The Franke Visiting Fellows Program, made possible by the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Franke, is intended to ensure ongoing interdisciplinary exchange and creative debate at the Whitney in particular and at Yale in general. The Franke Visiting Fellows serve as catalysts for intellectual gatherings at the Whitney Humanities Center, setting their own agendas, and presenting their work to the community. Franke Visiting Fellows are an integral part of the WHC fellowship and are asked to deliver one public talk or presentation.
The Whitney Humanities Center welcomes author Sheila Heti as our Fall 2022 Franke Visiting Fellow. She is the author of ten books, including her most recent novel, Pure Colour. During her semester at Yale, she will be working on her next novel. She is also co-teaching, along with Noreen Khawaja, associate professor of Religious Studies, an interdisciplinary seminar “Fate and Chance in Art and Experience.”