The new IHR Fellows program advances the scholarly writing and research of humanities faculty. The program includes registration for the National Council for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program, which provides faculty with the skills needed to increase both research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Additionally, the program assists faculty in grant writing and writing for a broad public.

The program has the following strategic goals:

  1. Foster writing habits and public writing;

  2. Foster the growth of interdisciplinary cohorts of ASU humanities scholars;

  3. Ensure that fellows are incorporated into the ASU humanities research pipeline;

  4. Ensure that fellows have the time and resources needed to succeed in their career and professional goals while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

The fellowship will run through the 2021-22 academic year. Fellowships provide funds toward one course buyout (in the fall semester) for each faculty member, enrollment in the National Council for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program, as well as research funds of $1,000 per faculty member.

The new program does not have an annual theme. 

Application: Due February 25, 2021.

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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