Nine doctoral candidates of exceptional promise have joined the Society of Fellows as Junior Fellows. The Society gives scholars at early stages of their careers an opportunity to pursue their studies in any department of the University, free from formal requirements. They must demonstrate exceptional ability, originality, and resourcefulness.
Junior Fellows are selected by the Senior Fellows, who administer the Society with the President of the University and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, ex officio. Those elected receive three-year fellowships. The stipend for Junior Fellows in their first year is $50,000.
The Society was organized in 1933 under the terms of a gift from A. Lawrence Lowell, then President Emeritus of Harvard. The gift was made in memory of Lowell’s wife and is known as the Anna Parker Lowell Fund.The new Junior Fellows are:
Kurt L. Adelberger (astronomy) B.S., Harvey Mudd College; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology.
M. Shahab Ahmed (Islamic history) B.A., American University, Cairo; Ph.D., Princeton University.
Rava da Silveira (condensed matter physics) B.S., University of Geneva; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Thomas Paul Kelly (philosophy) B.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University.
Jarmo T. Kotilaine (history) B.A., University of Oxford; M.Phil., University of Cambridge; A.M., Harvard University; Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University.
Shiraz Minwalla (theoretical high-energy physics/string theory) M.Sc., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur; Ph.D., Princeton University.
Rahim M. Shayegan (ancient languages/ancient history) B.A., University of Cologne; Ph.D., Harvard University.
Tatiana Smoliarova (comparative literature) M.A., Moscow State University; M.A., University of Paris IV/La Sorbonne; Ph.D. candidate, Russian State University for the Humanities/La Sorbonne.
Christopher E. Woods (Assyriology) B.S., Yale University; Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University.