Three professors – representing history, philosophy and ethnic studies – have been selected as Washington State University humanities fellows for the 2015-16 academic year.
C. Richard King, professor in critical culture, gender and race studies; Claudia Leeb, assistant professor in politics, philosophy and public affairs; and Matthew Sutton, associate professor in history, were chosen based on research proposals they submitted to the Humanities Planning Group (HPG).
“We are promoting an appreciation for the breadth and depth of humanities and their critical role in understanding life and society,” said Christopher Lupke, chair of HPG and professor of cinema studies and Chinese.
Each of the three awards is accompanied by a $12,500 grant. The fellow designation and funding are intended to promote further research and encourage pursuit of greater, external funding for humanities research.