The National Committee on US-China relations has announced the selection of the University of Chicago Department of History's Johanna Ransmeier as part of its 2017 class of fellows for their Public Intellectuals Program (PIP). Ransmeier, an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, joins 20 other scholars for the program's 5th class. Her research focuses on Qing and Republican China’s legal history, trafficking, crime, family life, legal literacy, rights, and contemporary art and expression.
According to the website of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, the Public Intellectuals Program "is designed to nurture a new generation of China specialists who have the interest and potential to play significant roles as public intellectuals. Funded with a generous grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the goal is to expand the American public’s understanding of China by strengthening links among U.S. academics, policymakers, and opinion leaders." The program is funded through the renewal of a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.
For more on the program, visit http://www.ncuscr.org/pip.