Gordin Named Director of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

May 08, 2017

Michael GordinMichael Gordin, the Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Princeton, will serve as director of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, effective July 1.

The Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, created in 2000 by a gift from Charter Trustee Lloyd Cotsen, is an interdisciplinary community that seeks to bring innovative approaches to scholarship and education at Princeton. It offers outstanding young scholars who have recently received the Ph.D. the opportunity to enhance their teaching and research over a period of three years. 

The Society includes Princeton faculty members who serve as faculty fellows and meet regularly with the Cotsen Fellows in the Joseph Henry House for formal and informal discussions, seminars, and lectures. The process of selecting the postdoctoral fellows involves faculty from throughout the liberal arts, and each year a class of four to five fellows is chosen from 700 to 1,200 applicants from across the globe.

Gordin will succeed Susan Stewart, the Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English, who has directed the program for eight years.

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