Luna White receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

by Caleb Butler | Apr 12, 2018

Luna White, PhD student, received the 2018 National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship is a highly competitive award which provides three years of financial support for graduate study. Luna describes their research project as the following: 

What, beyond awareness, is necessary to mobilize whites in racial justice movements?  My research builds on the existing literature on white anti-racist activism by quantitatively testing the three tenets identified in the literature and by re-theorizing the fourth tenet to better consider the role of culture, knowledge, and morality play in mobilizing whites for racial justice.  I ask: how does anti-racism in the symbolic world relate to anti-racism in the material world?

Congratulations, Luna!