Fellows in the News: Summer 2023
Congratulations to 3CT director Lisa Wedeen, who has been named the Mary R. Morton Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Political Science and the College. Wedeen is among sixteen University of Chicago faculty members who received distinguished service professorships in 2023.
We also congratulate Dipesh Chakrabarty, who was recently elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. Chakrabarty’s new book, One Planet, Many Worlds: The Climate Parallax, is now available from Brandeis University Press. Chakrabarty was recently interviewed about his work as Faculty Director of the University of Chicago Center in Delhi.
Jonathan Levy considered Hyde Park, the Chicago school of economics, and “urban renewal” in his Boston Review discussion of Glory M. Liu’s book Adam Smith’s America: How a Scottish Philosopher Became an Icon of American Capitalism (Princeton University Press, 2023). Levy also reviewed Ron DeSantis’s recent memoir for The American Prospect, drawing on his experience as the governor’s teammate on the Yale baseball team in the late 1990s.
Adom Getachew was featured in The New York Review of Books, both for her review of Howard French’s book Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War (Liveright, 2021) and for Nawal Arjini’s interview with Getachew about her work on Du Bois, decolonization, and more.
Congratulations to Allyson Nadia Field, who was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholars grant for her book project Black Love on Screen: The Story of Something Good—Negro Kiss from Vaudeville to Twitter.