Gabriel Solis Named a 2016 NEH Fellow
A professor of music, African American studies, and anthropology, Gabriel Solis has been named a 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities fellow. Solis earned the honor to pursue a book that will connect members of the African Diaspora with indigenous artists and activists in Australia and Papua New Guinea and will trace their linked contributions to music and conceptions of indigenous identity and race since the 1890s. The fellowship is part of the initiative The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square, which supports scholarly work on today's critical issues. Read more about Solis and the university's other award recipients in a News Bureau feature.