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Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Announces 60 New Fellows

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Sixty women and men from around the world have been awarded fellowships to pursue advanced work at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. For the first time in Radcliffe history – due to Radcliffe’s formal merger with Harvard last year – all 60 fellows are eligible for stipends.

“Our new-and-improved fellowship program has attracted some of the world’s most brilliant women and men, fulfilling our dream of making Radcliffe a world-class community of scholars, professionals, and artists,” said Acting Dean Mary Maples Dunn. “Part of the magic of the Radcliffe Institute will be the daily interaction and intellectual exchange between these fellows here on campus. I can’t wait!”

Following their arrival in September, Radcliffe Institute fellows receive office space and access to libraries and other scholarly resources at the University. Each fellow will pursue a specific project previously outlined in a detailed fellowship application. In addition to attracting and sponsoring leading academic researchers, the Radcliffe Institute is unique among the nation’s other fellowship programs in that it also hosts creative artists, musicians, and fiction writers.

This year, following a rigorous selections process that included 18 committees and 80 individual selectors in a variety of disciplines, Radcliffe has awarded fellowships to amore than 30 academic scholars, three artists, six writers, a musician, and a filmmaker.

Fellows at the Radcliffe Institute traditionally pursue work within one of Radcliffe’s five main academic centers, and also interact frequently across programs. Weekly colloquia and lectures are some of the ways fellows and the entire Radcliffe community share knowledge, new ideas, and artistic work.

The fellows are: Constance Ahrons, University of Southern California; Mary Catherine Bateson, George Mason University; Deborah Belle, Boston University; Marina Belozerskaya, independent scholar; Denise Buell, Williams College; Martha Buskirk, Montserrat College of Art; Janis Caldwell, Wake Forest University; Marilyn Carr, United Nations; Lan Samantha Chang, independent writer; Kathleen Coll, Stanford University; Alison Crocetta, Alfred University; Kathy Davis, Utrecht University; Lisa Dodson, Harvard University; Virginia Drachman, Tufts University; Cynthia Enloe, Clark University; Jane Fountain, Harvard University; Susanne Freidberg, Dartmouth College; Charlene Gilbert, State University of New York at Buffalo; Joanna Gilbert, Harvard Medical School; Glenda Gilmore, Yale University; Nancy Goldstein, University of Southern Maine; Hiromi Gunshin, Children’s Hospital, Boston; Lisa Herschbach, Rutgers University; Helen Horowitz, Smith College; Colleen Kiely, Massachusetts College of Art; Sarah Kuhn, University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Regina Kunzel, Williams College; Kimerer LaMothe, Harvard University; Brian Little, Carleton University; Cameron Macdonald, University of Connecticut; Purnima Mankekar, Stanford University; Kelly McLaughlin, Harvard Medical School; Kim McLeod, Wellesley College; Ann Messner, Pratt Institute; Sue Miller, independent writer; Phyllis Moen, Cornell University; Ellen More, University of Texas; Kenda Mutongi, Williams College; Alvin Nagao, independent attorney; Angelica Nuzzo, DePaul University; Allegra Pacheco, independent attorney; Irene Padavic, Florida State University; Svetlana Panasyuk, Harvard University; Yvonne Parsons, Harvard University; Dhooleka Sarhadi Raj, independent scholar; Cristina Rathbone, freelance journalist; Annie Rogers, Harvard University; Kathleen Sands, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Francesca Sawaya, Portland State University; Vicki Schultz, Yale Law School; Brenda Shaughnessy, independent writer; Cathy Silber, Williams College; Elizabeth Simmons, Boston University; Ann Skoczenski, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute; Nancy Stieber, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Siu The, Harvard Medical School; Daryl Tress, Fordham University; Natasha Trethewey, Auburn University; Joseph Trimble, Western Washington University; and Barbara White, Princeton University.