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Ten Stanford Seniors Awarded Hume Humanities Honors Fellowships


Art History and American Studies major Amir Abou-Jaoude is one of the ten new undergraduate Hume Humanities Honors Fellows at the Stanford Humanities Center.

The Stanford Humanities Center welcomes a new cohort of undergraduates who have been awarded Hume Humanities Honors Fellowships for the 2019–20 academic year.

Each of the students who were selected this fall, through nominations by faculty advisors, are writing an honors thesis in one of Stanford’s humanities departments. Their research topics include the 1857 revolt in India against British imperialism, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, medieval religious and gender history, and the relationship between British novelists Virginia Woolf and Thomas Hardy.

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

The fellowship program was established seven years ago for eight seniors majoring in a humanities discipline, and this year it has been expanded to include ten fellows. "This program is at once an award and a promise,” says Humanities Center Director Roland Greene."We recognize your achievement and encourage you to do even more in the setting of the Humanities Center. Speaking for our 40-some fellows, welcome to our community.”

Read Q&A's with the fellows >>

Amir Abou-Jaoude
Art History and American Studies

Isabelle Carpenter
International Relations and Comparative Literature, and and minor in Middle Eastern Literatures, Languages, and Cultures

Emily Elott

Ravi Veriah Jacques

Won-Gi Jung
History, East Asian Studies

Adrian Liu
Philosophy & Religious Studies, Mathematics

Clara Romani
History, French, and minor in Italian

Alexandra Taylor
Political Science, Art History

Dayonna Tucker
African and African American Studies

Jenny Vo-Phamhi
Classics and Computer Science

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