African pastoralist

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) announces the inaugural group of Agrarian and Rural Transformation (ART) Fellows 

Agrarian and Rural Transformation Fellows Selected

November 2, 2011

African pastoralist

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) announces the inaugural group of Agrarian and Rural Transformation (ART) Fellows, as part of its mission to advance multidisciplinary research around interrelated, pressing questions concerning energy, the environment and economic development.

  • Olutayo Adeyemi (DNS)
  • Jacqueline Benson (PLBR)
  • Dr. Jason Cons (DSOC)
  • Elisa Da Vià (DSOC)
  • Dr. Andrea Dávalos (NTRES)
  • Dr. Andrew Jones (DNS)
  • Edmund Oh (DSOC)
  • Marygold Walsh-Dilley (DSOC)

The purpose of the fellowship is to encourage students at a formative stage of their career to begin thinking beyond their dissertation, to turn their specific research projects into longstanding, impactful research programs that connect to broad concerns transcending disciplinary boundaries. Fellows will be advanced doctoral students or post-docs who show exceptional promise for scholarship on agrarian and rural transformation and demonstrate an eagerness to reach across disciplinary boundaries to inform their own emerging research program and to help shape others’ scholarship. As part of this program, Fellows will gather for a one-day retreat in January to discuss their dissertation projects. They will continue to meet for a biweekly seminar throughout Spring semester, culminating in a spring workshop at which each Fellow presents his or her post-doctoral research plan to the Fellows, a range of Cornell faculty and a couple of distinguished external scholars. At the end of that program, ART Fellows will each receive a small ($4000) research fellowship that is intended to help them extend their dissertation or other projects into a broader program of post-doctoral research.

More information, including profiles of the selected fellows, is available on the ART webpage.