College names Dean’s Early Career Award winners

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce this year’s Dean’s Early Career Award winners: Assistant Professors Monique Moultrie of Religious Studies, Julia Gaffield of History, and Suazette Reid Mooring of Chemistry.

The Dean’s Early Career Awards provide research funding to rising faculty stars each year. The award helps the College of Arts and Sciences retain and recruit the best and brightest creative artists, researchers and scholars.

Monique MoultrieMonique Moultrie’s research interests include sexual ethics, African-American religious traditions, and gender and sexuality studies. She has published three journal articles, a book chapter, and co-edited A Guide to Women in Religion: Making Your Way from A to Z. Her book Juanita Bynum, Religious Media and Black Women’s Sexuality is under contract at Duke University Press. Moultrie has served as a consultant with the National Institutes of Health, the LGBT Religious Archives at the University of California – Berkeley, and the Ford Foundation.

Julia GaffieldJulia Gaffield discovered the only remaining original copy of the Haitian constitution in the British National Archives during her dissertation research. Her first book, Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution, won the Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Book Prize from the French Colonial History Society. She has also published an edited volume, The Haitian Declaration of Independence: Creation, Context and Legacy, as well as three journal articles.

suazettemooring-300x300Suazette Reid Mooring has two research interests, chemistry education and the design and synthesis of therapeutic agents to target cancer and inflammatory diseases. She has authored or co-authored nine articles since starting at Georgia State, five on chemistry education and four from her work in the lab. She recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation for a collaborative project with Spelman College on “Factors of Success in a Community-Based, Interactive Engagement Learning Environment: Perspectives from a Minority Serving Institution.”