Humanities Institute

Cline Centennial Visiting Professorship in the Humanities

Since 2006, the Humanities Institute has awarded the C. L. and Henriette Cline Centennial Visiting Professorship in the Humanities to one distinguished scholar, writer, or artist annually for an extended stay at the University. The Cline Centennial Visiting Professorship provides a distinctive vehicle for the advancement of the Institute's mission to build and enrich intellectual community within, across, and beyond the University's walls.

(Photo: Naomi Klein)

During their residencies, Cline Professors take part in a series of formal and informal programs (including, as appropriate, lectures, performances, symposia, exhibitions, college and high school classroom visits, and town meetings) designed to involve scholars and citizens alike in the exploration of important contemporary ideas and issues.

(Photo: Shirin Ebadi)



To maximize the impact of the Cline Professor's residency, the Institute plans to enlist one or more campus or community partners in the selection of each year's visitor and in the planning, publicity, and itinerary of each visit. 

(Photo:Sekou Sundiata)




Cline Centennial Visiting Professors

Rita Charon, 2016-2017

Naomi Klein, 2015-2016

Laurie Anderson, 2013-2014

Dr. Paul Farmer, 2012-2013

Seymour Hersh, 2011-2012

Lawrence Wright, 2010-2011

Richard Schechner, 2009-2010

Dr. Shirin Ebadi, 2008-2009

Sekou Sundiata, 2007-2008

For more information, please contact the Institute at (512) 471-9056 or