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New Research Development Workshop: News Quality in the Platform Era from the Council’s Media & Democracy program, in collaboration with the NewsQ Initiative. The workshop, chaired by Philip M. Napoli (Duke University) and Regina Lawrence (University of Oregon), is scheduled for November 12-13, 2020. Proposals are due June 15
Congratulations to the 2020 recipients of the Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology. This year’s winners are Henry Moncreiff Zabaleta (first prize), Pranathi Diwakar (second prize), and Desiree Valadares (third prize)
Seventy scholars have been awarded International Dissertation Research Fellowships. The 2020 IDRF cohort, chosen from 934 graduate student applicants, represents 35 universities and 14 disciplines across the humanities and humanistic social sciences
The Council is proud to announce Professor Aihwa Ong as the 2020 SSRC Fellow. Professor Ong will lead seminars and deliver a public lecture on “Near-Human, Cloned Monkeys, & CRISPR Babies: Productive Uncertainty in China’s Quest for Biosecurity” during her virtual residency on September 23-25.
SSRC president Alondra Nelson has been elected to the American Philosophical Society. See the announcement here
SSRC Mellon Mays Program Director Cally Waite has been selected to receive a Spencer Foundation 2020 Mentor Award. Read more here