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Dr. McElwee named a 2019 Carnegie Fellow

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Professor Pamela McElwee, an associate professor of human ecology and member of the geography graduate faculty at Rutgers, was named a 2019 Carnegie Fellow. Each year the Andrew Carnegie Fellows program awards grants to a select group of extraordinary scholars and writers whose groundbreaking work decodes some of the world’s most intractable problems. The stipends — often referred to as the “Brainy Awards” — support individual research, writing, and scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, work that can be applied to solutions that benefit us all.

Since the program’s inception in 2015, fellows have produced a wide range of important titles addressing urgent social issues, including bestsellers like Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny and Masha Gessen’s National Book Award–winning The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, among others. The Andrew Carnegie Fellows program proudly builds on Carnegie Corporation of New York’s long track record of supportfor serious scholarship of the highest caliber.

Dr. McElwee's teaching and writing focus on global environmental problems, specifically the human dimensions of biodiversity conservation, forest ecological restoration, and climate change. Much of her work concerns Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam. McElwee has also served as a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Congrats, Pam! See the complete list of 2019 Carnegie Fellows: