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. 

Review frequently asked questions about the Fellows program.

Application: Closed.

2021-22 Fellows

Daniel Gilfillan | Associate Professor, School of International Letters and Cultures

'The Unsung Planet': Resilience, Resonance and Our Sonic Imagination

Alexander Aviña | Associate Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

A War Against Poor People: Drug Wars, Dirty Wars and the Cold War Origins of Mexico’s Contemporary Violence

Lisa Han | Assistant Professor, Department of English

Benthic Media: Underwater Technology and the Taming of the Seafloor

Serena Ferrando | Assistant Professor, School of International Letters and Cultures

City of Water: How Poetry Shaped Milan

Natalie Lozinski-Veach | Assistant Professor, School of International Letters and Cultures

Creaturely Constellations: Animals, Language and Critical Thought after Auschwitz

Curtis Austin | Associate Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

Dare to Win: A History of the San Francisco 8

Shamara Alhassan | Assistant Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

Re-Membering the Maternal Goddess: Rastafari Women's Intellectual History and Activism in the Pan-African World

Francoise Mirguet | Associate Professor, School of International Letters and Cultures

Rediscovering Consolation: Can Three Antique Cultures Help Us Reimagine Grief and Its Relief?

2020–21 Fellows

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