Alison Isenberg, Beth Lew-Williams receive NEH grants

Monday, Dec 21, 2020

Alison Isenberg, professor of history, and Beth Lew-Williams, associate professor of history, are among four Princeton faculty members who received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in a Dec. 16, 2020 announcement.

Isenberg received a $30,000 grant for research and writing of “Uprisings: The Impact of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination and the Case of Trenton, New Jersey,” a book on unrest in the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Lew-Williams received a $60,000 grant for research and writing of “Race and Law in the American West, 1850–1924,” a book on Chinese immigrants and the law in the American West, 1850–1924.

Isenberg and Lew-Williams serve on the Program in American Studies executive committee. In the spring 2021 semester, Lew-Williams teaches the course “Asian American History,” cross listed in American studies and Asian American studies. Isenberg’s AMS courses include “Unrest and Renewal in Urban America” in Spring 2020.