Humanities Institute Announces
Inaugural Resident, Graduate Fellowships
The inaugural Resident and Graduate Fellowships at the UConn Humanities Institute were announced last week by Richard D. Brown, director of the institute.
The nine professors and two graduate students are distinguished for their excellence in scholarship and dedication to research in the humanities, says Brown, who was joined in making the announcement by Chancellor John D. Petersen and Ross MacKinnon, dean of liberal arts and sciences.
The seven Internal Resident Fellows are UConn professors. The two External Fellows come from other universities. All Fellows will be in residence at the Storrs campus for the 2002-2003 academic year. Internal Resident Fellows retain their appointments and salaries from the University and teach one advanced course in their field, with a release from other departmental responsibilities . External Resident Fellows receive an award of $40,000, the use of a fully equipped office in the institute, and faculty library and other privileges. They also teach one advanced course in their field. Each Fellow will present both a public lecture and an informal presentation to their colleagues during their time in Storrs.
Graduate Fellows are UConn students, who will receive a full graduate assistantship and $1,500 in research support. They will devote their time to their dissertation projects and will also present a public lecture and an informal talk during the academic year.
The selection committee for the 2002-03 Internal Fellows was comprised of distinguished professors from various universities: Jean Christophe Agnew (American studies, Yale University); Carlos J. Alonso (Romance languages, University of Pennsylvania); Martha Joukowsky (anthropology, Brown University); and Elaine Scarry (English & American literature, Harvard University).
Anne D'Alleva, assistant professor, art history and women's studies. Pacific Evangelicals: Art, Religion, and Society in Nineteenth-Century Polynesia
Anita Garey, assistant professor, family studies and sociology. Truancy Courts: Arenas of Cultural Negotiation
Margaret Gilbert, professor, philosophy. Rights Reconsidered
associate professor, history. Clement VII and the Crisis of the
Ross Miller, professor, English. The Land that I Love: How the Jews Discovered America
Susan Porter Benson, associate professor, history. Work Ethics: Women's Views of Paid Work in the USA, 1925-1935
The selection committee for the External Fellows was comprised of UConn faculty members: Joel Kupperman (chair), philosophy; John Davis, history; and Jean Givens, art and art history.
Fred Inglis, professor, cultural studies, University of Sheffield, U.K. The Performance of Celebrity
The selection committee for the Graduate Fellows was comprised of UConn faculty members: Jerry R. Phillips (chair), English; Bruce M. Stave, history; and Katharina von Hammerstein, modern & classical languages/German).
Jennifer Spinner, English. Of Women and the Essay: An Anthology from the 17th Century to the Present