WW Fellows Earn Important Fellowships in 2017

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has been identifying and developing leaders since 1945. Through the range of programs over the Foundation’s history, WW has supported more than 22,000 teachers, scholars, artists, writers, and innovators. A subset of these Woodrow Wilson Fellows are some of the best and brightest minds in the humanities and social sciences.

The following Fellows were awarded major fellowships in 2017 for their current research.

American Council of Learned Societies Fellows 2017

ACLS fellowships and grants are awarded to individual scholars for excellence in research in the humanities and related social sciences. The peer-review process used to select ACLS fellows enables distinguished scholars to reach broad consensus on standards of excellence in humanities research.

Miachael David-Fox SP ’92; Foreign Service and History, Georgetown University
Smolensk under Nazi and Soviet Rule

Junaid Quadri CEF ’17; Assistant Professor, History, University of Illinois at Chicago
Transformations of Tradition: Islamic Law in Colonial Modernity

Bharat Jayram Venkat CN ’12; Anthropology, University of Oregon
India after Antibiotics: Tuberculosis at the Limits of Cure

Nancy J. Hirschmann WS ’82; Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
Freedom, Power, and Disability


National Humanities Center Fellows 2017-2018

Each Fellow will work on an individual research project and will have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures, and conferences at the Center. The National Humanities Center will award more than $1,300,000 in individual fellowship grants to enable scholars to take leave from their normal academic duties and pursue research at the Center.

Sara Poor CN ’92; Medieval Studies, Princeton University
Telling Tales of Clever Women: Authorship and the Devotional Book in Late Medieval Germany
NEH Fellowship; Josephus Daniels Fellowship of the Research Triangle Foundation

Shahla Talebi CN ’06; Anthropology, Arizona State University
The Living Monuments of Mourning: Contested Martyrdoms in Post-Revolutionary Iran
Anthony E. Kaye Fellowship

Nancy J. Hirschmann WS ’82; Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
Freedom, Power, and Disability
GlaxoSmithKline Fellowship

Tera Hunter WS ’88; History, Princeton University
The African American Marriage Gap in the Twentieth Century
Birkelund Fellowship

Tsitsi Jaji CEF ’12; Comparative Literature, Duke University
Cassava Westerns: Black Revisions of the American Frontier Myth
Duke Endowment Fellowship


National Endowment for the Humanities

NEH fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Projects may be at any stage of development.

Candice Marie Jenkins MN ’96; American Literature, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Race, Class, and Bodily Vulnerability in Contemporary American Fiction of the 1980s to 2000s

Alison L. LaCroix MN ’01; U.S. History, University of Chicago
Union, Commerce, and Slavery in the U.S. Constitution from the War of 1812 to the Civil War

Lerone Allen Martin NWM ’17; U.S. History, Washington University in St. Louis
J. Edgar Hoover’s Stained Glass Window: The FBI, Religion, and National Security in American History, 1935-72

Angela L. Miller CN ’83; Art History and Criticism, Washington University in St. Louis
The Artistic and Literary Circle of American Essayist and Art Patron Lincoln Kirstein (1907-1996)

Tehila Sasson CN ’14; British History, Emory University
Humanitarian Ethics, Global Markets, and Everyday Life



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