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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