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SOUTHEASTERN’S JEFFREY BELL RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS
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
“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.