Four new scholars have joined the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts in this fall. The Society, established by a gift from charter trustee Lloyd Cotsen and the Humanities Council’s leadership in 1999, is an interdisciplinary community of postdoctoral fellows and Princeton faculty members that aims to bring innovative approaches to scholarship and teaching. It offers outstanding young scholars with a recent Ph.D. the opportunity to enhance their teaching and research over a period of three years.
The full cohort of 12 Cotsen postdoctoral fellows is drawn from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and humanities-related social sciences — and includes one astrophysicist. Fellows hold appointments as lecturers in their academic host departments and in the Humanities Council, teaching half-time while conducting their own research over a period of three years.
The new Cotsen fellows of the 2021-24 cohort are:
- Matthew Delvaux, lecturer in the Department of History, the Humanities Council and the Program in Humanistic Studies.
- Ayah Nurridin, lecturer in the Department of African American Studies and the Humanities Council.
- Nicolás Sánchez-Rodríguez, lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Humanities Council.
- Daniel Tamayo, the NASA Hubble/Sagan and Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences.