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Humanities Center Names 2014-15 Fellows

Humanities Center Names 2014-15 Fellows

The Stanford Humanities Center has named 26 fellows for the 2014-15 academic year. Chosen from a pool of close to 400 applicants, the 2014-15 cohort comprises scholars from other institutions, as well as Stanford faculty and advanced Stanford graduate students. Fellows will pursue individual research and writing for the full academic year while contributing to the Stanford community through their participation in workshops, lectures, and courses.

Attiya Ahmad, External Faculty Fellow
Department of Anthropology, George Washington University
Precarity and Possibility: South Asian Migrant Domestic Workers' Newfound Islamic Pieties and Cosmopolitanism in Kuwait

Lucy Alford, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University
Forms of Poetic Attention

Marquis Berrey, External Faculty Fellow
Department of Classics, University of Iowa
Hellenistic Science at Court

Joseph Boone, Marta Sutton Weeks Fellow
Department of English, University of Southern California
The Melville Effect: Meditations in Multimedia

Michael Bratman, Donald Andrews Whittier Fellow
Department of Philosophy, Stanford University
Planning, Time, and Self-Governance

Jessica Chen, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University
A History of Their Own: Biographical Writing and Muslim Identity in Early Modern China

James Daughton, Internal Faculty Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
Humanity So Far Away: Violence, Suffering, and Humanitarianism in the Modern French Empire

Fred Donner, Marta Sutton Weeks Fellow
The Oriental Institute and Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago
The Development of the Earliest Islamic Community

Erika Doss, Marta Sutton Weeks Fellow
Department of American Studies, University of Notre Dame
Spiritual Moderns: Twentieth-Century American Artists and Religion

Damien Droney, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
Weedy Science: The Culture and Politics of Herbal Medicine Research in Ghana

Michael Friedman, Violet Andrews Whittier Fellow
Department of Philosophy, Stanford University
Extending the Dynamics of Reason: A Post-Kuhnian Approach to the History and Philosophy of Science

Vera Gribanova, Internal Faculty Fellow
Department of Linguistics, Stanford University
Subjects and Clause Structure in Three Turkic Languages

Stephanie Hom, Marta Sutton Weeks Fellow
Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, University of Oklahoma
Limits of Space: Mobility and Colonialism in Italy & Libya

Helen Human, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
Rehabilitated Ruins: Development, Democratization, and UNESCO World Heritage in Turkey

Nicholas Jenkins, Internal Faculty Fellow
Department of English, Stanford University
Manhattan Transfer: W. H. Auden and the Last of England

James Lock, Ellen Andrews Wright Fellow
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford Medical School
Foucault and Psychiatry: A Post-Mortem Update

Maria-Elena Martinez, External Faculty Fellow
Department of History, University of Southern California
The Enlightened Creole Science of Race:  Naturalizing the Body in the Eighteenth-Century Spanish Atlantic World

Thomas O’Donnell, External Faculty Fellow
Department of English, Fordham University
Theoretical Lives: Identity-Critique and Monastic Community in England, 1000-1259

Jennifer Pegg, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
The Origins of a Historical Understanding of the Universe

Bruno Perreau, External Faculty Fellow
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Crossing the Atlantic: The Response to Queer Theory in France

Molly Pucci, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
Security Empire: Building the Secret Police in Communist East Europe

Joan Ramon Resina, Donald Andrews Whittier Fellow
Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Stanford University
Journalism as Literature: Josep Pla and the Rise of a New Realism in the 20th Century

Nate Sloan, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Music, Stanford University
Jazz in the Harlem Moment: Performing Race and Place at the Cotton Club, 1926-1935

Luke Sunderland, External Faculty Fellow
Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University
Rebel Barons: Resisting Royal Power in the Middle Ages

Barbara Voss, Internal Faculty Fellow
Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
Burn Layer: The Archaeology of Anti-Immigrant Violence

Claude Willan, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of English, Stanford University
The Tory Seizure of Literary History