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Four Stanford scholars among new fellows at Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

Four Stanford scholars are among 38 fellows who will be in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) during the 2018-19 academic year.

One of 18 independent labs, centers and institutes operating under Stanford’s Vice Provost and Dean of Research, CASBS nurtures interdisciplinary research and exploration of pressing societal questions and problems through its single-year fellows program, as well as multi-year collaborative projects.

2018-19 fellows represent 18 U.S. institutions and 13 international institutions and programs. They also represent a diversity of fields within or intersecting the social and behavioral sciences: anthropology, classics, communication, economics, history, law, medicine, philosophy, political science, sociology, science and technology studies, and psychology.

The four Stanford scholars are ESTELLE FREEDMAN, the Edgar E. Robinson Professor in U.S. History; MICHELLE JACKSON, assistant professor of sociology; ADRIENNE MAYOR, research scholar of classics and of history and philosophy of science; and REVIEL NETZ, the Suppes Professor of Greek Mathematics and Astronomy and professor of classics.

  • Freedman will expand upon the legal approach of her 2015 book, Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation, by exploring digitized oral history collaborations as sources for understanding the personal history of assault, rape and harassment. She is also part of a group of three fellows who will pursue a collaborative project, “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sexual Violence: Individual, Institutional and Structural Forces.”