Radcliffe Institute Announces 2012–2013 Fellows

Harvard Magazine
May 3, 2012

From left: Caroline Elkins, Annette Gordon-Reed, Ingrid Monson, and Andrew Strominger Photos by Photographs by (from left) Jon Chase, Kris Snibbe, Stephanie Mitchell (2). All of the Harvard News OfficeFrom left: Caroline Elkins, Annette Gordon-Reed, Ingrid Monson, and Andrew Strominger Photos by Photographs by (from left) Jon Chase, Kris Snibbe, Stephanie Mitchell (2). All of the Harvard News Office

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announced the 51 fellows who will be in residence during part or all of the next academic year. Among them are these Harvard faculty members and their projected work during their fellowships:

  • I. Glenn Cohen, assistant professor of law: medical tourism
  • Caroline Elkins, professor of history and chair of the standing committee on African studies: the end of the British Empire (read an account of her Pulitzer Prize-winning research on the British empire in Kenya)
  • Annette Gordon-Reed, professor of law and professor of history: Thomas Jefferson
  • Lisa McGirr, professor of history: Prohibition and the making of modern America
  • Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones professor of African-American music: Neba Solo (the acclaimed master of the balafon, a wooden xylophone instrument; read an account of Monson hosting a visit by Solo to campus)
  • Radhika Nagpal, Cabot associate professor of computer science and instructor in systems biology: distributed collective intelligence in social insects
  • Sarah Richardson, assistant professor of the history of science and of studies of women, gender, and sexuality: the "maternal" imprint on research
  • Andrew Strominger, York professor of physics and director of the center for the fundamental laws of nature: the edge of the visible universe

The complete list of fellows is available here.

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