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Prof. Tauheeda Yasin Awarded Prestigious ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship

Prof. Tauheeda YasinDr. Tauheeda Yasin (AL-LASS) has been awarded an ACLS Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Texas-Austin. Yasin will be a community engaged scholar working with the Criminal Legal System Research Interest Group and the Population Research Center. The program supports a “vanguard of scholars whose voices, perspectives and broad visions will strengthen institutions of higher education and humanistic disciplines” in the years to come.

Following the success of the first two competitions of the program, the Emerging Voices Fellowship has been redesigned for this third and final cohort to best serve those who received their doctorates just before or during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program now offers two-year residential fellowships at an ACLS consortium university for academic years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024. To help fellows meet the requirements of the academy as it exists today and to equip them with the institutional knowledge to chart their path as tomorrow’s leaders, ACLS has introduced a new ACLS-sponsored colloquium on entering the professoriate for the fellows’ first year. In the second year, they will join projects at their host institution in a limited, pre-arranged capacity, such as assisting in organizing public events, contributing to institutional research, or leading a workshop for doctoral students.

At the same time, the program focus remains on supporting and sustaining emerging scholars who are “both-and”–both outstanding scholars and effective communicators to diverse audiences inside and/or outside the classroom.”

Selected from more than 250 scholars, the 2022 Emerging Voices Fellows were selected through a multi-stage peer review process that brought expertise from a diverse panel of scholars representing a variety of humanities and interpretive social science disciplines.

Prof. Yasin has been a full-time faculty member in the NOVA Alexandria Campus Liberal Arts Division for the last 14 years. She has taught ESL, Religion and the Humanities. Her research focuses on the intersection of poverty and the criminal legal system. More information on her work can be found at the ACLS grantee site.