Professors Iskander and Morduch Awarded Fellowships by Institute for Advanced Study

NYU Wagner Professors Natasha Iskander and Jonathan Morduch have been awarded fellowships by the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) for the 2022-23 academic year, beginning on Sept. 19.

This prestigious fellowship allows for uninterrupted curiosity-driven research among a community of scholars in connection with one of the world’s foremost centers for intellectual inquiry.

Morduch is NYU Wagner Professor of Public Policy and Economics and Executive Director of the Financial Access Initiative. Iskander is NYU Wagner Professor of Urban Planning and Public Service and recently authored Does Skill Make Us Human?: Migrant Workers in 21st Century Qatar and Beyond (Princeton University Press, 2021).

Each year, IAS welcomes more than 200 of the most promising post-doctoral researchers and distinguished scholars from around the world to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration. Visiting scholars are selected through a highly competitive process by a permanent Faculty—each of whom are preeminent leaders in their fields—for their bold ideas, innovative methods, and deep research questions.

Located in Princeton, N.J., the Institute for Advanced Study has served the world as one of the leading independent centers for theoretical research since its establishment in 1930. Today, research at IAS is conducted across four Schools—Historical Studies, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Science—to push the boundaries of human knowledge.

Among past and present scholars—from Albert Einstein to Erwin Panofsky—there have been 35 Nobel Laureates, 44 of the 62 Fields Medalists, and 22 of the 25 Abel Prize Laureates, as well as many MacArthur Fellows and Wolf Prize winners.