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Cox Family Visiting Scholar/Artist Program

The Cox Family Visiting Scholar/Artist Program in the Center for Humanities and the Arts (CHA) at the University of Colorado at Boulder began in Fall 2001 to enable CHA to bring renowned scholars and artists to the CU-Boulder campus for extended visits. The endowment was created with generous donations from Kenneth A. and Nona F. Cox, parents of then CHA Director, Jeffrey N. Cox.  The Cox family continues to contribute to the endowment annually, enabling CHA to host scholars such as Rolena Adorno (Reuben Post Halleck Professor of Spanish, Yale University), Natasha B. Barnes (Associate Professor of African American Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago), Harry Berger, Jr. (Professor Emeritus of Literature and Art History, University of California, Santa Cruz), Elizabeth Deeds Ermarth (Saintsbury Professor of English, University of Edinburgh), Kenneth R. Johnston (Ruth N. Halls Professor Emeritus of English, Indiana University), Michael P. Levine (Professor of Philosophy, Baruch College, City University of New York), and artists Ann Lovett (Professor of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz) and Andrea Polli (Associate Professor of Film and Media, Hunter College).

Most recently, CHA and hosting departments have welcomed Jonathan Z. Smith (Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor of the Humanities, University of Chicago), Heinrich Detering, chair of Modern German Literature and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Gottingen, David Chalmers, Professor of Philosophy from Australia National University, Brenda Dixon Gottschild, world-renowned scholar, performer and author, and Professor Emerita of dance at Temple University, Fredric Jameson (William A. Lane Jr. Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Studies at Duke University), Stephen Owen (James Bryant Conant University Professsor of Comparative Literature at Harvard), and Susan Napier (director of the Japanese Program at Tufts University).

By rotating amongst humanities and arts departments on the CU-Boulder campus, CHA will continue to bring renowned scholars and artists to Boulder each year. Upcoming visitors will be hosted by the Departments of French and Italian, Department of Classics, and Department of History.