Stanford Humanities Center fellows represent a diverse range of scholarship

Stanford Humanities Center

The Stanford Humanities Center recently named the 28 scholars who will pursue individual research and writing projects at the center during the 2013-2014 academic year as residential fellows.

The group’s proposed research topics range from race in American theater to autism under Nazism, from the history of same-sex unions in 18th-century China to cognitive neuroscience in relation to Victorian literature.

Chosen from a pool of over 400 applicants, the group is one of the largest cohorts to date, as well as one of the most diverse. The 10 internal faculty fellows represent three of Stanford’s schools: Humanities and Sciences, Law and Education, and the 10 external faculty fellows come from eight different states and France.

Through participation in workshops, lectures and courses, Humanities Center fellows foster collaborations and develop campus-wide academic connections.

ARON RODRIGUE, a history professor and the center director noted, “The scope and diversity of scholarship among next year’s fellows speaks to one of the center’s core missions of fostering an interdisciplinary research environment.”

The center’s fellowship program also is open to current Stanford graduate students working on their dissertations. Next year’s fellows will spend their time at the center completing their dissertations while also contributing to the intellectual life of the Stanford community.

In addition to the yearlong fellowships, the Humanities Center and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies will host five international visitors to participate in four-week residencies. During their time at Stanford, these scholars will give lectures in conjunction with the departments and research centers that nominated them.

Find out more about the incoming fellows on the Humanities Center website.

—VERONICA MARIAN, the Humanities at Stanford