Franke Visiting Fellows

The Franke Visiting Fellows Program, made possible by the generosity of Richard and Barbara Franke, allows the WHC to host one fellow each year. Since 2005, the program has supported an eclectic range of visiting fellows; the residency offers time to nurture creative processes and provides opportunities for informal collaboration across the University. Fellows set their own agendas while also participating in cross-disciplinary conversations with a collective of humanities scholars at the weekly WHC Fellows Forum. During their residency, Franke Visiting Fellows deliver a lecture or presentation about their works-in-progress; these events are free and open to the public.

Please note there is no application process—Franke Visiting Fellows are selected and invited by the director of the WHC.

Spring 2024 Fellow

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Rozina Ali is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine. Her work focuses on the Middle East and South Asia, conflict, immigration, and Islamophobia. She also writes about literature and poetry. Previously, she was on the editorial staff at The New Yorker, and was a senior editor at The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, based in Cairo, Egypt. In 2022-23, she was a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, and is a current fellow at Type Media Center. Her work has appeared in The New York TimesThe New YorkerForeign AffairsThe Nation, and Harper’s, among other outlets. She is the winner of the 2023 National Magazine Award in reporting. During her Franke Visiting Fellowship, Rozina will continue her work on a book about the recent history of Islamophobia in the United States.