PHI News

Justice in Education Scholar Topeka K. Sam has been named a 2017 Soros Justice fellow. Her "Probation and Parole Accountability Project will help educate, empower, and defend the rights of people currently on probation, parole, or federal supervised release." 

Justice in Education Scholar Topeka K. Sam writes an op-ed for Open Society on America’s Probation & Parole Systems.

The current cover story in the Columbia Magazine is an article about the Justice-in-Education Initiative. Reporter James S. Kunen examines happens when you bring college classes to incarcerated men and women. Click here to read the article.

Public Humanities Fellow Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah is a recipient of the 2017 Presidential Teaching Award for Graduate Student Instructors.Three graduate student instructor (teaching assistant) recipients are recognized each year during the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Convocation ceremony in May. Winners receive a certificate signed by President Bollinger, a formal citation written by their department, and an honorarium of $8,000. Additionally, the winners may also be recognized in University-wide and departmental publications.

The Center for Justice at Columbia University announces the June Jordan Fellowship, named in honor of the renowned Harlem-born poet and activist. In each of the next two years, fellowships will be awarded to literary, visual, musical and performance artists who are committed to public engagement. “This fellowship was a dream of the Center for Justice from the very beginning of our work in harnessing the resources of Columbia University to reduce mass incarceration and promote alternative approaches to safety and justice,” said Geraldine Downey, Director of the Center for Justice. “We hope that bringing the various parts of our community together in an artistic endeavor will yield concrete proposals and actionable results on how the literary and performing arts can act as a catalyst for social change.”

An endowment gift of $500,000 will allow Columbia University to establish the Edward W. Said Fellowship. Animated by, and aiming to promote, the spirit of Professor Said, this Fellowship will support promising scholars early in their careers to produce scholarship that crosses disciplinary boundaries, promotes humanistic inquiry in the service of intercultural communication and understanding, and engages the public.

2017-2018 Heyman Center Public Humanities Fellowship, in Partnership with Humanities New York The Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University and Humanities New York (formerly, the New York Council for the Humanities) announce a call for applications for the 2017-2018 Heyman Center Public Humanities Fellowship.  Please note that only current Columbia graduate students and recent doctoral recipients (PhD awarded after January 2016) are eligible to apply.