Vincent Aaron Brown: Four Duke Professors Named Humanities Center Fellows For Next Year

Source: Duke Today, 5-1-11

Fellows will spend the year at RTP center conducting research

Four Duke faculty members, Vincent Aaron Brown, Ellen A. McLarney, Ajantha Subramanian, and Ernest A. Zitser, have been chosen to be a part of the 34th class of National Humanities Center fellows for 2011-12.

Brown, professor of history and African and African American studies, is a multi-media historian teaching courses in Atlantic history, African diaspora studies and the history of slavery.

McLarney is the Andrew W. Mellon assistant professor of Arabic literature and culture. She specializes in Islamist movements, Islamic theological texts, and Islam and gender.

Subramanian, associate professor of cultural anthropology, studies social and political movements, environmental politics and South Asia.

Zitser is librarian for Slavic & Eastern European Studies at Duke University Libraries.

This year the fellows were chosen out of 404 applicants and represent more than 11 fields of humanistic scholarship. These 32 distinguished scholars from institutions around the world will work separately on a range of research projects and come together to share ideas at seminars, lectures and conferences held at the center.

The National Humanities Center, located in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina, is a privately incorporated independent institute for advanced studies in the humanities. Since the center opened in 1978 more than 1,300 books in the field of humanistic studies have been published.

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