Mellon New Directions Fellowships support the work of faculty members in the humanities and arts who have earned a PhD in the last 5 to 15 years. Fellows pursue training...[more]
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By Dana Cook Grossman
“I haven’t really planned much of my career,” says Adina Roskies, a professor of philosophy at Dartmouth. “I tend to just go where things take me.”
Originally, Roskies thought her career might take her into outer space. “I wanted to be an astronaut,” she says. “For a long time, I was going to be an astrophysicist.”
But as a senior at Yale, she had an epiphany. “What I really wanted to understand was how...[more]
In an opinion piece written for The New York Times, Amy Allen, Parents Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities and chair of the Department of Philosophy, speaks to what she identifies as a recent “flare-up” in the “mommy wars,” sparked in part by the recent publication in English of The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women, by French philosopher Elisabeth Badinter.
Calling attention to Badinter’s...[more]