Our fourth class of Fellows, selected from among a highly competitive pool, represents graduate students and faculty from across the country. This cohort will research complex topics such as the roles of campus whistleblowers and bias response teams, pornography and free speech and censorship in humanities curricula and academic museums and galleries. Their projects will include developing educational materials and programs that can serve as a roadmap to safeguarding and encouraging the robust exchange of ideas while simultaneously upholding the institutional values of equity and inclusion.

Learn more about the 2021-2022 class of Fellows and their work by watching this brief video:

Lynn Comella, Ph.D.

Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Research Title: "Stop Offending Me! Pornography, Free Speech, and Best Practices for Navigating Campus Controversies"

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Carlo DaVia

Lecturer, Fordham University

Research Title: "The Humanities Classroom: A Guide to Free and Responsible Inquiry"

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Jacob Fay

Postdoctoral Fellow, Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University

Research Title: "Growing the Intercollegiate Civil Disagreement Partnership (ICDP)"

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Matthew Griffith

Ph.D. candidate, Higher Education and Organizational Change, UCLA

Research Title: "Let’s Talk about Race: Conversation on Race, Anti-Blackness, and Civic Identity in Post-2020 Times"

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Frank LoMonte

Professor and Director, The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications

Research Title: "Whistleblower Protection in Higher Education: A California Case Study"

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Ryan A. Miller, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Research Title: "Bias Response Teams and Emerging Alternatives: Navigating Free Speech, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education"

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Teri Platt

Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration, Clark Atlanta University

Research Title: "Evaluation of Free Speech and Civic Engagement on Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Campuses for 2020 Social Justice Summer and General Election"

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Amy Werbel

Professor of the History of Art, State University of New York - Fashion Institute of Technology

Research Title: "A Study of Freedom of Artistic Expression in Academic Art Museums and Galleries"

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