Margaret Bell Selected for the UC Public Scholars Program

Margaret Bell, Ph.D. Candidate, has been chosen as UC Santa Barbara's Public Scholar for the new UC Public Scholars program. This program, an extension of the UC Davis Mellon Public Scholars Program, is a UC-wide initiative aimed at introducing graduate students to the intellectual and practical aspects of identifying, addressing, and collaborating with members of a public through their scholarship. The Public Scholars Program addresses two separate but related goals of supporting community-engaged scholarship and broadening the career opportunities of humanities Ph.D. students. Public Scholars will participate remotely in a quarter-long seminar in Spring 2016 at UC Davis with other UC Public Scholars and Mellon Public Scholars and receive a stipend to develop a community-engaged research project over the spring and summer terms.