Watch the first in a series of forums that highlight the real-world contributions of Andrew Carnegie Fellows whose scholarly research in the humanities and social sciences addresses important and enduring issues confronting our society. In this discussion, leading scholars offer perspectives on racism, protests, policing, and movements for change.



Alondra Nelson | @alondra 
President, Social Science Research Council; Harold F. Linder Chair at the Institute for Advanced Study


Daniel Gillion | @DanielGillion
Andrew Carnegie Fellow, Class of 2018; Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt Presidential Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania: Expert on racial and ethnic politics, protests in support of social movements, and if and how those movements shape public opinion and influence elections.

Leith Mullings
Andrew Carnegie Fellow, Class of 2015; Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York: Expert on manifestations of racism and how black and indigenous people are organizing to combat new forms of discrimination.

Laurence Ralph | @Laurence_Ralph 
Andrew Carnegie Fellow, Class of 2015; Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University: Expert on policing, race, the limits of democracy, and today’s nationwide protests as compared to those of six years ago after the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.