Radcliffe Institute Announces 2013-14 Fellows
Fifteen Harvard faculty members chosen.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has announced the 49 fellows—scholars and artists—who will be in residence during the 2013-2014 academic year. Fifteen, an unusually high proportion, are Harvard faculty members:
- Arkhat Abzhanov, associate professor of organismic and evolutionary biology, who studies the evolution of the vertebrate head, face, and skull;
- Selim Berker, assistant professor of philosophy, who examines the interaction of ethics and epistemology;
- Mary Brinton, Reischauer Institute professor of sociology and chair of sociology, whose research and teaching focus on gender inequality, labor markets, Japanese society, and other fields;
- Claudine Gay, professor of government and of African and African American studies, who examines American political behavior, public opinion, and race and ethnic politics;
- Annette Gordon-Reed, Warren professor of law and professor of history (who continues as Pforzheimer professor at the institute), whose legal-historical studies have focused prominently on Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings, and slavery;
- Jennifer Hoffman, associate professor of physics, who employs scanning probes to study exotic materials (such as high-temperature superconductors)—and is an ultramarathoner in her spare time;
- Michael Kremer, Gates professor developing societies (in the economics department), a specialist on education and health in developing countries (featured in the magazine’s roundtable on “The World’s Poor,” co-author of an article on debt relief in Iraq, and the subject of a report on bringing clean water to western Kenya);
- Peter Kronheimer, Graustein professor of mathematics, who works on knots and homology;
- Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Boardman professor of fine arts, a scholar of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European art, contemporary art, and feminist and critical theory;
- David R. Nelson, Solomon professor of biophysics and professor of physics and applied physics, who investigates the physics and chemistry of condensed matter;
- William F. Pirl, associate professor of psychiatry, and director of the center for psychiatric oncology and behavioral sciences (Massachusetts General Hospital), who studies psychological and cancer-related symptoms and their influence on medical outcomes;
- Sophia Roosth, assistant professor in the history of science, who is studying life sciences and synthetic biology;
- Tanya Smith, associate professor of human evolutionary biology, who examines dental development in great apes and humans;
- Hans Tutschku, Mason professor of music and director of the Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition (read a report on his student Ben Cosgrove ’10 here); and
- Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal professor in contemporary Islamic thought and life, a scholar of the political science of Islamist movements.
For the complete list of fellows and descriptions of their projects, visit the Radcliffe Institute website.