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2024-2025 Kaplan Fellows Announced!

May 16, 2024

Congratulations to the new cohort of Faculty Fellows for 2024-2025! Juried by humanities faculty from outside Northwestern, this competitive residency enables Northwestern faculty to pursue independent projects of significance to the humanities while immersed in an interdisciplinary community of scholars.

These eight faculty are joined by our Library Fellow and Library Affiliate for next year. The Library Fellowship offers a half-time release from regular work in order to pursue an independent research project, and the Library Affiliate serves as Library liaison and ambassador for Northwestern's humanities community.

To read descriptions of each Fellow's research project, please visit the 2024-2025 Fellows page.

The Faculty Fellows, Library Fellow, and Library Affiliate for 2024-2025 are:

ebels-duggan-kyla-2022-168x210.jpgKyla Ebels-Duggan
(Professor, Philosophy, and Director, Brady Program in Ethics and Civic Life)
Project: An Ethics of Love: Iris Murdoch's Moral Philosophy 



jaber-heather-168x210.jpgHeather Radwan Jaber
(Assistant Professor in Residence, Communication and Liberal Arts Programs, Northwestern Qatar)
Project: Feeling Like the Global South: Recoding Digital Bahdala in the MENA

Global Humanities Fellowship jointly sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs.

perry-mike-168x210.jpgLibrary Fellow 2024-2025
Michael Perry

(Head of Assessment and Planning, Northwestern University Libraries)
Project: Understanding the Roots of Political Music: The Political Themes of the Music of Max Cavalera 

petty-miriam-168x210.jpgMiriam J. Petty
(Associate Professor, Radio/Television/Film, and Associate Dean for Academic Programs, The Graduate School)
Project: Madea’s Baby, Tyler’s Maybe: Tyler Perry on Stage and in Film, 1997-2019


rogers-ariel-168x210.jpgAriel Rogers
(Associate Professor, Radio/Television/Film)
Project: In the Frame: Organizing and Delimiting the Moving Image from Virtual Reality to Cinema


seligman-rebecca-168x210.jpgRebecca Seligman
(Associate Professor, Anthropology and Program in Global Health Studies)
Project: Conditions of Meaning: An Ethnography of Mind-Body Illness



charif-shanahan.jpgCharif Shanahan
(Assistant Professor, English)
Project: Dear Whiteness: Poems




Library Fellow 2024-2025
Sarah Thorngate
(Data Analysis Librarian, Digital Scholarship, Northwestern University Libraries)


vaughn-manley-tracy-168x210.jpgTracy L. Vaughn-Manley
(Assistant Professor, Black Studies; Charles Deering McCormick Distinguished University Professor of Instruction)
Project: Pens and Needles: Toni Morrison, Quilts, and Community


weitzman-erica-168x210.jpgErica Weitzman
(Associate Professor, German)
Project: Bluster: Bourgeois Anxiety and Expository Style in Late Nineteenth-Century Germany