Dr. Louise K. Stein (U. of Chicago M.A. 1984; Ph.D. 1987), Professor of Musicology, and Professor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Latin American Studies, and European Studies at the University of Michigan has been awarded a Senior Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (for 2012-2013) and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College and University Teachers (awarded 12/2011 but will be enjoyed in 2013-14) for her project “Opera and the Transformation of Public Life in Naples under the Marquis del Carpio, 1683-1687.”
Her research for this project in Italian libraries and archives was supported by a prestigious Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society in 2011, and enhanced by funding from a Distinguished Research Partnership Award from the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan, as well as earlier grants from the faculty research fund in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Michigan, the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Michigan, and a fellowship at the UM Institute for the Humanities (where she has twice been funded as a resident fellow).
This is the second ACLS Fellowship that Stein has been awarded since leaving the University of Chicago (she was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Music and Director of the Collegium Musicum in 1986-7), and her second NEH Fellowship as well.
In 2010 Stein was elected Senior Fellow in the Michigan Society of Fellows. At Michigan she is also Faculty Advisor to the Music program in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and teaches from time to time in Romance Language and Literatures.