Carolina Planning Assistant Professor Danielle Spurlock has been named one of ten Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Malkiel Scholars Award, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is given to junior faculty whose research focuses on American history, politics, culture, and society, and who are committed to the creation of an inclusive campus community for underrepresented students and scholars.
Malkiel Scholars receives a 12-month award while working toward tenure. The award seeks to free the time of junior faculty on their way to tenure—including those from underrepresented groups and others committed to eradicating disparities in their fields—so that they can both engage in and build support for systems, networks, and affinity groups that make their fields and campuses more inclusive.
Along with their research portfolio, selectors are examined for evidence of deep campus service and mentoring commitments early in their career, with a focus on creating inclusive opportunities for underrepresented scholars at all levels. The Malkiel Scholars Program works to strengthen the community for these emerging leaders within their disciplines by building a network around them and encouraging careers that focus on diversity, inclusion, and engagement.