RSF visiting scholar Yarimar Bonilla (Rutgers University), former visiting journalist Eyal Press, and RSF author Sara Goldrick-Rab (Temple University) have been selected as 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellows. They will join a class of 31 scholars, journalists, and authors as part of the Carnegie Corporation’s annual fellowship program that provides support for researchers in the social sciences and humanities.
Yarimar Bonilla is an anthropologist and Caribbean Studies scholar. During her time at the foundation, she is studying the Puerto Rican statehood movement in the context of the territory’s current fiscal, economic, and social crisis. She has also been a frequent commentator in the media on the ongoing hurricane crisis in Puerto Rico.
Eyal Press is a journalist and the author of the book Beautiful Souls. At the foundation he worked on a book exploring “society’s most thankless, morally compromising jobs,” including immigrants working in meatpacking plants, maximum-security prison guards, and military drone operators.
Sara Goldrick-Rab is a sociologist and the founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. She is co-author of the 2006 RSF book Putting Poor People to Work: How the Work-First Idea Eroded College Access for the Poor.