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PIIRS invites international early-career faculty members to Princeton for one academic year to research, write and collaborate around a common topic. 

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Fung Global Fellows

Six exceptional scholars from around the world come to Princeton to explore a common topic.

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Research Topics

Each year, the program focuses on a new topic of interest to humanists and social scientists.

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Call for Applications

Learn more about the requirements for applying to the program.

2017-18: The Culture and Politics of Resentment

Resentment is a powerful emotion for expressing culture and politics. Experiences and memories of humiliation, oppression, and marginalization have stimulated emotions of resentment, and produced compelling demands for political inclusion and justice around the world. Alternatively, rage against what is seen as the “tyranny of the minority,” inequality, the corruption and aloofness of elites, the “foreign,” and the illegitimate have generated powerful populist upsurges against the perceived enemies of a homogeneous body of “the people.”  The goal of the 2017-18 Fung Global Fellows cohort will be to explore the full range of phenomena involved in the culture and politics of resentment, the conditions that produce such sentiments, and the projects they advance.  We invite applications from scholars whose work addresses this topic in any historical period or region of the world and from any disciplinary background in the humanities and social sciences. The 2017-2018 is led by Faculty Director Gyan Prakash.

Read about the current Fung Fellows.

The Fung Global Fellows Program provided me with a fantastic intellectual and social community and provided me the freedom to think and write away from the typical demands of teaching.
Laavanya Kathiravelu
Fung Global Fellow, 2015-16

Upcoming Events

Sep21

The Political Potency of Ressentiment

Pankaj Mishra, Essayist / Novelist

4:30pm - 6:00pm | A71 Louis A. Simpson International Building

Sep29

Language, Nationalism, Nations: Multilingualism Beyond Europe

9:30am - 5:30pm | 144 Louis A. Simpson International Building

Sep30

Language, Nationalism, Nations: Multilingualism Beyond Europe

10:00am - 1:00pm | 144 Louis A. Simpson International Building

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