2024-25 Graduate Student Fellows selected

Six new Graduate Student Fellows in the humanistic disciplines at Washington University will join the Center for the Humanities for a semester in residence during the 2024–25 academic year. Along with a $5,000 stipend, the competitively awarded Graduate Student Fellowships provide opportunity for grad fellows to workshop a portion of their dissertation with Faculty Fellows in residence, other WashU faculty and invited guests. 

For more on their projects and past Graduate Student Fellows, follow this link.

2024–25 Graduate Student Fellows (top row, from left): Cora Chow, Sushil Kumar Jha, Maurice Tetne; (bottom row, from left): Varun Chandrasekhar, Crystal Payne, Paco Tijerina

Fall 2024

Cora Chow
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
“Shopfloor Autonomy: Automation and Gender in Labor Narratives of Late Twentieth-Century Hong Kong and South China”

Sushil Kumar Jha
Program in Comparative Literature 
“Digital Window to India: Hindi Novels in Translation (1947–2024)”

Maurice Tetne
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
“Bridging Continents: Tracing Louisiana and African Narratives in Literature and Films from 1800 to the Present”

Spring 2025

Varun Chandrasekhar
Department of Music
“Being and Jazz: An Existential Analysis of Charles Mingus”

Crystal Payne
Department of English
“The Poetics of Home: Relation and Repatriation in Caribbean Literature”

Paco Tijerina
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
“Mineral Bodies: Violence, Extraction, and Possible Futures in Contemporary Mexican Literature”