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September 22, 2020
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September 2020


Associate Professor Scott Vrieze (Psychology) has been awarded the 2020 Early Career Award through the Society for Research in Psychopathology. The award recognizes exceptional scholars in the field of psychopathology, who have shown considerable promise and productivity in the formative years of their career.

Fellowships and Grants

Erika Lee, Regents Professor of History and Asian American Studies, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History, and Director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota, was recently awarded a Rapid-Response Grant on Covid-19 from the The Social Science Research Council for her collaborative project that focuses on the health, economic, and social impact of Covid-19 on African, Asian, and Latinx immigrant and refugee communities in the United States.

August 2020

Grants & Fellowships

Assistant Professor Evan Roberts (Sociology) and colleagues (Dr. Sam Blickhan, Adler Planetarium; Ben Wiggins, UMN Libraries) have been awarded an NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities grant to run a multi-year institute for groups building crowd-sourced transcription projects. 

Ph.D. candidate Amanda Lugo (American Studies) has been named a 2020-21 Leadership in Equity, Inclusion and Diversity (LEID) Fellow, awarded to graduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and/or social justice through scholarly activity and/or climate enhancing initiatives. 
Ph.D. candidate Amber Joy Powell (Sociology) has been named the 2020-21 American Bar Foundation's Doctoral Fellow in Law and Inequality.