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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 3/10/05
Dr. Jeffrey BellClick on image for publication quality photo 

     HAMMOND – Jeffrey Bell, associate professor of philosophy at Southeastern Louisiana University, has been awarded a prestigious visiting research fellowship at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.
     As a resident fellow from July-October 2006, Bell will continue work on his upcoming book on the Scottish Enlightenment.
     Bell earned master’s and doctoral degrees from Tulane University and is the author of “The Problem of Difference: Phenomenology and Poststructuralism” and the forthcoming work “Philosophy at the Edge of Chaos: Gilles Deleuze and the Philosophy of Difference.” He also has published a number of articles in professional journals and is editor of “Industrialization and Imperialism, 1800-1914: A Biographical Dictionary,” part of an eight-volume series, "The Great Cultural Eras of the Western World."
     A member of the Southeastern faculty since 1993, Bell holds the C. Howard Nichols Teaching Professorship in History.
     “Dr. Bell is an accomplished scholar and very deserving of this honor,” said William Robison, head of the Department of History and Political Science. “He teaches a diverse and difficult array of courses in philosophy, history, and political science. In his principal discipline, philosophy, he teaches an impressive variety of courses and displays a dazzling knowledge of everything from the pre-Socratics to postmodernism. He also regularly teaches an ‘Ideas in Conflict’ course in the Honors Program.”
     Established in 1969, the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities promotes interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences. More than 600 scholars from 53 countries have held institute fellowships.