University of Texas at Austin
Public Voices Fellowship
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN'S inaugural Public Voices Fellowship launched in September 2014, and fellows produced 132 concrete successes, the most of any fellowship cohort to date. In an extraordinary burst of collaboration, UTA fellows extended the theme of “Connection” that we explored in the second convening by co-authoring a total of 22 pieces with other professors within and beyond the UT Austin community, as well as with students, family members, and local Austin community members. Daina Berry’s co-authored piece with Jennifer Morgan in The American Prospect, “#Blacklivesmatter Till They Don't: Slavery's Lasting Legacy,” garnered approximately 50,000 hits in two days. As a result of her work during the fellowship year, Daina was offered a book contract for four publishing houses, ultimately leading to The Price for Their Pound of Flesh, published by Beacon. UT Austin will launch their fourth fellowship cohort in Fall 2017.