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Affiliated faculty member Margaret Burnham named Carnegie Fellow

Margaret Burnham named Carnegie fellow

Affiliated faculty member of the Department of African American Studies, Mar­garet Burnham, has been named to the 2016 class of Andrew Carnegie Fel­lows, a pres­ti­gious honor rec­og­nizing scholars for their sig­nif­i­cant work in the social sci­ences and humanities.

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity law pro­fessor Mar­garet Burnham has been named to the 2016 class of Andrew Carnegie Fel­lows, a pres­ti­gious honor rec­og­nizing scholars for their sig­nif­i­cant work in the social sci­ences and humanities.

The Carnegie Cor­po­ra­tion of New York on Tuesday announced the newest cohort of 33 scholars from col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties across the country. The hon­orees were selected from a pool of some 200 nom­i­nees, and each will receive up to $200,000 to fund one to two years of schol­arly research and writing aimed at addressing some of the world’s most urgent chal­lenges to U.S. democ­racy and inter­na­tional order.

Burnham founded the School of Law’s Civil Rights and Restora­tive Jus­tice project, which inves­ti­gates cold cases involving anti-​​civil rights vio­lence in the United States—particularly the South—and other mis­car­riages of jus­tice between 1930 and 1970. Many North­eastern stu­dents have been deeply involved in the project’s work, which includes exam­ining more than 400 cold cases from that era.

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