Current IRH Fellows

Mercedes Alcalá-Galán

Honorary Fellow (2019-2020)

Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison

Writing the Museum: Pictorial Imagination in Baroque Fiction of the Spanish Empire

Rachel Ida Buff

UW System Fellow (2019-2020)

Comparative Ethnic Studies; Cultures and Communities Program; History, UW-Milwaukee

A is for Asylum: A Historical Glossary of the Words We Use for People on the Move

Jessica A. Cooley

Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2019-2020)

Art History, UW-Madison

Crip Materiality: Disability, Plasticity, and the Art Institution after the Americans with Disabilities Act

Guillermina De Ferrari

Senior Fellow (2018-2022)

Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison

Community under Duress: Moral Luck and Caribbean Culture

Kimberly DeFazio

UW System Fellow (2019-2020)

English, UW-La Crosse

Everyone is a Materialist Now: New Materialism and Cultural Hermeneutic

Christine Goding-Doty

A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-2020)

English, UW-Madison

Virtually White: The Crisis of Whiteness, Racial Rule, and Affect in the Digital Age

Hanna Golab

A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-2021)

Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (CANES), UW-Madison

Songs and Stones: Postclassical Greek Chorality

Nan Goodman

Kingdon Fellow (2019-2020)

English; Jewish Studies, University of Colorado

Sabbatai Sevi Comes to America

Carmine Grimaldi

A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-2020)

History, UW-Madison

Structuring Vision: A History of Videotape

Andrea Harris

Resident Fellow (2019-2020)

Dance, UW-Madison

The Roots of Dance Therapy

Max Harris

Emeritus Fellow (2018--)

Independent Scholar

Max Harris served as executive director of the Wisconsin Humanities Council, as well as teaching at the University of Virginia...

Steven Hutchinson

Senior Fellow (2016-2020)

Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison

Imagining Africa: Early Modern Iberian Textual Cartographies

Lea Jacobs

Senior Fellow (2018-2022)

Communication Arts, UW-Madison

John Ford at Work: the Films in their Production Context, 1934-1950

Jenell Johnson

Resident Fellow (2019-2020)

Mellon-Morgridge Professor of the Humanities; Associate Professor of Communication Arts, UW-Madison

On Behalf of Life: Bioidentification and Bioethics

Erica Kanesaka Kalnay

Madeline Doran Dissertation Fellow (2019-2020)

English, UW-Madison

Looking-Glass Worlds: Oriental Intimacies and Fin-de-Siècle Children’s Culture

Stephen Kantrowitz

Senior Fellow (2017-2021)

Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, History; Affiliate Faculty Member, Afro-American Studies; America Indian Studies Program, UW-Madison

Citizenship and Civilization: A Ho-Chunk History

Daniel J. Kapust

Senior Fellow (2019-2023)

Political Science, UW-Madison

The Tragedy of the Imperial Republic: Narrative, Exceptionalism, and the Fate of Republican Self-Rule

Jennifer Keefe

UW System Fellow (2019-2020)

Politics-Philosophy-Law (Philosophy), UW-Parkside

Nineteenth-Century Scottish Idealism

Elizabeth Lapina

Resident Fellow (2019-2020)

History, UW-Madison

Knightly Culture on Crusades and in the Latin States

Ignacio López Alemany

Biruté Ciplijauskaité Fellow (2019-2020)

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Vihuelists and Courtly Performance of Poetry in Early Modern Spain

Joseph Mansky

Solmsen Fellow (2019-2020)

English, University of Oklahoma

Seeds of Sedition: Libels, Plays, and the Early Modern Public Sphere

Laura McClure

Senior Fellow (2019-2023)

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-imaging the Chorus: H.D. and Greek Tragedy

Kathryn McGarr

Resident Fellow (2019-2020)

School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison

The Washington Consensus: Journalism and the Making of the Postwar World Order

John McGuigan

Honorary Fellow (2019-2020)

Languages and Literatures, UW-Whitewater

The Impractical Anarchist: James Joyce and the Aesthetics of Autonomy

Annie Menzel

Resident Fellow (2019-2020)

Gender and Women's Studies, UW-Madison

Birthing Paradox: Race, Colonization, and Radicalism in U.S. Midwifery

Rebecca Moorman

Robert J. Reinhold Dissertation Fellow (2019-2020)

Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (CANES), UW-Madison

Engrossing the Reader: Delight and Disgust in Latin Literature

Steven Nadler

IRH Director

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Vijayanka Nair

A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-2020)

Anthropology, UW-Madison

The State of the Individual: Biometrics, Politics, and the Common Man in India

Simon P. Newman

Solmsen Fellow (2019-2020)

Sir Denis Brogan Professor of History, History, University of Glasgow

The Invention of Runaway Slaves in the Seventeenth Century English Atlantic World

Barbara Obrist

Honorary Fellow (2018-2019)

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Université Paris Diderot (Laboratoire SPHERE, Sciences, Philosophie, Histoire)

A History of Twelfth-Century Cosmology

Keren Omry

Honorary Fellow (2018-2020)

English Language and Literature, University of Haifa

Slipping Sideways; Or, Alternate Histories, Contemporaneity, and the Practice of Digital Posthumanities

Nandini B. Pandey

Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2019-2020)

Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (CANES), UW-Madison

Diversity and Difference in Ancient Rome

Jonathan Z. S. Pollack

Honorary Fellow (2018-2020)

History, Madison Area Technical College; Honorary Scholar, George L. Mosse/Laurence A. Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies

Success from Scrap and Second-hand Goods: Jewish Business in the Midwest, 1890-1930

Galen Poor

Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2019-2020)

History, UW-Madison

The Four Great Inventions: A Global History of Modern China

Michael E. Promisel

Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2019-2020)

Political Science, UW-Madison

Paragons of Prudence: Political Leadership in Classical Political Thought

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

Senior Fellow (2019-2023)

History, UW-Madison

The American Ways of Wisdom

Ari Şekeryan

Honorary Fellow (2018-2020)

Independent Scholar

The Armenians in the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey after the First World War

Lawrence Shapiro

Senior Fellow (2017-2021)

Philosophy, UW-Madison

Neither Science Nor Religion: Why Philosophy Matters for Answering the Big Questions

Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

Senior Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2017-2021)

Sally Mead Hands-Bascom Professor of English, UW-Madison

Interlapping Blackness: An Intimate Cartography

Alexander Statman

A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-2021)

History, UW-Madison

A Global Enlightenment: Western Progress and Chinese Science

Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece

UW System Fellow (2019-2020)

English; Film Studies, UW-Milwaukee

Movies Under the Influence: Substances and Cinema

Richard C. Taylor

Solmsen Fellow (2019-2020)

Philosophy, Marquette University; annual visiting professor, Institute of Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Aquinas and "the Arabs": Classical Arabic Philosophy and Its Importance for the Thought of Thomas Aquinas

Jelena Todorović

Resident Fellow (2019-2020)

Vilas Associate Professor of Italian, French and Italian, UW-Madison

Textual Authority and the History of Dante's 'Vita Nova:' Revisiting Editorial Objectivity in the Era of 'Fake News'

Mirjam Voerkelius

Honorary Fellow (2019-2020)

Independent Scholar

Evolution in Times of Revolution: Darwinism, Nature, and Society in the Soviet Union

Justine Walden

Solmsen Fellow (2019-2020)

Ph.D., History and Renaissance Studies, Yale University

What Price Souls: Capuchin Mission in Congo, Mercantilism, and Antislavery

Sarah Ann Wells

Resident Fellow (2019-2020)

English, UW-Madison

The Labor of Images: Work and Its Discontents in Brazilian Cinema, 1975 to the Present

Gloria Whiting

Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2019-2020)

E. Gordon Fox Assistant Professor of History, History, UW-Madison

Belonging: An Intimate History of Family and Slavery in Early New England

Timothy Wright

Kingdon Fellow (2019-2020)

Ph.D., History, UC Berkeley

Rituals of the Reborn: Ascetic Protestantism and Alternative Christianities in the Atlantic World, 1680-1780