Current IRH Fellows

Ayodeji Adegbite

Position title: Coleman Dissertation Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, UW–Madison

Africa’s Biomedical Public: African Medical Practitioners in the Environment, Politics and Science of Disease Control in Africa

Tolulope Akinwole

Position title: Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Ph.D. Candidate, English, UW–Madison

Vehicular Articulations: Public Buses, Cityness, and Cultural Aesthetics in Postcolonial Africa

Mercedes Alcalá-Galán

Position title: Senior Open-Topic Fellow (2023-2027)

Address:
Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UW–Madison

Uncovering Black African Female Slavery in Early Modern Spain: Voices from the Archives and Portrayals in Art and Literature

Joel Berkowitz

Position title: UW System Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Professor of English, UW-Milwaukee

In These Days of Job: Yiddish Drama After the Holocaust

Brandon Bloch

Position title: Resident Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Assistant Professor, Department of History, UW-Madison

Reinventing Protestant Germany: Religious Nationalists and the Origins of Post-Nazi Democracy

Miren Boehm

Position title: UW System Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Associate Professor, Philosophy, UW–Milwaukee

Empiricism and Intelligibility in Hume's Philosophy

Jeremy Phillip Brown

Position title: Kingdon Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Jordan H. Kapson Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Theology, University of Notre Dame

A World of Piety is Built: The Pietism of Medieval Castilian Kabbalah

Emily Callaci

Position title: Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Professor, History Department, UW–Madison

Planning the African Family: Reproductive Politics in the Era of Decolonization

Lisa H. Cooper

Position title: Senior Open-Topic Fellow (2023-2027)

Address:
Professor, English, UW–Madison

The Poetics of Practicality in Late Medieval England

Samuel England

Position title: Resident Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Associate Professor of Arabic, African Cultural Studies, UW–Madison

Diwan in the Darkroom: The Literary Life of Arab Photography

Sarah Ensor

Position title: Resident Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Assistant Professor, English, UW–Madison

Queer Lasting: Ecologies of Care at Future's End

Esther Fernández

Position title: Biruté Ciplijauskaité Postdoctoral Fellowship in Peninsular Spanish Literature and Culture (2023-2024)

Address:
Associate Professor, Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures, Rice University

A Drama in Transition: The Democratization of Spanish Classical Theater

Barbara Galindo

Position title: ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow in Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity [ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow], 2022-2024

Address:
Ph.D., Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles

Tortured Zones, Orphanized Lives: Cultural Representations of Mining Terror in South America

Louis Gerdelan

Position title: Solmsen Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Haas Postdoctoral Fellow, Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry, Science History Institute

Catastrophic Inquiries: Making Disaster Knowledge in the British, French and Spanish Atlantic Worlds, c.1605- 1755

Maksim Hanukai

Position title: Resident Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Assistant Professor, German, Nordic, and Slavic+, UW–Madison

Zones of Indistinction: Cultural Biopolitics after Communism

Andrea Harris

Position title: Senior Open-Topic Fellow (2023-2027)

Address:
Associate Professor, Dance, UW–Madison

The Body is an Instrument: Science, the Therapeutic Worldview, and the Beginning of Modern Dance

Max Harris

Position title: Emeritus Fellow (2018--)

Address:
Independent Scholar

The Creative Cult of Saint Anthony: Relics, Paintings, Plays, Puppets, and Fiestas

Francine Hirsch

Position title: Senior Fellow (2021-2025)

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

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

Ruth Llana Fernández

Position title: Biruté Ciplijauskaité Dissertation Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UW–Madison

Radical Alterities and Nonhuman Textualities: Critical Forms of Life in the Luso-Hispanic Literature

B. Venkat Mani

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

Address:
Evjue Bascom Professor of the Humanities, German, Nordic, and Slavic+; DAAD Center for German and European Studies; Center for South Asia; IRIS (Institute for Regional and International Studies); Center for the History of Print and Digital Cultures, UW–Madison

Tales of Unsettlement: The Global Novel in the Age of Refugees

Adrian McClure

Position title: Honorary Fellow (2022-2024)

Address:
PhD, Medieval Literature, Purdue University

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

Matthew Leigh Murray

Position title: Honorary Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Instructional Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Mississippi

Archaeological Landscapes of Central Europe

Quincy D. Newell

Position title: Kingdon Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Walcott-Bartlett Chair of Humanistic Studies, Religious Studies Department, Hamilton College

Marginal Mormons: African Americans and Native Americans in the Nineteenth-Century Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Simon P. Newman

Position title: Honorary Fellow (2020-2024)

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

Freedom-Seekers 1776

Mario Ortiz-Robles

Position title: Senior Open-Topic Fellow (2021-2025)

Address:
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Nancy C. Hoefs Professor of English, UW–Madison

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

Marla A. Ramírez

Position title: Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Assistant Professor, History; Chican@ & Latin@ Studies, UW–Madison

Banished Women: A Hidden History of Mexican Repatriation

Caroline Seymour-Jorn

Position title: UW System Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Professor of Comparative Literature and Global Studies, Department of Global Studies, UW–Milwaukee

Arab Literary Selves in the Global Arena

Amanda Mingail Shubert

Position title: ACLS Resident Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Teaching Faculty, English, UW–Madison

Seeing Things: Virtual Aesthetics in Victorian Culture

Rebecca Shumway

Position title: UW System Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Associate Professor, History, UW–Milwaukee

West African Roots of Pan-Africanism

Chelsea Silva

Position title: Solmsen Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Oklahoma State University

Bedwritten: Middle English Medicine and the Ailing Author

Walter C. Stern

Position title: Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Vilas Associate Professor, Educational Policy Studies; Affiliate, Department of History, UW–Madison

A Legal Lynching in Louisiana: Gary Tyler and The Criminalization of Black Students during Desegregation

Anne C. Vila

Position title: Senior Fellow (2021-2025)

Address:
Professor of French, Department of French & Italian, UW–Madison

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

Jess Waggoner

Position title: Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Assistant Professor, Gender and Women's Studies and English, UW–Madison

Cripping Afro-Modernisms: Race, Gender, and the Roots of Disability Consciousness, 1900-1950

Justine Walden

Position title: Honorary Fellow (2020-2023)

Address:
Harvard Villa I Tatti Berenson Fellow 2023-2024; Lecturer, Department of History, UW–Madison 2019-2023.

What Price Souls: Enslavement, Evangelism, and Profit in the Early Modern Atlantic; and Naming Race in the Renaissance

Nancy Wicker

Position title: Solmsen Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of Mississippi

Art Before and During the Viking Age in Scandinavia and Beyond

D. David Williams

Position title: Solmsen Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Ph.D., Department of Classics and Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago

“Addressing Clouds”: Aristophanes and the Attic Enlightenment

Daniel Williford

Position title: Resident Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Assistant Professor, History Department, UW–Madison

Concrete Futures: Technology and the Uncontrollable in Modern Morocco

Chris Yogerst

Position title: Honorary Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Associate Professor, Arts & Humanities, UW-Milwaukee

The Cantankerous Cagneys

Viacheslav Zahorodniuk

Position title: Biruté Ciplijauskaité Postdoctoral Fellow (2023-2024)

Address:
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto; Department of Philosophy, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Early Childhood in the Early modern: Locke's Accounts on Children Perception