Brown professor and author Christine Montross received a Guggenheim Fellowship this week. Montross is a professor of Psychiatry at Warren Alpert Medical School.
She writes nonfiction and said right now she’s working on a book about the influx of mentally ill people in the criminal justice system.
“I’m hoping this will be a book that really changes the conversation about how we think about mentally ill people who commit crimes,” said Montross. “My psychiatric work really made me wonder about why this vulnerable population is coming into contact so often with our criminal justice system.”
Montross was chosen out of nearly 4,000 applicants for the Guggenheim fellowship. The foundation announced a hundred new fellowship recipients this week.
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