Nicholas Dames, Theodore Kahan Professor of Humanities, was announced as a finalist by the National Book Critics Circle for its best books of publishing year 2023. 

Professor Dames' book, The Chapter: A Segmented History from Antiquity to the Twenty-First Century, published in 2023 by Princeton University Press, is one of five finalists for the NBCC Award for Criticism.

The National Book Critics Circle Awards, founded in 1974 at the Algonquin Hotel and considered among the most prestigious in American letters, are the sole prizes bestowed by a jury of working critics and book review editors. The awards for publishing year 2023 will be presented on March 21, 2024 at the New School in New York City, in a ceremony that will be free and open to the public.

Robert G. O'Meally won the Ninth Annual Columbia University Press Distinguished Book Award for his book Antagonistic Cooperation: Jazz, Collage, Fiction, and the Shaping of African American Culture.

Carlos Alonso Nugent was awarded the 2022 Annette Kolodny Prize for his paper “Mescalero Apache Imagined Environments across the US-Mexico Borderlands.” 

The Annette Kolodny Prize, given by the Environmental Justice Caucus, is awarded to the best environmentally-themed paper presented at the annual American Studies Association Meeting.

Professor Nugent's paper excavates the work of the Binational Boundary Commission, created after the U.S.-Mexico War of 1846-1848. This commission of explorers and engineers created a wide array of borderland media: charts, sketches, fieldnotes, maps, formal reports, and—significantly—representations of Mescalero Apache and Chihene Apache art that reveal alternative ways of dwelling in and representing the desert.

Professor Denise Cruz has been named a Provost's Senior Faculty Teaching Scholar for 2023-2024. Professor Cruz will join a cohort of senior faculty from across the University who are outstanding teachers and well-respected for their research contributions to their discipline.

Each Scholar will have the opportunity to work with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to create a vision and plan for supporting, changing, and innovating the culture of teaching and learning within their own department or school, and across campus. The program’s goal is to complement the CTL’s educational development expertise with perspectives of current Columbia faculty, and to enhance the culture of teaching and learning at Columbia with a specific focus on equitable, inclusive, and antiracist pedagogy.

James Shapiro has won Baillie Gifford's anniversary prize with ‘remarkable’ Shakespeare biography 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

Hannah Weaver will begin her year-long residency this fall with Columbia's Institute for Ideas and Imagination

Redmond will focus her fellowship on a monograph about Black life and listening

Spivak is the recipient of the inaugural Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Columbia University Asian Faculty Association.