Achievements

With its more than one hundred fellows to date, the ISI has hosted some of the most active and successful of our colleagues on campus. In many cases their projects, under development in an ISI seminar, have come to fruition in scholarly or creative arenas. While we do not claim credit for all successes or special recognitions, we are proud to list some of the achievements of our ISI community here.

Britt Rusert Awarded Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Essay Prize

Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies Britt Rusert was awarded the 2014 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) essay prize for her essay "Delany's Comet: Fugitive Science and the Speculative Imaginary of Emancipation." The prize recognizes excellence in interdisciplinary scholarship on any nineteenth-century topic. Last year "Delany's Comet" also received finalist mention for the Constance Rourke Prize, awarded by the American Studies Association (ASA) for the best article published in American Quarterly.

Jenny Adams Wins NEH Summer Stipend, Distinguished Teaching Award

Associate Professor of English Jenny Adams (a current fellow of the ISI Faculty Seminar on "Value") was awarded a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to undertake a project titled, "Student Debt and University Life in Medieval Oxford." Professor Adams credits the ISI Faculty Seminar with helping her lay the groundwork for her application. 

Stephen Clingman Participates in Colloquium Honoring Anti-Apartheid Hero Bram Fischer

Professor of English and ISI Director Stephen Clingman was an invited participant at a March 26 special colloquium honoring Bram Fischer at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Fischer was the lawyer who led the defense of Nelson Mandela and the other accused at the Rivonia Trial in 1964. He is now regarded as one the major heroes of the South African anti-apartheid struggle. After the colloquium, Fischer was awarded a posthumous honorary doctorate of law by the University of the Witwatersrand. Clingman's biography of Fischer, "Bram Fischer: Afrikaner Revolutionary," won the Sunday Times/Alan Paton Award in 1999. 

ISI Fellow Angela de Oliveira Receives NSF-funded Fellowship

Current ISI Value Fellow Angela de Oliveira was selected as a Fellow for the Nation Science Foundation-funded "Enabling the Next Generation of Hazards and Disasters Researchers Fellowship Program." According to de Oliveira, she discussed her ISI project in her application for the fellowship.

The program "foster[s] the development of hazards scholars who will expand and strengthen the interdisciplinary research community." The fellowship begins with a weekend meeting in February, where fellows will be introduced to interdisciplinary practices in the study of hazards and disasters, begin to formulate their goals for the program, and meet with mentors and fellows. The Annual Natural Hazards and Applications Workshop will be held in July at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The program selects up to 20 fellows each year for the competitive program. More information about the program can be found on the Next Generation of Hazards and Disasters Researchers website.

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