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National Humanities Names Fellows for 2013-14

News Release Date: April 19, 2013

Barbara R. Ambros (Religion, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Shamans, Nuns, and Demons: Women in Japanese Religions

Luis E. Cárcamo-Huechante (Spanish/Portuguese, University of Texas, Austin), The Sounds of an Indigenous Nation: Sonic Poetics and Politics in Contemporary Mapuche Culture in Chile

Jinhua Chen (Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada), Sacred Bone: Relic-Worship in Medieval China

Christian de Pee (History, University of Michigan), Visible Cities: Text and Urban Space in Middle-Period China, Eighth through Twelfth Centuries

Lynn Mary Festa (English, Rutgers University), All Things Human in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Nora E. Fisher-Onar (Political Science, Bahçeşehir University, Turkey), Post-Western Liberalism(s): Sources and Patterns from Istanbul to Beijing

Harvey J. Graff (English and History, Ohio State University), Undisciplining Knowledge: Pursuing the Dream of Interdisciplinarity in the Twentieth Century. A Social History

Julie M. Greene (History, University of Maryland), The Wages of Empire: Labor, Race, and U.S. Expansionism, 1865 to 1920

Cindy Hahamovitch (History, College of William and Mary), Guestworkers, Governments, and the Global History of Human Trafficking

Chad Heap (American Studies, George Washington University), A History of the Sociological Study of Homosexuality in the United States

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham (African and African American Studies, Harvard University), The Great Question of Human Rights in American History

Heather Hyde Minor (Art History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Giovanni Battista Piranesi's Lost Words

Andrew Jewett (History, Harvard University), Rethinking Science and Religion: Toward a Political History of Postwar American Thought

Martha S. Jones (History, University of Michigan), Overturning Dred Scott: Race, Rights and Citizenship in Antebellum America

Elizabeth L. Krause (Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Tight Knit: Familistic Encounters in a Transnational Fast-Fashion Zone

Anna Krylova (History, Duke University), A History of the Soviet: The Lingua Franca of Soviet Modernity

Marixa A. Lasso (History, Case Western Reserve University), Building La Zona: Landscaping Urban Development at the Panama Canal, 1904-1914

Michael Lurie (Classics, Independent Scholar), Not To Be Born Is Best: Greek Pessimism Revisited

Lee Manion (English, Yeshiva University), The King is Emperor: Sovereignty, Justice, and Theories of Empire in Late Medieval Literature

Timothy W. Marr (American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), "Mohammedans under the American Flag": Moro-American Relations in the Muslim Philippines

Charles F. McGovern (American Studies, College of William and Mary), The Civics of American Popular Music: Citizenship, Race, and Belonging, 1930-1972

Jocelyn H. Olcott (History, Duke University), "The Greatest Consciousness-Raising Event in History": The 1975 International Women's Year Conference and the Challenges of Transnational Feminism

Russell A. Powell (Philosophy, Boston University), Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity: A Philosophical Exploration of the Biotechnology Revolution

Michael James Puri (Musicology, University of Virginia), Ravel the Cosmopolitan

Sumathi Ramaswamy (History, Duke University), Global Itineraries: The Indian Travels of a Worldly Object

Anna C. S. Ribeiro (Philosophy, Texas Tech University), Poetry: Philosophical Thoughts on an Ancient Practice

Louise Rice (Art History, New York University), Conclusions: Art for the Academic Defense in Seventeenth-Century Rome

Jane Ashton Sharp (Art History, Rutgers University), Another Art: Abstract Painting in Moscow after the Thaw

Stephen J. Shoemaker (Religion, University of Oregon), The Apocryphal Mary: The Hidden History of Early Christian Devotion to the Mother of Jesus

Holly M. Smith (Philosophy, Rutgers University), Making Morality Work

Claire Sponsler (English, University of Iowa), Reading the Beauchamp Pageant

Noel Kimiko Sugimura (English, Georgetown University), "Perplexity of Contending Passions": Milton and His Readers

Martin A. Summers (History, Boston College), Race, Madness, and the State: A History of Saint Elizabeths Hospital and Washington, D.C.'s African American Community, 1855-1987

Carol Symes (History, University of Illinois), Public Acts: Performance, Popular Literacies, and the Documentary Revolution of Medieval Europe

John N. Wall, Jr. (English, North Carolina State University), Hearing Donne: The Experience of Preaching in Early Modern London

Ellen R. Welch (French, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Spectacles of State: Diplomacy and the Performing Arts in Early Modern France




Statistics, Class of 2013-14

Number of Fellows: 36

Gender: Female, 21; Male, 15

Ages: 30-39, 6; 40-49, 16; 50-59, 10; 60-69, 4

Rank: Assistant Professor, 5; Associate Professor, 19; Professor, 11; Independent Scholar, 1


Disciplines (11):
Anthropology (1), Art History (3), Classics (1), English (6), French (1), History (14), Music History/Musicology (2), Philosophy (3), Political Science (1), Religion (3), Spanish/Portuguese (1)


Geographic Representation
United States (33 scholars from 13 states):
District of Columbia (2), Illinois (2), Iowa (1), Maryland (1), Massachusetts (5), Michigan (2), New Jersey (3), New York (2), North Carolina (7), Ohio (2), Oregon (1), Texas (2), Virginia (3)

Other Nations (3 scholars from 3 other nations):
Canada (1), Russia (1), Turkey (1)


Institutions (23):
Boston College (1), Boston University (1), Case Western Reserve University (1), College of William and Mary (2), Duke University (3), George Washington University (1), Georgetown University (1), Harvard University (2), New York University (1), North Carolina State University (1), Ohio State University (1), Rutgers University (3), Texas Tech University (1), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2), University of Iowa (1), University of Maryland (1), University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1), University of Michigan (2), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (3), University of Oregon (1), University of Texas, Austin (1), University of Virginia (1), Yeshiva University (1)

Institutions in Other Nations (2):
Bahçeşehir University, Turkey (1), University of British Columbia, Canada (1)


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