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Senior Fellows 2004-05

The Senior Fellows constitute the selection committee for the Global and Associate Fellows and Global Scholars, as well as acting as their mentors on campus.

Among the current group of nine (including Director Ronald Rogowski) are five social scientists, two humanists, one natural scientist, and one health scientist.

Robert Boyd, Professor of Anthropology, works on the evolutionary psychology of the mechanisms that give rise to and shape human culture, and how these mechanisms interact with population dynamic processes to shape human cultural variation. He is the author of Culture and the Evolutionary Process (with Peter J. Richerson), How Humans Evolved (with Joan Silk), and Not by Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human Evolution (forthcoming). With Herbert Gintis, he co-directs the MacArthur Foundation Preferences Network, which will soon publish Foundations of Human Sociality: Experiments in Fifteen Small-Scale Societies. Boyd has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin.

Rogers Brubaker, Professor of Sociology, has written widely on social theory, immigration, citizenship, nationalism, and ethnicity. His books include Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany, Nationalism Reframed: Nationhood and the National Question in the New Europe, and Ethnicity without Groups. Brubaker has been Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows of Harvard University, MacArthur Fellow, NSF Presidential Young Investigator, Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a Guggenheim Fellow.

Robert Goldberg, Professor of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2001, cited for having "contributed immensely to our understanding of the genetic underpinnings of flower and seed development" and for "discoveries [that] led to the creation of new hybrid crop plants with increased yields." A pioneer of genetically modified plant strains, he founded the journal The Plant Cell and established The Seed Institute, a multiuniversity collaboration dedicated to uncovering all the genes required to "make a seed." He was won several awards for the distinction of his undergraduate teaching, and his laboratory -- continuously supported for twenty-seven years -- has sent forth a series of distinguished plant biologists.

Gail Harrison, Professor of Public Health and Chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences, specializes in nutrition and its effects on public health, particularly in developing countries and among children. Fluent in Arabic and Spanish, she has done field work in Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Lesotho, Sudan, and among Native Americans in the U.S. She has served on numerous committees and panels of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institutes of Health, and was president of the Society for International Nutrition Research. Her current research focuses on the cognitive and developmental effects of nutritional deficiencies before conception and in early childhood, both in the U.S. and in three Middle Eastern countries.

Michael Heim, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, is fluent in Czech, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Serbo-Croatian. His professional interests include comparative literature, translation studies, and methodology of foreign language teaching. He has done extensive work in translation, focusing on contemporary and classical prose and drama and including: Anton Chekhov, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard from the Russian; Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, from the Czech; Bertold Brecht, The Wedding and Günther Grass, My Century, from the German. He is also the author of The Russian Journey of Karel Havlícek Borovsky, Contemporary Czech, The Third Wave: Russian Literature in Emigration (with Olga Matich), and Un Babel fericit. Heim has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fulbright Foundation. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Lynn Hunt is Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History. Her specialties include the French Revolution, gender history, cultural history, and historiography. Her current research projects include an examination of the origins of human rights in the eighteenth century and a study (with Margaret Jacob) on British romantics and their links to science and politics. Professor Hunt has written extensively on the French Revolution: Revolution and Urban Politics in Provincial France; Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution; and The Family Romance of the French Revolution. She has also written about historical method and epistemology: The New Cultural History; Telling the Truth about History (with Joyce Appleby and Margaret Jacob); Histories: French Constructions of the Past (with Jacques Revel); and Beyond the Cultural Turn (with Victoria Bonnell). In addition, she has published a textbook on Western civilization, The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures (with others). Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution is a textbook co-authored with Jack Censer which includes a CD-rom with hundreds of original images, English translations of hundreds of key documents, songs, maps, and multimedia overviews. Hunt is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is past president of the American Historical Association.

Edward E. Leamer is Chauncey J. Medberry Professor of Management, Professor of Economics, and director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast. His research interests cover a broad range of topics in the analysis of nonexperimental data and the economics of globalization. Author of the seminal article "Let's Take the 'Con' out of Econometrics," Leamer has written over one hundred articles and four books on topics such as the North American Free Trade Agreement, the dismantling of the Swedish welfare state, the economic integration of Eastern with Western Europe and of Taiwan with Mainland China, the United States business cycle, the impact of the Internet on economic geography, the effect of globalization on the U.S. economy, and the potential impact of the Free Trade Area of the Americas on inequality in Latin America. Leamer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society, and a frequent visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Françoise Lionnet is Professor of French and Comparative Literature and also serves as chair of the Department of French and Francophone Studies. Her teaching and research interests include comparative and Francophone literatures, postcolonial studies, autobiography, and race and gender studies. She is co-director of the Multicampus Research Group on Transnational and Transcolonial Studies and serves on the editorial and advisory boards of several journals and university presses. Her publications include: Autobiographical Voices: Race, Gender, Self-Portraiture; Postcolonial Representations: Women, Literature, Identity; and Minor Transnationalisms (co-edited with Shu-mei Shih). She has held fellowships and grants from the Cornell Society for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the United Nations Fund, the Humanities Research Institute at the University of California-Irvine, the Center for Advanced Feminist Studies at the University of Minnesota, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Ronald Rogowski, director of the Global Fellows Program, is Professor and former chair of Political Science. Rogowski has written widely on political economy, comparative politics, and international relations. His current research and teaching focus on the economic consequences of electoral systems and on the relationships among international trade, domestic politics, and inequality. His books include Rational Legitimacy and Commerce and Coalitions. Rogowski has been a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, vice-president of the American Political Science Association (APSA), and president of the Comparative Politics Section of APSA. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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