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Eight Stanford seniors have been selected for 2018-19 Hume Humanities Honors Fellowships

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The Humanities Center's 2018-19 Hume undergraduate fellows. (Image credit: Kent Safford)

The Stanford Humanities Center welcomes a new crop of Stanford undergraduates who have been awarded Hume Humanities Honors Fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year.

Each of the eight seniors who were selected this fall, through nominations by faculty advisors, are writing an honors thesis in one of Stanford’s humanities departments. Their research includes such topics as Mexico’s 1968 student movement, the queer Chinese-American San Francisco artist Martin Wong, bilingual language practices of five-year-olds, catharsis and healing in U.S. black communities, and Jewish prison guards in Nazi concentration camps. 

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The Hume Fellows receive a stipend for research project materials, have a shared workplace in Humanities Center undergraduate office, and participate in a variety of specially tailored group activities.

“In the stimulating scholarly environment provided by the Humanities Center, undergraduates benefit from a year-long association as cohort,” says director Caroline Winterer. “Our fellowships offer time, space, and intellectual mentoring so that these students can successfully complete the most ambitious project of their academic careers.”

The 2018-19 Hume Fellows:

Jade Arellano
Major: Anthropology

Alma Ixchel Flores-Pérez
Major: Linguistics, Iberian and Latin American Cultures (ILAC)

Nya Hughes
Major: African and African American Studies, Communication

Victor "Viv" Liu
Major: Art History, Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

Ian Miller
Major: Philosophy

Julia Sakowitz
Major: Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Minor in Russian Language

Miguel Samano
Major: Comparative Literature, Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies

Noam Shemtov
Major: Comparative Literature, Iberian and Latin American Cultures


Hume Fellowships are made possible, in part, by a gift from George H. Hume and Leslie P. Hume.