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The Beloit Residencies


They are Nobel Prize winners, U.S. Poet Laureates, and internationally renowned human rights leaders. They are ground-breaking scholars and artists who champion causes and new ideas.

Dr. Moya Bailey, the 2017 Ousley Scholar in Residence, addresses the campus in Moore Lounge, Pear...

Hailing from around the world and across a broad spectrum of fields, they share one distinction: all are thinkers and doers. And all have joined the Beloit College community for an extended stay as a part of the college’s distinguished residency program.

Each year, Beloit welcomes as many as seven such individuals to campus to teach and work with our students, engage with our faculty, perform or present, as well as live on campus. During their time at Beloit, students have met and interacted with almost two dozen luminaries in these diverse fields.

Weissberg Chair Eskinder Negash, Senior Vice President for Global Engagement for the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) presents his keynote speech.

Weissberg Chair In Human Rights And Social Justice

The Weissberg Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice was established in 1999, and each year a distinguished individual who has made important contributions to understanding and defending human rights and social justice on the international stage is invited to campus for a week-long residency.

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Rebecca Makkai

2018 Mackey Chair nominated for National Book Award

2018 Mackey Chair Rebecca Makkai is a finalist for a National Book Award in the fiction category. Makkai read from her book, The Great Believers during her keynote reading last spring. Award winners will be announced in November.

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