2022 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 2022, seven faculty received awards. It is with great pride that we announce this year's recipients.

Faculty Name
Title of Project
Yasmeen Daifallah Politics Thinking Past Islam and the West: Theorizing Politics in Contemporary Arab Thought
Roberto de Roock Education Educational Enclosures and the Digital Divide 
Caitlin "Katie" Keliiaa Feminist Studies Three related projects
Zehang "Richard" Li Statistics Towards Adaptive Verbal Autopsy Survey Design
Maywa Montenegro Environmental Studies Can CRISPR Bring Diversity Back Into Food?
Shaheen Sikander Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology Elucidating long-term pregnancy induced changes that confer protection against breast cancer. 
Aiming Yan Physics Understanding and tailoring magnetism in atomically thin two dimensional materials

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