Newcomb Receives Bornstein Award for Faculty Scholarship

Professor Rachel Newcomb is recognized for her scholarly achievement, creative accomplishment, and help in bringing national prominence to Rollins.

(Photo by Scott Cook) (Photo by Scott Cook) Established by the Board of Trustees of Rollins College and named in honor of Rollins’ 13th president, the Bornstein Award for Faculty Scholarship honors Rita Bornstein’s leadership and contribution to the academic vitality of the College. The award recognizes Rollins faculty whose outstanding scholarly achievement or creative accomplishment has helped bring national prominence to Rollins College.

Diane and Michael Maher Professor of Distinguished Teaching Rachel Newcomb has been a dedicated member of Rollins since 2004. Her scholarly endeavors have garnered national attention and recognition, and she is frequently called upon by media, including National Public Radio and The Huffington Post, for her insights and commentary on issues of gender, religion, and social and political movements in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Most recently, she co-edited a volume focused on anthropological fieldwork and cultural understanding of Morocco; her previous book concerned women in urban Morocco. She has published more than 20 academic articles and book reviews and has garnered Fulbright and other fellowships and grants that have advanced our understanding of changing social conditions in the Middle East and North Africa through the perspectives of cultural and applied anthropology.