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. 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.
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 is based in 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).
Molly Greene, Professor of History and Hellenic Studies, and Associate Chair of the History Department, will serve as Acting Director of the Society for the year 2013-2014; Mary J. Harper is Executive Director.
Acting Director (2013-2014)
||Professor of History and Hellenic Studies, and Associate Chair of the History Department
||Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities. Professor of English.
|Professor of Comparative Literature and African American Studies. Robert K. Root University Preceptor.
|Musgrave Professor of Sociology, and Professor of International Affairs. Chair, Department of Sociology.
||Professor of Art and Archaeology
||Professor of Classics and Hellenic Studies
||William Sauter LaPorte '28 Professor in Regional Studies, Professor of Comparative Literature. Acting Director, Program in East Asian Studies.
||Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty. Professor of History. Director, Program in American Studies
||Professor of Religion
||Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies
Ex Officio Members
||Executive Director, Council of the Humanities
||Chair, Council of the Humanities. Stuart Professor of Philosophy. Director, Program in Humanistic Studies. Director, Stewart Seminars in Religion. Director, Program in Linguistics.
Old Dominion SOF Faculty Fellows
||Professor of Classics
||Murray Professor of English Literature
||Professor of Comparative Literature
Society of Fellows' Staff