Kathryne Young Receives Award for Emerging Faculty Leaders

Kathryne Young
Kathryne Young

Kathryne Young, assistant professor of sociology, has been named one of ten Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders for 2020 at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

One of 10 recipients from around the country, Young was selected for her research in legal consciousness and cultural capital.

The Mellon Emerging Faculty Leader (MEFL) Awards support junior faculty whose research focuses on contemporary American history, politics, culture, and society, and who are committed to the creation of an inclusive campus community for underrepresented students and scholars.

Each recipient of the MEFL Award receives a 12-month stipend of $17,500 while working toward tenure.