Research Fellowships

The Research Fellowships bring together faculty and advanced graduate students (writing dissertations) in order to enable scholarly exchanges that cross departmental and disciplinary boundaries. Fellows participate in a research colloquium, chaired by the Center's Director that meets regularly throughout the academic year; each meeting focuses on the project of one of the fellows.

2015-2016 Faculty Fellows


  2015 - 2016 Humanities Fellows Symposium Program

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Stephen Di Benedetto (Theatre Arts)

The Actuation of the Playful Performance (Design)

[Thumbnail Photo] Amina Gautier, 2015-16 Humanities Faculty Fellow

Amina Gautier  (English)

Even Bearing Gifts

Thumbnail Photo - Joel Nickels, 2015-2016 Humanities Faculty Fellow.

Joel Nickels (English)

The Imaginary International: Literature and Nonstate Space

Thumbnail Photo - Justin Ritzinger, 2015-16 Humanities Faculty Fellow

Justin Ritzinger (Religious Studies)

Anarchy in the Pure Land: Tradition, Modernity, and the Reinvention of the Cult of Maitreya in Republican China

Thumbnail Photo - Guido Ruggiero, 2015-16 Humanities Faculty Fellow

Guido Ruggiero (History)

Ever Green: Love and Emotions in Boccaccio and the Italian Renaissance

Thumbnail Photo - Hugh Thomas, 2015-16 Humanities Faculty Fellow

Hugh Thomas (History)

A Social and Cultural History of the Court of King John, 1199-1216

2015-2016 Dissertation Fellows

Thumbnail Photo - Valerie Chamorro, 2015-16 Humanities Dissertation Fellow

Valerie Chamorro (History - Fall)

Occupied France: Local Experience and National Authority Under Foreign Rule in the Nineteenth Century

Thumbnail Photo - Nihel Hsien-Chieh Jhou, 2015-16 Humanities Dissertation Fellow

Nihel Hsien-Chieh Jhou (Philosophy- Fall)

Reviving the Transient Present in a Relativistic Universe: a Novel Approach

Thumbnail Photo - Jennifer Garcon, 2015-16 Humanities Dissertation Fellow

Jennifer Garcon (History - Spring) 

Transnational Politics of the Haitian Press, 1971-1986