Trinity Long Room Hub and Heyman Center Visiting Fellowships for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

About the Fellowship:

Beginning in 2018, the TLRH and the SoF/HCH will annually award fellowships to allow at least one member from each of our respective communities to take up residence (normally, for a period of four to six weeks, excluding the months of June, July, and August) at the other’s institution. Tenured and tenure-track faculty in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences at Columbia and Trinity College Dublin are eligible to apply.

While Fellows will be essentially free to pursue their own research projects, they will be expected to interact with faculty, research scholars, and other visiting faculty and fellows who are also in residence during the time of the fellowship and to give a few presentations of their work. These fellowships will cover the costs of travel, accommodation, and living expenses up to a maximum of $5K or the equivalent of €5K (whichever is greater) on a receipt basis, in line with Columbia’s expense policy.

The 2018 Trinity Long Room Hub and Heyman Center Visiting Fellows are:

Shamus Khan is Chair and Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. His work is primarily within the areas of cultural sociology and stratification, with a strong focus on elites. He is the author of Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School (Princeton 2011); The Practice of Research (Oxford 2013, with Dana Fisher), Approaches to Ethnography (Oxford 2017, with Colin Jerolmack) and is completing Exceptional: The Astors, Elite New York, and the Story of American Inequality (Princeton, forthcoming). He was the director of a Russell Sage Foundation working group on “The Political Influence of Economic Elites;” and the principal investigator on a Andrew W. Mellon Foundation project using the New York Philharmonic archives to uncover the character of their subscribers from the 1870s-present.

Over the course of his Trinity Long Room Hub and Heyman Center Visiting Research Fellowship, he worked to complete a draft of a manuscript on sexual assault. He also completed work on papers for The Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT), a comprehensive research project that examines the individual, interpersonal, and structural (cultural, community, and institutional) factors that shape sexual health and sexual violence for undergraduates at Columbia and Barnard. For more information, including links to his written work, see: