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March–June 2022

Fellows in the News: Spring 2022

We warmly congratulate 3CT co-director Lisa Wedeen, who was awarded the 2022 Gordon J. Laing Award by University of Chicago Press for her book Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideology, Judgment, and Mourning in Syria (University of Chicago Press, 2020). The award is conferred annually by vote of the Board of University Publications on the faculty author, editor, or translator whose book has brought the greatest distinction to the list of the University of Chicago Press.


Shannon Lee Dawdy spoke with the University of Chicago’s Big Brains podcast about her recent book, American Afterlives: Reinventing Death In The Twenty-first Century (Princeton University Press, 2021), which examines the changing face of death in contemporary life.


Cathy J. Cohen will serve as chair of the new Department of Race, Diaspora, and Indigeneity (RDI). A political scientist who has produced groundbreaking scholarship at the intersection of race, class, politics, and sexuality, Cohen has previously served as chair of the Department of Political Science and as director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. She was also the University’s first deputy provost for Graduate Education.

Cohen will also deliver the 2022 Ryerson Lecture on Tuesday, May 3. Titled “Democratic Futures?: Race, Resistance and Political Vulnerability,” the lecture will examine what political insights and possibilities might emerge when we center the ideas of race and vulnerability.


Jonathan Levy’s 2021 book, Ages of American Capitalism(Random House), was cited in a recent New York Times Magazine article, “How Many Billionaires Are There, Anyway?”