Alumna Salamishah Tillet ’92 named 2021 Carnegie Fellow
Newark Academy alumna Salamishah Tillet ’92 was named a 2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Recipient for her cultural history project “In Lieu of the Law: ‘Me Too’ and the Politics of Justice.”
As a recipient, Tillet will receive a $200,000 grant to fund her research. The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program provides philanthropic support for scholarship in the humanities and social sciences that addresses important and enduring issues confronting our society. The award is for a period of up to two years and its anticipated result is a book or major study. The criteria prioritize the originality and promise of the research, its potential impact on the field, and the scholar’s plans for communicating the findings to a broad audience.
Tillet is the Henry Rutgers Professor of African American and African Studies and Creative Writing, the director of New Arts Justice, and the associate director of the Price Institute at Rutgers University–Newark.