BU Humanists at Work

BU Humanists at Work: Daniel Star and the Public Humanities

When Associate Professor of Philosophy Daniel Star was a graduate student, he was not encouraged to write for a general readership. “Public facing writing by academics was frowned upon as not a serious thing,” he explains. Traditionally, academics in the humanities ascend the ranks within their institution and garner recognition in their field by producing […]

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BU Humanists at Work: Petrus Liu, Associate Professor of Chinese & Comparative Literature and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Associate Professor of Chinese & Comparative Literature and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Petrus Liu can’t imagine studying literature in just one language. Over the course of his career, Liu has picked up German, Latin, Thai, and Japanese in addition to Chinese and English, and each has proved itself “full of wonders.” Liu encourages his […]

BU Humanists at Work: Meet Timothy Clark

“The field is changing, and you might be surprised by how it illuminates or gives you new perspectives about the modern world,” says Timothy Clark, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Studies.  While Clark acknowledges that “sitting around reading Latin and thinking big thoughts” is still a “valuable part of the classical studies discipline,” the associated […]

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BU Humanists at Work: Meet Stephanie Sheintul

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Stephanie Sheintul may be new to BU, but she’s ready to jump right into difficult conversations surrounding contemporary topics, and she encourages students to do the same. Sheintul recently received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she also acted as an instructor for undergraduate courses on contemporary […]

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