Philosophers Among the 2021 Newcombe Doctoral Fellows


The Institute for Citizens & Scholars (formerly the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation), has awarded its 2021 Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships, and several philosophy students are among the winners.

They are:

  • Marzouq Alnusf (Northwestern University)
    Global Racial Capitalism: How Race Matters to Global Justice
  • Shannon Brick (CUNY Graduate Center)
    Rehabilitating Authenticity
  • Alex Steers-McCrum (CUNY Graduate Center)
    What Does “Native” Mean? Disentangling and Decolonizing Settler Terms and Categories
  • Karolina Wisniewska (University of Arizona)
    Identity, Inequality, Injustice

Marzouq Alnusf, Shannon Brick, Alex Steers-McCrum, Karolina Wisniewska

Mr. Steers-McCrum is the inaugural recipient of the Robert M. Adams–Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellow in Philosophy, co-named for philosopher Robert Merrihew Adams, the program’s co-founder.

The Newcombe Fellowships are awarded to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose projects address “questions of ethical and religious values in interesting, original, or significant ways.” They fellows are provided with a 12-month award of $27,500 to support their final year of dissertation writing. You can see the full list of fellows here.


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