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Spotlight Scholars

Christian Appy

Social historian explores the Vietnam War’s effects on American culture and identity

Resource economist works consumer side of food policy and regulation
Celebrated biochemist leads the charge for sustainable fuels of the future
Celebrated scholar honored for life-long contribution to black studies
Honoring the world’s leading expert on digital government
Engineering innovations to benefit humanity
Esteemed historian pieces together untold stories of slavery in the Americas
Acclaimed economist leads the way to better policies for Africa
Pioneering biochemist investigates relationship between plant biology and human health
International expert sheds light on physical activity and pregnancy
Interdisciplinary researcher makes an early career splash in biophysics
Renowned sociologist broadens our vision of work, family, and inequality
Epidemiologist investigates ways to better predict breast cancer risk