Rebecca Scott was awarded a Michigan Humanities Award for 2015-16 for her book project entitled "Unlawful Powers:The Making and Unmaking of Property in Persons."

Farina Mir and Gabrielle Hecht have won fellowships at the Institute for the Humanities for 2015-16. Gabrielle will be working on her research project, "Toxic Tales from the African Anthropocene" and Farina's research project is entitled  "Producing Modern Muslims: Everyday Ethics in Late-Colonial India."

Matthew Lassiter is the recipient of the Hudson Professorship for 2015-16, which he plans to use for work on his book-in-progress, "The Suburban Crisis: Crime, Drugs, and the Lost Innocence of Middle-Class America."