Hugh Gusterson will be spending the academic year 2014-2015 as a visiting scholar at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study. This is one of the most prestigious fellowships in American academia. The Institute, founded in 1930, has hosted such notable scholars as Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer, John von Neumann, Kurt Godel, George F. Kennan, Clifford Geertz, and Noam Chomsky. It mixes scholars from the natural and mathematical sciences with social scientists and historians. Each year it selects almost 200 from about 1500 applicants for its residential fellowships, giving them support to work on extended writing projects. Gusterson will be working on an ethnographic history of the polygraph.
March 12, 2014