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Humanities Center Names 2016-17 Fellows

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The Stanford Humanities Center has named 23 fellows for the 2016-17 academic year. The cohort includes scholars of history, philosophy, music, and English, among other humanities disciplines. Chosen from a pool of nearly 300 applicants, the 2016-17 cohort comprises Stanford faculty, advanced Stanford graduate students, and academics from institutions like Harvard University, the University of Amsterdam, and UC Berkeley. During their residential year at the Stanford Humanities Center, 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. They will be joined by Hume Undergraduate Fellows and six international visitors.
 
Kristen Alff, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
The Business of Land in Palestine: Greek-Orthodox Networks and Levantine Capitalism in the Late Ottoman and Early Mandate Periods, 1838-1925 
 
Janaki Bakhle, External Faculty Fellow
Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Biography of a Fundamentalist: V.D. Savarkar and the Making of Hindutva
 
Janet Beizer, Marta Sutton Weeks Fellow
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
The Harlequin Eaters: The Patchwork Imaginary of Nineteenth-Century Paris
 
Cristina Maria Cervone, External Faculty Fellow
Department of English, University of Memphis
Vernacular Poetics of Metaphor: Middle English and the Corporate Subject
 
Blake Francis, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Philosophy, Stanford University
Climate Change and the Moral Significance of Harm
 
Susan Gagliardi, Distinguished Junior External Fellow
Department of Art History, Emory University
Seeing the Unseen: Arts of Power Associations on the Senufo-Mande Cultural ‘Frontier’
 
Guy Geltner, External Faculty Fellow
Department of History, University of Amsterdam
Healthscaping the Premodern City: Theory, Policy, and Practice in Italy, 1250-1500
 
Roger Grant, External Faculty Fellow
Department of Music, Wesleyan University
Peculiar Attunements: The Musical Legacy of Affect Theory
 
Nathaniel Hansen, External Faculty Fellow
Department of Philosophy, University of Reading
Must We Measure What We Mean? Contemporary Ordinary Language Philosophy and the Experimental Investigation of Meaning
 
Jenifer Hsieh, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
Sound and Noise in the City: Public Sensibilities and Technocratic Translation in Urban Taiwan 
 
Sienna Kang, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Classics, Stanford University
The Mortal Basileus: A Comparative Examination of Religious Ideology and Centralization of Political Power Among Ancient City-States
 
Alexander Key, Internal Faculty Fellow
Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University
Ragib al-Isfahani: His Poetics, His Life, His Works, and the Times
 
Charles Kronengold, Internal Faculty Fellow
Department of Music, Stanford University
Crediting Thinking in Soul and Dance Music
 
Eunsoo Lee, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Classics, Stanford University
Visual Agency in Euclid’s Elements: A Study of the Transmission of Visual Knowledge
 
Nicole Martin, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
In the Name of the Home: The Politics of Race, Gender, and Reconstruction in Nineteenth-Century America
 
Susan McCabe, Marta Sutton Weeks Fellow
Department of English, University of Southern California
H.D. & Bryher: A Modernist Love Story
 
Katherine Meadows, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Philosophy, Stanford University
Aristotle on Ontological Priority
 
Norman Naimark, Donald Andrews Whittier Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
Before the Cold War: Stalin and Europe, 1944-1949
 
J.D. Porter, Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of English, Stanford University
The Fact of Fiction: Race, Money, Gender and Nation in American Modernism
 
Charles Postel, External Faculty Fellow
Department of History, San Francisco State University
The Problem of Equal Rights: Reform in Post-War America
 
Robert Proctor, Ellen Andrews Wright Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
A Historian in Court: Memoires of an Expert Witness
 
Brent Sockness, Violet Andrews Whittier Fellow
Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University
Ethics in History: Ernst Troeltsch's Moral Theory
 
Dafna Zur, Internal Faculty Fellow
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University
The Impact of Scientific Discourse on the Literature and Education of North and South Korea
 
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The Center's fellowships are made possible by gifts and grants from the following individuals, foundations and Stanford offices: The Esther Hayfer Bloom Estate, Theodore H. and Frances K. Geballe, Mimi and Peter Haas, Marta Sutton Weeks, the Mericos Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the offices of the Dean of Research and the Dean of Humanities and Sciences.