Congratulations Professor Angélica Camacho

Professor Camacho receives the Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship!

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Event Time 12:00 p.m. - 01:00 p.m. PT
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The Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship is a very competitive and distinguished award funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This fellowship seeks to increase the presence of underrepresented junior and other faculty members in the humanities, social sciences, and arts by creating career development opportunities for selected Fellows with promising research projects.

Selected Fellows represent unique perspectives within their disciplines and are committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields and on campus through service and research. The fellowship will provide Dr. Camacho the opportunity to spend the 2021-2022 academic year writing her book, Unbroken Spirit, on the 2011-2013 Pelican Bay California Prisoner Hunger Strikes and the accompanied uprising of their families and loved ones.

Though her work she hopes to expose the brutalities of Security Housing Units (SHU) and center the theorizing of incarcerated people in anti-prison organizing. Her project speaks to the current times of mass protests against incarceration and the criminalization of black and brown communities and aims to combat much of the systemic violence our very students and their loved ones confront in their lives.

Congratulations to Professor Camacho on this amazing accomplishment!

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