Meghan Sullivan, professor of philosophy and the Rev. John A. O’Brien collegiate chair, was named director of the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Advanced Study.
Sullivan will oversee the institute, including its flagship residential fellowship and graduate student fellowship programs. The institute was launched by the university in 2008.
“The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study provides a forum for scholars from many backgrounds to collaborate on questions that benefit from joint-focus and sustained research,” said Sullivan. “Our residential fellowship program gives visiting scholars the resources and colleagues to tackle questions bigger than just a single discipline.”
Sullivan is the current director of the University Philosophy Requirement. She also leads the Engaged Philosophy Group, a team of staff, doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars, which currently manages three major national/international projects funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.