Faculty Fellows Program

"The Faculty Fellows Program made an enormous difference to me and my students this term.  It helped me make clear to the students, using new materials and new approaches, some of the fundamental insights of the course ... The Faculty Fellow Program helped me transform the course and push it in rewarding and innovative directions." 

Paja Faudree, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
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Enrich your teaching next year through the Haffenreffer Museum Faculty Fellows Program. Since 2013, this program has connected Brown University students and faculty with material culture from around the world.

Faculty from a dozen different departments have used the $500 in research funds and support from Museum staff to:

  • Learn about the Museum’s resources for faculty and students

  • Integrate object-based teaching and learning into existing courses through assignments

  • Design new courses with Museum-related themes or components

  • Develop research or curatorial term projects inspired by the Museum’s collections

  • Coordinate class visits the Culture Lab and/or Collections Research Center

  • Pursue other creative, object-based teaching projects

Any tenure-track Brown University faculty member is invited to apply: applications open during the Spring Semester. Program guidelines and more information can be found here.

Questions? Email [email protected].


Current Faculty Fellow (2019-2020)

 Yannis Hamilakis


Former Faculty Fellows

Bathsheba Demuth
Assistant Professor of History

Brian Lander
Assistant Professor of History and Environment and Society



Rebecca Nedostup
Associate Professor of History


Holly Shaffer
Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture


Kaijun Chen
Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies 

Olakunle George 
Associate Professor of English, Associate Professor of Africana Studies

Yannis Hamilakis 
Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and Professor of Modern Greek Studies

Adrienne Keene
Assistant Professor of American Studies