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SILS Professor Zeynep Tufekci Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow


“Zeynep Tufekci, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA), has been named an inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for her proposal “Big Data and the Algorithmic Threat to Democracy and Civil Society.”
Tufekci is one of two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members chosen for the inaugural class of fellows. Patricia Sullivan, an associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and the Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense in the College of Arts and Sciences, was also selected.
The new annual fellowship program provides up to US $200,000 to scholars, journalists, and public intellectuals in the humanities and social sciences who are pursuing research on the challenges facing U.S. democracy and international order in the next 25 years. Recipients are enabled to take a sabbatical of between one and two years to research and write.”
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