Political Science Professor Receives Voting Rights Fellowship
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), the nation's leading science-based policy advocacy organization, awarded associate professor of political science Michael Latner its Voting Rights Kendall Fellowship.
This two-year fellowship is hosted at the UCS's newest program — the Center for Science and Democracy in Washington, D.C.
As the Kendall Fellow, Latner will work with UCS staff to identify pressing needs in voting rights research, assess the impact of political disenfranchisement on UCS core strategic goals, help UCS build partnerships with leading organizations working to restore and expand voting rights, and inform proposals to improve public participation in U.S. elections.
The Kendall Science Fellows Program was established to honor Nobel Prize winning physicist Henry Kendall who was a long-time chair of the UCS board.
Latner has taught in the political science department since 2007, has been recognized with an award in the Common Cause/Election Law Journal Redistricting research competition, and is co-author of Gerrymandering in America: The House of Representatives, The Supreme Court, and the Future of Popular Sovereignty.