For the first time, a UT professor has received a major Carnegie fellowship. Nicknamed “the brainy awards,” the fellowship is one of the most prestigious awards for scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Nathan J. Kelly, associate professor of political science, has been named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Research Fellow. The recognition comes for his work studying how economic inequality reinforces itself through politics.
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Nathan Kelly, associate professor of political science, wrote this column for The Hill tackling several topics including financial deregulation, the Republican Party repeating history and Democrats’ need to break from the recent past.
FactCheck.org highlighted the work of political science associate professor Nathan Kelly in a story examining Senator Rand Paul’s claims about inequality.
Four experts on the political impact of income inequality will gather at UT on October 18 to discuss the topic. “The Political Origins and Consequences of Inequality: A Roundtable” will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. The event is free and open to the public.
A study coauthored by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, political science professor has found that as the Republican Party’s control of Congress increases, so does the share of the nation’s wealth held by the top 1 percent of earners.
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Nate Kelly, associate professor in the department of political science, has the big idea of studying the politics of income inequality in the United States.
Game days feature more than football on campus. Now in its twenty-third season, the College of Arts and Science’s Pregame Showcase has been giving fans the chance to hear from esteemed UT faculty prior to each gridiron matchup. This year’s first showcase will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, before the home opener against Georgia State. Professor Cal MacLean, head of the theater department, will talk about the collaboration that has gone into the Clarence Brown Theatre’s production of “Sweeny Todd.”
Nathan Kelly is not telling you to vote Democrat or Republican. But he can tell you what will happen economically either way. Your decision, he said, will have a significant impact on poverty and economic inequality. Kelly is an assistant professor of political science at UT Knoxville.