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March 29, 2021

Congratulations to the 2021-22 Calgary Institute for the Humanities Fellowship Recipients

Since 1977, the CIH has offered Annual Resident Fellowships to faculty members at the University of Calgary. The CIH also awards a graduate student fellowship and a Fellowship in Applied Ethics, and hosts a Scholar-in-Residence.

Each year the CIH hosts a variety of research fellowships, including resident fellows, doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and visiting fellows. Fellows at the institute are given the time and space to pursue high-calibre research projects, and to share their insights with scholars from different disciplines. A number of the Fellowships at the CIH are made possible by generous community donors who have endowed these fellowships in perpetuity. We are grateful to them for their commitment to the humanities and to the valuable research produced by scholars at the University of Calgary. 

Please join us in welcoming our 2021-22 cohort. For more information about their research projects, please visit the CIH Website. 

Shelley M. Alexander, PhD
Applied Ethics Fellow

Professor, Department of Geography
Lessons from Coyote: Decolonization, Jurisprudence and the Geo-ethics of Marginalized Populations

Eleonora Buonocore, PhD
CIH Annual Fellow

Instructor, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
Dante’s Memory: From Fixity to Fluidity

Ryan Pierson, PhD
Naomi Lacey Resident Fellow

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Media, 
and Film
Pragmatic Visions: Vachel Lindsay’s “Democratic” Spectatorship and Early Cinema

Annie Rudd, PhD
Wayne O. McCready Fellow

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Media and Film
Unbidden Exposures: Histories of Candid Photography

Frank W. Stahnisch, PhD
CIH Annual Fellow

Professor, Department of History
AMF/Hannah Professor in the History of Medicine and Health Care, Department of Community Health Sciences
Great Minds in Despair – The Forced-Migration of German-Speaking Neuroscientists to North America, 1933 to 1989

Nella Darbouze Bonyeme
Frances Spratt Graduate Student Fellow
PhD Candidate, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
Systemic Racism in Nineteenth-Century Tales of Black and Mixed-Race Revenge

Petra Dolata, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of History
(Hi)Stories of Energy Transitions

Established in 1976, the Calgary Institute for the Humanities fosters advanced study and research in a broad range of subject areas. We are multi-disciplinary and multi-faculty orientated. We support research in traditional Humanities disciplines such as languages and literature, history, religious studies, philosophy, as well as in philosophical and historical aspects of the social sciences, arts, sciences, and professional studies. The humanities are not conceived as a specific group of academic disciplines, but as forms of study that examine what is human – typically guided by literature, history, social and physical settings, artifacts, visual and performing arts.