Associate Professor Jennifer Carlson Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

Oct. 12, 2022

Associate Professor Jennifer Carlson has just been awarded the MacArthur Fellowship for uncovering the motivations, assumptions, and social forces that drive gun ownership and shape gun culture in the United States. Through ethnographic research with gun owners, educators, and sellers; law enforcement; and state licensing bodies, Carlson investigates the motivations and assumptions that drive gun culture.

The MacArthur Fellowship is an $800,000, no-strings-attached award to extraordinarily talented and creative individuals as an investment in their potential. 

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Information about the fellowship program and its 2022 fellows can be found here:


We would all like to congratulate Jenny on this wonderful achievement!