The Institute for the Humanities has awarded fellowships to ten faculty members and eight graduate students to support research projects they will pursue during 2017-18.

The fellows and the topics of their research projects are:

Faculty Fellows

Michael Awkward, John Rich Fellow, professor of English and Afroamerican and African studies,
“A Horribly Mangled Monstrosity: Disfiguring/Refiguring Black American Masculinity after Emmett Till”

Pamela Brandwein
, Helmut Stern Fellow, professor of political science, “Antislavery and the Formation of American Capitalist Democracy”

Par Cassel
, History-Richard and Lillian Ives Fellow, associate professor of history, “Sovereignty in China: The Careers of a Concept”

Aileen Das, Classical Studies-Charles P. Brauer Fellow, assistant professor of classical studies, “Classical and Medieval Traditions of Transdisciplinary: Plato’s Timaeus in Arabic”

Anita Gonzalez, Hunting Family Fellow, professor of theatre and drama, “Shipping Out: Transatlantic Maritime Performance and Ethnic Cultural Exchange”

Laura Kasischke, Hunting Family Fellow, professor of English language and literature, “Time Machine: A Book Length Poem”

Alexandra Murphy, Helmut Stern Fellow, assistant professor of sociology, “When the Sidewalks End: Poverty & Race in an American Suburb”

Douglas Northrop, Helmut Stern Fellow, professor of Near Eastern studies and history, “Four Days That Shook the World: Earthquakes and Empire Along the Eurasian Frontier

Ruby Tapia, Women’s Studies-Steelcase Fellow, associate professor of English and women’s studies, “The Camera in the Cage: Prison Photography and the Abject Sentimentality of the Exception”

Magdalena Zaborowska, John Rich Fellow, professor of American culture and Afroamerican and African studies, “Archiving James Baldwin’s House: Digital Writer’s Museum, Chez Baldwin in St. Paul-de-Vence, France”

Graduate Student Fellows

Anoff Nicholas Cobblah, Richard & Lillian Ives Graduate Fellow, English, “The Work of Scientific Play in Nineteenth-Century Britain”

James Hammond, James Winn Graduate Fellow, English, “Composing Eugenics: Race and Ability in the History of Writing assessment, 1869-1938”

Filipa Melo Lopes, Sylvia “Duffy” Engle Graduate Fellow, philosophy, “Gender, Fundamentality and the Social World”

Benedito Luis Machava, A. Barlett Giamatti Graduate Fellow, history, “The Morality of Revolution: Urban Cleansing, Re-education Camps, and the Politics of Morality in Socialist Mozambique, 1975-1988”

Josh Morrison, Richard & Lillian Ives Graduate Fellow, screen arts and culture, “Reveling in Uselessness: Queer and Trans Media, Emotional Labour, and Cultural Capital”

Michael Schachter, Mary Fair Croushore Graduate Fellow, composition and music theory, “The Black Clown: a Vaudeville Oratorio for Bass-Baritone, Chorus, and Orchestra”

Ana Maria Silva, David and Mary Hunting Graduate Fellow, history, “Roots in Stone and Slavery: Permanence, Mobility, and Empire in 17th Century Cartagena de Indias”

Duygu Ula, Mary Fair Croushore Graduate Fellow, comparative literature, “Aesthetics in Dissent: Queer Cultural Productions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Turkey”