2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellows

The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program provides support for high-caliber scholarship in the social sciences and humanities. The anticipated result of each fellowship is the publication of a book or major study. The 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellows will provide new perspectives on topics such as firearms and justifiable homicide, economic and demographic shifts in rural America, the abolition of prisons, the process for selecting judges, the impact of economic growth on climate change, the resettlement of refugees and asylum seekers, the adaptation of Islam in Western societies, the future of the Middle East, and famine in the twentieth century.

2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellows and Proposals

1Anna M. Grzymala-Busse

Anna M. Grzymala-Busse, Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of European and Eurasian Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan. “The Dictator's Curse? Authoritarian Party Collapse and the Nation State”

2Beryl Satter

Beryl SatterProfessor, Rutgers University-Newark. “Economic Democracy from the Bottom Up: ShoreBank, Uneven Development, and the Paradoxes of Race, Community, and Financialization, 1973–2010”

3C. Kirabo Jackson

C. Kirabo JacksonAssociate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy; Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University. “Identifying Excellent Teachers”

4Charles G. Geyh

Charles G. GeyhJohn F. Kimberling Professor of Law, Indiana University. “Lies, Damn Lies, and Judicial Elections: Transcending the Shrill Public Policy Debate over Judicial Selection in America”

5Christopher M. Nichols

Christopher M. NicholsAssistant Professor, Oregon State University. “American Isolationism”

6Curtis A. Bradley

Curtis A. Bradley, William Van Alstyne Professor of Law. Professor of Public Policy Studies, Duke University; “Comparative Foreign Relations Law and Democratic Accountability”

7Daniel K. Gardner

Daniel K. GardnerDwight W. Morrow Professor of HistorySmith College. “Imagining an Ecological Civilization: China's Environmental Turn in the 21st Century

8Deborah Balk

Deborah BalkProfessor, Baruch College, The City University of New York. “Climate-Related Vulnerability in the 21st Century and the Roles of Urbanization and Migration”

9Gabriella Blum

Gabriella BlumRita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Harvard University. “The Fog of Victory”

10Harel Shapira

Harel ShapiraAssistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin. “The Right to Kill: Guns, Justified Homicide, and the Future of American Democracy”

11Jenny Leigh​ Smith

Jenny Leigh​ Smith, Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology. “Famine in the 20th Century: A Global History”

12Jens Hainmueller

Jens HainmuellerAssociate Professor of Political Science; Associate Professor of Political Economics in the Graduate School of Business; Faculty Codirector of the Stanford Immigration and Integration Policy Lab, Stanford University. “What Works for Promoting Integration? A Quasi-Experimental Study of Refugee and Asylum Policies in Europe and the U.S.”

13John R. Bowen

John R. Bowen, Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts & Sciences Sociocultural Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis. “Islam Adapting in the West”

14Joshua A. Dubler

Joshua A. DublerAssistant Professor of Religion, University of Rochester. “Why Not Prison Abolition?”

15Kate Brown

Kate BrownProfessor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. “Chernobyl's Pale: Health, Controversy, and Science in Determining the Contours of Nuclear Disaster”

16Katharine Sims

Katharine SimsAssistant Professor of Economics, Amherst College. “Balancing Land Conservation and Development in the Long Term”

17Kenneth Johnson

Kenneth Johnson, Senior Demographer at the Carsey School of Public Policy; Professor of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire. “Challenges to American Democracy: The Changing Demographic Structure of Rural America and Its Implications”

18Landry Signé

Landry SignéAssociate ProfessorUniversity of Alaska Anchorage. “Why African Nations Fail and How to Fix It: The Political Economy of Economic Growth and Democratic Development”

19Lawrence Douglas

Lawrence Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor and Chair of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College. “A Jurisprudence of Atrocity”

20M. Taylor Fravel

M. Taylor Fravel, Associate Professor of Political Science; Member of the Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Preventing Conflict in Asia’s Maritime Disputes”

21Marc Lynch

Marc LynchProfessor of Political Science and International Affairs; Director, Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS), George Washington University. “Violence and the New Arab Public”

22Margaret Burnham

Margaret BurnhamProfessor of Law, Northeastern University. “Racism and Justice in the Mid-Twentieth Century: Counting and Reckoning”

23María Cristina García

María Cristina GarcíaHoward A. Newman Professor of American Studies, Cornell University. “Climate Refugees: The Environmental Origins of Refugee Migrations”

24Mark Danner

Mark Danner, Professor, University of California, Berkeley. “The Breaking of the Borders”

25Maribel Morey

Maribel MoreyAssistant Professor, Clemson University. “Big Philanthropy in the Lives of Black Americans: What Today's Foundations Can Learn from this History”

26Mark Fathi Massoud

Mark Fathi Massoud, Associate Professor, Politics and Legal Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz. “Human Rights and Islamic States: Can Religion Rebuild the Rule of Law After War?”

27Marwan M. Kraidy

Marwan M. Kraidy, Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics and Culture; Director, Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication, University of Pennsylvania. “The Spectacle of Islamic State: War Machines in the Era of Global Communication”

28Matthew Fuhrmann

Matthew FuhrmannAssociate Professor of Political Studies; Director of Graduate StudiesTexas A&M University. “Strategic Stability and the Diffusion of Nuclear Technology”

29Nathaniel Persily

Nathaniel PersilyJames B. McClatchy Professor of Law, Stanford University. “The Campaign of the Future”

30Séverine Autesserre

Séverine AutesserreAssociate Professor of Political Science, Barnard College. “International Peacebuilding and Local Success: Assumptions, Myths, and Reality”

31Thomas Weiss

Thomas WeissPresidential Professor, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. “A World Without the United Nations”

32Vesla Weaver

Vesla WeaverAssociate Professor of Political Science and African American StudiesYale University. “The Faces of American Democracy”

33William Nordhaus

William NordhausSterling Professor of Economics & Professor, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University. “Economic Modeling of Irreversible and Path-Dependent Processes in Climate Change”