The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana R. Fisher as Distinguished Visiting Scholar. Fisher will begin her time in residence in May, 2022. At the Kluge Center, she will work on the book project “Saving Ourselves: From Climate Shocks to Climate Action,” set to be published by Columbia University Press. Fisher plans to make use of the Library’s collections that relate to the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps in researching and writing the book.
Fisher is a Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Maryland and the President-Elect of the Eastern Sociological Society. Her research focuses on questions related to democracy, civic engagement, activism, and climate politics — most recently studying political elites’ responses to climate change, the emergent US Civilian Climate Corps, and activism around climate, systemic racism, and the American Resistance.
Professor Fisher has authored more than seventy research papers and book chapters and has written six books. She served as a Contributing Author for Working Group 3 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Review (IPCC AR6) writing about citizen engagement and civic activism. In 2021-22, she is a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Governance Studies program at The Brookings Institution. Her media appearances include CNN, MSNBC, PBS NewsHour, and various programs on NPR. Her words have appeared in the popular media, including in the Washington Post, Slate, TIME Magazine, Politico, Business Insider and the American Prospect. Fisher holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science degree from the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her undergraduate degree is in East Asian Studies and Environmental Studies from Princeton University.
Spring has arrived in Washington, DC, and with it, the Kluge Center is preparing for the return of in-person events here at the Library of Congress. In April alone, the Kluge Center will host four book conversations with authors, as well as the next event in the Pillars of Democracy series. Here is what’s in […]
The John W. Kluge Center is pleased to announce that Camille Moreddu has been selected as the newest Jon B. Lovelace Fellow for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection at the Library of Congress. Camille Moreddu is a French cultural historian from Paris-Nanterre University. She has researched the emergence of the concept of “American […]
The major institutions in American society are in a moment of crisis. From the branches of government to religious and civic organizations, the media, and political parties, these key foundations of American life are less respected, less trusted, and less involved in forming the character of individuals than at any point in our history. The […]
The John W. Kluge Center is pleased to announce that Anthony Cerulli, Director of the Center for South Asia and an Associate Professor of South Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been selected as the 2020 David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality. This fellowship, made possible by a generous endowment from […]
Rishad Choudhury is a Kluge Fellow as well as Assistant Professor of History at Oberlin College. He is currently working on a book-length project, ‘‘Hajj between Empires: Indo-Muslim Pilgrimage and Political Culture, 1739–1820.’’ Mike Stratmoen: Could you describe your project for us? Rishad Choudhury: My book on the hajj pilgrimage is set in an age […]
This is a guest post by Michael Steffen, an incoming graduate student at the University of Illinois, as well as a 2020 Junior Fellow at the Kluge Center. This summer, I had the opportunity to work as a Junior Fellow for the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. As someone who is interested in […]
Patrick Andelic is a lecturer in American History in the Humanities Department at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, as well as a 2020 Kluge Fellow, slated to begin his residency at the John W. Kluge Center in May of 2021. He was also an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow at the Kluge Center […]
This is a guest post by Leslie Hoag, a senior at State University of New York Brockport, as well as an intern at the Kluge Center working on a digital humanities project using the ArcGIS Story Maps platform. This was supposed to be my first full summer where I did not return home to Buffalo, New […]
As James English describes in his 2005 book, The Economy of Prestige, like so much in our cultural history, the practice of awarding prizes can be traced back to the Greeks, who, in addition to creating the Olympics, introduced drama and arts competitions as early as the 6th century B.C E.. Since then, prizes across […]