The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) stimulates and sustains scholarship in the humanities and helps support humanities research, teaching, and programming. The mission of IASH is to promote and publicize original and collaborative study of ideas in culture and society and IASH facilitates research in the humanities and about topics relevant to the humanities, a conversation that crosses academic disciplines and deepens their synergies, as well as the development of teaching innovations.

Within this context, IASH is pleased to announce its faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student fellowships for 2011-2012.

Faculty Fellows

Sariel Birnbaum
Judaic Studies, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
Muslim Immigrants in Europe in Audio-Visual Media of Origin and Destination Countries

Scott Henkel
English, Fall 2011
Leaves of Grassroots Politics: Democracy, the Swarm, and the Literatures of the Americas

Kinney Kelly
English, Spring 2012
Politics, Rhetoric and New Teachers of Writing: Lessons in History, Pedagogy and Writing Program Administration

Yoonkyung Lee
Sociology and AAS, Spring 2012
Political Parties or Social Movements

Monika Mehta
English, Fall 2011
Disjunct Economics: Libidinal and Material Investments in Bombay Cinema

Nkiru Nzegew
Africana Studies, Spring 2012
Critically Theorizing African Heterosexuality

Neil Christian Pages
German and Comparative Literature, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
Kafka and His Readers


John Starks
Classical and Near Eastern Studies, Spring 2012
Playing Her Part: the Actress in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Lisa Tessman
Philosophy and Women’s Studies, Fall 2011
Moral Failure

Brian Wall
Cinema, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
The Fingerprint of Spirit: Theodor Adorno and Film Theory

Lisa Yun
English and AAAS, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
A Narrative of Girl slavery: The Case of the Ship Ingelwood

Harald Zils
German and Russian Studies, Fall 2011
“Ernst Jünger's Total Moment: ‘Das Abenteuerliche Herz’ and 20th century European Aesthetics”


Graduate Fellows

Jessica Kyle
Philosophy, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
The Promise of Global Politics: Military Humanitarian Intervention and Care for a Global World

Lalaine Little
Art History, Fall 2011
Portable Devotion: Philippine Christian Visual Culture 1521-1815

Jessica Payson
Philosophy, Fall 2011, spring 2012
Responsibility and Justice

Erin Riddle
Comparative Literature and TRIP, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
Domesticating Memory: Jana Hensel and Rigoberta Menchu in Translation

Jien Sun
English, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
Medicine on the Edge: Liminality in Contemporary Physician Writings


Undergraduate Fellows

Leonard Simmons
PPL and Political Science, spring 2012
Libertarian Paternalism: The Inner Workings of Rawls’s Overlapping Consensus

Tracy Stuber
Art History and German Studies, Fall 2011
Living With Pop: Mass Media and American Influence in the Art of 1960s Germany

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