Carrie Gates | December 27, 2017
Notre Dame political scientist Susan Collins has been awarded a 2018 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, extending the University’s record success with the NEH.
Since 1999, faculty in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters have won a total of 62 NEH fellowships — more than any other university in the country.
“It is rare for a political scientist to receive an NEH fellowship,” said Luis Fraga, the Professor in Transformative Latino Leadership, the Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science, and acting chair of the department. “However, Professor Collins’ research reaches across disciplinary boundaries and is solidly grounded in political theory, which is the humanities heart of all political science.”
Collins is one of 74 fellowship recipients nationwide, out of nearly 1,000 applicants. With the award, she will complete her book, Constituting the Ancient City: The Political Regime and Classical Sparta.
“I’m incredibly grateful,” she said. “NEH funding is critical taxpayer support of humane learning. Such support is especially important in the social sciences, where the humanist perspective complements the important empirical work of my colleagues.”