Faculty Council

During the 2021-2022 academic year, the Faculty Research Council is reviewing and redefining the Center’s role in the School of Humanities as a research hub that supports Humanities research by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates. The structures, goals, visions, and organization of the HRC will be the focus of collaborative work of the Council, which will also evaluate applications for research and event funding and for faculty course-release fellowships. They will examine the budgetary structures and endowments of the HRC in order to help set priorities for its future funding categories. 

The council consists of Dean of Humanities Kathleen Canning and Associate Deans Jeffrey Kripal and Fay Yarbrough in addition to five faculty members:

  • Graham Bader, Art History
  • Natasha Bowdoin, Visual and Dramatic Arts (spring 2022)
  • Joseph Campana, English/Environmental Studies
  • Sophie Esch, Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures [Latin American Studies]
  • Kirsten Ostherr, English/Medical Humanities
  • John Sparagana, Visual and Dramatic Arts (fall 2021)