Visiting Scholars Program

The Institute seeks visiting scholars to carry out projects in humanities disciplines that will deepen understanding of, and develop pedagogical approaches to, topics in the medical humanities.

Visiting Scholars will be selected on the basis of the significance of the proposed project, the strength of their proposals outlining a plan of work for the period of residency, and the likelihood that projects will enhance the Institute's teaching and research programs and contribute to the visiting scholar's future teaching and writing. We are seeking scholars with a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their disciplines from the full range of humanities disciplines. Graduate students are not eligible.

Visitors are expected to carry out their proposed project at the Institute and to participate in its multidisciplinary work (colloquia, symposia). Periods of residency may range from two months to nine months.  We can offer you a stipend of $4,000 per month which is subject to withholding's for income tax, unemployment tax, and social security as mandated by the federal government and the state of Texas.  Benefits, housing, and travel subsidies are not available.  If international, a J-1 visa that allows you to work in the United States will be required.  This includes credentialing of all degrees.  Formally being hired will also require successful completion of a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen.  We will provide our visiting scholar's with an office at the Primary Care Pavilion that may be shared with one other Visiting Scholar, a computer and printer, and a telephone for local calls.

To apply, all applicants will need to submit a letter describing their interest in this opportunity, plans for the period of residency that is being proposed, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference.  If submitting to by regular mail you can send to Dr. Winslade's attention at the address noted below.  If sending by e-mail, please send to to Donna Vickers, davicker@utmb.edu.  

William J. Winslade, J.D., Ph.D.
Director, Sealy & Smith National Endowment for the Humanities Visiting Scholars Program
Institute for the Medical Humanities
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77555-1311

Inquiries or questions should be directed to Donna Vickers, Phone: 409-772-9396 or e-mail: davicker@utmb.edu

List of Past and Current Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars

  • Kevin Aho, PhD (August 15-December 15, 2014)

  • Rev. Vasileios Thermos, M.D., Ph.D. (July 15-October 15, 2014)

  • Jac Saorsa, MPhil, Ph.D. (May 3-June 3, 2014)

  • Eric Weissman, M.A., Ph.D. (February 1 - September 30, 2014)

  • Jac Saorsa, MPhil, Ph.D. (October 1-November 30, 2013)

  • Kristy Williams, Ph.D., LL.B., LL.M. (September 1, 2013 - May 31, 2014)

  • Donna A. Patterson, PhD (June 15 - August 31, 2013)

  • Browne C. Lewis, M.P.A., J.D., LL.M. (April 23-June 23, 2013)

  • Heidi Powell Mullins, M.Ed., Ed.D. (January 1-December 31, 2013)

  • Sara van den Berg, Ph.D. (September 1 - December 17, 2012)

  • Paula Summerly, Ph.D. (August 1, 2012-January 31, 2013)

  • Richard Armstrong, M. Phil., Ph. D. (July 1-December 31, 2012)

  • Joan Paluzzi, Ph.D. (July 1-August 31, 2012)

  • Terence Wright, PhD (May 1-July 31, 2012)

  • Sue Gena Lurie, PhD (January 1-June 30, 2012)

  • Jane Chance, PhD (September 2011-April 2012)

  • Kirsten Ostherr, PhD (September 2011-December 2011)

  • Erma Lawson, PhD (August 2011-November 2011)

  • David Brenner, MA, PhD (June 2011-July 2011)

  • Sefik Gorkey, PhD (April 2011-August 2011)

  • Rolf Ahlzen, MD, PhD (February 2011 - March 2011)

  • Ben A. Rich, JD, PhD (November 2010 - November 2010)

  • Graeme Harper, Ph.D. (October 2010 - December 2010)

  • Frances Rapport, Ph.D., M.Phil., B.A. (July 2009 - November 2009 and September 2010 - October 2010)

  • Charles McClelland, PhD (September 2010 - April 2011)

  • Michael Collins, PhD (June 2010 - August 2010)

  • Mahala Yates Stripling, PhD (May 2010 - May 2010)

  • Jerome Crowder, PhD (January 2010 - August 2010)

  • Sabine Arnaud, PhD (January 2010 - May 2010)

  • Leah DeVun, PhD (September 2008- December 2008)

  • Kenneth Kipnis, PhD (September 2008 - May 2009)

  • David Michael Adams, PhD MLS (September 2007 - November 2007)

  • Rebecca Laroche, PhD (January 2007 - August 2007)

  • Jurate Sakalys, Ph.D., R.N. (March 2006 - April 2006)

  • Meredith Raimondo, Ph.D. (September 2005 - January 2006)

  • Kimberley Green Weathers, Ph.D. (July 2005 - September 2005)

  • Laura Hermer, JD, LLM (September 2004 - August 2005)

  • Hannah Landecker, PhD (January 2004 - June 2004)

  • Stephen Pemberton, PhD (January 2004 - March 2004)

  • Jean Brink, PhD (September 2003 - November 2003)

  • Lun Li, PhD (July 2003 - June 2004)

  • Alex Lubet, PhD (July 2003 - August 2003)

  • Albin Eser, JD, PhD (January 2002 - March 2002)

  • E. Haavi Morreim, PhD (October 2002 - November 2002)

  • Ivan Crozier, Ph.D. (October 2001 - November 2001)

  • Carroll Parrott Blue, MFA (May 2001 - June 2001)

  • Susanna Gilbert, PhD (January 2002 - April 2002)

  • Jean Maria Arrigo, Ph.D. (April 2003 - April 2003)

  • Amy Fairchild, PhD, MPH

  • Danna Drori, J.D., M.St. (October 2001 - November 2001)

  • Monica Maillet, PhD (September 1999 - December 1999)

  • Ruth Cecire, PhD (June 2002 - November 2002)

  • Jennifer Greene, PhD (June 2001 - July 2001)

  • Chris Hackler, PhD (February 2001 - May 2001)

  • Eunice Pollack, PhD (January 2001 - April 2001)

  • Julie Reichert, PhD (December 1999 - April 2000)

  • Leigh Turner, PhD (September 1999 - December 1999)

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