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

Related Videos

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).

2011 Senior Spotlight

 

So many promising seniors, so little time.

So we’ve started compiling a list of those seniors who have made a mark during their stay at Emory. We’ll also be keeping an eye on them for successful endeavors in the future.

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Kyle Albers 11C, Environmental Studies (see previous QuadTalk post)

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Ari Blinder 11C, Matt Ryckman 11B & Matt Fennel 11C, Award-winning student filmmakers (See Quadrangle article)

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Dorian Capers 11C, Psychology; NooRee Lee 11C; Brandon Schupp 11B, Business; Megan Swenson 11C; Shin-he Yu 11C, Political Science; with the help of other students from Emory and Coan Middle School; Community Service Project (see Emory’s Coan Garden Art Project Blog)

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Kristen Clayton 11C, Sociology  (see previous QuadTalk post)

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Liz Horvat 11C, Psychology; and Amy Minowitz 11C, Biology; Recipients of NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships (see news release)

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Ovais Inamullah 11C and Stephen Weil 11C
, Award-winning debaters (see news release)

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Shivani Jain 11C, Sociology, Marshall Scholarship recipient (see previous QuadTalk post)

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David Samuel Micley 11C, Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture and Society,  Phi Betta Kappa Society (see Emory Wheel article)

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Noor Najafi 11C, Religion, Recipient of the 2011 Lucius Lamar McMullan Award

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Michaela Salvo 11C
, Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture and Society (see YouTube video)

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Garrett Turner 11C, Music and Creative Writing, Bobby Jones Scholar (see previous QuadTalk post)

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Daniel Weiss 11C, Physics (and theater lighting)

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100 Senior Honorary for 2011, sponsored by the Emory Alumni Association