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Two faculty members win NEH fellowships

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 02/04/04 • Contact Tamara Steinert (603) 646-3661

Julia Driver
Julia Driver (photo by Joe Mehling '69)

John Watanabe
John Watanabe (photo by Joe Mehling '69

Dartmouth professors Julia Driver and John Watanabe are among 180 scholars selected this year to each receive a $40,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The stipends, announced on Feb. 9, will allow the scholars to spend up to a year working on individual research projects that contribute to scholarly knowledge or improve the general public's understanding of the humanities.

Professor of Anthropology John Watanabe will complete a book about administering race, class, community and nation in 19th century Guatemala. A cultural anthropologist with a strong interest in questions of cultural evolution, Watanabe previously received fellowships from the Michigan Society of Fellows (1986-1989) and the National Humanities Center (1998-1999). He also received Dartmouth's Karen E. Wetterhahn Memorial Award for Distinguished Creative or Scholarly Achievement in 1993.

Driver, a professor of philosophy, studies ethical theory. She will use the fellowship to complete her book The Greatest Happiness Principle . Past awards include a Laurence S. Rockefeller Fellowship from Princeton University and a Young Scholar's Award from Cornell University's Program on Ethics and Public Life. Her first book, Uneasy Virtue , was published by Cambridge University Press in 2001. She also received a Jacobus Family Fellowship at Dartmouth in 2003.

The NEH received 1,289 fellowship applications for this year's fellowships, awarding a total of $3.3 million to scholars in 38 states and the District of Columbia

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