Four Holtz Center affiliates recognized for research contributions on campus

Four Holtz Center affiliates were recently recognized on campus for their outstanding research contributions. The four members were among the slate of thirty-three UW-Madison faculty who received 2021-22 WARF Named Professorships, Kellett Fellowships and Romnes Awards.

Pablo Gomez
Jenell Johnson

Pablo Gomez (History and History Medicine) and Jenell Johnson (Communication Arts) both won an H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship. These fellowships recognize faculty who are within their first six years from promotion to a tenured position. Gómez is currently working on a history of the quantifiable body emerging in slave trading circuits in the 16th and 17th centuries. He is also collaborating on projects related to the legal history and global histories of science and medicine. Johnson’s research explores the circulation of scientific and medical information in the public sphere, with an emphasis on the social, ethical and political aspects of nonexpert engagement.

Megan Moreno

Megan Moreno (Pediatrics) was one of eleven faculty who won a Kellett Mid-Career Award, which provides support and encouragement to faculty who are seven to twenty years past their first promotion to a tenured position. Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT), Moreno’s research team, focuses on the intersection of technology and adolescent health.

Lawrence Shapiro

Lawrence Shapiro, Berent Enc Professor of Philosophy (Philosophy) was among eight faculty who were appointed WARF Named Professorships. These professorships honor the major contributions that Shapiro and the other faculty have made to the advancement of knowledge through research, as well as teaching and service activities. Shapiro has been critical of the philosophical orthodoxy according to which human-like cognition can exist in nonhuman organisms or artificial intelligences.

Please join us in congratulating these four outstanding Holtz Center colleagues and their achievements!