Ten scholars 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. Fellows 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 Society of Fellows 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

  • Oren Bar-Gill (law and economics) B.A., LL.B., MA., Tel-Aviv University; LL.M., Harvard University; Ph.D., Tel-Aviv University; S.J.D. candidate, Harvard Law School. 
  • Joshua Simon Bloom (astrophysics) A.B., Harvard; M. Phil., University of Cambridge; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology. 
  • Jonathan Hughes Bolton (Slavic and Central European literature and literary theory) B.A., Harvard College; M.A., University of Texas, Austin; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 
  • Amy Finkelstein (economics) A.B., Harvard College; M. Phil., University of Oxford; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). 
  • Joanna Karczmarek (theoretical high-energy particle physics) B.Sc., Queen’s University, Canada; Ph.D., Princeton University. 
  • Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu (mathematics) B.S., National Taiwan University; Ph.D., Harvard University. 
  • Morgan Yih-Yang Liu (cultural anthropology) B.S., M.I.T.; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 
  • Nadya Mason (experimental condensed matter physics) B.S., Harvard College; Ph.D., Stanford University. 
  • Joshua Benjamin Plotkin (mathematical biology) A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D. candidate, Princeton University. 
  • Jon Foote Wilkins (theoretical evolutionary biology) A.B., Harvard College; M.S., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Harvard University.