Senior fellows in the Marty Center are scholars from the United States and other countries throughout the world, on sabbatical leave from their home institutions.
Senior fellows are expected to situate their research within a broader cultural frame of reference, bringing their perspectives to bear on religious questions facing the wider public. They do so in the Marty Seminar, in which they present their work and critically discuss the presentations of other fellows.
Senior fellows have access to the University of Chicago library and network, and receive a carrel in Regenstein Library.
Those wishing to apply to the Marty Center for status as a senior fellow must submit the following materials by January 31 for appointments the following academic year:
- A letter indicating the proposed period of residence
- A brief statement (not to exceed six double-spaced, typed pages) of research plans
- A curriculum vitae
- Two letters of recommendation, ideally from scholars known to faculty members of the Divinity School
- A brief example of published scholarship from a peer-reviewed journal or published book.
Because the Marty Center is able to offer only limited financial support to senior fellows, applicants must secure additional funding from outside sources.
Applicants will be notified by March 15.
All application materials should be sent to William Schweiker, the director of the Marty Center.
Spiritual Exercises: A History of Yoga from Ancient India to the Contemporary World
With Andrew Nicholson
Common Room, 4-6 p.m.
The Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion presents a Senior Fellows Symposium with Andrew Nicholson, Senior Fellow for 2012-2013. Andrew Nicholson, AM 1995, PhD 2005 (SALC), is Assistant Professor of Hinduism and Indian Intellectual History at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His primary area of research is Indian philosophy and intellectual history, most recently focusing on medieval Vedanta philosophy and its influence on ideas about Hinduism in modern Europe and India. His project as an MMC Fellow is "Spiritual Exercises: A History of Yoga from Ancient India to the Contemporary World."
The Macondoization of the World: Reckoning with Scarcity, Tragedy, and Risk
With Noah Toly
Common Room, 4-6 p.m.
The Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion presents a Senior Fellows Symposium with Noah Toly, Senior Fellow for 2012-2013. Dr. Toly is Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Politics and International Relations and Director of the Urban Studies program at Wheaton College. Dr. Toly's chief interests are in urban and global environmental governance. His project as an MMC Fellow is "The Macondoization of the World: Reckoning with Scarcity, Tragedy, and Risk."
The events are free and open to the public; please visit the archive of past symposia.