DSI member and Professor of English Elizabeth B. Bearden was awarded a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) for the 2022-23 academic year. The position allows for uninterrupted curiosity-driven research among a community of scholars at one of the world’s foremost centers for intellectual inquiry.
Each year, IAS welcomes more than 200 of the world’s most promising post-doctoral researchers and scholars who are selected and mentored by a permanent Faculty, each of whom are preeminent leaders in their fields. During her stay, Professor Bearden will work on her third monograph, “Crip Authority: Disability and the Art of Consolation in the Renaissance” (advanced contract U of Michigan P). This book continues Bearden’s research on the history of disability with an emphasis on how disabled authors in the Renaissance from Petrarch to Milton discussed their lived experience of disability.
Located in Princeton, NJ, the Institute has served the world since its establishment in 1930 as one of the premier environments for the advancement of knowledge across the sciences and humanities. Research at IAS is conducted across four Schools—Historical Studies, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Science—to push the boundaries of human knowledge. Among present and past Faculty and Members there have been 35 Nobel Laureates, 42 of the 60 Fields Medalists, and 22 of the 25 Abel Prize Laureates, as well as many MacArthur Fellows and Wolf Prize winners.