Guggenheim Recipient Wins Second Fellowship

History and sociology professor Thomas J. Sugrue, who recently received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation for a history of the struggle for civil rights in the American North in the 20th century, has been awarded a second fellowship for his work related to civil rights.

The Fletcher Foundation, organized by financier Alphonse Fletcher Jr., has presented him with a $50,000 fellowship commemorating the anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision by honoring “work that improves race relations and illuminates civil rights issues.”

Sugrue is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Endowed Term Professor of History and Sociology and the chair of the graduate group in history. His work focuses on 20th-century American political, urban and social history, and he has written extensively on modern American culture and politics, 20th-century conservatism and liberalism, race, urban economic development and poverty and public policy. A member of the Penn faculty since 1991, he has been a visitor at both New York University and L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in France, as well as a research fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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