The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities announce their 2018-2019 Fellows

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Aug 17 - One faculty member and two current graduate students have been awarded Fellowships from The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities.

Prof. Austin Graham has been awarded a Junior Faculty Fellowship.  These fellowships allow faculty to reduce their teaching loads to a minimum of one course per semester during the award year in order to conduct research and to participate in a regular weekly seminar, chaired by the Faculty Seminar Director at the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities. Graham is currently at work on a study of the American historical novel in the twentieth century.

Ph.D. Candidate Therese Cox has earned the Heyman Center Public Humanities Fellowship. As a 2018-19 Public Humanities Fellow, she will curate a project called You Are Here: Girls Map New York City. Together with local teaching artists and community partners, young women from New York City’s public schools will explore histories of the city, the politics of map-making and zoning, and issues of public space, race, and gender. The project will explore art, storytelling, poetry, and creative cartography as empowering practices, culminating in an exhibition and reading. The Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship was developed by Humanities New York in partnership with several New York research universities to bring humanities scholarship into the public realm, encourage emerging humanities scholars to conceive of their work in relation to the public sphere, develop scholars’ skills for doing public work, and strengthen the public humanities community in New York State. The yearlong Fellowship provides training in the methods and approaches of the public humanities to assist Fellows in developing an individual public project related to their own scholarship in partnership with a community organization.

Warren Kluber, Ph.D. candidate in Theatre, is among four post-MPhil graduate students will also be appointed as Fellows for 2018-2019, receiving a $5,000 research allowance for their participation. Kluber's research focuses on war and medicine in modern and contemporary drama, and his dissertation, “Theatre of Operations / Operating Theatre,” studies anti-war theatre that has looked to medical models for new theatrical forms and strategies.