The Center for Humanities & the Arts provides campus-wide fellowships for graduate students working in the humanities and the arts. These fellowships are used to recruit incoming students, provide support in completing doctoral dissertations and aid in scholarly research by providing summer stipends.

Congratulations to the AY 20-21 CHA Fellows!

Kerri Clement, PhD Candidate History
AY 20-21 Dissertation Fellow

woman facing front smilingKerri Keller Clement is a Ph.D. candidate in history. Her research includes the American West, non-human animals in the American West, environmental history, Indigenous agriculture history, and National Parks. Specifically, her dissertation research examines the intersections of disease, animals, settler colonialism, and Indigenous peoples in twentieth- century Montana and Wyoming borderlands.

Evan Frook, PhD Candidate, Philosophy
AY 20-21 Incoming Student Fellow

man facing upwards smilingEvan graduated in May 2020 from the University of Missouri - Columbia, earning a Philosophy B.S. with accompanying departmental honors and an economics minor. Recognitions and awards include the Outstanding Philosophy Major scholarship, Col. Arthur C. Allen scholarship, and four years on the Dean's List and Honors College participation. Some of Evan's finest undergraduate work include my poetry-inspired senior honors thesis on forgiveness and resentment, an examination of the quantum mechanical basis of human decision making and free will, and a challenge to the classic conception of so-called natural resources, especially land, as neither artificial nor possessing inherent moral status. Evan is eminently interested in ethics and aesthetics, but is far from picky about what philosophy he's doing, so long as he's doing philosophy.

Russell (Yuecheng) Li, MA student, Classics
AY 20-21 Incoming Student Fellow

man facing front smilingYuecheng "Russell" Li (from Beijing, China) graduated with honors from Carleton College with BAs in History and Classics and a minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. His academic interests fall widely within the historical, literary, and archaeological inquiries of the western world prior to the early modern era. As a first-year graduate student in the Classics department, he specializes in Aristophanic comedy and Greco-Roman historiography. Russell is generally fascinated with the forma:on and circula:on of ideas and knowledge in the ancient world. Besides his regular academic engagements, he also takes pleasure in studying modern European intellectual history, museums, public history, and social theories.

Maggie Taylor, PhD Candidate, Philosophy
AY 20-21 Dissertation Fellow
Bio coming soon!