The Fellows Program at the Institute for Humanities Research provides faculty funding for research related to the annual theme.

Successful proposals for the Fellows Program will outline a rich scholarly project rooted in the humanities that has clear and feasible outcomes for the fellowship year and that has the potential to be funded by outside agencies.

Fellowships provide funds toward one course buyout (in the spring semester) for each faculty member as well as research funds of $2500 per faculty member.

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2020-21 Fellowship Theme: Recovering the Human(e) in an Age of Dehumanization

What does it mean to be human and humane in an age that undermines our humanity? Disruptions are manifest in technological, medical, political, economic, social, racialized, gendered and ecological areas of public discourse. 

Where are the methods, models and ways for being human and humane in the world together? How do the humanities recover the human(e)?

2020–21 Fellows: Recovering the Human(e) in an Age of Dehumanization

Linh D. Vu | Assistant Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

Disembodiment of Sovereignty: Human Remains, Modern China and the World

Ana Hedberg Olenina | Assistant Professor, School of International Letters and Cultures

Eisenstein’s Embodied Spectatorship in the Context of Contemporary Neuro-cognitive Approaches to Film

Dave Fossum | Assistant Professor, School of Music

Making Copyright Global: Musical Creativity and Intellectual Property in Turkey

James E. WermersClinical Assistant Professor, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts; Faculty Fellow, Center for the Study of Race and Democracy

Teaching Shakespeare: White Supremacy and Dehumanization in US American Education

2019-20 Fellows: Borders and Boundaries

Calvin Schermerhorn | Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

20 Generations Short: The Making of America’s Racial Wealth Gap, 1619–2019

Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez | Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication

Embodying 'Querencia' in the Eastern Arizona and Western New Mexico Borderlands

Laurie Manchester | Associate Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

From China to the USSR: The Return of the 'True' Russians

Anna Cichopek-Gajraj | Associate Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies 

In Transit: Postwar Journeys of Jewish and Catholic Refugees from Poland (1940s–50s)

Miriam Mara | Associate Professor, School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies

Literature and Food Sovereignty in Post Celtic Tiger Ireland

William Hedberg | Assistant Professor, School of International Letters and Cultures

Utopia in Translation: Literature, Travel and Encounter in Early Modern East Asia