Fellows 2017-2018

Andrew Amstutz

Position title: A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
Asian Languages and Cultures, UW-Madison

A Language of Science: Urdu and the Making of Muslim Politics in Modern South Asia

Costica Bradatan

Position title: Solmsen Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
Humanities, Texas Tech University

In Praise of Failure

River Encalada Bullock

Position title: Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
Art History, UW-Madison

Listening to Contemporary Art: Vocality as a Technology of Relation

Maura Capps

Position title: A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2018)

Address:
History, UW-Madison

All Flesh Is Grass: A New Agrarian History of Britain’s Settler Empire

Melissa Charenko

Position title: William Coleman Dissertation Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, UW-Madison

Science as Prophecy: A History of Paleo Perspectives on Environmental Change

Cindy I-Fen Cheng

Position title: Resident Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
History, UW-Madison

Race, Immigration, and Urban Poverty: The Growth of California’s Skid Rows, 1945-1990

Joseph Dennis

Position title: Resident Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
History, UW-Madison

Songs to Encourage the Cessation of Litigation: Printing, Orality, and Legal Knowledge in China, 1595-1949

Ramzi Fawaz

Position title: Resident Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
English, UW-Madison

Queer Forms

Jennifer Gaddis

Position title: Resident Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison

The Labor of Lunch: A New Economics of Care in American Public Schools

Stephanie Grace Petinos

Position title: Kingdon Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
French, Hunter College

Divine Touch and Relicization within Narrative, Hagiographical, and Visual Representations from the Twelfth through the Fifteenth Centuries

Mira Green

Position title: Solmsen Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
History, University of Washington

Digesting Bodies: Status, Gender, and Mastery in Roman Society and Homes

Max Harris

Position title: Honorary Fellow (2016-2018)

Address:
Independent Scholar

Christ on a Donkey: Palm Sunday, Processional Theater, and Blasphemous Pageants

Elizabeth Hennessy

Position title: Resident Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
History, UW-Madison

On the Backs of Tortoises: The Past and Future of Evolution in the Galápagos Islands

Daniel Hummel

Position title: Kingdon Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
History, Harvard University

A Covenant of the Mind: American Evangelicals, Israel, and the Construction of a Special Relationship

Steven Hutchinson

Position title: Senior Fellow (2016-2020)

Address:
Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison

Imagining Africa: Early Modern Iberian Textual Cartographies

Kelsey Ihinger

Position title: Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison

Historiopoetics in Early Modern Spain: Remembering Anglo-Spanish Encounters, 1587-1623

Andrey V. Ivanov

Position title: UW System Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
History, UW-Platteville

A Spiritual Revolution: The Impact of the Reformation and Enlightenment in Early Modern Orthodox Russia

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

Theresa M. Kelley

Position title: Senior Fellow (2015-2018)

Address:
Marjorie and Lorin Tiefenthaler Professor of English, UW-Madison

Reading for the Future

Haixia Lan

Position title: UW System Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
English, UW-La Crosse

Aristotle and Lao-Zhuang on Rhetoric and Dao: Not to Persuade and No-Action

Jeremy Ledger

Position title: Solmsen Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
History, University of Michigan

Mapping Mediterranean Geographies: Geographic and Cartographic Encounters between the Islamic World and Europe, c. 1150-1600

Jessica Lehman

Position title: A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2018)

Address:
Geography, UW-Madison

Planetary Sea: Oceanography and the Making of the World Ocean

Elizabeth Lhost

Position title: A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2019)

Address:
Legal Studies; History; Asian Languages and Cultures, UW–Madison

Islam Inscribed: Faith and Bureaucracy in Modern South Asia (1800–1950)

Yuhang Li

Position title: Resident Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
Art History, UW-Madison

Reproducing a Bodhisattva: Women's Artistic Devotion in Late Imperial China

Tomislav Longinović

Position title: Senior Fellow (2013-2018)

Address:
German, Nordic, and Slavic, UW-Madison

The Secret of Translation: Emerging Border Cultures

Ella Tobin Mershon

Position title: A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2018)

Address:
English, UW-Madison

Passing Forms: Decay and the Making of Victorian Culture

Sandra Moats

Position title: UW System Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
History, UW-Parkside

Building a Neutral Nation: America in the 18th Century Atlantic

Su Fang Ng

Position title: Solmsen Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
Clifford A. Cutchins III Associate Professor of English, Virginia Tech

Literary and Other Lives of Interpreters: Captives, Converts, and Scribes in the Early Modern East Indies

Lynn K. Nyhart

Position title: Senior Fellow (2014-2018)

Address:
Vilas-Bablitch-Kelch Distinguished Achievement Professor, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, UW-Madison

The Biological Individual in the Nineteenth Century

Barbara Obrist

Position title: Honorary Fellow (2018-2019)

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

A History of Twelfth-Century Cosmology

Jonathan Z. S. Pollack

Position title: Honorary Fellow (2018-2020)

Address:
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

Neil Prendergast

Position title: UW System Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
History, UW-Stevens Point

American Holidays, American Nature

Lisa Ruth Rand

Position title: A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2018)

Address:
History, UW-Madison

Orbital Decay: Space Junk and the Nature of Outer Space

Peter Ribic

Position title: Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
English, UW-Madison

The Development Novel: World Literature and the Political Economy of Growth

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

Mali Skotheim

Position title: Solmsen Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
Classics, Princeton University

Radical Dancers: The Rise of Pantomime and the End of Drama in Antiquity

Michael G. Titelbaum

Position title: Resident Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
Philosophy, UW-Madison

Constitutive Points of View

Melissa Vise

Position title: Solmsen Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
Italian Studies, New York University

The Unruly Tongue: Speech and Violence in Medieval Italy

Ethelene Whitmire

Position title: Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
School of Library & Information Studies, UW-Madison

Searching for a Rainbow: African Americans in 20th Century Denmark

Timothy Yu

Position title: Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
English, UW-Madison

Diasporic Poetics: Asian Poets in the United States, Canada, and Australia

Yanping Zhang

Position title: A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2018)

Address:
English, UW-Madison

Toward a Media History of the Socialist International: Incarnations and Migration of ‘Revolutionary Romanticism’ in Literature, Arts, and Media (1928-1986)

Yongming Zhou

Position title: Senior Fellow (2014-2018)

Address:
Anthropology, UW-Madison

Chasing Happiness: The Unhappy Life of a Western Ideal in China, 1890-2010