The Rutgers University-New Brunswick Chancellor-Provost's office honored Professor of Journalism and Media Studies and of History David Greenberg in recognition for the fellowship he held at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.
According to the university, Greenberg was among a select group of Rutgers faculty members who were recognized for the prestigious external awards they received this year.
The Cullman Center appoints only 15 fellows each year, from a pool of applicants that includes academics, independent scholars, creative writers, and visual artists working on book projects.
Greenberg was named a recipient of the Cullman fellowship in April 2021, and his fellowship spanned nine months, from September 2021 through May 2022. As a fellow, he worked on his forthcoming biography, “John Lewis: A Life in Politics,” to be published by Simon & Schuster.
The Cullman Center appoints only 15 fellows each year, from a pool of applicants that includes academics, independent scholars, creative writers, and visual artists working on book projects. The Cullman Center is located in the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in New York City.
In an article SC&I wrote covering the announcement of Greenberg’s fellowship in April 2021, Greenberg said the fellowship would be a tremendous asset to him because “The archival collections at the New York Public Library are voluminous. There are several collections I’ll be able to use, as well as having access to the book library, the online databases, and more.”
As a Cullman fellow, Greenberg worked on his forthcoming biography, “John Lewis: A Life in Politics,” to be published by Simon & Schuster.
Also beneficial, he said, would be “the chance to get to know and learn from the other fellows (who include some terrific historians). The interaction with the other fellows is supposed to be the best part – one of the most attractive features of the fellowship. In many past years, at least, there has been a great deal of camaraderie among the fellows. And part of our job is to read and critique each other’s work.”
Greenberg writes about history, politics, and media for a variety of scholarly and popular publications. He is the author of "Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency" (2016); "Nixon’s Shadow: The History of an Image" (2003); and "Calvin Coolidge" (2006). He is a frequent commentator in the national news media on contemporary politics and public affairs.