled, "The Significance of the Leaf Surface During Drought: Insight into Function of Stomata and Leaf Hair."  As a postdoctoral fellow, he is currently exploring the evolutionary spatial relationships of leaf traits to climate.

Christian holds a Ph.D. in  Plant Ecophysiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.S., in Biology from Hampton University. 

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