National Humanities Center Residential Fellow

Considered among the most prestigious fellowships in the world, the National Humanities Center residential fellowships provide scholars with the resources necessary to generate new knowledge and to further understanding of all forms of cultural expression, social interaction, and human thought. 

2020-21 Honorees

Irus Braverman

School of Law

Writing in the nexus of law and anthropology, legal geography, and posthumanism, professor of law and William J. Magavern Faculty Scholar, Irus Braverman, SJD, is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking examinations of the politics of nature and environmental conservation and animal captivity and management. A prolific scholar, Dr. Braverman has published six monographs, five edited collections, and over eighty journal articles and essays. She has received numerous awards and honors including an Independent Publisher Book Award medal, American Council of Learned Societies Ryskamp Fellowship, Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities Fellowship, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society writing fellowships, and UB Exceptional Scholar Sustained Achievement Award. For 2021-22, Dr. Braverman has received a National Humanities Center Fellowship in support of her forthcoming book project, “Settling Nature: The Biopolitics of Conservation in Palestine/Israel.”