Applications sought for NCID Postdoctoral Fellowship


Applications for the 2018-19 National Center for Institutional Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship are being accepted until Dec. 1.

Focusing on bringing diversity scholarship to practice, the NCID is celebrating its 11th year of awarding postdoctoral fellowships to scholars invested in furthering our understanding of identity, difference, culture, representation, power, oppression and inequality — as well as having the goal of advancing equity and inclusion throughout society.

NCID Postdoctoral Fellows come from across the country, working in any discipline represented within U-M’s 19 schools and colleges, and spend 12 months in residence at NCID. The fellowship allows for protected research time, building collaborations and mentoring relationships with faculty and students across campus, as well as participation in professional development opportunities.

Over the years, NCID Postdoctoral Fellows have been affiliated with various departments and fields across the university — including American culture, anthropology, business management, education, leadership studies, organizational studies, psychology, public health, social work, and sociology.

“For a decade, the NCID Postdoctoral Fellowships have supported the advancement of early career diversity scholars,” says NCID Director Tabbye Chavous, professor of psychology and education. “These scholars have gone on to make major contributions to diversity research and scholarship, their institutions, as well as the broader communities they serve.”

The 2017-18 NCID Fellows are William D. Lopez and L. Trenton S. Marsh.

William Lopez

L. Trenton Marsh

William D. Lopez, who received his Ph.D. from the School of Public Health, studies the psychosocial health effects of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids on undocumented immigrants, their families, and their communities, which often consist of people with various immigration statuses.

He is also beginning to examine the intersection of criminal and immigration law — such as the extent to which racial profiling is occurring during traffic stops. Lopez’s professional work also includes advancing public dissemination and engagement of diversity scholarship.

L. Trenton S. Marsh received his Ph.D. from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education. Marsh examines how no-excuses urban charter schools’ philosophies about success inform the everyday practices of teachers, and the implications for working-class students and their families.

He also will be partnering with youth and families connected to U-M’s Wolverine Pathways and the Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context to empower middle- and high-school students to build critical consciousness, and excel in school, college, and future careers.


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