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.
Why Study Humanities in 60 Seconds: Martine 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).