Miller Center awards
Center of Public Affairs has selected nine leading young scholars
to receive the inaugural Miller Center Fellowships in Public Affairs.
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
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
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
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,