Deborah Balk Named 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Professor Deborah Balk (GC/Baruch, Sociology/Public Health/Economics) has been named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, a highly prestigious honor that provides up to $200,000 of support for research and writing.
The Fellows are a group of established and emerging scholars, journalists, and authors whose work “distills knowledge, enriches our culture, and equips leaders in the realms of science, law, business, public policy, and the arts,” according to the official press release.
The fellowship will support Balk’s project “Climate-Related Vulnerability in the 21st Century and the Roles of Urbanization and Migration.” Her research draws on earth and social science data and methods to examine interdisciplinary policy questions. 
“I am so honored to receive this award,” Balk said in a Baruch news story. “In my effort to better understand the ramifications of urbanization and climate change, I’ve had the great privilege to work with superb colleagues from a wide variety of disciplines around the world.”
The author of numerous book chapters and articles, Balk is also the associate director of the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research

Before joining Baruch and the GC, she taught at Columbia University, the East-West Center, and the University of Michigan.

Submitted on: APR 20, 2016

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