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National Humanities Center Names
Fellows for 2011-12

News Release Date: April 26, 2011

Neil Warren Bernstein (Classics, Ohio University), Narrative, Equity, and Community in the Pseudo-Quintilianic Major Declamations (NEH Fellowship)

Vincent Aaron Brown (History, Duke University), The Coromantee Wars: An Archipelago of Insurrection (Duke Endowment Fellowship)

David Neale Bunn (English, University of Johannesburg, South Africa), An Unnatural State: Boundary Identities in South Africa's Kruger National Park (Donnelley Family Fellowship)

Jonathan Culler (English & Comparative Literature, Cornell University), The Theory of the Lyric (M. H. Abrams Fellowship)

Don Harrison Doyle (History, University of South Carolina), America's International Civil War (Archie K. Davis Fellowship)

Gaston E. Espinosa (Religion, Claremont McKenna College), Brown Moses: Francisco Olazabal and Charisma, Power and Healing in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (NEH Fellowship)

Jennifer L. Fleissner (English, Indiana University, Bloomington), Maladies of the Will: Literature as a Symptomatology of Modernity (NEH Fellowship)

Matthew S. Gordon (History, Miami University), Singers and Soldiers: Slavery and Slave Households of the Ninth-Century Abbasid Empire (Delta Delta Delta Fellowship)

Ezra Greenspan (English, Southern Methodist University), William Wells Brown: An African-American Life (John Hope Franklin Fellowship)

Karen Hagemann (History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Revisiting Prussia's Wars Against Napoleon: War, Culture, Memory (John G. Medlin, Jr. Fellowship)

Sandya K. Hewamanne (Anthropology, Wake Forest University), Sri Lanka's Former Global Factory Workers Negotiating New Lives (Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship)

Joshua Landy (French, Stanford University), Literature, Narrative, and the Shape of a Life (Hurford Family Fellowship)

Laurie Langbauer (English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Child Authors and Juvenilia: The Tradition in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (John E. Sawyer Fellowship)

Paul E. Losensky (Central Eurasian Studies & Comparative Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington), Sa'eb Tabrizi and the Poetics of Effulgence (Delta Delta Delta Fellowship)

Ellen A. McLarney (Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University), Poetics of Islamic Politics: The Adab of Rights and Freedom (Fellows' Fellowship)

John Monfasani (History, State University of New York, Albany), A Three-Volume Study of the Plato-Aristotle Controversy of the Fifteenth Century (William J. Bouwsma Fellowship)

Mieko Nishida (History, Hartwick College), Gender, Race, and Nation in the Diaspora: Japanese Brazilians in Sao Paulo (NEH Fellowship)

Laurie Ann Paul (Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), A Common Cause: A Unified Account of Causation and Causal Reasoning (Frank H. Kenan Fellowship)

Morgan Pitelka (Asian Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Sixteenth-Century Losers: A History of Daily Life and Destruction in Ichijodani, Japan (Josephus Daniels Fellowship of the Research Triangle Foundation)

Kellie Paige Robertson (English, University of Wisconsin, Madison), Love and Physics: Chaucer and Aristotelian Natural Philosophy (Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Fellowship)

Ellen Ross (History, Ramapo College of New Jersey), Missionaries, Philanthropists and "Valiant Warrior Queens:" From Social Work to Global Activism in Britain, 1914-1950 (Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship)

Jutta Schickore (Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington), Hazardous Operations: Experiments with Snake Venom, 1660-1960 (Walter Hines Page Fellowship of the Research Triangle Foundation)

Susanne Sreedhar (Philosophy, Boston University), Gender and Contract in Early Modern Philosophy (Philip Quinn Fellowship)

Jason W. Stevens (English, Harvard University), Contending Secularizations: Religion and American Film, 1934-2004 (NEH Fellowship)

Ajantha Subramanian (Anthropology, Duke University), Gifted: Knowledge and Value in Indian Technical Education (Robert F. and Margaret S. Goheen Fellowship)

John W. Sweet (History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), The Captive’s Tale: Venture Smith and the Roots of the American Republic (Center Fellowship)

James L. Van Cleve (Philosophy, University of Southern California), Problems from Reid (William C. and Ida Friday Fellowship)

Susan V. Webster (Art History, College of William and Mary), The Conquest of European Architecture: Andean Masters and the Construction of Colonial Quito (Allen W. Clowes Fellowship)

Richard P. Werbner (Anthropology, University of Manchester, UK), Occult Subjectivities, Practical Rhetoric: Divination and the Moral Imagination (GlaxoSmithKline Fellowship)

Martin J. Wiener (History, Rice University), Liberalism and the British Empire (Birkelund Fellowship)

Dorothy C. Wong (Art History, Fine Arts, Architecture, University of Virginia), Formation of an International Buddhist Art Idiom in East Asia, c. 640-760 (Henry Luce Fellowship)

Ernest A. Zitser (Slavic Languages, Duke University), The "Vita" of Prince Boris Ivanovich Korybut-Kurakin: An Annotated Translation (Benjamin N. Duke Fellowship of the Research Triangle Foundation)



Statistics, Class of 2011-12

Number of Fellows: 32

Gender: Female, 14; Male, 18

Ages: 30-39, 4; 40-49, 13; 50-59, 9; 60-69, 4; 70-79, 2

Rank: Assistant Professor, 4; Associate Professor, 14; Professor, 13; Librarian, 1


Disciplines: 11
Anthropology (3), Art History (2), Asian Studies (1), Classics (1), English (7), French (1), History (9), Middle & Near Eastern Studies (2), Philosophy (4), Religion (1), Slavic Languages (1)


Geographic Representation
United States (30 scholars from 10 states):
California (3), Indiana (3), Massachusetts (2), New York (4), North Carolina (10), Ohio (2), South Carolina (1), Texas (2), Virginia (2), Wisconsin (1)

Other Nations (2 scholars from 2 other nations):
South Africa (1), United Kingdom (1)


Institutions (21):
Boston University (1), Claremont McKenna College (1), College of William and Mary (1), Cornell University (1), Duke University (4), Hartwick College (1), Harvard University (1), Indiana University, Bloomington (3), Miami University (1), Ohio University (1), Ramapo College of New Jersey (1), Rice University (1), Southern Methodist University (1), Stanford University (1), State University of New York, Albany (1), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (5), University of South Carolina (1), University of Southern California (1), University of Virginia (1), University of Wisconsin, Madison (1), Wake Forest University (1)

Institutions in Other Nations (2):
University of Johannesburg, South Africa (1), University of Manchester, UK (1)


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