Kevin J. Thomas, GGD alumnus, was recently named a 2021 Carnegie Mellon Fellow. Kevin J. A. Thomas is professor of African and African Diaspora studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on international migration, global health, race-ethnicity, and African development.
Dr. Thomas has received the David E. Bell Fellowship from Harvard University, the Raymond Lombra Award for Distinction in the Social Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University, and the Outstanding Book Award of the American Sociological Association’s Peace, War, and Social Conflict section.
His project, “Life after Global Epidemics: Resilience, Recovery, and the Well-Being of Ebola Survivors in West Africa,” investigates how Ebola survivors and their communities in West Africa recovered from the 2014 Ebola epidemic.