Sam Lebovic Wins Nancy Weiss Malkiel Junior Faculty Fellowship

Professor Sam Lebovic has won a Nancy Weiss Malkiel Junior Faculty Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. This award will support Lebovic's work on a history of American efforts to promote and manage cultural globalization in the middle decades of the twentieth century. Here is the fellowship announcement:

Five of the nation’s leading young university professors have been awarded the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation’s Nancy Weiss Malkiel Junior Faculty Fellowship.

The Malkiel Fellows currently serve at Fordham University, George Mason University, Rutgers University–Newark, Stony Brook University, and the University of California—Berkeley. The Fellows work in the fields of history, law, and sociology, and their current projects include a history of federally funded artistic production during the early 1960s; the building of the welfare system after the Great Depression; and the impact of health reform on Latino immigrants’ experience with the healthcare system.

Established in honor of Dr. Nancy Weiss Malkiel, the Fellowship was created on the occasion of her 40th year of service on the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Board of Trustees, including ten years as its Chair. Dr. Malkiel, who in 1969 became the first woman to join the faculty of the Princeton University Department of History, is a leading scholar of civil rights and race relations in early and mid-20th-century America; she also served for a record 24 years as Princeton’s Dean of the College, the senior officer responsible for undergraduate education at the university. Dr. Malkiel is a 1965 Woodrow Wilson Fellow.

Each of the Malkiel Fellows will receive a 12-month award of $10,000 that will support them as they work toward tenure at their institutions. These Fellows represent an emerging class of faculty leaders who are poised—like the program’s namesake—to play a significant role in shaping American higher education.