Auburn University history professor receives Andrew Carnegie Fellowship Award

Published: April 28, 2017
Updated: June 21, 2017
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Cathleen Giustino, the Mills Carter Professor of History in Auburn University's College of Liberal Arts, is a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship recipient, one of only 35 recipients nationwide who will receive up to $200,000 toward the funding of significant research and writing in the social sciences and humanities.

"I feel deeply honored to have been selected for this esteemed fellowship and extremely grateful to the many wonderful individuals who helped me to obtain this extraordinary opportunity to promote knowledge about racism and ethnic hatred in former Eastern Europe through the study of museums made out of persecuted people's things," Giustino said.

Giustino's specialization is the history of the politics of art, architecture, design and display in modern Central and Eastern Europe. She teaches courses on the history of modern Germany, the Nazi Holocaust, Eastern Europe, mass culture in 20th-century Europe and world landscapes, giving special attention to methodology for the study of cultural politics and state-society relations.

Her teaching awards include the College of Liberal Arts Award for Excellence in the Teaching of the Humanities, the Panhellenic Outstanding Professor Award, and the Favorite Educator Award from the Mortar Board National Senior Honorary.

"Congratulations to Dr. Giustino on receiving this extraordinary honor," said Joseph Aistrup, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. "She is an outstanding scholar and very deserving of this prestigious award."

The Andrew Carnegie Fellows program, administered by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, recognizes an exceptional group of both established and emerging scholars, journalists and authors with the goal of strengthening U.S. democracy, driving technological and cultural creativity, exploring global connections and global ruptures and improving both natural and human environments.

"The health of our democracy depends on an informed citizenry, and our universities, academies and academic associations play an essential role in replenishing critical information and providing knowledge through scholarship," said Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York. "The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program is designed to support scholarship that brings fresh perspectives from the social sciences and humanities to the social, political and economic problems facing the United States and the world today."