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  THE HUMANITIES COUNCIL

The role of the Humanities Council is (1) to support the interests of the humanities and to promote the intellectual vigor of the humanities at Cornell; (2) to serve as advisory body to the Director of the Society for the Humanities; and (3) to advise and assist the Dean and the Provost in designing and implementing special projects such as the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

The Humanities Council election procedure is as follows:  After soliciting names from the humanities faculty, the co-chairs of the Humanities Council and the Director of the Society submit a slate of candidates to the Dean's Office.  They consider the representation of departments, disciplines, and fields of continuing and outgoing members of the Council.  One of their major concerns in composing a slate of nominees is to arrive at as broad a representation as possible.  After the Dean has approved the slate of candidates, a ballot is sent by e-mail and hard copy to all humanities departments.

Members of the Humanities Council serve three year terms.

Current members of the Council are:

Jonathan Boyarin (Anthropology/Jewish Studies)
term ends 2018

Charles Brittain (Classics)
term ends 2017

Ananda Cohen-Aponte (History of Art)
term ends 2019

Margo Crawford (English)
term ends 2018

Paul Fleming (German Studies)
term ends 2019

Jill Frank (Government)
term ends 2018

TJ Hinrichs (History)
term ends 2017

Benjamin Piekut (Music)
term ends 2019

Verity Platt (History of Art/Classics)
term ends 2018

Noliwe Rooks (Africana Studies)
term ends 2017

Sara Warner (Performing & Media Arts)
term ends 2019