Department of History

Giustino receives Andrew Carnegie Fellowship Award

Published on April 27, 2017

Giustino receives Andrew Carnegie Fellowship Award

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Dr. Cathleen Giustino, the Mills Carter Professor of History in the College of Liberal Arts, is a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship recipient.

In keeping with its mission to advance and disseminate knowledge and understanding, Carnegie Corporation of New York recently announced 35 recipients of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie fellowships, with awards totaling $7 million. Each fellow will receive up to $200,000 toward the funding of significant research and writing in the social sciences and humanities.

"I feel deeply honored to have been selected for this esteemed fellowship and extremely grateful to the many wonderful individuals who helped me to obtain this extraordinary opportunity to promote knowledge about racism and ethnic hatred in former Eastern Europe through the study of museums made out of persecuted people's things,” Giustino said. 

Giustino's specialization is the history of the politics of art, architecture, design and display in modern Central and Eastern Europe. She teaches courses on the history of modern Germany, the Nazi Holocaust, Eastern Europe, mass culture in 20th-century Europe, and world landscapes, giving special attention to methodology for the study of cultural politics and state-society relations. Her teaching awards include the College of Liberal Arts Award for Excellence in the Teaching of the Humanities, the Panhellenic Outstanding Professor Award, and the Favorite Educator Award from the Mortar Board National Senior Honorary.

“Congratulations to Dr. Giustino on receiving this extraordinary honor,” Dr. Joseph Aistrup, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, said. “She is an outstanding scholar and very deserving of this prestigious award.”

The Andrew Carnegie Fellows program recognizes an exceptional group of both established and emerging scholars, journalists, and authors with the goal of strengthening U.S. democracy, driving technological and cultural creativity, exploring global connections and global ruptures, and improving both natural and human environments.

The winning proposals address issues such as inequity in U.S. education, radicalization via social media, human trust and autonomous technology such as driverless cars, global governance of technology that can engineer climate change, voting and election processes in the United States, the legal limbo facing immigrants, misinformation that exacerbates the European refugee crisis, the global increase in violence against women in politics, and explorations of W.E.B. Du Bois’s democratic vision and Edmund Burke’s political theories.

“The health of our democracy depends on an informed citizenry, and our universities, academies, and academic associations play an essential role in replenishing critical information and providing knowledge through scholarship,” said Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York. “The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program is designed to support scholarship that brings fresh perspectives from the social sciences and humanities to the social, political, and economic problems facing the United States and the world today.”

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