The Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced the 2020 Andrew Carnegie fellows. The fellowship supports “scholarly research in the humanities and social sciences that addresses important and enduring issues confronting our society.” The two-year fellowship is designed to lead to the release of a book or major study. Among the new class of Carnegie fellows are two RSF trustees, Cathy Cohen (University of Chicago) and Jennifer Richeson (Yale University), grantee Susan Dynarski (University of Michigan), and author H. Luke Shaefer (University of Michigan).
Cathy Cohen is the David and Mary Winton Green Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. A leading scholar on politics in black America, Cohen recently joined the Advisory Committee for the foundation’s new Pipeline Grants program. Jennifer Richeson is the Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology at Yale University. RSF has provided grant support for Jennifer Richeson’s research projects, which examine multiple psychological phenomena related to cultural diversity. Susan Dynarski is a professor of public policy, education and economics at the University of Michigan, where she holds appointments at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, School of Education, Department of Economics and Institute for Social Research, and serves as co-director of the Education Policy Initiative. The foundation has supported Dynarski’s research, most recently her joint Behavioral Economics project on student loan repayment and her joint research study of the intersections of persistent economic disadvantage and educational attainment. H. Luke Shaefer is the Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Shaefer is the lead author of an RSF journal article on the universal child allowance.