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Norman Freehling Visiting Professorship

The Norman Freehling Visiting Professorship was established in 1987 by a generous gift from Mrs. Edna Freehling in honor of her husband. This prestigious fellowship provides funding for a visiting scholar conducting humanities related research to be in residence at the institute for up to one year.  Scholars are invited to the institute by the director based on recommendations by the institute's executive committee and humanities faculty.

Norman Freehling Visiting Professors at the University of Michigan



Winter 2023 Susana Morris, Georgia Institute of Technology 
Winter 2022 Chandan Reddy, University of Washington
Fall 2021
Elizabeth DePalma Digeser, University of California, Santa Barbara
Winter 2020 Sara McDougall, City University of New York
Fall 2019 Daniel Y. Kim, Brown University, English
Fall 2018 Sam White, The Ohio State University, History

Winter 2017

Anne Lafont, University of Paris-Marne la Vallee, Art History


Marjorie Rubright, University of Toronto, English

Winter 2015

Laura Kuhn, Bard College, Performance Art

Fall 2012

David Mitchell, Temple University, Education


Uwem Akpen, Nigeria, Writer


Jean Hebrard, Ecole de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, History


Haiping Yan, UCLA and East China Normal University, Theater


Marian Hobson, University of London, French


Sarah Thomasine Beckwith, Duke University, English and Religious Studies


Denise Riley, University of E. Anglia, English & American Studies


John Baines, University of Oxford, Egyptology


Gayle Rubin, University of Michigan, Anthropology


Felipe Ortega, New Mexico,  Potter


Anne Carson, McGill University, Classics

Fall 1998

Carole Bier, Textile Museum, East Hemisphere Collections

Fall 1997

Alain Boureau, Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Sciences Sociales (Paris), History

Fall 1996

Simon Goldhill, Cambridge University, Classics

Winter 1996

Victor Nell, University of South Africa, Psychology

Fall 1995

Susan McClary, University of California Los Angeles, Musicology

Fall 1994

Richard Lanham, University of California Los Angeles, English

Winter 1994

Arjun Appadurai, University of Chicago, Anthropology

Fall 1993

Billie Melman, Tel Aviv University, History


Carol Neely, University of Illinois, English and Women's Studies


Sidra Ezrahi, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Comparative Literature


Thomas Laqueur, University of California Berkeley, History

Winter 1990

Donald McCloskey, University of Iowa, Economics

Fall 1989

Alvin Kernan, Princeton, English


A.K Ramanujan, University of Chicago, South Asian Languages and Civilizations