Visiting Fellows 2018-19

The Humanities Council welcomes six Long-Term Visiting Fellows and three Short-Term Visiting Fellows to Princeton University for the 2018-19 academic year. Chairs of humanities departments nominated scholars from around the world, with support from directors of interdisciplinary programs in the humanities.

Long-term Visiting Fellows will teach one course during the fall or spring semester. Short-Term Visiting Fellows traditionally participate in lectures, classes, colloquia, and informal discussions for an intensive three- to five-day visit. Public lectures will be posted on the Council’s campus-wide Calendar of Events.

Long-Term Visiting Fellows

Sara Magrin

Associate Professor of Classics, University of California, Berkeley
Plotinus’ Psychology (PHI 515/CLA 550)

Professor Magrin will be a Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Program in Classical Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy (Fall 2018). She is working on a book-length study of Plotinus and has a wide expertise in later ancient philosophy.

Susan Meiselas
Leading photojournalist, President of the Magnum Foundation
Course: Alphabetographies (HUM 595/MOD 506/ENG 594)

Susan Meiselas is among the leading documentary photographers working today. She will co-teach with Eduardo Cadava (English) a graduate course (Fall 2018) which relates text and image at the earliest point of literacy education. She will be Belknap Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of English.

Andrew Nicholson
Associate Professor for Asian and Asian American Studies at Stony Brook University
Course: Hindu Ethical and Political Thought (REL 308/SAS 308 )

Professor Nicholson will be the Stewart Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of Religion (Fall 2018). He has written influentially on the interaction of plural Hindu traditions and imperialism He will offer an undergraduate course examining Hindu thought in ethical and political application and proclamation of Hindu politics today.

Pascal Rambert
Former Director of T2G, Théâtre de Gennevilliers, choreographer, playwright, and impresario
Course: Others (FIT)

Mr. Rambert will be a Visiting Belknap Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of French and Italian (Spring 2019). He will work with students on a production of his play A (micro) history of world economics, danced, which includes a community engagement project, production, and performance. He will also teach an undergraduate course in the Department of French and Italian.

Garrett Stewart
James O. Freedman Professor of Letters, University of Iowa
Course: The Long Media Century: Victorian to Modern (ENG)

Professor Stewart will be a Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of English (Spring 2019). In a distinguished career that has spanned genres, media, and historical periods, Professor Stewart maintains practices of close grained literary scholarship with prodigious range. He will teach a graduate seminar on transmedia expertise from the nineteenth through the twenty-first century.

Candis Callison
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia
Course: Indigenous Journalism (ENV/HUM/JRN)

Professor Callison’s research and teaching crosses the fields of environment, journalism, and media studies, with a focus on the role of social movements in public discourse through science and technology, anthropology, and indigenous studies. As the Pathy Distinguished Visitor in Canadian Studies (Fall 2018 and Spring 2019), she will provide opportunities between students and scholars at Princeton and in Canada on topics related to Canadian scholarship. In Spring 2019, she will be teaching a course in Environmental Studies addressing coverage of Indigenous issues in the contemporary media, with cross lists in Humanistic Studies and Journalism.

Short-Term Visiting Fellows

Sarnath Banerjee
Artist, filmmaker, and author of graphic fiction

Banerjee is author of four graphic novels that translates neoliberalism in its South Asian form into a visual, instructive fiction, alive with an historical engagement. He has had seven solo shows and participated in exhibitions and biennials on three continents. He will be a Visiting Belknap Fellow in Spring 2019 in the Department of History and the Program in South Asian Studies.

Falko Daim
Director of the Römisch-Germanische Zentralmuseum, Mainz

Professor Daim will be a Short-Term Visiting Fellow in Comparative Antiquity at Princeton, as well as in the Program in Medieval Studies (Spring 2019). An archaeologist concentrating on steppe peoples and nomadic societies of Eurasia, his work looks at the western end of their activities that interact with sedentary groups in Europe in economic, social, religious, and political transformation.

Michael Kleiner
Scholar and Translator, University of Göttingen

Translating in over half a dozen languages, Michael Kleiner has become the leading scholar and translator of Ge’ez working today. As an Africanist and Arabist, he works on texts, gender and religion and the horn of Africa. With Wendy Belcher he is currently translating Kebra Nagást, a text often called Ethiopia’s national epic. He will be a Visiting Stewart Fellow in the Department of Comparative Literature (Spring 2019).

Read about the 2019-20 Visiting Fellows

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