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CLIR Names 2019 Postdoctoral Fellows

CLIR welcomes 13 postdoctoral fellows as the sixteenth cohort in the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Fellows will work in data curation for African American and African Studies funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; in software and data curation for the sciences and social sciences supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; and in digital humanities, digital scholarship, and geospatial data curation funded by individual host institutions.

Fellowships are awarded to scholars who received a PhD degree within the last five years in the humanities, social sciences, or sciences. The program cultivates new leaders by giving highly skilled and articulate scholars broad exposure to issues facing academic libraries and cultural heritage institutions, practical opportunities to learn, and connections within the profession and beyond. Eighteen fellows from the 2018 cohort will spend a second year at their host institutions.

The new fellows will begin their program at an intensive seminar at Bryn Mawr College from July 28 to August 3, 2019. The seminar introduces fellows to issues facing twenty-first-century libraries, including data and software curation, and provides an opportunity for them to meet others in their cohort to share experiences and information. Fellows’ supervisors will also participate in part of the seminar to discuss expectations and strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of the fellowships.

Fellowship information is available at

Rebecca Bayeck
PhD: Learning Design and Technology; Comparative and International Education, Pennsylvania State University
Host: New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Andrew Brown
PhD: English Language and Literature, Yale University
Host: University of Toronto

Maia Call
PhD: Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Host: U.S. Agency for International Development

Guillaume Candela
PhD: Hispanic and Latin American Studies, Sorbonne-Nouvelle Paris III University
Host: Brown University

Christian Casey
PhD: Egyptology, Brown University
Host: New York University

Alicia Cowart
PhD: Geography, University of California, Berkeley
Host: University of Colorado Boulder

Faithe Day
PhD: Communication Studies, University of Michigan
Host: Purdue University

Zachary Furste
PhD: Film and Visual Studies, Harvard University
Host: Carnegie Mellon University

Amani Morrison
PhD: African American and African Diaspora Studies, University of California at Berkeley
Host: University of Delaware

Aditya Ranganath
PhD: Political Science, University of California, San Diego
Host: New York University

Brian Robinson
PhD: History, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Host: University of North Carolina Greensboro

Azure Stewart
PhD: Education, University of California, Santa Barbara
Host: New York University

Kevin Winstead
PhD: American Studies, University of Maryland
Host: University of Delaware

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