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Provost’s Authors Fellowship Announces Second Cohort

April 09, 2020

Sixteen faculty members have been selected for the second cohort of the Provost’s Authors Fellowship, a program designed to provide more support to associate professors pursuing promotion to full professor.

This new program provides financial and programmatic support to faculty members engaged in the development and publication of scholarly books, and is intended to provide greater support to pursue research and scholarship at a critical point in their careers. The fellowship begins in June 2020 and will last 15 months.

“We have exceptional associate faculty members with exceptional creativity, ambition and important perspectives to share through their research and scholarship. The goal of this fellowship is to support their vision and contributions in published works,” said Maurie McInnis, executive vice president and provost at UT Austin. “We are excited to continue this program and welcome the second cohort of this exciting new initiative.”


2020 Provost’s Authors Fellows

College of Fine Arts

Christina Bain, Department of Art and Art History

Eric Drott, Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music

Ann Reynolds, Department of Art and Art History (Deferred from 2019-20)

Rebecca Rossen, Department of Theatre and Dance

College of Liberal Arts

Samuel Baker, Department of English (Deferred from 2019-20)

Kirsten Belgum, Department of Germanic Studies

Benjamin Brower, Department of History

Erika Bsumek, Department of History

Kirsten Cather, Department of Asian Studies

Mounira Charrad, Department of Sociology

Marcelo Paixao, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies

Jennifer Wilks, Department of English

Moody College of Communication

Lucy Atkinson, Stan Richards School of Advertising & PR

Dawna Ballard, Department of Communication Studies

Lalitha Gopalan, Department of Radio-Television-Film

Dhiraj Murthy, School of Journalism