Humanities Center Welcomes New Class of Fellows

The Humanities Center has announced a new class of fellows for the 2016-17 academic year.

The scholars—six faculty members and four advanced doctoral students from Arts and Sciences departments—will spend the year researching and completing their work on topics such as collaboration in early African American and Native American literatures; the relation between theater artists and the mechanization of modern life; and the connection between justice and economic opportunity.

Scholarly reviewers from around the country selected the fellows from a pool of competitive applicants.

As part of the program, the fellows will be released from administrative and teaching duties to focus on their projects using Humanities Center resources, including a librarian who will be available to assist with research pursuits.

Four other fellows will be housed in the Humanities Center and will be working on projects through external grants, such as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Marco Haslam Dissertation Fellowship.

Visit the Humanities Center website for more about the fellows and to learn about their projects.

The center, established in 2011, is dedicated to facilitating and furthering research in humanities disciplines.