After spending the past year on campus as a visiting professor, Jack Halberstam is joining the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality as a full professor. “This is a dream job for me for so many reasons,” says Halberstam, “an exciting job in an exciting city with so many fantastic students and colleagues.
Sharon Marcus, Dean of Humanities and Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature, has been awarded a Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, to complete a book on the history of celebrity, to be published by Princeton University Press. The Institute is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and offers fellowships to scholars at all levels of their careers.
Prof. Edward Mendelson has been elected to join the American Philosophy Society. This April, the Society inducted thirty-two new members across Math and Physical Science; Biological Sciences; Social Sciences; the Humanities; and the Arts, Professions, and Leaders in Public and Private Affairs. Prof. Mendelson is the latest of four faculty to have received the honor, which includes Andrew Delbanco, Gayatri Spivak, and Edward Said.
The Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of 173 Guggenheim Fellowships to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-third competition.