Current IRH Fellows

Monique Allewaert

Position title: Resident Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
English, UW-Madison

Luminescence: Insect Knowledges, Power, and the Literary: 1705-1814

Richard Antaramian

Position title: Kingdon Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
History, University of Southern California

Unravelings: Non-Muslims and Political Islam in the Ottoman Age of Empire

Simon Balto

Position title: ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow Resident (2020-2021)

Address:
History; African American Studies, University of Iowa

Racial Framing: Blackface Criminals in Jim Crow America

Heather Blurton

Position title: Solmsen Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
English, University of California, Santa Barbara

Inventing William of Norwich: Antisemitism and Literary Culture, 1150-1200

Amy Nelson Burnett

Position title: Solmsen Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
Paula and D.B. Varner University Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Religious Republic of Letters: Correspondence Networks in Reformation Germany

Giuliana Chamedes

Position title: Resident Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
Mellon-Morgridge Associate Professor of European International History, UW-Madison

Failed Globalists: Economic Development, Decolonization, and the Demise of European Political Hegemony, 1973–2008

Kathryn Ciancia

Position title: Resident Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
History, UW-Madison

Consular Powers: Citizenship and Polishness on the World Stage, 1900-1950

Lisa H. Cooper

Position title: Resident Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
English, UW-Madison

"Ars Vivendi": The Poetics of Practicality in Late Medieval England

Carolyn J. Eichner

Position title: UW System Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
History; Women's & Gender Studies, UW-Milwaukee

The Name: Legitimacy, Identity, and Gendered Citizenship

Kennan Ferguson

Position title: UW System Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
Political Science, UW-Milwaukee

Beholden: Between Freedom and Debt

John Giblin

Position title: Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison

Baroque Genres: Theorizing the Early Modern Spanish Picaresque through Miguel de Cervantes

Hanna Golab

Position title: A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-2021)

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

Songs and Stones: Postclassical Greek Chorality

Lisa Hager

Position title: UW System Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
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

Kayci Olson Harris

Position title: Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
History, UW-Madison

"Pas de Deux": Cold War Ballet Exchanges and Franco-Soviet Cultural Interaction, 1953-1975

Max Harris

Position title: Emeritus Fellow (2018--)

Address:
Independent Scholar

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

Michael Hayata

Position title: Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
History, UW-Madison

The Politics of Ainu Cultural Production within the Japanese Empire, 1886-1937

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, 1934-1950

Mason Wheelock Johnson

Position title: Robert J. Reinhold Dissertation Fellow (2020-2021)

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

Curating the Future in Seneca’s "Epistulae Morales"

Kyle Kajihiro

Position title: ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
Geography and Environment; Ethnic Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Remapping Lost Geographies: “Pearl Harbor”, Kahoʻolawe, and Spaces of Indigenous (Re)Emergence

Stephen Kantrowitz

Position title: Senior Fellow (2017-2021)

Address:
Plaenert-Bascom Professor of History; Affiliate Faculty Member, Afro-American Studies; American Indian Studies Program, UW-Madison

Citizenship and Civilization: A Ho-Chunk History

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

Ana María Laguna

Position title: Biruté Ciplijauskaité Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
Associate Professor of Spanish, Early Modern Studies, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Rutgers University at Camden

Poetic Injustice: The Fight of Baroque Verse in 20th-Century Spain

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

Steven Nadler

Position title: IRH Director (2018--)

Address:
William H. Hay II Professor of Philosophy, Evjue-Bascom Professor in Humanities; Max and Frieda Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies; Affiliate Professor of Art History, 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 (2020-2021)

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

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

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

Katherine M. Reinhart

Position title: Solmsen Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Insitute for Art History, Rome; Consortium for History of Science, Technology & Medicine, Philadelphia

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

Steve Ridgely

Position title: Resident Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
Asian Languages and Cultures, UW-Madison

Japanese Kitsch: A Cultural Study in Three Towers

Sue Robinson

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

Address:
Helen Firstbrook Franklin Professor of Journalism, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, UW-Madison

Trusting Journalists: How Identities and Structures Matter in the Newswork of a Polarized, Multicultural World

Lawrence Shapiro

Position title: Senior Fellow (2017-2021)

Address:
Professor, Philosophy, UW-Madison

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

Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

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

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

Interlapping Blackness: An Intimate Cartography

Stephen J. Shoemaker

Position title: Kingdon Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
Professor and Ira E. Gaston Fellow in Christian Studies, Department of Religious Studies, University of Oregon

Qur’an and Canon: The Contours of Scripture at the End of Antiquity

Alexander Statman

Position title: A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-2021)

Address:
History, UW-Madison

A Global Enlightenment: Western Progress and Chinese Science

Claire Taylor

Position title: Resident Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
History, UW-Madison

A Feminist Economic History of the Ancient Greek World

Paul Taylor

Position title: Solmsen Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
Curator of the Photographic Collection, The Warburg Institute, University of London

How Images Mean: an Introduction to Iconographic Theory

Tanya J. Tiffany

Position title: UW System Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
Art History, UW-Milwaukee

The Autobiography of a Seventeenth-Century Spanish Painter and Nun

Kate Vieira

Position title: Resident Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
Susan J. Cellmer Distinguished Chair in Literacy, Curriculum and Instruction, UW-Madison

Writing for Peace in Colombia: A Literacy Ethnography

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

Lindsay Wells

Position title: Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2020-2021)

Address:
Art History, UW-Madison

Plant-Based Art: Indoor Gardening and the British Aesthetic Movement

Monica M. White

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

Address:
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison

We Stayed: Agriculture, Activism, and the Black Southern Rural Families Who Fought to Keep the Land