New and Returning IRH Fellows for 2020-2021

Senior Fellows


  • Lea Jacobs. Communication Arts, UW-Madison. John Ford at Work: the Films in their Production Context, 1934-1950
  • Stephen Kantrowitz. Plaenert-Bascom Professor of History; Affiliate Faculty Member, Afro-American Studies; America Indian Studies Program, UW-Madison. Citizenship and Civilization: A Ho-Chunk History
  • Daniel Kapust. Political Science, UW-Madison. The Tragedy of the Imperial Republic: Narrative, Exceptionalism, and the Fate of Republican Self-Rule
  • Laura McClure. Professor of Classics, Mellon Morgridge Professor in the Humanities, Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (CANES); Faculty Affiliate, Gender and Women’s Studies, UW-Madison. Re-imagining the Chorus: Jane Ellen Harrison, Virginia Woolf, H.D., and Greek Tragedy
  • Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen. History, UW-Madison. The American Ways of Wisdom
  • Lawrence Shapiro. Philosophy, UW-Madison. Neither Science nor Religion: Why Philosophy Matters for Answering the Big Questions
  • Cherene Sherrard-Johnson. (Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Senior Fellow) Sally Mead Hands-Bascom Professor of English, UW-Madison. Interlapping Blackness: An Intimate Cartography

Resident Fellows

  • Monique Allewaert. English, UW-Madison. Luminescence: Insect Knowledges, Power, and the Literary: 1705-1814
  • Giuliana Chamedes. History, UW-Madison. Failed Globalists: Decolonization, the Movement for Global Economic Justice, and the Decline of European Welfare States, 1973-1993
  • Kathryn Ciancia. History, UW-Madison. Consular Powers: Citizenship and Polishness on the World Stage, 1900-1950
  • Lisa H. Cooper. English, UW-Madison. Ars Vivendi: The Poetics of Practicality in Late Medieval England
  • Steve Ridgely. Asian Languages and Cultures, UW-Madison. Japanese Kitsch: A Cultural Study in Three Towers
  • Claire Taylor. History, UW-Madison. A Feminist Economic History of the Ancient Greek World
  • Kate Vieira. Curriculum and Instruction, UW-Madison. Writing for Peace in Colombia: A Literacy Ethnography

Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellows

  • Susan Robinson. School of Journalism & Mass Communication, UW-Madison. Trusting Journalists: How Identities and Structures Matter in the Newswork of a Polarized, Multicultural World
  • Monica M. White. Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison. We Stayed: Agriculture and Activism of Black Families Who Kept the Land

Solmsen Fellows

  • Heather Blurton. English, University of California, Santa Barbara. Inventing William of Norwich: Antisemitism and Literary Culture, 1150-1200
  • Amy Burnett. History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Religious Republic of Letters: Correspondence Networks in Reformation Germany
  • Katherine Reinhart. NEH Postdoctoral Fellow, Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. Images for the King: Art, Science, and Power in Louis XIV’s France
  • Paul Taylor. Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London. Iconographic Devices

Kingdon Fellows

  • Richard Antaramian. History, University of Southern California. Unravelings: Non-Muslims and Political Islam in the Ottoman Age of Empire
  • Stephen Shoemaker. Religious Studies, University of Oregon. Qur’an and Canon: The Contours of Scripture at the End of Antiquity

Biruté Ciplijauskaité Fellow

  • Ana María Laguna. Associate Professor of Early Modern Spanish Literature, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Camden College of Arts and Sciences. Poetic Injustice: The Fight of Baroque Verse in the Francoist Age of Iron

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Emerging Voices Fellow

  • Kyle Kajihiro. Geography and Environment; Ethnic Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Remapping Lost Geographies: “Pearl Harbor”, Kahoʻolawe, and Spaces of Indigenous (Re)Emergence

Dissertation Fellows

Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellows

  • John Giblin. Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison. Baroque Genres: Theorizing the Early Modern Spanish Picaresque through Miguel de Cervantes
  • Michael Hayata. History, UW-Madison. The Politics of Redemptions in Ainu Cultural Production, 1886-1937
  • Kayci Olson Harris. History, UW-Madison. Pas de Deux: Cold War Ballet Exchanges and Franco-Soviet Cultural Interaction, 1953-1975
  • Lindsay Wells. Art History, UW-Madison. Plant-Based Art: Indoor Gardening and the British Aesthetic Movement

Robert J. Reinhold Dissertation Fellow

  • Mason Johnson. Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (CANES), UW-Madison. Curating the Future in Seneca’s Epistulae Morales and Quaestiones Naturales

UW System Fellows

  • Carolyn Jeanne Eichner. History; Women’s & Gender Studies, UW-Milwaukee. The Name: Legitimacy, Identity, and Gendered Citizenship
  • Kennan Ferguson. Political Science, UW-Milwaukee. Beholden: Between Freedom and Debt
  • Lisa M. Hager. English; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha. A Transgender Turn in Victorian Studies: Reconceptualizing Gender Identities in Nineteenth-Century British Literary Culture
  • Tanya Joan Tiffany. Art History, UW-Milwaukee. The Autobiography of a Seventeenth-Century Spanish Painter and Nun

Honorary Fellows

  • Simon P. Newman. Sir Denis Brogan Professor of History, History, University of Glasgow. The Invention of Runaway Slaves in the Seventeenth Century English Atlantic World
  • Justine Walden. Ph.D., History and Renaissance Studies, Yale University. What Price Souls: Capuchin Mission in Congo, Mercantilism, and Antislavery

Emeritus Fellow

  • Max Harris. Independent Scholar. Battling Demons: The Temptation of Antony in Art, Theater, Fiction, Film, and Fiestas

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Postdoctoral Resident

  • Simon P. Balto. History; African American Studies, University of Iowa. Racial Framing: Criminal Minstrelsy in Jim Crow America