Stanford Center on Race Has Awarded Fellowships to Three Black Scholars

The Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University has awarded fellowships for the current academic year to three black scholars. The fellowships fund specific projects dealing with research and scholarship concerning racial issues.

Following are the three black scholars who were awarded fellowships this year:

• Dorothy E. Roberts is the Kirkland and Ellis Professor at the Northwestern University School of Law. She is conducting research on race consciousness in law, politics, and biotechnology.

• Mark Q. Sawyer is an associate professor of political science and African-American studies at UCLA. He is also director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics. He is conducting research on how the concept of race and racial politics has evolved in the United States.

• Harvey Young, an assistant professor of theater at Northwestern University, is completing a book entitled Embodying Black Experience: Performing the Past in the Present. Young is a graduate of Yale University and holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.