American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

A Professional Partner of The

Alexander von Humboldt - Foundation



Anna Vaughn Clissold (1995-96)
Anna is the Associate Director of the Humanities Center at DePaul University. She spent her year in Germany at Universität Tübingen. (6/26/09)

Julia Davis (1997-98)
Julia Davis spent her grant year in Freiburg doing research for her dissertation on Heidegger. In addition to auditing seminars at the university, she spent her time taking yoga classes and meditating in and on the Black Forest. (A more Eastern spin on Heidegger’s notion of “poetic dwelling.”) She teaches philosophy at Whitman College, and is in the final stages of her dissertation, which she hopes to turn into a book. Current research interests include using Hegel, Nietzsche, and Freud as theoretical resources to explore the relationship between recognition and shame in African-American literature and philosophy. (4/1/03)

John Elmquist (1990-91)

Christopher Kaczor (1996-97)
Dr. Christopher Kaczor (Ph.D. 1996 University of Notre Dame) is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University and was a German Chancellor Fellow at the University of Cologne. From his research as a German Chancellor Fellow, his first book arose: Proportionalism and the Natural Law Tradition (The Catholic University of America Press 2002). He is also the author of The Edge of Life: Human Dignity and Contemporary Bioethics (Springer 2005), Life Issues, Medical Choices (Servant 2007),Thomas Aquinas on Faith, Hope, and Love (Sapientia 2008), and Thomas Aquinas on the Cardinal Virtues (Sapientia 2009), as well as articles in the Journal of Medicine and PhilosophyTheological StudiesEthics and MedicsThe Linacre QuarterlyJosephinum Journal of TheologyThe ThomistThe Review of Metaphysics, and the International Philosophical Quarterly. (12/2/09)

Elizabeth Sikes (2000-01)
Elizabeth Sikes was a German Chancellor Fellow at the University of Tübingen. There she researched and wrote her doctoral dissertation (DePaul University, 2005) on Friedrich Hölderlin and the return in German Idealism to Greek tragedy. She stayed four years, extending her grant and later teaching in the American Studies department at the Universität Tübingen. Currently she teaches philosophy at Seattle University and is engaged with questions concerning the environment, evolution, and the sacredness of Nature. (6/26/09)