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  May 6, 2002

Humanities Institute Announces
Inaugural Resident, Graduate Fellowships

The inaugural Resident and Graduate Fellowships at the UConn Humanities Institute were announced last week by Richard D. Brown, director of the institute.

The nine professors and two graduate students are distinguished for their excellence in scholarship and dedication to research in the humanities, says Brown, who was joined in making the announcement by Chancellor John D. Petersen and Ross MacKinnon, dean of liberal arts and sciences.

The seven Internal Resident Fellows are UConn professors. The two External Fellows come from other universities. All Fellows will be in residence at the Storrs campus for the 2002-2003 academic year. Internal Resident Fellows retain their appointments and salaries from the University and teach one advanced course in their field, with a release from other departmental responsibilities . External Resident Fellows receive an award of $40,000, the use of a fully equipped office in the institute, and faculty library and other privileges. They also teach one advanced course in their field. Each Fellow will present both a public lecture and an informal presentation to their colleagues during their time in Storrs.

Graduate Fellows are UConn students, who will receive a full graduate assistantship and $1,500 in research support. They will devote their time to their dissertation projects and will also present a public lecture and an informal talk during the academic year.

The selection committee for the 2002-03 Internal Fellows was comprised of distinguished professors from various universities: Jean Christophe Agnew (American studies, Yale University); Carlos J. Alonso (Romance languages, University of Pennsylvania); Martha Joukowsky (anthropology, Brown University); and Elaine Scarry (English & American literature, Harvard University).

Internal Resident Fellows:
Frank Costigliola, professor, history. Guns and Kisses in the Kremlin and Other Moments in the Formation of the Cold War, 1941-47

Anne D'Alleva, assistant professor, art history and women's studies. Pacific Evangelicals: Art, Religion, and Society in Nineteenth-Century Polynesia

Anita Garey, assistant professor, family studies and sociology. Truancy Courts: Arenas of Cultural Negotiation

Margaret Gilbert, professor, philosophy. Rights Reconsidered

Kenneth Gouwens, associate professor, history. Clement VII and the Crisis of the Renaissance Papacy
(deferring until 2003-2004)

Ross Miller, professor, English. The Land that I Love: How the Jews Discovered America

Susan Porter Benson, associate professor, history. Work Ethics: Women's Views of Paid Work in the USA, 1925-1935

The selection committee for the External Fellows was comprised of UConn faculty members: Joel Kupperman (chair), philosophy; John Davis, history; and Jean Givens, art and art history.

External Resident Fellows:
Christopher Clark, professor, history, University of Warwick, U.K. Transformations in American Society, 1770-1870

Fred Inglis, professor, cultural studies, University of Sheffield, U.K. The Performance of Celebrity

The selection committee for the Graduate Fellows was comprised of UConn faculty members: Jerry R. Phillips (chair), English; Bruce M. Stave, history; and Katharina von Hammerstein, modern & classical languages/German).

Graduate Fellows:
Jonathan Carlyon, modern & classical languages/Spanish. The Americanist Andres Gonzalez de Barcia Barballido y Zuniga (1673-1943) and the Creation of the Colonial Spanish American Library

Jennifer Spinner, English. Of Women and the Essay: An Anthology from the 17th Century to the Present

More information about the Humanities Institute, its programs, and its Fellows is available at the Institute website, by e-mail at, or phone at (860) 486-9057.

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