Research Description

Resentment is a powerful emotion for expressing culture and politics. Experiences and memories of humiliation, oppression, and marginalization have stimulated emotions of resentment, and produced compelling demands for political inclusion and justice around the world. Alternatively, rage against what is seen as the “tyranny of the minority,” inequality, the corruption and aloofness of elites, the “foreign,” and the illegitimate have generated powerful populist upsurges against the perceived enemies of a homogeneous body of “the people.”  The goal of the 2017-18 Fung Global Fellows cohort was to explore the full range of phenomena involved in the culture and politics of resentment, the conditions that produce such sentiments, and the projects they advance.  Scholars whose work addressed this topic in any historical period or region of the world and from any disciplinary background in the humanities and social sciences were invited to apply. 

Faculty Director

Gyan Prakash
Dayton-Stockton Professor of History

Fung Global Fellows

Miranda Jakiša
Professor of South and East Slavic Literatures and Cultures, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Daniel Karell
Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Division of Social Science, New York University in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Olga Panteleeva
Lecturer in Musicology in the Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Jürgen Schaflechner
Assistant Professor of South Asian Studies, Heidelberg University, Germany

Yunus Sözen
Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations at Özyeğin University, Istanbul

Sjoerd van Tuinen
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Erasmus University, Netherlands