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The Arts & Humanities Fellows Program was created to stimulate interactions among scholarly and artistic faculty at Texas A&M University as well as nationally and internationally.

Induction as an Arts & Humanities Fellow recognizes extraordinary scholarship and creativity and provides faculty a supportive environment through which to advance their scholarship and creative work, and reward scholarly and artistic merit in their chosen discipline. It is also hoped that recognition as a fellow will build, strengthen, and sustain long-term relationships with fellows outside their chosen discipline.

Arts & Humanities Fellows

2021 Fellows

Daniel Bare

Deborah Carlson

Daniel Conway 

Sara DiCaglio

Jessica Howell

Hyeran Jo

Hilaire Kallendorf

Alain Lawo-Sukam

Jennifer Mercieca

Zachary Stewart


Previous Fellows

2020 Fellows

2019 Fellows

2018 Fellows

2017 Fellows

2016 Fellows

2015 Fellows

What is Humanities Research?


Daniel Conway, professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts, documented and analyzed the roles that ordinary people play in genocidal violence and other crimes against humanity, with plans to produce a book provisionally titled “Facing Evil.”


Felice House, associate professor, Department of Visualization, College of Architecture, expanded her large-scale painting series titled “Re-Western,” which recasts iconic Western-movie heroes as contemporary women, and exhibited her work in the United Kingdom.


Katherine Unterman, associate professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts, studied the effects of a 1901 Supreme Court ruling that the Constitution does not fully apply to American citizens living in the five populated U.S. territories.


Daniel Schwartz, assistant professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts, developed a digital publication called SPEAR: Syriac Persons, Events, and Relations, to advance methods for the study of Syriac.


Brian Rouleau, assistant professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts, conducted research for a book tentatively titled Empire’s Children: Youth Culture and the Long Nineteenth Century’s Expansionist Impulse, which will investigate the ways in which children became central to imperialism in North America, Africa, and Australia. The Oxford University Press has expressed interest in the project.



Kristan Poirot, assistant professor, Department of Communication and the Women’s Gender Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts, worked in tourism studies, cultural geography, rhetoric, history, and gender studies with the goal of better understanding the concepts that inform the public’s collective memory as "gendered landscapes."


Olga Dror, associate professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts, used texts produced for and by young people in North and South Vietnam and compared and analyzed how Vietnamese on both sides of the conflict shaped the identities of their youth.


Galen Newman, assistant professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, explored the unique urban design and landscape characteristics of heavily depopulated urban neighborhoods; used the Land Transformation Model,  to predict future vacancy; and developed an urban design strategy in response to those conditions.

Program Description

The Arts & Humanities Fellowship invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and creative arts pursuing projects that embody exceptional research. A primary goal of the program is to support significant advancement or completion of a major piece of scholarly or creative work by the applicant. Projects may be at any stage of development. Applications must clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars and general audiences.

Fellowship Details

  • $15,000 awarded in the first year of the three-year fellowship
  • Fellows are able to use their funds to support the advancement or achievement of their project without restriction.
  • All forms of scholarly research and creative projects are supported. The Fellowship does not support faculty teaching activities, such as the preparation or revision of textbooks or curriculum development.
  • The Fellow and their project will be made visible to other scholars and general audiences through an online showcase of animated shorts featuring outstanding research and scholarships generated by the program's fellows.
  • Completed applications must be submitted through infoReady no later than 9 pm Central Daylight Time, February 26, 2021. Notification of awards will be sent via email by April 16, 2021.


Arts & Humanities Fellows Program Application

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