Humanities Institute

Current Faculty Fellows (2020-2022)

Spring 2021

Alex Beasley (American Studies) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of American Studies within the College of Liberal Arts. His Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “Expert Capital: Houston and the Making of a Service Empire.”

Jason Cons (Anthropology) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology within the College of Liberal Arts.  His Faculty Fellows project will be entitled "Delta Temporalities: Time, Territory, and Capture on a Climate Frontier."

Andrea Gore (School of Pharmacy) is a Professor and the Vacek Chair in the College of Pharmacy. Her Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “Environmental Health, Endocrine Disruptors, and the Developing Brain.”

Jennifer Graber (Religous Studies) is a Professor in the Department of Religous Studies within the College of Liberal Arts. Her Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “Animals and Landscapes in the Pan-tribal ‘Ghost Dance’ Movement.”

Hi'ilei Hobart (Anthropology) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology within the College of Liberal Arts. Her Faculty Fellows Project will be entitled “Kinship With, Across, and Through Our Sea of Islands.”

Ben Hodges (Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering) is a Professor of Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering wihtin the Cockrell School of Engineering. His Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “Improving community understanding, planning, and resiliency to flooding.”

Heather Houser (English) is an Associate Professor of English within the College of Liberal Arts. Her Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “Affiliating Reproductive and Climate Justice.”

Beili Liu (Art & Art History) is a Professor of Art and Art History within the College of Fine Arts. Her Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “Material force, cultural narratives, and the human impact on the natural world.”

Allen MacDuffie (English) is an Associate Professor of English within the College of Liberal Arts. His Faculty Fellows Project will be entitled “Charles Darwin and the Victorian Pre-History of Climate Change Denial.”

Stephen Phelps (Integrative Biology) is a Professor of Intigrative Biology within the College of Natural Sciences. His Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “The biology of intimacy: The relationship between intimacy and the love of the natural world.”

Adam Rabinowitz (Classics) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics within the College of Liberal Arts. His Faculty Fellows project will be entitled "Environmental approaches to the history and archaeology of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine borderlands in the Black Sea region."

Miriam Solis (Community and Regional Planning) is an Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning within the School of Architecture. Her Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “Building a Green Future: Youth Perceptions of Decarbonization and Racial Justice.”

Jayme Walenta (Geography and the Environment) is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography & the Environment within the College of Liberal Arts. Her Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “Nature as Person: Re-scripting legal treatments of nature in western liberalism.”


 

Fall 2021

Rabbi Neil Blumofe is a Comunity Fellow from the Congregation Agudas Achim at the Austin Synagogue. His Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “Shemittah (Sabbatical Year): the remission of debt, manumission, and the concept of home in relationship to the current disruptions and climate crisis in our world.”

Craig Campbell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology within the College of Liberal Arts. His Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “Anthropocene Greetings: Intimacies of communication in the climate crisis.”

Shiv Ganesh is a Professor of Communication Studies in the Moody College of Communication. His Faculty Fellows Project will be entitled “Geo-social Struggle and Indigenous Politics in an Increasingly Deterritorialized World.”

Seth Garfield is a Professor in the Department of History within the College of Liberal Arts. His Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “Taste of Brazil: A History of Guaraná, the World’s Most Caffeine-Rich Plant.”

Gretchen Henderson is the Associate Director for Research at the Harry Ransom Center and Senior Lecturer in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Her Faculty Fellows project will be entitled "Rewilding the Library."

Alison Kafer is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Women's and Gender Studies and English within the College of Liberal Arts. Her Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “After Crip, Crip Afters: Disability & Beyond.”

Katherine Lieberknecht is an Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning within the School of Architecture. Her Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “Home is where your heart is: climate change, managed retreat, and relocation programs.”

R. Eric McMaster is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Art and Art History within the College of Fine Arts. His Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “Absorbing, Creating, and Altering Environments.”

John Morán González is a Professor of English and Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies in the the College of Liberal Arts. His Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “Of Temporality and Tamaulipan Thornscrub: Settler Colonialism and Speculative Fiction in a Trans-Border Ecological Habitat.”

Marina Peterson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology within the College of Liberal Arts. Her Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “Weathering Uncertainty: Making Rain and Sensing Climate Futures.”

Carlos Ramos Scharrón is an Associate Professor of Geography & the Environment and a LLILAS Faculty Member. His Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “Human and Climate Change Driven Effects - a Landscape History of Puerto Rico.”

Ana Schwartz is an Assistant Professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts. Her Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “Prickly Pairings: The Intimacies of Three Species across Four Continents.”

Pavithra Vasudevan is an Assitant Professor in the Departments of African and African Diaspora Studies and Center for Women's and Gender Studies within the Colllege of Liberal Arts. Her Faculty Fellows project will be entitled “Toxic Alchemy: Black Life and Death in Industrial Capitalism.”

 


  •   Map
  • Humanities Institute

    University of Texas at Austin
    Office Address: SAC 4.138
    Mailcode F1900
    Austin, Texas 78712
    512-471-9056