The Scholars Strategy Network is opening applications for the second cohort of its two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to support early-career scholars who wish to engage in research and public scholarship to improve public policy and strengthen democracy. Fellows will be based in Maine, Utah, and Southern California.
- Roberto G. Gonzales, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
Family, education, and work—for undocumented people in the U.S., these areas of life are filled with uncertainty. As Professor Roberto Gonzales explains, growing up undocumented can throw your future into limbo.
- R. Kelly Garrett, Ohio State University
The United States is facing a crisis about facts. Americans believe in very different realities depending, in large part, on their political beliefs. But Garrett shows that censoring misinformation and flagging falsehoods won’t work. Instead, Americans must re-establish shared credibility between experts and citizens.
It’s no secret. Our political future is uncertain and unpredictable. Author and scholar Yascha Mounk outlines how economic inequality, a backlash against increasing diversity, and the rise of social media all threaten democracies across the globe—and what we can do to save them.
- Philip J. Cook, Sanford School, Duke University
Kristin Goss, Sanford School, Duke University
On February 14, 2018, a school shooting at Marjory Stonewall Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida left 14 students and 3 teachers dead, reigniting a national debate on gun control reform. Although the answers are hotly disputed, most Americans share the goal of reducing our high rate of gun violence. In a politically challenging environment, it makes sense to pull together what is known about guns and gun violence and look for policy approaches that could garner broad support.