Mosi Ifatunji earns Jackson Emerging Scholars Award

photo of Assistant Professor Mosi IfatunjiAssistant Professor Mosi Ifatunji was named the inaugural recipient of the James S. Jackson Emerging Scholar Award by the Program for Research on Black Americans at the Institute for Social Research University of Michigan. Among other accomplishments, Jackson was the first African American to serve as Director for the Institute of Social Research and he also served on the National Science Board. Ifatunji notes that “Jackson was a giant and a key mentor of mine. I loved the man as a person, scholar, and leader and hope to do the award justice.”