Last semester, Professor Jeremy Bearer-Friend was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study poll tax issues in the archives of the National Library of Scotland (NLS). While there last semester and a good portion of the summer, Professor Bearer-Friend helped NLS to curate a display highlighting the richness of the library's collection on this topic.
Recently, he presented his research findings in a virtual presentation sponsored by the library, entitled "Poll Taxes, Revisited: Inequality, Resistance, and Community Change." He has also presented his work at the University of Edinburgh and King's College, London, this month and has been invited to speak at a number of American universities this academic year, concluding with a presentation at Northwestern in March.
Professor Bearer-Friend's work has uncovered hidden (and not so hidden) meanings underlying head tax movements in our own country and abroad and their heightened importance in the present day. Please join us in congratulating Professor Bearer-Friend on this wonderful achievement with the support of the Fulbright Program.