UT Professor Beili Liu named 2022 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Studio Art Professor Beili Liu has been named a 2022 Andrew Carnegie Fellow for her project Dreams of the High North: Between Survival and Belonging, Sculptural Exploration of Environmental Challenges Facing the Circumpolar North.

Liu is one of 28 exceptional scholars, journalists and authors recognized by the Andrew Carnegie Fellows program with $200,000 stipends, making it possible for the fellows to devote their time to significant research and writing in the social sciences and humanities. The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program is a continuation of the mission of Carnegie Corporation of New York, as founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1911, to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. The award is for a period of up to two years, and while the anticipated result is generally a book or major study, the class of 2022 will also result in an art installation, software applications and digital platforms.

Liu is a visual artist who creates material-and-process driven, site-responsive installations. Liu’s sculptural environments resonate with the experience of migration and cultural memory. Liu is currently on research leave in Norway as the 2021–2022 Fulbright Arctic Chair, one of Fulbright’s Distinguished Scholars programs.

The nomination process for the Carnegie Fellows program invites more than 600 individuals — including heads of independent research institutes, societies and think tanks; university presidents; directors of major university presses; and editors of leading newspapers and magazines — to recommend up to two individuals for consideration. All proposals undergo a preliminary, anonymous evaluation by leading authorities in the relevant fields. The top proposals are then forwarded to the jury for a final review and selection.

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