Apr 28, 2021

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of Chancellor Gillman, we are pleased to announce that Adria L. Imada, professor of history, has been named a 2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Her project will examine diverse survivors of 20th-century epidemics in the United States and its territories. Professor Imada joins a group of 26 fellows nationwide selected from more than 300 nominees this year. Each fellow will receive philanthropic support for their scholarly research in the humanities and social sciences that addresses important and enduring issues confronting society.

Professor Imada’s first book, Aloha America: Hula Circuits Through the U.S. Empire, won four awards, including the 2013 Lawrence W. Levine Award for best cultural history from the Organization of American Historians. Her second book, An Archive of Skin, An Archive of Kin: Disability and Life-Making During Medical Incarceration, explores culture and community in Hawai’i during the longest medical quarantine in modern history, 1866-1969. Professor Imada’s research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies’ Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship, a National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine biomedicine grant, and University of California President’s Faculty Research Fellowship in the Humanities.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Imada on this achievement.


Hal S. Stern, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Chancellor’s Professor, Department of Statistics

Tyrus Miller, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Humanities
Professor, Art History and English