Current IRH Fellows

Laila Amine

Position title: Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
Associate Professor of English, UW–Madison

Return Travel: The African Diaspora Across Genres of Mobility

Claus Elholm Andersen

Position title: Resident Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
Paul and Renate Madsen Assistant Professor; Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic, UW–Madison

The Very Edge of Fiction: Karl Ove Knausgaard and the Post-Fictional Turn

James R. Barnes

Position title: William Coleman Dissertation Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
History, UW–Madison

Histories Written in the Margins: Early Modern Scientific Print Cultures and Practices in the Work of Christopher Borr

Baligh Ben Taleb

Position title: ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
Ph.D., History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Reckoning with the Legacy of U.S. Settler Colonialism: Treaty Claims and the Western Shoshone Quest for Justice

Katherine Bowie

Position title: Resident Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor; Anthropology Department, UW–Madison

Muzzled Memories: Saint Srivichai and the Formation of Modern Thailand

Thomas E. A. Dale

Position title: Resident Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
Department of Art History, UW–Madison

Race and Cultural Encounter in Medieval Venice

Guillermina De Ferrari

Position title: Senior Fellow (2018-2023)

Address:
Halls-Bascom Professor of Spanish and Art History, UW–Madison

Broken Tropics, Arts of Contingency

Julia Domínguez

Position title: Ciplijauskaité Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
World Languages and Cultures; Iowa State University

The Arts of Mnemosyne: Expressions of Mnemonic Culture in Renaissance Spain

Iseult Gillespie

Position title: Madeline Doran Dissertation Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
English, UW–Madison

Biological Imaginaries: Disability, Difference, and the New Genres of the Body in the Twenty-First Century

Amie Goblirsch

Position title: Robert J. Reinhold Dissertation Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, UW–Madison

Time, Architect, and Principate in the De Architectura of Vitruvius

Chad Alan Goldberg

Position title: Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
Department of Sociology, UW–Madison

Cultural Pluralism and American Democracy

Max Harris

Position title: Emeritus Fellow (2018--)

Address:
Independent Scholar

Battling Demons: The Temptation of Antony in Art, Theater, Fiction, Film, and Fiestas

Douglas Haynes

Position title: UW-System Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
UW-Oshkosh; English; Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations Affiliate Faculty; UW Milwaukee Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies Regional Faculty Associate

Learning in the Age of Loneliness: Reimagining Education for the Anthropocene

Francine Hirsch

Position title: Senior Fellow (2021-2025)

Address:
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of History; History Department, UW–Madison

Enemies, A Love Story: An Entangled History of Russia and America

Patrick Iber

Position title: Resident Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
History, UW–Madison

Poverty of the Imagination: The Ford Foundation, Social Science, and the Politics of Poverty and Inequality in Cold War Latin America

Lea Jacobs

Position title: Senior Fellow (2018-2022)

Address:
Mae D. Huettig Professor of Communication Arts, UW–Madison

John Ford at Work: the films in their production context, 1927-1945

Daniel J. Kapust

Position title: Senior Fellow (2019-2023)

Address:
Professor, Political Science, UW–Madison

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

Kasey Keeler

Position title: Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
Tuolumne Me-Wuk; Citizen Potawatomi; Assistant Professor Civil Society; Community Studies (SoHE) and American Indian Studies (L&S)
UW–Madison

Tribal Capitalism: The Politics of American Indian Land, Property, and Identity

Katarzyna/Kat Lecky

Position title: Solmsen Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
Surtz Professor of English, Loyola University Chicago (beginning Fall 2022)

England's Weedy Renaissance

Jodi Magness

Position title: Kingdon Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
Kenan Distinguished Professor, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jerusalem Through the Ages

B. Venkat Mani

Position title: Senior Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2021-2025)

Address:
German, UW-Madison; DAAD Center for German and European Studies; Center for South Asia; Institute for Regional and International Studies; Center for the History of Print and Digital Cultures

No Forwarding Address: The Global Novel in the Age of Refugees

Adrian McClure

Position title: Solmsen Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
Ph.D., Medieval Literature, Purdue University

Haunted by Heresy: The Perlesvaus, Medieval Antisemitism, and the Trauma of the Albigensian Crusade

Laura McClure

Position title: Senior Fellow (2019-2023)

Address:
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: Jane Ellen Harrison, Virginia Woolf, H.D., and Greek Tragedy

Viren Murthy

Position title: Resident Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
History, UW–Madison

Pan-Asianism and the Legacy of the Chinese Revolution

Steven Nadler

Position title: IRH Director (2018--)

Address:
Vilas Research Professor and William H. Hay II Professor of Philosophy, UW–Madison

Steven Nadler has been teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1988. He has been a Senior Fellow at the IRH (2013-2017), and twice a Resident Fellow...

Simon P. Newman

Position title: Honorary Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
Sir Denis Brogan Professor of History (Emeritus), University of Glasgow

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

Mario Ortiz-Robles

Position title: Senior Fellow (2021-2025)

Address:
Nancy C. Hoefs Professor of English, UW–Madison

Future Anterior: How Nineteenth-Century Institutions Framed the Future of Animals

Karma Palzom-Pasha

Position title: Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
History, UW–Madison

Political Transformations in the Tibetan Freedom Movement: Resettlement and Political Activism in the United States

James Pilgrim

Position title: Solmsen Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
Ph.D., History of Art, Johns Hopkins University

Jacopo Bassano and the Environment of Painting

Kevin Piper

Position title: MATC Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
English Department, Madison College

Teaching Race with Student Feedback in World Indigenous Literatures

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

Position title: Senior Fellow (2019-2023)

Address:
Merle Curti and Vilas-Borghesi Distinguished Achievement Professor of History, UW–Madison

The American Ways of Wisdom: A History

Katherine M. Reinhart

Position title: Honorary Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Insitute for Art History, Rome

Images for the King: Art, Science, and Power in Louis XIV's France

Josiah J. Stork

Position title: Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
Asian Languages and Cultures, UW–Madison

Reading the Dragons of the Tàipíng Guǎngjì: A Queer Ecocritical Approach

Moe Taylor

Position title: SSHRC Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
History Department, UW–Madison

North Korea and Latin America in the “Era of Independence,” 1971-1985

Andrew Thomas

Position title: Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
English Department, UW–Madison

The Weird Magic of History: Global Civil War and the Afro-Asian Imagination After the American Century

Anne C. Vila

Position title: Senior Fellow (2021-2025)

Address:
Pickard-Bascom Professor of French; French and Italian, UW–Madison

Convulsive Enlightenment: Lives and Afterlives of the Convulsionnaires in French Culture and Theory (18th to 21st Centuries)

Justine Walden

Position title: Honorary Fellow (2020-2021)

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

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

Michael Walkden

Position title: Solmsen Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
Research Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Eating the Inedible: Food, Medicine, and Othering in the Early Modern World

Emma Wasserman

Position title: Kingdon Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
Professor of Religion, Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)

Towards a History of Religious Polemic: The Jewish Law in the New Testament

Anne F. Widmayer

Position title: UW-System Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
Arts and Humanities, UW-Milwaukee at Washington County

Raging Women and Crying Men: Taboo Gendered Emotions in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Chris Yogerst

Position title: UW-System Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
Arts and Humanities, UW-Milwaukee

The Warner Brothers: How an Immigrant Family Came to Hollywood and Changed America

Sunny Yudkoff

Position title: Resident Fellow (2021-2022)

Address:
German, Nordic, and Slavic; Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, UW–Madison

Against Jewish Humor: Toward a Theory of Yiddish Joy