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Glasscock Internal Faculty Fellows 2021-22

Recipients of the four annually awarded Internal Faculty Fellowships receive a one-course teaching release in the spring semester of the fellowship year, a $1,000 research bursary, and an office in the Glasscock Center for the fellowship year. These fellows, along with the Glasscock Faculty and Graduate Research Fellows, will present and participate in the Colloquium Series during their fellowship year.


Academic Year 2021-22

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Michael Collins | Professor, English

Michael Collins is the author of an intellectual biography, Understanding Etheridge Knight, a book of poems, The Traveling Queen, and uncollected essays and poems that have appeared in outlets ranging from PMLA to Harper's Magazine to The American Journal of Poetry. He is currently working on a book on affirmative action that is under contract with the University Press of Kansas, an edited collection entitled Translating Komunyakaa (under contract with LSU  Press), and a book chapter tentatively entitled "Poetry and the Prison Industrial Complex" that will be part of a collection published by Cambridge University Press. This book chapter will be the focus of his Glasscock Internal Residential Fellowship.

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Daniel Conway | Professor, Philosophy

Daniel Conway received his BA in Philosophy and Economics from Tulane University and his PhD in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego. He has held faculty appointments at Stanford University, Harvard University, Penn State University, and, since 2006, Texas A&M University, where he is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Affiliate Professor of Religious Studies and Film Studies, and Courtesy Professor in the TAMU School of Law and the George Bush School of Government and Public Service.

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Robert Duran | Associate Professor, Sociology

Robert J. Durán is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Texas A&M University. His areas of research concerns racism in the post-civil rights era and community resistance, from gang evolution and border surveillance to disproportionate minority contact and officer involved shootings. He is the author of Gang Life in Two Cities: An Insider’s Journey (2013), The Gang Paradox: Inequalities and Miracles on the U.S.-Mexico Border (2018), and he is working on forthcoming book with Oralia Loza tentatively titled No Justice, No Peace: Police Shootings as Legalized Violence all of which have been, or will be, published by Columbia University Press. Dr. Durán was the recipient of the 2019 Coramae Richey Mann Award for outstanding contributions to the scholarship on race, ethnicity, crime, and justice.

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Brian Linn | Professor, History

Brian McAllister Linn is the Ralph R. Thomas Professor in Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University.  He is the author of Guardians of Empire:  The U.S. Army and the Pacific, 1902-1940 (1997), The Philippine War, 1899-1902 (2000), The Echo of Battle: The Army’s Way of War (2007), and Elvis’s Army: GIs and the Atomic Battlefield (2016) and over thirty articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings.  He has served as held Fulbright professorships at the National University of Singapore and the University of Birmingham, the Harold K. Johnson Visiting Professorship at the Army War College, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a Woodrow Wilson International Center Fellowship, the Bosch Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin, and a National Endowment of the Humanities Fellow.

The Glasscock Center accepts applications for Glasscock Internal Faculty Residential Fellowships each spring semester. Applications will be accepted again in Spring 2022 for the 2022-2023 academic year. For further information visit our funding opportunities page or contact the Glasscock Center at or (979) 845-8328.