UT Welcomes New Class of the Harrington Fellows

The University of Texas at Austin is proud to announce the latest class of the Harrington Faculty Fellows Program, which supports a group of visiting scholars each academic year. For 2022-23, the university is expecting three faculty fellows.

The Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program is one of the best endowed visiting scholar and graduate fellow programs in the nation. Sybil Harrington established the program as a tribute to her husband, Don Harrington, to support young faculty members and graduate students who have academic records of success and ingenuity.

2022-23 Harrington Faculty Fellows

Dr. Charrise Barron will be hosted by the Butler School of Music in the College of Fine Arts. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Music at Brown University. Her research, writing, and presentations have explored a range of topics in African American religion, music, and history. Her current book project centers on contemporary black gospel music.

Dr. Aria Halliday will be hosted by the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and Program in African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. Her research examines Black women’s cultural production and Black girls’ sexuality from the early 20th century to the present.

Dr. Zachary Levenson will be hosted by the Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. His research is in the important and intellectually rich area of sociology which focuses on questions of the relationship between social structural patterns of race and the economic system of capitalism.

Each year, fellows visit UT Austin to pursue their research and collaborate with colleagues. A Harrington Faculty Fellow is on leave from their home university and is appointed as a visiting member of the UT Austin faculty. The fellowship includes a competitive stipend, relocation expenses, and full medical benefits along with office space and administrative support provided by the host department, organized research unit (ORU), or institute.

Learn more about the program here.


  • Del Watson, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, The University of Texas at Austin, 512-232-6749, watson@austin.utexas.edu.


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