2019 UCSC Hellman Fellows Program Award Recipients

Established at UCSC in 2011, the purpose of the Hellman Fellows Program is to support substantially the research of promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research.

In 2019, ten faculty received awards. It is with great pride that we announce this year's recipients.

Faculty Name
Title of Project
Susan Carpenter Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology Carpenter Lab Research Proposal
Karolina Karlic Art Rubberlands: a transmedia art work which visualizes the ways rubber manufacturing is socially, ecologically, and systemically formed
Nidhi Mahajan Anthropology Contesting visions of City and Nation: Land, and Sovereignty in Coastal Kenya
Adriana Manago Psychology Social Media, Gender, and Sexual Identity Development in Adolescence
Sara Niedzwiecki Politics Immigrants’ Access to Social Protection in Latin America
Savannah Shange Anthropology Milked: Poverty, Race and the Politics of Breastfeeding
Amanda Smith Literature Mapping the Amazon: Literary Geographies after the Rubber Boom
Sergey Syzranov Physics Conductors insensitive to disorder: insights from high dimensions
Jerry Zee Anthropology Algorithmic Necrosis: Machine Learning and Suicide Watch in China and Silicon Valley
Yu Zhang Electrical and Computer Engineering Modernizing Power System Planning and Operation to
Improve Grid Resilience Against Hazardous Events

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