The Michigan Society of Fellows has selected four new fellows to serve three-year appointments as postdoctoral scholars and assistant professors, beginning this fall. The fellows were chosen for the importance and quality of their scholarship and for their interest in interdisciplinary academic work. During their tenure at the University, they will teach selected courses in their affiliated departments and continue their scholarly research.
The new fellows, their affiliated departments and research interests are as follows:
Seven fellows appointed in previous years will continue their affiliation with the Society of Fellows. They are Sharad Chari, anthropology and history; Vaughn Cooper, biology; Alka Patel, history of art; Monica Prasad, sociology; Peter Wilf, Museum of Paleontology and geological sciences; Daniel Rothenberg, anthropology; and Robert Self, history.
The Michigan Society of Fellows was founded in 1870 with grants from the Ford Foundation and the Horace H. and Mary Rackham Funds. The Society provides financial and intellectual support to individuals selected for professional promise and interdisciplinary interests. Competition for the fellowships is open to eligible candidates in the physical and life sciences, engineering, social sciences and education, the humanities, and the arts.