Tanner Humanities Center awards 2015-2016 research fellowships

Departments of English, sociology and history faculty members and graduate students chosen as next research fellows

May 27, 2015 – The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah is proud to announce Maeera Schreiber, Hugh Cagle, Katherine Coles, Eric Hinderaker, David Kieran and Martin Padget have been selected as 2015-2016 research fellows. This annual program awards funds to selected U faculty and external scholars, enabling them to conduct research that transcends traditional departmental boundaries.

“This is an extraordinary group of historians, poets and authors,” said Bob Goldberg, professor of history and director of the Tanner Humanities Center. “Their projects will create important and lasting contributions to a wide range of humanistic discipline and enhance the quality of both undergraduate and graduate education.”

2015-2016 Virgil D. Aldrich Faculty Fellows

Maeera Schreiber, associate professor of English
Project Title: “Holy Envy: Poetry, Modernism and the Judeo-Christian Border Zone”

Hugh Cagle, assistant professor of history
Project Title: “A Global History of Disease: Diagnostic Language and Leprosy in the Early Modern World”

Katherine Coles, professor of English
Project Title: “Poem, Image, Mage”

Eric Hinderaker, professor of history
Project Title: “Boston’s Massacre: Military-Civilian Relations in an Anglo-American Community”

Obert C. & Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center Visiting Fellows 

David Kieran, Department of History, Skidmore College
Project Title: “Signature Wounds: The Cultural Politics of Mental Health During the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars”

Martin Padget, Department of English, Aberystwyth University, Wales
Project Title: “Paul Strand: Photography, Modernism and the World”

The Tanner Center’s research fellowship program provides scholars with the time and facilities to conduct research that creates significant contributions to humanistic knowledge. These newly chosen fellows will be the 26th class of residential scholars since the fellowship program was launched in 1989. In all, the center has hosted more than 100 scholars from Utah and around the world.

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