Hartwick’s Nishida Named Fellow of National Humanities Center

April 8, 2011

Hartwick College Associate Professor of History Dr. Mieko Nishida has been selected as a Fellow of the National Humanities Center (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina) for the 2011-12 academic year. 

Nishida, who came to Hartwick in 1998, will devote a sabbatical year in residence at the Center for the completion of her book manuscript titled Gender, Race, and Nation in the Diaspora: Japanese Brazilians in São Paulo. Nishida's research documents historical experiences of Japanese Brazilian women and men, and examines how gender identities were transformed in the historically shifting articulation of gender and race inequalities in Brazil. Her goal is to produce the first book-length historical study of gender in the Japanese diaspora, not only in Brazil, but also in Latin America.

The National Humanities Center is the only major independent American institute for advanced study in all fields of the humanities. It provides a national focus for the best work in the liberal arts, drawing attention to the enduring value of ancient and modern history, language and literature, ethical and moral reflection, artistic and cultural traditions, and critical thought in every area of humanistic investigation.  

By encouraging excellence in scholarship, the Center seeks to ensure the continuing strength of the liberal arts and to affirm the importance of the humanities in American life.  The Center annually admits 40 outstanding scholars as Fellows, chosen in an annual competition from across the United States and many other nations, for which the Center typically receives more than 500 applications. The Fellows pursue their own research and writing, but together they create a stimulating community of intellectual discourse. Interdisciplinary seminars also provide a context in which fellows share fresh insights and thoughtful criticism.

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