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Humanities Center Names 2015-16 Fellows

The Stanford Humanities Center has named 25 fellows for the 2015-16 academic year. They will be joined by new Hume Undergraduate Fellows and International Visitors. Chosen from a pool of more than 400 applicants, the 2015-16 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.

Rumee Ahmed, External Faculty Fellow
Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies, University of British Columbia
Islamic Systematics: The Art and Science of Islamic Legal Reform

Ruth Ahnert, External Faculty Fellow
School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London
Tudor Networks of Power

R. Lanier Anderson, Donald Andrews Whittier Fellow
Department of Philosophy, Stanford University
Nietzschean Moral Psychology

Claire Rydell Arcenas, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
Inventing an American Political Tradition: How John Locke Became "America’s Philosopher"

Bernard Bate, External Faculty Fellow
Division of Social Sciences, Yale-NUS College, National University of Singapore
Protestant Textuality and the Tamil Modern: Political Oratory and the Social Imaginary in South Asia

Scott Bukatman, Ellen Andrews Wright Fellow
Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University
Cinematic Spectacle

Lisa Burnett, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Music, Stanford University
The Artwork of the People: A History of the Gesamtkunstwerk from Richard Wagner to Kim Jong Il

Vanessa Chang, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University
Tracing Electronic Gesture: A Poetics of Mediated Movement

Jason Cieply, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University
Voices of Enthusiasm: the Mobilization of Revolutionary Emotion in Soviet Literature and Culture, 1917-1935

Lindsay Der, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
The Role of Human-Animal Relations in the Social Maintenance and ‘Demise’ of the Neolithic at the Mega-site of Catalhöyük, Turkey

David Driscoll, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Classics, Stanford University
Acting the Exegete: Homeric Quotation and Interpretation in Imperial Literary Symposia

Frederico Freitas, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
Boundaries of Nature: National Parks and Environmental Change at the Argentine-Brazilian Border, 1920-1990

Jenna Gibbs, External Faculty Fellow
Department of History, Florida International University
The Global Latrobe Family: Evangelicalism, Slavery, and Empire (1750s-1850s)

Blaine Greteman, External Faculty Fellow
Department of English, University of Iowa
Authorship and Influence in the Early Modern Social Network

Niloofar Haeri, Marta Sutton Weeks Fellow
Department of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
In the Presence of the Divine: Prayer and Poetry in the Lives of Iranian Women

Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, External Faculty Fellow
Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Metropolis in Ruins: Berlin in the 1940s

Jennifer Iverson, External Faculty Fellow
School of Music, University of Iowa
Electronic Inspirations: The WDR Studio and Musical Thought at Mid-Century

Nancy Kollmann, Violet Andrews Whittier Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
Early Modern European Engravings and Networks of Knowledge of Russia

Christopher Krebs, Internal Faculty Fellow
Department of Classics, Stanford University
Julius Caesar, Man of Letters, and the Roman Republic of Ideas

Katharina Piechocki, Distinguished Junior External Fellow
Department of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
Cartographic Humanism: Defining Early Modern Europe, 1390-1590

Reviel Netz, Donald Andrews Whittier Fellow
Department of Classics, Stanford University
Space, Scale, Canon: Parameters of Ancient Literary Practice

John Rick, Internal Faculty Fellow
Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
Innovation, Religion, and the Development of the Andean Formative Period

Gabriella Safran, Ellen Andrews Wright Fellow
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University
Listening to Russia: Literature, Technology, and the Outsiderly Ear

Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Marta Sutton Weeks Fellow
Departments of Music and African and African American Studies, Harvard University
When Ethnography Meets History: Musicians of the Horn of Africa in Global Motion, 1974-2014

Alexander Statman, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
A Global Enlightenment: History, Science and Sinology in the Late Eighteenth Century