Doctoral Student Scott Selberg Receives NYU Humanities Initiative Fellowship

Scott Selberg a doctoral student in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, has been awarded a graduate student research fellowship from NYU’s Humanities Initiative for his dissertation project, ‘The Matter with Old People: Visual Culture and Alzheimer’s Disease.’

Selberg’s dissertation explores the visual culture of Alzheimer’s disease, focusing on the intersections of cognition, age, and bioethics. He earned a bachelor’s degree in art history from Williams College and a master’s degree in communication studies the from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Created in 2007, NYU’s Humanities Initiative provides a forum for cross-disciplinary discussion and collaboration in the humanities and a way for scholars and researchers to explore role of the humanities in the larger university and global community. Graduate research fellows receive a $22,440 stipend, comprehensive health insurance, maintenance of matriculation and service fees, and a research award of $2,000.