Bunting Institute Awards Radcliffe Fellowships

The Bunting Institute has awarded its first Radcliffe Junior Faculty Fellowships to Associate Professor of Government Bonnie Honig and Assistant Professor of Anthropology Mary M. Steedly.

The fellowships will allow recipients to spend a semester studying at the Bunting Institute, a multi-disciplinary research center for women scholars.

"These fellowships at the Bunting Institute represent new opportunities for the professional and scholarly development of our women Junior Colleagues," Dean of the Faculty Jeremy R. Knowles told The Harvard Gazette.

"[The new fellowships] build upon the unquestioned success of the Carnegie Fellowships of the Bunting Institute that led so many Junior women faculty to tenure in the past. These fellowships generously funded by Radcliffe alumnae are indeed most Welcome," Knowles added.

Honig is a contemporary theory specialist who has been at Harvard for six years. She told The Crimson That she will use her time at the Bunting to write a book about how "fantasies about home as a place free of conflict affect our politics."

Examples of the phenomenon, Honig said, include the debate about multiculturalism in education, as well as the conflict between nationalism and cosmopolitanism.

Honig earned her doctorate in political science from Johns Hopkins in 1989. She has written two books: Political Theory and the Displacement of politics and Feminist Interpretations of Hannah Arendt.

Honig, Who was promoted to an associate professorship two years ago, currently teaches Women's Studies 150: "Moral Dilemmas."

Studying Southeast Asia

Steedly's studies focus on the anthropology of Southest Asia, Particularly Indonesia.

At the Bunting Institute, Steedly Will work on a book based on research she did last year in the province of North Sumatra in that country she said.

Her book will be an oral history portrayal of the role of Women in the Indonesian revolution.

"This is a great opportunity," Steedly said.

The book Steedly plans to write will be hersecond. Her first book, Hanging Without aRope,chronicled people who act as spiritmediums in Indonesia.

Steedly came to Harvard five years ago afterreceiving her Ph.D.from the University ofMichigan.

This semester, Steedly is teaching Anthropology189: "Colonial Encounters." In the fall, shetaught Anthropology 141, a class on the societyand history of Southeast Asia