Sanford Professor Nick Carnes has been selected to receive a Thomas Langford Lectureship Award for the academic year of 2018-2019.
The award was established in 2000 in honor of Thomas Langford, former Duke University provost and dean and faculty member of the Divinity School, to promote faculty excellence and community and to recognize scholarship, teaching and collegiality. The recipients give a lecture about their research before an interdisciplinary audience of Duke faculty colleagues and receive a $1,000 research stipend.
Carnes is a political scientist who studies American politics, economic and social class inequality, and political representation. He was recently promoted to associate professor and holds a three-year appointment as the Creed C. Black Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science. He was selected as member of Duke’s Bass Society of Fellows in the spring of 2018. His second book, The Cash Ceiling: Why Only the Rich Run for Office – and What We Can Do About It, will be published in September by Princeton University Press.