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Stanford Humanities Center Announces Hume Undergraduate Fellows


The 2021–22 Hume Honors Fellows

Ten Stanford seniors have been selected by the Humanities Center to receive a Hume Honors Fellowship for the remainder of the 2021–22 academic year.

Now in its ninth year, the program supports undergraduates—nominated by their faculty advisors—who are writing an honors thesis in one of Stanford’s humanities departments. Their research projects include such topics as the Zimbabwe War for Liberation, the ethics of resisting immigration law, and the medieval Japanese poetry known as renga (“linked verse”), among others.

The Hume fellows will receive a stipend of $1,500 for research project materials and participate in a variety of specially-tailored group activities throughout the year. In the stimulating scholarly environment of the Humanities Center, undergraduate fellows benefit from a year-long association as a cohort, as well as with graduate student and faculty fellows in residence. This year, students will return to an in-person fellowship experience with a dedicated workspace at the Humanities Center.

“After a year of remote fellowship, we’re happy to be welcoming this year’s cohort of undergraduates in person,” says Humanities Center director Roland Greene. “The group always brings a certain energy and joy to our community of scholars. We love having the Hume fellows with us as they complete the most ambitious projects of their academic careers.”

Learn More About the 2021-22 Hume Fellows >>

Isabella Ainsworth
A Small Band of the Best People on Earth: The Zimbabwe War for Liberation and White Supremacy

Natalie Francis
Classics and English, Minor in Art History
Pink Persephone is the New Prometheus: Rachel Smythe’s "Lore Olympus" and the Feminist Mythopoesis of the Classical Goddess of Spring in Sequential Art

Ekalan Hou
Art History and English, Minor in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Pockets of Becoming: The Photography of Lai Yong, Mary Tape, and Frank Jue

Jeevanjot “JJ” Singh Kapur
Theater & Performance Studies, Minor in Psychology
The Impact of a Theory-Driven Family Theater Workshop to Improve Communication and to Reduce Acculturative Family Distancing in Immigrant Parents and Children

Arman Kassam
History, Minor in Anthropology
Luna Incognita: How Early Seventeenth-Century English Writers Discovered Aliens on the Moon

Hannah Kunzman
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Minor in Spanish 
Children’s Rights, Illiberal Families, and Liberal Democracies

Brennan Megregian
Classics, Minor in Computer Science
Master of Words: Using Natural Language Processing to Explore Negative Diction in Cicero’s Orations
Megha Parwani
Philosophy and Political Science
The Individual Ethics of Resisting Immigration Law 
Andrew Tan
The Fire This Time: Race and (Dis)ability in Octavia Butler’s Earthseed Trilogy
Emily Wan
East Asian Studies (Japanese Literature), Minor in Translation Studies
Performative Composition in Sōgi’s Renga (“Linked Verse”) 

The Hume Fellowships are made possible by gifts from George H. Hume and Leslie P. Hume.