Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Faculty Fellows Program

Enhance your Teaching and Research.

About the Faculty Fellowship Program

2020 Update: The Faculty Fellows Program is on hiatus for the 2020-2021 Academic Year, due to the unpredictable challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic. We look forward to resuming the program soon. 

The Faculty Fellows Program made an enormous difference to me and my students this term. It helped me make clear to the students, using new materials and new approaches, some of the fundamental insights of the course... The Faculty Fellow Program helped me transform the course and push it in rewarding and innovative directions.

Paja Faudree Assistant Professor of Anthropology, ANTH 0800 Sounds and Symbols

Enrich your teaching through the Haffenreffer Museum Faculty Fellows Program. Since 2013, this program has connected Brown University students and faculty with material culture from around the world.

Faculty from a dozen different departments have used the $500 in research funds and support from Museum staff to:

  • Learn about the Museum’s resources for faculty and students.
  • Integrate object-based teaching and learning into existing courses through assignments.
  • Design new courses with museum-related themes or components.
  • Develop research or curatorial term projects inspired by the Museum’s collections.
  • Coordinate class visits to the Culture Lab and/or Collections Research Center.
  • Pursue other creative, object-based teaching projects.

Any tenure-track Brown University faculty member is invited to apply: applications open during the Spring Semester. Program guidelines and more information can be found here: Faculty Fellowship Expectations & Guidelines

Questions? Email [email protected].

Past Participants

  • Ariella Azoulay

    Professor of Comparative Literature and Modern Culture and Media

    Academic Year 2013-2014

  • Sheila Bonde

    Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Professor of Archaeology and the Ancient World

    Academic Years 2016-2017, 2015-2016

  • Kaijun Chen

    Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies

    Academic Year 2017-2018

  • Bathsheba Demuth

    Assistant Professor of History and Environment and Society

    Academic Year 2018-2019

  • Paja Faudree

    Associate Professor of Anthropology

    Academic Years 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016

  • Linford Fisher

    Associate Professor of History

    Academic Year 2016-2017

  • Olakunle George

    Professor of English

    Academic Year 2017-2018

  • Yannis Hamilakis

    Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and Professor of Modern Greek Studies

    Academic Years 2017-2018, 2019-2020

  • Bonnie Honig

    Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Political Science

    Academic Year 2015-2016

  • Elizabeth Hoover

    Associate Professor of American Studies

    Academic Year 2013-2014

  • Stephen Houston

    Dupee Family Professor of Social Science, Professor of Anthropology, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Director of Early Cultures, Chair of Anthropology

    Academic Year 2013-2014

  • Adrienne Keene

    Assistant Professor of American Studies

    Academic Year 2017-2018

  • Brian Lander

    Assistant Professor of History and Environment and Society

    Academic Year 2018-2019

  • Jessica Leinaweaver

    Department Chair, Professor of Anthropology

    Academic Year 2016-2017

  • Catherine Lutz

    Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of International Studies, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Anthropology

    Academic Year 2014-2015

  • Courtney Martin

    Professor of History of Art and Architecture

    Academic Years 2014-2015, 2016-2017

  • Rebecca Nedostup

    Associate Professor of History, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies

    Academic Year 2018-2019

  • Itohan Osayimwese

    Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture

    Academic Year 2014-2015

  • Patricia Rubertone

    Professor of Anthropology

    Academic Years 2014-2015, 2015-2016

  • Andrew Scherer

    Associate Professor of Anthropology

    Academic Years 2013-2014, 2016-2017

  • Holly Shaffer

    Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture

    Academic Year 2018-2019

  • Joshua Tucker

    Associate Professor of Music

    Academic Year 2015-2016

  • Peter Van Dommelen

    Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World

    Academic Year 2013-2014

  • Parker VanValkenburgh

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology

    Academic Year 2016-2017