Seven faculty members among the new Humanities Center fellows

Stanford Humanities Center
Stanford Humanities Center

Seven Stanford faculty members are among the 36 new fellows announced by the Humanities Center.

Included in the new cohort are scholars in history, art, philosophy, music, linguistics and gender studies, among other humanities disciplines. “Fake news,” Andy Warhol’s New York, gender politics in Chinese culture and amateur brass bands in southern Benin are just a few of their projects.

“One of the many gifts that a year at the Humanities Center offers is the opportunity for connections,” said director CAROLINE WINTERER. “Over daily lunches, weekly talks or simply serendipitous meetings, our fellows enrich their understanding of their own projects and bring their unique perspectives to the work of others.”

The Stanford faculty members are:

RIMA GREENHILL, lecturer in Slavic languages and literatures

FIONA GRIFFITHS, professor of history

JOSHUA LANDY, professor of French and Italian

HAIYAN LEE, professor of East Asian languages and cultures and comparative literature

YOSHIKO MATSUMOTO, professor of Japanese history and civilization

YUMI MOON, associate professor of history

PEGGY PHELAN, professor of theater and performance studies

Resident fellows come together at different stages of their careers – faculty, postdoctoral, graduate student – to pursue individual research and writing, while contributing to the Stanford community through participation in workshops, lectures and courses.

The incoming fellows will be joined by eight undergraduate Hume Humanities Honors Fellows, writing their senior theses on humanities topics, and six to eight international visitors to be named in the fall.

Also next year, the Humanities Center will celebrate its 40th anniversary.

Read more and see the entire list of fellows on the Humanities Center website.