Meet the 2020-2021 Fellows

Despite the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center was able to complete our work of selecting six awardees from among 180 applications from universities across the United States.

Thanks to the volunteer work of more than 150 academic referees, applications went through three rounds of rigorous review.  Six awardees and three honorary mentions were chosen through a Zoom meeting that sorted through the top applications.

Meet Our 2020-2021 CES Fellows

Isaac Jabola-Carolus  | Department of Sociology, City University of New York (CUNY)

Jessica Katzenstein | Department of Sociology, Brown University

Micah Khater  | Department of African American Studies, Yale University

Lucia Leon | Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Sadé Lindsay | Department of Sociology, Ohio State University

Elizabeth Rubio | Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine (UCI)

Meet Our 2020-2021 CES Honorable Mentions

Isabel Gil Everaert | Department of Sociology, City University of New York (CUNY)

Abel Gomez | Department of Religion, Syracuse University

Mo Torres | Department of Sociology, Harvard University

This is the fifth cohort of fellows chosen by the Center, which was founded in 2014 to support social science scholarship that contributes to the fight for social, environmental, and racial justice in the United States. While many of those who pursue social science dissertations might have liberal or radical inclinations, they are often effectively “socialized” by their departments to pursue questions that are narrowly academic and apolitical.

The Center insists that the best scholarship is often motivated by deep moral and political commitments. The fellowships are intended to signal to graduate students that they can and should address our society’s most pressing issues through their research work.

To learn more about this year’s winners, click here.

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