The Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary organization of both Senior and Collegiate fellows, dedicated to promoting liberal arts teaching and scholarship.
Harper-Schmidt Fellows at the University of Chicago teach in the College's core courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Western Civilization. These Collegiate Fellows receive four year appointments as Collegiate Assistant Professors. Senior Fellows are regular faculty at the University who are appointed to the Society of Fellows for their association with Collegiate Fellows as either Chairs of the Core Courses or Front Table Mentors of individual fellows.
The purpose of the Society is to promote the intellectual well-being of its members, to encourage professional and intellectual discourse, to foster interdisciplinary dialogue, both within the Society and across the University as a whole, and to help maintain the high standard of teaching in the College. The Society meets regularly for discussion of work by its members and by distinguished visitors. It also sponsors regular conferences and events focused on cross-disciplinary subjects.
The American Institute of Indian Studies awarded Anna Seastrand (SoF 2013-2017) the Edward Cameron Dimock Jr prize in the Humanities for her book, Body, History, and Myth: South Indian Murals, 1550-1800. Anna is currently an Assistant Professor in Art History at the University of Minnesota. In 2022-2023, Anna will be a fellow at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC working on her next book project, Trees and the Ecologies of Sacred Art in Southern India.
Jennifer Frey (SoF 2012-2013) has been appointed the inaugeral Dean of Tulsa University's Honors College.
Bettina Stoetzer (SoF 2011-2015), Associate Professor of Anthropology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jessica Hurley (she/they) is assistant professor of English at George Mason University and the author of Infrastructures of Apocalypse: American Literature and the Nuclear Complex (University of Minnesota Press, 2020).
Every year the Society welcomes new members that are selected in a highly competitive process. Successful candidates demonstrate excellence not only in their original scholarship but also in their teaching. Applications for Junior Fellowships are accepted each autumn. Those wishing to apply can find information through the link at left or below.
Online Application website: https://fellows.uchicago.edu/