The Humanities Council is pleased to welcome eight Long-Term and four Short-Term Visiting Fellows to the University for the academic year 2022-23.
Visiting fellows are distinguished writers, artists, and scholars from around the world, nominated by chairs of humanities departments with support from directors of interdisciplinary programs in the humanities.
Long-Term Fellows will spend the semester at Princeton, teaching a course for a full semester. Short-Term Fellows lecture and participate in classes, colloquia, and informal discussions during intensive three-to-five-day visits on campus.
Long-Term Visiting Fellows
- Martin Conway
Professor of Contemporary European History, Balliol College, University of Oxford
Martin Conway will serve as the Class of 1932 Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of History. His research expertise is in European history from the 1930s to the final decades of the twentieth century. Most recently, his work has concerned the history of democracy in twentieth-century Europe. He has written a number of articles on the nature of democracy in post-war Europe and is the author of several books including Europe’s Democratic Age: Western Europe 1945-68 (Princeton University Press, 2020).
- Mark DeChiazza
Theater director and filmmaker
Mark DeChiazza is a director whose multifaceted practice encompasses theater, filmmaking, choreography, scenic and media design, and installation. His work as been presented in national and international venues across the world. He will be the Edward T. Cone Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of Music and will teach “Opera Performance” with Gabriel Crouch (Music) in Fall 2022.
- Andrew Huddleston
Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Research in Post-Kantian European Philosophy, University of Warwick
Andrew Huddleston will be the Whitney J. Oates Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of Philosophy. He will teach the course “Philosophy of Art: The Idea of a ‘Religion of Art’ in the 19th and 20th Century” in Fall 2022. Huddleston specializes in 19th and 20th century European philosophy, aesthetics, and ethics. He is currently at work on a book tentatively titled Art’s Highest Calling: The Religion of Art in a Secular Age, which considers the aspiration of art to fill the void of waning religion in the period from Early German Romanticism through Modernism.
- Suzanne Marchand
LSUSystems Boyd (University) Professor of European Intellectual History at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Suzanne Marchand will be an Old Dominion Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of History. She is the author of several books, including German Orientalism in the Age of Empire: Race, Religion, and Scholarship (Cambridge UP, 2009) and Porcelain: A History from the Heart of Europe (Princeton UP, 2020) which were awarded the George Mosse Prize of the American Historical Association and the Ralph Gomory Prize of the Business History Conference, respectively.
- Josephine Meckseper
Josephine Meckseper will serve as Belknap Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of Art & Archaeology. She will teach “Counterworlds: Innovation and Rupture in Communities of Artistic Practice” with Brigid Doherty (German, Art & Archaeology) in Fall 2022. Meckseper is known for large-scale vitrine installations and films that meld the aesthetic language of twentieth-century modernism with her own imagery of historical undercurrents. Her works have been published extensively in monographs and shown in numerous museum solo exhibitions worldwide and are in permanent collections of major institutions across the United States.
- John Plotz
Mandel Professor of Humanities, Brandeis University
John Plotz will be the Eberhard L. Faber Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of English. He will teach the course, “Studies in the English Novel: Genre Trouble: Realism and Its Others” in Fall 2022. He is an author, editor of the B-Sides feature in Public Books, and co-host of a podcast called Recall This Book. His most recent books include Semi-Detached: Aesthetic Experience from Dickens to Keaton (Princeton University Press, 2017) and My Reading: Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea (forthcoming, Oxford, 2022).
- Kamila Shamsie
Kamila Shamsie will serve as Belknap Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of English. She is the author of eight novels, which have been translated into over 30 languages. Her most recent book, Home Fire, won the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Hellenic Prize and was long listed for the Man Booker Prize in the UK.
- Zoë Towns
Vice President for Criminal Justice Reform, FWD.us
Zoë Towns will be the Old Dominion Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of African American Studies. She will teach the course, “Topics in Race and Public Policy: Do Black Lives Matter in the News?” with Naomi Murakawa (African American Studies) in Fall 2022. At FWD.us, a bipartisan political advocacy organization committed to safely and significantly driving down America’s incarceration rate, she works in coalition with policymakers and constituencies across the political spectrum to advance sentencing, parole, and pretrial reforms that deliver more freedom, opportunity, and fairness.
Short-Term Visiting Fellows
- R. Darren Gobert*
William and Sue Gross Professor of Theater Studies and English, Duke University
R. Darren Gobert serves as chair of theater studies and director of the Duke in New York: Arts, Culture, and Performance program. He is the author of The Theatre of Caryl Churchill (Bloomsbury) as well as The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Action in the Cartesian Theater (Stanford UP), which won awards for best book in the field of theater history from the Canadian Association for Theatre Research and the American Society for Theatre Research. He will be the Whitney J. Oates Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of English
- Daniel Alexander Jones
Multi-disciplinary artist and educator
Daniel Alexander Jones is a performance and theater artist, dramaturg, and educator with over 25 years of interdisciplinary practice. His extensive body of original work weaves performance art, theater, music, writing, and teaching. He was most recently a full professor at Fordham University and is now a producing artist for the Center for New Performance at CalArts and in residence with UCLA’s Center for the Arts and Performance. He will serve as a Belknap Fellow in the Humanities Council and Lewis Center for the Arts.
- Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh makes music on a 10-string fiddle called the hardanger d’amore. As both a solo artist and collaborator, he has performed on stages all over the world – including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and the Carnegie Hall. He has made 18 recordings to date, ranging from traditional to experimental, and continues to explore the region where traditional music begins to disintegrate. He will be the Edward T. Cone Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of Music.
- Craig Williams
Professor of Classics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Craig Williams is a scholar and the author of several books including Roman Homosexuality (Oxford University Press 1999; revised edition 2010), A Martial Reader (Bolchazy-Carducci 2011), and Reading Roman Friendship (Cambridge University Press 2012). He is currently writing a book which brings together, for the first time, over 80 indigenous writers of North America who from the seventeenth century to today have made various uses of Greco-Roman antiquity, cumulatively and collectively contributing to Native survivance. He will be the Whitney J. Oates Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of Classics.
The Council’s Long-Term and Short-Term Visitors are made possible with support from the Belknap Visitors in the Humanities Fund, the Class of 1932 Visiting Lectureship Fund, the David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project, the Eberhard L. Faber Class of 1915 Memorial Lecture Fund, the Edward T. Cone ’39 Humanities Fund, the Old Dominion Fellowship Fund, the Virginia and Richard Stewart Memorial Fund, and the Whitney J. Oates Fund for Scholarship in the Humanities.
*UPDATE: R. Darren Gobert’s visit has been postponed to Spring 2024.