The Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, a group of postdoctoral and faculty fellows, is dedicated to promoting innovative interdisciplinary approaches to scholarship and teaching in the humanities and humanities-related social sciences and sciences. Each year the Society chooses a new cohort of Cotsen Fellows, recent recipients of the Ph.D. in the humanities and selected social and natural sciences, who are appointed for three-year terms to pursue research and to teach half-time in a home department or program at the University. The Cotsen fellowships were established in 1999 through the generosity of Charter Trustee Lloyd E. Cotsen, an alumnus who has long been a devoted supporter of Princeton, and under the leadership of the Council of the Humanities.
The Cotsen Fellows are joined by Princeton faculty members who participate fully in the Society as Faculty Fellows. Meeting regularly for informal and formal discussion, seminars, lectures, and reading groups, the fellows pursue new knowledge within and across disciplines and foster intellectual exchange among the University's undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. With other programs of the Andlinger Center for the Humanities at Princeton, the Society enjoys the support of the Council of the Humanities with whom it shares the Joseph Henry House, a historic building at the center of campus named after its designer, the eminent scientist and Princeton professor, Joseph Henry (1797-1878).
||Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities; Professor of English
||Assistant Professor of Classics; Jonathan Edwards Bicentennial Preceptor
||Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor in the Era of North Atlantic Revolutions; Professor of History
||Professor of Anthropology. Director, Program in South Asian Studies.
||Professor of English
||Robert Schirmer Professor of English
||Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty. Professor of History.
||Professor and Chair of Music; Director of Program in Italian Studies
||Professor of Religion. Chair, Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity.
Ex Officio Members
||Executive Director, Council of the Humanities
||Professor of Religion. Chair, Council of the Humanities.
Old Dominion Professors in the Society of Fellows
||William Sauter LaPorte '28 Professor in Regional Studies. Professor of Comparative Literature.
||Professor of History
||Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature. Professor of English.
||Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures. Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
Society of Fellows' Staff