Humanities Fellowships at the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry

The Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, with the Emory College Honors Program, offers up to four undergraduate fellowships to support work on completing projects for one semester. SIRE grants support independent research and scholarly projects by undergraduate students. In partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences, grants for students in the humanities who may not need research funds, will be awarded office space in the FCHI for one semester.

The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry stands for the central role of the humanities in the life of Emory University and beyond. The Center promotes individual research, while also increasing the impact of the humanities across the University and, ultimately, the world.

Fellows’ information

Fox Center Undergraduate Blog

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Sharon Strocchia, Professor of History at Emory University, Senior Fellow (2013-14)

Michael Moon, Professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; director, Studies in Sexualities;  Senior Fellow (2013-14)

Jennifer Rhee, Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-14)

Michael Ursell, University of California Santa Cruz, Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-14)

Craig Perry (History Department, Emory University), Graduate Dissertation Completion Fellow (2013-14)

Blake Mayes 14C (Religion), Undergraduate Fellow (2013-14)

Hannah Smagh 15C (Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Anthropology), Undergraduate Fellow (2013-14)

Undergraduates Discover Emory’s Humanities Hub

Several undergraduate fellows at Emory’s Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry talk about their experiences and favorite moments. The Center promotes individual research, while also increasing the impact of the humanities across the University and, ultimately, the world.

Zach Domach 13C 13G (Classics/History & Music, with a BA/MA in History) shares his experience of being an undergraduate fellow — and associating with graduate, postdoc and faculty fellows — at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory. Domach received a 2013-14 Bobby Jones Fellowship to study at St. Andrews University for a year before returning to the U.S. to begin doctoral studies in either classics or ancient history.

Mia Schatz 13C (History) says being part of the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory gave her a strong feeling of community, which was important to her as a transfer student. She plans to pursue a PhD in history so she can help future generations of undergrads.

Deborah Schlein 13C (Middle Eastern Studies) talks about her undergraduate fellowship experience at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry. She not only found a quiet space to do her research (on “qiyan,” or singing slave girls of early Islamic empires), she learned much from talks with graduate and faculty fellows at the Center. In the fall she’ll begin her PhD studies at Princeton’s Department of Near Eastern Studies.

Get information on Honors Undergraduate Fellowship

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Why Study Humanities in 60 SecondsMartine Watson Brownley (English professor and director of the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry) has one minute to explain the importance of the humanities. In 2009, Dr. Brownley received the Governor’s Award in the Humanities for her work in the liberal arts. Also, watch her YouTube video about making time for the contemplative life at Emory.

Why Study Humanities in 60 Seconds: Joseph Skibell (Associate Professor of English, award-winning author).

Why Study Humanities in 60 Seconds: Michael Elliott (Professor of English and American Studies, and Senior Associate Dean of Faculty, Emory College).

Residency program continues to thrive

The Mellon Foundation has pledged $533,000 to the Visiting Scholars Program of the James Weldon Johnson Institute, renewing a critical source of funding until 2014. a central component of the Johnson Institute’s mission.

Since 2007, the program has hosted junior and senior scholars in the humanities, humanistic social sciences and law. Scholars are assigned to a faculty host in one of the following departments or schools: music, history, African American studies, English, law and the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts.

“Before this program was created, these scholars worked in a fragmentary way and were not part of a community,” says Rudolph P. Byrd, founding director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies. “Here, they receive a network of support beyond the institute itself.”

See full Emory Report article (Feb. 18, 2011)