The five postdoctoral scholars who joined the Society of Fellows this month represent the fields of English and creative writing; geography; history; Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean studies; and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, but their research transcends those disciplines.
“We try to be very interdisciplinary and sometimes transdisciplinary,” says Mona Domosh, the program director and the Joan P. and Edward J. Foley Jr. 1933 Professor of Geography. A group like the Society of Fellows “has to be able to speak across the divides.”
Among the new scholars are a physical scientist who studies precipitation patterns to understand climate change and someone who uses black feminist ethnography to understand housing injustice, says Domosh. The society is always looking for people “who can start solving or help us solve some of these pressing issues,” which requires transdisciplinary interests and expertise. Read More