On May 12, the Carnegie Corporation of New York named 27 winners of Andrew Carnegie Fellowships. The fellows program was established in 2015, and it provides each fellow with a $200,000 stipend to produce scholarly research spanning a diverse range of topics including civic engagement, climate change mitigation, and more. The group was selected by a panel of jurors comprised of scholars and foundation and university leaders from across the United States.

The primary mission of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) is to create and disseminate knowledge on the issues that face our urban and metropolitan campuses and the communities we serve. Part of the strategy in ensuring that knowledge reaches all appropriate audiences and involves celebrating the accomplishments of our members and all of the departments and faculty that make them successful.

Five scholars from CUMU member institutions were selected for this year’s fellowship cohort.

University of Chicago

  • Dr. Cathy Cohen, David and Mary Winton Green Distinguished Service Professor, will focus on her work with GenForward, a survey that explores how race and ethnicity shape individuals view of the world.

Brown University

  • Dr. Bathsheba Demuth, Assistant Professor of History and Environment and Society, seeks to examine the interaction of legal rights and ecology and the Yukon Watershed.

University of Pennsylvania

  • Dr. Sarah J. Jackson, Presidential Associate Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, will analyze the role of Black mediamakers and how their work has shifted public policy.
  • Dr. Duncan J. Watts, Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, will explore the impacts and consequences of misinformation on our democracy.

The Ohio State University

All of us at CUMU would like to congratulate each of the 27 winners. We are proud to highlight this work and look forward to following the progress of each fellow’s impactful work.