Humanities center announces graduate fellowship recipients

A view of Chapman Hall, home of the Clark Honors College.

The Oregon Humanities Center has announced its graduate fellowship recipients for 2018-19.

The center offers two types of graduate fellowships. Dissertation fellowships provide a term free from teaching and allow fellows to work on their dissertations full-time; graduate research support fellowships provide $1,000 in dissertation support to fellows during the fellowship year.

Dissertation fellowships are awarded in partnership with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. More information about the fellowships and the Oregon Humanities Center is available on the center's website.

The 2018-19 fellowship recipients are:

Dissertation fellowships—

  • Katie Jo LaRiviere, English: “The Medieval Person: Concepts of Self and Personhood in Late Medieval English Literature.” 
  • Iida Pöllänen, comparative literature: “Transnational and Feminist Peripheries: Narratives of Countryside, Migration, and Community in American and Nordic Modernisms.”
  • Miles Wilkinson, history: “Creating Confidentiality: Physician-Patient Privilege and Medical Confidentiality in the United States, 1776–1975.”

Graduate research support fellowships—

  • Devin Fitzpatrick, philosophy: “Ethics for the Depressed: On Experiences and Enhancement of Value.”
  • Joshua Kerr, philosophy: “The Hybris of Plants: Reinterpreting Philosophy through Vegetal Life.
  • Holly Roberts, musicology:  “Ecstatic Devotion: Musical Rapture and Erotic Death in Post-Tridentine Iconography, Opera, and Oratorios.”