Nancy Weiss Malkiel Junior Faculty Fellows Announced

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Nancy Weiss Malkiel Junior Faculty Fellows Announced

Fellowship Aims to Support Junior Faculty in Achieving Tenure

PRINCETON, NJ (April 20, 2016) – Five of the nation’s leading young university professors have been awarded the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation’s Nancy Weiss Malkiel Junior Faculty Fellowship.

The Malkiel Fellows currently serve at Fordham University, George Mason University, Rutgers University–Newark, Stony Brook University, and the University of California—Berkeley. The Fellows work in the fields of history, law, and sociology, and their current projects include a history of federally funded artistic production during the early 1960s; the building of the welfare system after the Great Depression; and the impact of health reform on Latino immigrants’ experience with the healthcare system.

Established in honor of Dr. Nancy Weiss Malkiel, the Fellowship was created on the occasion of her 40th year of service on the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Board of Trustees, including ten years as its Chair. Dr. Malkiel, who in 1969 became the first woman to join the faculty of the Princeton University Department of History, is a leading scholar of civil rights and race relations in early and mid-20th-century America; she also served for a record 24 years as Princeton’s Dean of the College, the senior officer responsible for undergraduate education at the university. Dr. Malkiel is a 1965 Woodrow Wilson Fellow.

Each of the Malkiel Fellows will receive a 12-month award of $10,000 that will support them as they work toward tenure at their institutions. These Fellows represent an emerging class of faculty leaders who are poised—like the program’s namesake—to play a significant role in shaping American higher education.

For more information on the Nancy Weiss Malkiel Junior Faculty Fellowship, please visit http://woodrow.org/fellowships/nwmfellowship.


About the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Founded in 1945, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (www.woodrow.org) identifies and develops the nation’s best minds to meet its most critical challenges. The Foundation supports its Fellows as the next generation of leaders shaping American society.


The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation’s
Nancy Weiss Malkiel Junior Faculty Fellowship, 2016

Christopher (Chris) Dietrich Fordham University, history
Current project: Tortured Peace: Ralph Bunche, Race, and UN Peacemaking

Tiffany Joseph Stony Brook University, sociology
Current project: How race, ethnicity, and documentation status shape Latino immigrants’ qualitative experiences with the healthcare system under health reform

Sam Lebovic George Mason University, history
Current project: A history of American efforts to promote and manage cultural globalization in the middle decades of the twentieth century

Mark Krasovic Rutgers University–Newark, history
Current project: Federally funded artistic production during the New Frontier/Great Society

Karen Tani University of California, Berkeley, law
Current project: States of Dependency: Welfare, Rights, and American Governance, 1935–1972

Honorable Mention:
Christy Chapin • University of Maryland, Baltimore County, history
Current project: Politics and Money: Finance Capitalism and the U.S. Economy


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