Distributed April 20, 2000
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Mark Nickel

Howard Foundation announces 11 recipients of 2000-01 fellowships

The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, administered by Brown University, has announced 11 recipients of $20,000 fellowships for the 2000-01 academic year. This year, the fellowships were awarded in anthropology, philosophy and sociology. Next year, the Foundation will award fellowships in painting, sculpture and art history.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, administered by Brown University, announced 11 fellowships of $20,000 each for the 2000-01 academic year. The recipients, representing the fields of anthropology, philosophy and sociology, were selected from among 167 scholars nominated by administrative officers of colleges, universities and cultural institutions throughout the country. The 2000-01 fellows and their projects are:

  • Randolph Clarke, associate professor of philosophy, University of Georgia: “Libertarian Free Will: The Prospects for a Naturalistic Account.”

  • Gerald Creed, associate professor of anthropology, Hunter College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York: “Contesting Community: Ritual and Social Relations in Rural Bulgaria.”

  • Robert Desjarlais, assistant professor of anthropology, Sarah Lawrence College: “Sensory Biographies among Nepal’s Yolmo Buddhists.”

  • Roger Gould, associate professor of sociology, University of Chicago: “Dominance, Honor and Conflict.”

  • John Kelly, associate professor of anthropology, University of Chicago: “Technography: Science in the History of Cultures, and Questions for a New Anthropology of Knowledge.”

  • Pauline Kleingeld, assistant professor of philosophy, Washington University at St. Louis: “Citizens of the World: Philosophical Transformations of Cosmopolitanism in Late Eighteenth-Century Germany.”

  • Annelise Riles, assistant professor of anthropology, Northwestern University School of Law: “Formalism and Its Critics: An Ethnography of Legal Knowledge Practices in the United States and Japan.”

  • Margaret Somers, associate professor of sociology, University of Michigan: “From Poverty to ‘Perversity’: 200 Years of Welfare Reform – from Speenhamland and the New Poor Law (1795-1834) to the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act (1996).”

  • Christian Wildberg, associate professor of philosophy, Princeton University: “A Translation and Commentary of Aristotle’s Cosmological Treatise ‘On the Heavens.’”

  • Jennifer Whiting, associate professor of philosophy, Cornell University: “The Contingency of Self.”

  • Laurie Whitt, associate professor of sociology, Michigan Technological University: “Biocolonialism and Indigenous Peoples.”

The Howard Foundation Board of Administration has announced that fellowships in the 2001-02 academic year will be awarded in the fields of painting, sculpture and art history. The Foundation’s Web address is www.brown.edu/Divisions/Graduate_School/howard.