Humanities Center Welcomes New Hume Honors Fellows

The program provides support for Stanford undergraduates writing their honors thesis.

Dec 13, 2022
2022-23 Hume Honors Fellows
The 2022-23 Hume Honors Fellows, photo by Kelda Jamison

Ten Stanford seniors have been selected by the Stanford Humanities Center to receive a Hume Honors Fellowship for the remainder of the 2022–23 academic year. The SHC annually awards the fellowship to outstanding undergraduates who are majoring in a humanities discipline and writing an honors thesis. Nominated by their faculty advisors, the Hume Honors Fellows each 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 Center, undergraduate fellows benefit from a year-long association as a cohort, as well as with graduate student and faculty fellows in residence. These intensive intellectual interactions are meant to enable the students to deepen their focus and expose them to advanced research in the humanities.

Learn more about the fellows and their projects

Calico Ducheneaux
Shared identity amongst Sovereign Nations?: A perception study of Native American English (NAE)

Ananya Karthik
Political Science and Computer Science, Honors in Ethics in Society; Minor in Human Rights
Reimagining Data Subjecthood

Angie Lopez
Art History; Minor in French
In a Queer Time and Spirit: The Cross-Temporality and Mysticism of Georgiana Houghton’s Spirit Drawings

Ximena Sanchez Martinez
Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity; Minor in Biology
The Next Step: A Study of the Experiences of DACA and Undocumented Students on the Transition Post-College Graduation

Claudia Nmai
Sociology; Minor in African and African American Studies
The Intergenerational Consequences of Policing on Black Immigrant Families

Ashwin Pillai
Philosophy and Political Science; Minor in Music
Standing Doctrine, Generalized Grievances, and the Separation of Powers

Stephen Sharp Queener 
International Relations; Minor in German Studies
The Political Power of the Ban on War: Development, Practice, and a Defense of Legalism

Christina Shen
Art History
Flesh Matters: Corporeal Materiality, Medical Commodification, and the Social Body in Chinese “Flesh” Art

Camellia Ye
English and Economics
Milton’s “Intestine War”: Revolutionary Sensation and Inaction in “Paradise Lost”

Vivian Zhu
East Asian Studies and International Relations; Minor in Economics
Indulgence or Escape? Chinese Women Reading and Writing "Danmei" Fiction

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