About Our Fellows
If you are a Fellow from any Woodrow Wilson program and would like to submit news of your recent accomplishments, please send an email to our Communications office.
Ezekiel J. Emanuel CN ’86 was appointed the 13th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor at University of Pennsylvania in September 2011. He also serves in the newly created position of Vice Provost for Global Initiatives at the university.
Sharon Ann Holt WS ’87 has been appointed executive director of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. She was previously executive director of Sandy Spring Museum, a community history museum in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC.
Ambassador June Carter Perry WF ’65 was appointed the Cyrus Vance Visiting Professor of International Relations at Mount Holyoke College. The Cyrus Vance Visiting Professorship in International Relations was established in 1987 to honor the 57th U.S. Secretary of State. The professorship brings a prominent practitioner in international relations to the College for a semester or full academic year. Ambassador Perry served as the U.S. envoy to Sierra Leone and Lesotho under Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush and has received numerous awards for her achievements in the Foreign Service.
David Schwebel CH ’99, professor of psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was appointed Associate Dean for Research in the Sciences at the College of Arts and Sciences.
Randall Curren CN ’83 was awarded a fellowship to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ for 2012-13.
Four Fellows were selected 2012 Guggenheim Fellows:
Stephen R. Bokenkamp CN ’85, Professor of Chinese, Arizona State University: Declarations of the perfected: Daoist texts of the 4th and 5th centuries.
Lori D. Ginzberg CN ’82, Professor of History and Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University: Women and the grand American narrative.
Benjamin Nathans MN ’87, Ronald S. Lauder Endowed Term Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania: A curious kind of liberty: Soviet dissidents, human rights, and the Soviet Union after Stalin.
Damion Searls MN ’95, Translator, Brooklyn, New York: Complete translation of Uwe Johnson's Anniversaries.
Nine Fellows were among those selected as Academy of Arts & Sciences Fellows:
Kenneth Ludwig Alder MN ’88, Professor of History; Milton H. Wilson Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University
George F. Bass WF ’55, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Nautical Archaeology; Founder, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University
Michael E. Bratman WF ’67 H, Durfee Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences; Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University
Alice J. Hendrickson Eagly WF ’60, James Padilla Chair of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University
Reynold Levy WF ’69 DS, President, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Thomas Milton Liggett WF ’65, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles
Daniel Mendelsohn MN ’86, Author and Critic; Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities, Bard College
Scott Russell Sanders WF ’67 H, Novelist; Essayist; Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus, Indiana University
Marvin Trachtenberg WF ’61, Edith Kitzmiller Professor of Fine Arts, New York University
Jing Tsu MN ’95 became the first person to be tenured professor of modern Chinese literature and culture at Yale University in 2011 and is a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford (2011-2012). She is a recent recipient of the New Directions Fellowship (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2011) and will be at the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University in spring 2013.
Michael Bourdaghs MN ’89—Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon: A Geopolitical Prehistory of J-Pop (Columbia University Press, 2012)
Joanna Brooks CN ’98—The Book of Mormon Girl: Stories from an American Faith (Free Press, 2012)
Gene Byrd WF ’68, A. Chernin, and P. Terrikorpi—Paths to Dark Energy: Theory and Observation (de Gruyter, 2012)
Whitey Hitchcock WT ’00—Soul of a Teacher (Sapyent Publications, 2012)
Thomas Karshan MN ’00, editor—Selected Poems by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Knopf, 2012)
Jill Lepore CN ’93—Mansion of Happiness:A History of Life and Death (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012)
Sara Levine MN ’92—Treasure Island!!! (Tonga Books, 2012)
John D. Lyons WF ’67—The Phantom of Chance: From Fortune to Randomness in Seventeenth-Century French Literature (Columbia University Press, 2012)
Maureen N. Mclane MN ’89—My Poets (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012)
Sarah McPhee MN ’86—Bernini’s Beloved: A Portrait of Costanza Piccolomini (Yale University Press, 2012)
John Perry WF ’64—The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing (Workman Publishing Company, 2012)
Samuel L. Popkin WF ’63—The Candidate: What It Takes to Win—and Hold—the White House (Oxford University Press, 2012)
Robert J. Seidman WF ’63 H—Moments Captured (The Overlook Press, 2012)
Marshall S. Shapo WF ’59—An Injury Law Constitution (Oxford University Press, 2012)
Heather Andrea Williams AP ’02—Help Me To Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery (The University of North Carolina Press, 2012)
Alison Winter MN ’88—Memory: Fragments of a Modern History (University of Chicago Press, 2012)