Marzouq Alnusf, a doctoral candidate in philosophy in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow.
The fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values.
Alnusf’s research interests include social and political philosophy, philosophy of race and modern Arabic philosophy.
"I am very happy and thankful to receive the award,” Alnusf said. “It offers additional validation of my research, boosts my own confidence as a researcher, and is a prominent platform that helps me continue to develop and grow.”
His dissertation explores the relation between capitalism, race and justice.
“I argue empirically that race and racism have long been significant globally,” Alnusf said. “I also develop a conceptual framework for understanding that global significance, building on the tradition of theorizing racial capitalism. Finally, I argue that there are important ethical and political issues at stake, focusing on the two cases of global socioeconomic inequality and structural alienation.”
The fellowship was founded in 1981 by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, and has funded more than 1,300 fellows representing more than 100 American universities since its inception. Each fellow will receive a 12-month award of $27,500 to support their final year of dissertation work.