Current Faculty Fellows

Afiya Fredericks

University of the District of Columbia
UT Dept Host – College of Natural Sciences

Professor Fredericks' research is predicated on the value of institutions that serve predominantly minoritized populations (e.g., HBCUs) and the potential that these institutions have to transform the lives and trajectories of generations of minoritized and marginalized people.  Her research agenda includes understanding the impact of implicit beliefs on motivation and achievement, and how to cultivate more inclusive learning environments.

Phillip Weston Stokes

University of Tennessee

UT Dept Host – Department of Middle Eastern Studies

 Professor Stokes' research brings together various Arabic corpora in order to illuminate the linguistic history of Arabic as well as understand the role of Arabic in the formation of social identities in the pre-modern Middle East and North Africa. His current book project studies Christian Arabic texts dating from the 9th - 15th centuries CE. In addition to providing the first comprehensive linguistic description of medieval Christian Arabic, the project explores ways in which Christians interacted with both Muslims and Jews in Arabic to create a distinctive Christian Arab identity under Islamic rule.

Yoav Shechtman

Israel Institute of Technology

UT Dept Host – Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering

Prof. Shechtman's research focuses on the development and application of novel optical and signal processing methods for observing life on the micro/nano-scale. Specific interests include optical design and fabrication, wavefront shaping, computational imaging, AI for image processing and optics-design, sensitive diagnosis and DNA imaging. 

Contact: Michelle George, Harrington Fellows Program Coordinator


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