Five new scholars have joined the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts this fall. The Society is an interdisciplinary community of postdoctoral fellows and Princeton faculty members that aims to bring innovative approaches to scholarship and teaching. Established by a gift from charter trustee Lloyd Cotsen and the Humanities Council’s leadership in 1999, it offers outstanding scholars with a recent Ph.D. the opportunity to enhance their teaching and research over a period of three years.
“This promises to be an especially rich year,” said Michael Gordin, director of the Society and the Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History. “We have a wonderful group of fellows joining the two returning cohorts of fellows, and they are already bristling with engagement inside and outside the classroom. I’m looking forward to our weekly seminars, which will range even more widely across the disciplines.”
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 2022-25 cohort are:
- Andrea Capra, lecturer in the Department of French and Italian and the Humanities Council.
- Jahmour Givans, appointed as a Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences.
- Marcus Lee, appointed as lecturer in the Department of African American Studies and the Humanities Council.
- Bailey Sincox, appointed as lecturer in the Department of English, the Program in Humanistic Studies and the Humanities Council.
- Guy St. Amant, appointed as lecturer in the Department of Religion and the Humanities Council.