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Miller Center awards scholars

By Margaret Edwards

The University's Miller Center of Public Affairs has selected nine leading young scholars to receive the inaugural Miller Center Fellowships in Public Affairs.

Chosen from among 120 applicants nationwide, the fellows have received one-year, $15,000 grants to fund writing and research projects. Applications were judged on their scholarly quality and on their potential to shed new light on important public policy questions. The fellows are mostly doctoral candidates or independent scholars from a variety of fields including history, government and policy studies.

The Miller Center Fellowship program aims to nurture the work of talented young scholars who study national institutions and public policy in a broad philosophical and historical context, said historian Brian Balogh, who co-directs the program with Miller Center presidential scholar Sidney M. Milkis.

In addition to their writing and research, fellows are expected to contribute to the intellectual discourse of the Miller Center. While not all of the fellows are expected to be in residence, they will be encouraged to spend some time there during the year. In addition, fellows will participate in a conference at the center in May 2001 that will showcase their work.

Warren Bass, Columbia University, "JFK and Israel: The Kennedy Administration and the Origins of the U.S.-Israel Alliance"
Anthony Chen, UC-Berkeley,"From Fair Employment to Equal Opportunity and Beyond: Race, Liberalism and the Politics of the New Deal Order, 1941-1971"
Joshua Dunn, University of Virginia, "Judges, Lawyers, and Experts: Law versus Politics in Missouri vs. Jenkins"
Jasmine Farrier, University of Texas at Austin, "Why Congress Delegates Decisions on the Budget: Institutional Origins and Consequences"
Lorraine K. Gates, University of Virginia, "The Weight of Their Votes: Southern Women and Politics in the 1920s"
Paul C. Milazzo, University of Virginia, "Legislating the Solution to Pollution: Congress and the Development of Federal Water Pollution Control Policy in the United States, 1945-1975"
Sarah T. Phillips, Boston University, "Acres Fit and Unfit: Environmental Liberalism and the American State"
Susan Schantz, Brandeis University, "Work, Citizenship and Welfare: The Institutionalization of the Work Ethic in Work Relief Policies from the New Deal to the Present"
Peter Siskind, University of Pennsylvania, "Growing Pains: Political Economy and Place on the Northeast Corridor, 1950s-1970s"


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