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Kendra McSweeney

The Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellow Award, 2019

These awards recognize first-rate scholarship for individuals not already so recognized by virtue of being an Eminent Scholar, holder of a chair, a Distinguished University Professor or a Distinguished Scholar. No more than three fellowships are awarded each year to full professors.

Kendra McSweeney is professor of geography. McSweeney’s current projects include tracing the socioecological impacts of drug trafficking through Central America and studying the nature and implications of demographic change among Latin America's indigenous populations. As one nominator said, “Professor McSweeney has delved into an issue of great societal importance, reached far beyond the academy to communicate its implications, and raised up many of her collaborators along the way with her efforts … exemplifying the spirit of outstanding research in social and behavioral sciences."