Long-Term Visiting Fellows

Short-Term Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellows 2017-18

The Humanities Council welcomes 13 long-term visiting fellows and 12 short-term visiting fellows to Princeton University for the 2017-18 academic year. Chairs of humanities departments along with interdisciplinary programs and committees under the Council’s umbrella jointly nominated scholars from around the world.

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 calendar.

LONG-TERM VISITING FELLOWS

Jan Bloemendal
Senior Researcher, Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences)

Professor Bloemendal will be a Visiting Professor in the Humanities Council and Stewart Fellow in the Committee for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, teaching a graduate level course on the culture, literature, and intellectual history of the Dutch Republic in its international context in spring 2018.

Ian Duncan
Florence Green Bixby Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley

Professor Duncan will be a Visiting Professor in the Humanities Council and Old Dominion Fellow in English in fall 2017, teaching a graduate seminar on Special Studies in the Nineteenth Century – Realism, Evolution, and the “Natural History of Man” (ENG 553/COM 556.)

Guillaume Gallienne
French Actor and Director, Sociétaire of the Comédie-Française

Mr. Gallienne will be a Visiting Lecturer in the Humanities Council and Belknap Fellow in French and Italian in spring 2018, co-teaching an Advanced French Theater Workshop with Florent Masse (French and Italian) and a class on acting Chekhov.

Thomas Guthrie
Director, Actor Musician; Founder, Guthrie Opera Theatre Company

Mr. Guthrie will be a Visiting Lecturer in the Humanities Council and Belknap Fellow in Music in fall 2018, co-teaching a course with Gabriel Crouch (Music) on Opera Performance (Mus 219/MTD 219.)

Sabine Huebner
Professor of Ancient History, Head of the Institute of Ancient History, Department of Classical Civilizations, Basel University

Professor Huebner will be a Visiting Professor in the Humanities Council and Stewart Fellow in Religion, teaching a graduate course on “The Family in Roman Times and Late Antiquity” in the spring 2018.

André Laks
Professor Emeritus of Ancient Philosophy, Université Paris-Sorbonne; Professor of Ancient Philosophy, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City

Professor Laks will be a Visiting Lecturer in the Humanities Council and Oates Fellow in Classical Philosophy in spring 2018, teaching a graduate-level seminar on the Pre-Socratics and the scholarly challenges of editing the surviving fragments of their writings and the reports of their philosophical thought.

Barry McCrea
Donald R. Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies; Professor of English, Irish Language and Literature, and Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Notre Dame

Professor McCrea will be a Visiting Professor in the Humanities Council and Faber Fellow in Comparative Literature, teaching an advanced undergraduate course entitled “Class, Desire, and the Novel” in spring 2018.

Jane Newman
Professor of Comparative Literature and European Languages and Studies, University of California, Irvine

Professor Newman will be a Visiting Professor in the Humanities Council and Old Dominion Fellow in German, teaching a graduate seminar on 16th / 17th century European literature, culture, history, and political theory in spring 2018.

Patrice Nganang
Professor of Literary and Cultural Theory, Stony Brook University

Professor Nganang will be a Visiting Professor in the Humanities Council and Old Dominion Fellow in French and Italian, teaching an undergraduate cinema course on “The Black Metropolis,” spring 2018.

Ilana Pardes
Professor of Comparative Literature, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Professor Pardes will be a Visiting Professor in the Humanities Council and Stewart Fellow in Religion in fall 2017, co-teaching a course with Leora Batnitzky (Religion) on Migration, Religion, and Literature: From Genesis to Toni Morrison (REL 330/HUM 330/JDS 331/COM 382.)

Deborah Steiner
John Jay Professor of Greek; Chair, Department of Classics, Columbia University

Professor Steiner will be a Visiting Professor in the Humanities Council and Class of 1932 Fellow in Classics in spring 2018, a teaching a seminar on “Selections from Greek Lyric Poetry.”

Greg Tate
Writer and Musician

Greg Tate will be a Visiting Lecturer in the Humanities Council and Belknap Fellow in the Lewis Center for the Arts in fall 2017, teaching The Lucid Black and Proud Musicology of Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka (LCA 213/AAS 213/ENG 213/HUM 213.)

Ralph Wedgwood
Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern California

Professor Wedgwood will be a Visiting Professor in the Humanities Council and Old Dominion Fellow in Philosophy in spring 2018, teaching a graduate seminar on “Ethics and Rational Choice: A Value-Based Approach?”

SHORT-TERM VISITING FELLOWS

Monique Allewaert will be a Whitney J. Oates Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of English during the spring. Allewaert is an Associate Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research integrates literary analysis with political and environmental theory to examine how the flows and structures of colonialism shaped the Western hemisphere.

Ariella Azoulay will be a Belknap Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of Comparative Literature, February 27-28, 2018. Azoulay is a Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Comparative Literature at Brown University. Her research focuses on “potential history” of key political concepts, such as archives, sovereignties, art, revolutions, and human rights.

Francisco Ferrándiz will be a Faber Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese during the spring. Ferrándiz is a tenured scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain. A social anthropologist, his current research focuses on the politics of memory in contemporary Spain, and his ethnographic fieldwork has focused in the last 15 years in analyzing the impact of the opening of mass graves containing civilian victims of Francoist military repression.

John Kerrigan will be a Whitney J. Oates Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of English in September 2017. Kerrigan is a Professor of English at University of Cambridge. His research focuses on early modern literature, including Shakespeare, and on British and Irish poetry since Yeats.

Verena Lepper will be a Faber Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Program in the Ancient World during the fall. She is Director of the ERC-Grant-Project ELEPHANTINE and Curator for Egyptian and Oriental Papyri at the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. In addition she is Honorary Professor at the Humboldt University Berlin.  Her research centers on the fields of Egyptian and Oriental Papyri, Ancient Literature and Linguistics, History of Egyptology, and the Relationship of Ancient Egypt to the Near East.

Jeff McMahan will be a Whitney J. Oates Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of Philosophy during the fall. McMahan is the White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at University of Oxford. He works on a range of moral issues concerned with harming and killing, including the justification and limits of defensive harming, war, abortion, and the killing of animals.

Gabriele Pedullà will be a Belknap Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of French and Italian during the spring. Pedullà is an Associate Professor of Italian Literature at Universita’ Degli Studi Roma Tre. His research centers on Renaissance political thought and contemporary fiction.

David Peterson will be a Faber Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Program in Linguistics during the fall. Peterson is a Linguist and Language Creator, well known for his creation of fictional languages in television series such as Game of Thrones and the movie Thor: The Dark World.

Juliane Rebentisch will be a Whitney J. Oates Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of German, October 2-6, 2017. Rebentisch is a Professor of Philosophy and Aesthetics at the University of Arts and Design in Offenbach. Her main research areas are aesthetics, ethics, and political philosophy.

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger will be a Whitney J. Oates Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of History during the spring. Rheinberger is Director Emeritus at Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. His current research interests include the history and epistemology of experimentation, the history of the life sciences, and the relation between the sciences and the arts.

Ruben Santiago-Hudson will be a Belknap Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater during the spring. Santiago-Hudson is an actor, director and playwright. Most recently, he plays a band leader on BET’s new drama ‘The Quad,’ and is directing August Wilson’s “Jitney” on Broadway.

Christopher Smith will be a Faber Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of Classics during the spring. He is the Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews. His research centers on early Rome and central Italy, and on Roman historiography. He was Director of the British School at Rome from 2009 to 2017 and currently holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to work on kingship at Rome.