The Newhouse Center supports all forms of the humanities on campus, including residential fellowships for scholars and artists, faculty collaborations, innovative programming, and outreach to students. The work of our collaborative community demonstrates how the study and practice of humanities actively transforms the world.
Wellesley's Newhouse Center for the Humanities
In this open class session, Professor Natali Valdez (Women's and Gender Studies) will discuss her current book project, in which she examines the social and political implications of clinical trials on pregnant populations.
How does the evolution of humor shift over time? When does controversial humor become socially acceptable, and when does it cease to be acceptable? Newhouse Center fellow Veronika Fuechtner (Dartmouth College) offers an explanation.
The Newhouse Center fellows’ community consists of Wellesley faculty on sabbatical, Wellesley summer fellows, three to five scholars and artists from outside the College, and the undergraduate fellows of the Mellon Mays program.