The Freedom Project supports up to four Wellesley faculty members to be faculty associates. Faculty participate in reading groups, attend seminars and public events with student fellows, and develop research and teaching projects that examine freedom. Faculty associates receive generous research funding and stipends for their projects.
The Freedom Project also supports postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars to engage in research on freedom and actively participate in the program. These scholars reinvigorate discussions and debates on campus by bringing in fresh ideas.
Thomas Cushman is Deffenbaugh de Hoyos Carlson Professor in the Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College. He has served as Chairman of the Wellesley Sociology Department twice.
Dr. McCabe is a sociologist studying political and economic life, mostly from a comparative and historical perspective.
Marjorie Agosin holds the Luella Lamer Slaner Professorship in Latin American studies.
William E. Cain is Mary Jewett Gaiser Professor of English and American Studies at Wellesley College, where he teaches courses in American literature, American Studies, and Shakespeare.
Dr. Imber's research is both sociological and historical, addressing the moral and ethical foundations of modern medicine and the role that religious authority has played in defining the medical vocation.
Erin Battat received her Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization (American Studies) from Harvard University.
Dr. Davis is an interdisciplinary social scientist whose research includes psychology, disaster studies, women's studies, and education.
Nadya Hajj's research is driven by this question: What are the origins of institutions among marginalized groups in anarchic systems?
Igor Logvinenko specializes in international & comparative political economy, politics & foreign policy of Russia & other post-communist states.
A Turkish journalist and author, Mustafa Akyol studied political science and history at Bogazici University.