Terry Maroney to join 2016-17 class of fellows at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

Mar 23, 2016

Professor Terry Maroney

Terry Maroney, professor of law and professor of medicine, health and society at Vanderbilt University, has been selected for a 2016-17 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) is a preeminent residential program that brings together scholars from a diverse range of disciplines “to confront the problems of the day” in a collaborative setting. The selective program aims to create cross-disciplinary interactions that lead to “beneficial transformations in thinking and research” about human behavior. Prior Fellows include Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former Harvard University President Derek Bok.

Maroney will be in residence at Stanford during the 2016-17 academic year as one of 38 fellows and one of only three representing the field of law. The class also includes scholars in the fields of anthropology, communication, earth sciences, education, geography, history, language and literature, medicine, philosophy, political science, psychology, public health, public policy and sociology. Fellows represent more than 20 U.S. universities and six international institutions and programs.

“This year’s class is an outstanding group of scholars who will have much to share with each other during the course of the fellowship year,” said Sally Schroeder, CASBS associate director.

While at CASBS, Maroney will design and pilot a qualitative research study of judges’ emotions. This study will build on her prior work examining emotion in judicial decision making, a topic she has explored in scholarly publications and about which she regularly presents to judicial gatherings around the country and abroad.

“Terry Maroney’s compelling work about the role of emotion in law promises to transform how we think about judges, and how judges think about their own work. I’m excited for her, for Vanderbilt Law School, and for the other CASBS Fellows that she has been awarded this prestigious fellowship,” said Chris Guthrie, Dean and John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law.

Founded in 1954, CASBS has enabled 2,508 fellows and 43 visiting scholars to date to collaborate on research aimed at achieving its mission of “advancing human welfare” by generating “knowledge for the maximum benefit of individuals and society,” according to its website. CASBS counts among its alumni 25 Nobel Prize laureates, 23 Pulitzer Prize winners, 51 MacArthur Fellows, and 146 current members of the National Academy of Sciences.


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