2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellows

The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program provides fellowships advancing research in the social sciences and humanities. The anticipated result of each fellowship is the publication of a book or major study. The 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellows will provide new perspectives on topics such as countering extremist narratives on social media, violence against women in politics, opportunity and education, and immigration enforcement and future of American democracy.

2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellows and Proposals

1Daron Acemoglu

Daron Acemoglu Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics. Project title: Building State Capacity. 

2Christopher A. Bail

Christopher A. Bail Duke University, Douglas and Ellen Lowey Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Policy. Project title: Countering Extremist Narratives on Social Media Via Computational Social Science.

3David Bromwich

David Bromwich Yale University, Sterling Professor of English. Project title: The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke, Volume 2: From Imperial Reform to the French Revolution.

4David E. Campbell

David E. Campbell University of Notre Dame, Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy. Project title: Godless Politics: The Politics of Secularism in the United States.

5David Danks

David Danks Carnegie Mellon University, L. L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy & Psychology. Project title: Trust in an Age of Autonomous Technologies.

6Melissa Dell

Melissa Dell Harvard University, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy. Project title: The Role of Primary Schooling in Promoting Tolerance, Civic Engagement, and National Unity: Evidence from Indonesia’s Massive School Building Campaign.

7Jared Farmer

Jared Farmer Stony Brook University; Associate Professor, Department of History. Project title: Latest Oldest Living Beings.

8Charlotte E. Gill

Charlotte E. Gill George Mason University; Assistant Professor and Deputy Director, Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy. Project title: The Meaning of Community Safety in Appalachian Kentucky.

9Cathleen M. Giustino

Cathleen M. Giustino Auburn University, Mills Carter Professor of History. Project title: Violence and Heritage: Museums, Racism and Erasure of the Past in Former Eastern Europe.

10Stephen G. Gross

Stephen G. Gross New York University; Assistant Professor, Department of History and Center for European and Mediterranean Studies. Project title: Germany’s Energy Revolution: Past, Present, and Lessons for the Future.

11Daniel Immerwahr

Daniel Immerwahr Northwestern University; Assistant Professor, Department of History. Project title: How to Hide an Empire: Power and Territory in the Greater United States.

12Sikina Jinnah

Sikina Jinnah University of California, Santa Cruz; Associate Professor of Politics. Project title: Global Governance of Climate Engineering: Building an Institutional Framework.

13Rucker C. Johnson

Rucker C. Johnson University of California, Berkeley; Associate Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy. Project title: Long-run Impacts of Early-life Health & Education Investments

14Nathan J. Kelly

Nathan J. Kelly University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Associate Professor, Department of Political Science. Project title: America's Inequality Trap: How Economic Inequality Reinforces Itself Through Politics.

15Mona Lena Krook

Mona Lena Krook Rutgers University, Associate Professor of Political Science. Project title: Violence against Women in Politics: A Rising Global Phenomenon.

16Katerina Linos

Katerina Linos University of California, Berkeley; Professor of Law. Project title: Refugees Misdirected: Information Barriers in the Exercise of Legal Rights.

17Lauren M. MacLean

Lauren M. MacLean Indiana University Bloomington; Associate Professor, Department of Political Science. Project title: Climate Change and Energy Poverty in New Democracies: Learning from Ghana’s Success in State-Building and Citizenship.

18Monica Muñoz Martinez

Monica Muñoz Martinez Brown University, Stanley J. Bernstein Assistant Professor of American Studies. Project title: New Narratives for Reckoning with Histories of Violence.

19Cecilia Menjívar

Cecilia Menjívar University of Kansas, Foundation Distinguished Professor. Project title: The Temporariness of Immigrant Legality: Living in Legal Limbo.

20Kristin Michelitch

Kristin Michelitch Vanderbilt University, Assistant Professor of Political Science. Project title: How Can Politicians Be Held Accountable to Perform Their Jobs?

21Gregg A. Mitman

Gregg A. Mitman University of Wisconsin at Madison, Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History of Science, Medical History, History, and Environmental Studies. Project title: Forgotten Paths of Empire: Firestone and the Promise of Liberia.

22Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak Yale University, Professor of Economics. Project title: The Science of Scaling Up Effective Interventions: An Application to Seasonal Poverty.

23Diana C. Mutz

Diana C. Mutz University of Pennsylvania, Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication. Project title: Distance and Democracy: Discouraging Isolationism in an Interconnected World. 

24Philip M. Napoli

Philip M. Napoli Duke University, James R. Shepley Professor of Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy. Project title: Media Technocracy: The Rise of Algorithmic News and the Future of the Marketplace of Ideas.

25Gregory F. Nemet

Gregory F. Nemet University of Wisconsin at Madison, Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Environmental Studies. Project title: How did Solar Become Inexpensive? An Assessment of Six Global and Local Explanations. 

26Richard A. Nielsen

Richard A. Nielsen Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science. Project title: Islamic Authority in the Internet Age.

27Atalia Omer

Atalia Omer University of Notre Dame; Associate Professor of Religion, Conflict, and Peace Studies. Project title: Religion, Gender, and the Practice of Peacebuilding and Development in Mindanao and Malindi.

28Polly J. Price

Polly J. Price Emory University, Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Law. Project title: Governing Disease: Epidemics, Law, and the Challenge of Disease Control in a Democratic Society.

29Sean F. Reardon

Sean F. Reardon Stanford University, Endowed Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education. Project title: Opportunity and Education in America.

30Emily Ryo

Emily Ryo University of Southern California, Associate Professor of Law and Sociology. Project title: Detention Nation: Immigration Enforcement and the Future of American Democracy.

31Lauret Savoy

Lauret Savoy Mount Holyoke College, Professor of Environmental Studies and Geology. Project title: On the River’s Back: Seeing Roots of an “American Dilemma” in a History of Landscape and Mixed Heritage in the Chesapeake Tidewater and Piedmont.

32Andrew D. Selee

Andrew D. Selee Executive Vice President, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; incoming President, Migration Policy Institute. Project title: Intimate Strangers: How Mexico Shapes Everyday Life in the United States.

33Tommie Shelby

Tommie Shelby Harvard University, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African & African American Studies and of Philosophy. Project title: Du Bois’s Democratic Vision: Interpretation, Critique, Lessons.

34Charles Stewart III

Charles Stewart III Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science. Project title: Assessing the Promise of Election Reform.

35Mila Versteeg

Mila Versteeg University of Virginia, Professor of Law. Project title: Do Constitutional Rights Make A Difference?