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Alumnus Honored as 2022 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Dr. Michael Mendez (BA ’01) has been named a 2022 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning at the University of California, Irvine. The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program provides philanthropic support for scholarship in the humanities and social sciences that addresses important and enduring issues confronting our society. This award is for a period of up to two years and provides fellows with the funding to complete a major study or book. Dr. Mendez will be using this award toward a project titled “Undocumented Disasters: (In) visible Communities Confronting Climate Change and Environmental Injustice”. He is investigating how climate-induced disasters intensify social inequities among undocumented Latino/a and Indigenous migrants. You can read more about Dr. Michael Mendez’s journey on the Andrew Carnegie website

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