Professor Kimberly Mack has been awarded a prestigious Public Scholar Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The NEH fellowship is a highly competitive grant program that supports authors in their research and writing of nonfiction books in the humanities for the broad public.

Mack, who joined the department this fall from the University of Toledo, earned the six-month fellowship for her book in progress titled “The Untold History of American Rock Criticism,” which is under advance contract with Bloomsbury Academic.

The book will cover the history of American rock criticism and the overlooked Black, Indigenous, people of color, and women who wrote for publications, such as Rolling Stone and Creem.