Humanities Center announces 2020–21 Fellowships

(Courtesy Stanford Humanities Center)

The Stanford Humanities Center has announced the 33 fellows who will make up its class of 202021.

Included in the new cohort are scholars working on projects with such topics as environmental justice in Peru, the contested meaning of originalism in U.S. Constitutional law, and routes of literary translation between Latin America and South Asia, to name just a few. In addition to pursuing individual research, Humanities Center fellows contribute to the Stanford community through their participation in workshops, lectures, and courses.

Eight of the new fellows are Stanford faculty: KEITH BAKER, professor of history, DENISE GILL, assistant professor of music, USHA IYER, assistant professor of film and media studies, MARCI KWON, assistant professor of art history, BERNADETTE MEYLER, professor of law, JAMES REICHERT, associate professor of East Asian languages and cultures, KATHRYN STARKEY, professor of German studies, and ALICE STAVELEY, senior lecturer in English.

Joining them will be eight external faculty fellows, seven Stanford PhD students awarded Stanford Humanities Center Dissertation Prize Fellowships and ten postdoctoral Mellon Scholars in the Humanities. The Mellon fellowship is a three-year program for recent PhDs to pursue research while teaching two courses per year in a Stanford humanities department.

The announcement, made by Humanities Center Director ROLAND GREENE, comes as the Center is in the midst of its 40th-anniversary year, but also at a time of uncertainty.

“For four decades, the Stanford Humanities Center has created a unique intellectual community for scholars at all stages of their academic careers to join in a mutual exchange of ideas,” said Greene. “We are delighted by the range and ambition of the projects coming to us next year.”

In addition, the Humanities Center will add to its roster eight to ten undergraduate Hume Humanities Honors Fellows, writing their senior theses on humanities topics, who will be nominated by faculty in the upcoming academic year.

Read the list of fellows and the full article on the Stanford Humanities Center website.