Council Announces 2019-20 Old Dominion Professors

April 26, 2019
Clockwise from top: Rachael Z. DeLue, Kevin M. Kruse, Steven Mackey, and D. Vance Smith

The Humanities Council is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Old Dominion Research Professors. They are Rachael Z. DeLueKevin M. KruseSteven Mackey, and D. Vance Smith.

Old Dominion Professors will join the year-long program which provides additional research time and enhances the humanities community more broadly. They will also serve as Faculty Fellows in the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts.

During the next academic year, this core group of senior faculty will contribute to the Council’s programs and events and engage colleagues and students from across the University in sustained discussions about their work:

Rachael Z. DeLue, Christopher Binyon Sarofim ’86 Professor in American Art
Project: Impossible Images and the Perils of Picturing

Kevin M. Kruse, Professor of History
Project: The Division: John Doar, the Justice Department, and the Civil RightsMovement

Steven Mackey, William Shubael Conant Professor of Music
Project: Concertos for Underdogs: Timpani and Trumpet

D. Vance Smith, Professor of English
Project: Modernity’s African Unconscious

“It is a pleasure to welcome such a distinguished group of Old Dominion Professors and to support their work,” said Eric Gregory, Chair of the Humanities Council.  “I have no doubt each will contribute to our active community in Joseph Henry House, and nurture the life of the humanities at Princeton.”

Old Dominion Professors are faculty members in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are full professors and who have been at the University for a minimum of five years. They are appointed for a term of one year, one semester of which would otherwise have been devoted to a regular sabbatical leave. The Professorship extends that leave to one full year.

Next year’s Old Dominion Professors will be introduced to members of the University humanities community on Monday, September 9, 2019, at a Welcome Reception following the 13th Annual Humanities Colloquium.

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