Kyle Siebrecht, Associate Director
UM Center for the Humanities
University of Miami Center for the Humanities Announces
Coral Gables, FL (April 10, 2012) - The University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences Center for the Humanities announces its 2012-2013 Fellows. Faculty Fellows include Edmund Abaka (History), Jane Alison (English), Suzanne Braswell (Modern Languages and Literatures), Maria Galli Stampino (Modern Languages and Literatures), Stephen Halsey (History), Peter Lewis (Philosophy), and Wilson Shearin (Classics).
Graduate students awarded Dissertation Fellowships include Marta Fernandez Campa (English), Megan Hatfield (History), Stephanie Selvick (English), and Carolyn Zimmerman (History).
The Center for the Humanities fellows are a group of faculty – from Assistant Professors to Full Professors – and graduate students writing dissertations who meet throughout the year in order to discuss their research projects. Next year’s fellows will discuss subjects as diverse as “Thick-Witted Minerva: Stupidity in the Philosophical Culture of the Ancient Roman World,” “The Quest for Power: European Imperialism and the Evolution of Chinese Statecraft, 1850-1911,” and “Kinepoetics: Dance, French Modernity, and the Poetics of Lyric Mobility: Balzac, Mallarmé, Valéry.” The fellowship applications are judged each year by directors of Humanities Centers from universities around the United States and Canada.
The 2011-2012 group of Center fellows has concluded a very successful series of colloquia. Professor June Teufel-Dreyer (Political Science) observed, “I felt that our analytical powers were broadened by our exposure to others’ fields of inquiry. I also appreciated the release time in order to concentrate more fully on my project.”
The 2011-2012 Center for the Humanities fellows will present a symposium next fall showcasing the work they accomplished during their year as fellows. Among this group of fellows is Professor Lillian Manzor (Modern Languages and Literatures), who was recently awarded an NEH Summer Institute fellowship on Digital Humanities at UCLA.
Anne J. Cruz, Acting Director of the Center for the Humanities at the University of Miami noted, “This group of fellows presented an exciting range of projects with great intellectual promise. Because they come from various disciplines, the fellows offer different perspectives on each other’s work, with the result that projects are strengthened and enriched by the lively discussions held during the year.”
For further information on the 2012-2013 Center for the Humanities fellows visit: www.humanities.miami.edu/programs/fellows2013