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What is Fellowship at CASBS?

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The Essentials: History | Big Questions | Crossing Disciplines | Seminars and Lunches | The Gift of Time | An Ideas Accelerator | A Transformative Experience


Dive Deeper: Creating Community | Wander and Take New Paths | Invite Surprise and Serendipity | Advice for Future Fellows | "That Funk," Explained

Fellows on Fellowship

Eva Anduiza (political science, Autonomous University of Barcelona) . Creating the CASBS community and taking a broader perspective to address fundamental, crucial questions.
Hakeem Jefferson (political science, Stanford University). What early career and pre-tenure fellows gain from considering different approaches and expanding the possibilities and reach of their projects.
Kim Williams (political science, Portland State University). Generating ideas in the morning, gathering feedback by the afternoon: CASBS as a research accelerator.
Listen to a Kim Williams interview on a recent episode of the CASBS podcast, Human Centered.
Jules Naudet (sociology, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales). Intentionally making oneself a little uncomfortable as a way to help stimulate engines of creativity and inspire more satisfying ways of thinking.
Watch Jules Naudet describe the CASBS fellowship experience in French.
Peter Loewen (political science, University of Toronto). How the “special magic” and ethos of CASBS enables reaching across disciplinary boundaries in the most meaningful way.
Catherine Ramírez (Latin American and Latino studies, UC Santa Cruz). How the Center presented opportunities to engage new, broader audiences. And how she grew ten years – intellectually, that is – during her fellowship.
Mpho Tshivhase (philosophy, University of Pretoria). How humanities scholars connect their work with larger human-related social problems and questions through cross-disciplinary interactions with social scientists here.
Paolo de Renzio (public policy, International Budget Partnership). For non-academic policy fellows, the CASBS experience affords time to slow down, reflect, zoom out to the bigger picture, and discover new perspectives for examining one's policy issues of concern.
Watch Paolo de Renzio describe the CASBS fellowship experience in Italian.
Niko Besnier (anthropology, University of Amsterdam). The challenge of intellectual scaling-up of one’s work, and the Center’s “unusual situation” that helps forge special bonds among fellows.
Ying-yi Hong (psychology, Chinese University of Hong Kong). She thought she was interdisciplinary – until she submerged herself in the CASBS fellowship experience.
Patricia Banks (sociology, Mount Holyoke College). Fellowship at CASBS: Discovery of shared interests, deepening of research, and linking theory to policy through seminars and reading groups.
Listen to a Patricia Banks interview on a recent episode of the CASBS podcasts, Human Centered.
Rob Jackson (earth science, Stanford University). Why earth scientists may consider spending a year at CASBS among social and behavioral scientists.


All videos produced and directed by Mike Gaetani
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