The Luskin Center for History and Policy is pleased to announce the inaugural class of Innovation Fellows of the Luskin Center for History and Policy for 2017-2018.  The Center received an outstanding crop of proposals from faculty and graduate students in the Departments of History, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Urban Planning and the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.  The successful grantees were awarded funds to conduct research concerning the application of history to issues of contemporary relevance, or to teach a new course that explores the same intersection.

Inaugural Class of Luskin Center Innovation Fellows

To view an Innovation Fellow’s research proposal and/or bio, please click on their name below.

Molly Fee (Department of Sociology): “Of Special Humanitarian Concern: Historicizing 21st Century Refugee Selection Policy in the U.S.” (Research Proposal)

Tobias Higbie (Department of History): “What History Can Tell Us about Labor Policy and Social Movement Strategy in the Trump Era.” (Research Proposal)

Paul Ong (Luskin School of Public Affairs): “Uncertain Progress: South LA Since the 1968 Kerner Commission Report.” (Research Proposal)

Tyler Reny (Department of Political Science): “The Right to Discriminate: The Second Great Migration and Racial Threat in the 1964 Election.” (Research Proposal)

Sarah T. Roberts (GSEIS): “Broadening the Longview on Commercial Content Moderation: History and Policy of Internet Mediation.” (Research Proposal)

David Stein (Department of African American Studies, Department of History): “The Question of Reparations: Histories of Racism, Inequality, and Public Policy.” (Course Proposal)

Bin Wong (Department of History): “Water Governance: Economic and Environmental Policy Making in China, E.U., and U.S.” (Research Proposal)