INTISAR RABB SELECTED AS 2017–2018 RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FELLOW

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Cambridge, Mass.—The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has selected Intisar Rabb to be a Radcliffe Institute fellow. A Radcliffe Institute fellowship can propel the career of a junior scientist, foster a year of creativity for a mid-career artist, give a diplomat time to write, and provide an established scientist with a chance to start new research. Rabb joins more than 50 women and men in the 2017–2018 Radcliffe fellowship class who are doing this and more as they pursue work across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

Rabb will pursue an individual project in a community dedicated to exploration and inquiry at Harvard’s institute for advanced study.

“It is always wonderful to announce our incoming fellows and celebrate the 4 percent of applicants who were accepted,” said Radcliffe Institute Dean Lizabeth Cohen RI ’02, also the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the Department of History at Harvard University. “But it’s even more exciting when they arrive in the fall and start working on their projects and sharing their ideas with one another and the public.”

Fellows at the Radcliffe Institute present lectures and exhibitions to the public, participate in cross-disciplinary study groups, and work closely with undergraduate Harvard students who serve as research partners.

Rabb’s fellowship year will be spent working on a book,”Qāḍī Justice: Cases and Controversies in Early Islamic Law and Society,” on early Islamic courts and the people and procedures operating in them.

The Radcliffe Institute has awarded more than 850 fellowships since its founding in 1999.

The full list of fellows is online at www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellows2017.

About the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Learn more about the people and programs of the Radcliffe Institute at www.radcliffe.harvard.edu.

Contact: Karla Strobel
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

karla_strobel@harvard.radcliffe.edu