The UC Santa Barbara Academic Senate has awarded Distinguished Professor Nelson Lichtenstein
the Faculty Research Lecture Award for 2019. Established in 1955, the award is the highest honor the faculty bestows on one of its members.
In announcing the award, the Faculty Research Lecture Committee recognized Lichtenstein, a professor of history and director of the campus’s Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy, as one of the most important 20th-century U.S. historians working in any field. Of specific note were his contributions to American labor history, global capitalism, and political economy.