2006 John Monash Scholar Kate Manne has been elected a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, commencing in 2011. The Harvard Society of Fellows is a group of scholars selected at the beginning of their careers by Harvard University for extraordinary scholarly potential, upon whom distinctive academic and intellectual opportunities are bestowed in order to foster their individual growth and intellectual collaboration. Membership in the society is for life. Junior Fellows are selected by Senior Fellows based on their potential to advance academic wisdom, based upon previous academic accomplishments, and are supported financially for three years to do independent research at Harvard University.
Kate is completing a PhD in philosophy at MIT, Cambridge MA, USA. Her thesis is on the relationships between various different kinds of normativity - how things ought to be. In October 2010 Kate became a teaching fellow at the Kennedy school at Harvard, for the Masters of Public Policy ethics course. Membership of the prestigious Harvard Society of Fellows is an outstanding achievement for Kate, reflecting her ability and contributions.