IAS Residential Fellows

Image Description: Three rows of IAS Fellows all waving and smiling, on Zoom.
Fall 2020 Fellows. TOP, L–R: Greta Friedmann-Sanchez, Emily Mitamura, Julia Brokaw, Stephen Elliz. MIDDLE, L–R: Richa Nagar, Kristine Miller, Florencia Pech-Cárdenas, Elizabeth Wrigley-Field. BOTTOM, L–R: Gail Dubrow, Rachel Hardeman.


 

IAS Residential Fellows comprise faculty, graduate students, and outside scholars who spend a semester or year in residence at the IAS. Together they constitute a supportive interdisciplinary intellectual community in which fellows work intensively on their own research and creative projects and meet regularly to discuss their work and exchange ideas.

We offer multiple types of residential fellowships, including faculty fellowships, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships and Community of Scholars fellowships (for graduate students). Applications are accepted once per year.
 

 

Annual Application Deadlines & Instructions

  • Applications for 2022–2023 Residential Faculty Fellowships will reopen in Fall 2021. For more information and how to apply, please click here.
     
  • Applications for 2022-2023 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships will be due to the IAS in Fall 2021. For more information and how to apply, please click here.

 

 

Faculty Fellows, Spring 2021

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Hassan Abdel Salam: Sociology, CLA, Twin Cities

The Human Rights Fatwas: How Orthodox Jurists Deliver Human Rights Decisions in their Adjudication of Islamic Law

Do Islamic orthodox jurists advance human rights in their legal rulings—in their fatwas? In this first-ever book on how orthodox jurists advance human rights, I study the legal decisions of over a hundred contemporary jurists and find that orthodox jurists are unexpectedly making legal rulings in compliance with human rights. This finding runs contrary to media depictions, which cast orthodox jurists as antagonistic to human rights. While classical Islamic law (shari’a) from ca. 800–1300 CE permitted slavery, enjoined the application of corporal penalties for those convicted of adultery, and did not traditionally require that Caliphs (rulers) be selected based on a democratic system of governance, today’s jurists condemn slavery, make corporal penalties “virtually impossible” to enforce, and declare democracy and universal suffrage to be Islamically legitimate ideals. Surprisingly, jurists deliver these legal rulings without rejecting scripture: jurists creatively draw on the shari’a’s age-old doctrines—combining these doctrines in unique, unexpected, and unprecedented ways—to subtly bring Islamic law into compliance with human rights. I document the emergence of a silent human rights revolution galvanized by orthodox jurists from around the world. Drawing on moral philosophy, cultural sociology, religion, social psychology, and legal history, the book recounts an unknown story of how human rights entered Islamic law.

Tammy Berberi: French, Humanities Division, Morris

Fixing Meaning? Francophone Disability Studies and the Socio-Imaginative Power of Language

Proposed work puts French-language Disability Studies (most of which is inaccessible to Anglophone readers) in conversation with social psychology and contemplative studies. This project seeks to transform American narratives of specificity and difference in favor of greater human connection and community cohesion. Foundational questions for this project include: What are the tools that reveal worlds of difference within ourselves? How do we extend our imaginative reach toward the experiences of another and expand a sphere of shared understanding? With its enduring trust in republicanist universalist values, its psychoanalytic and post-structuralist inclinations, French disability studies offers much to inspire. With few exceptions, disability studies remains quite anglocentric in its orientations, and other epistemologies continue to be cast as derivatives of an American model. The temptation to draw comparison is real, yet this project seeks to recognize francophone disability studies not only in its but as its own langue, or structured reality.

Jason Kerwin: Applied Economics, CFANS, Twin Cities

Overcoming Procrastination and Other Behavioral Barriers in the HIV Epidemic

Like many pressing global health challenges, HIV is now a problem of social science and human behavior—not a biomedical problem. I will work on two related projects that attempt to tackle that challenge. The first uses appointments and financial commitment devices to try to overcome procrastination in HIV testing. The second develops and tests a measure of uncertainty for HIV risk beliefs. This work on HIV sits at the boundary between economics, medicine, public health, and psychology, and is informed by engagement with research from demography, sociology, anthropology, and political science. I will benefit from doing this work at the IAS by getting feedback from scholars in other disciplines about how research from their fields should inform my own. I will also benefit from the opportunity to present my ideas to people from other fields, in order to better promote them to wider audiences. I can contribute to the IAS because my long history of interdisciplinary engagement equips me to understand and provide feedback on research from a wide range of fields. The interdisciplinary nature of my work also makes me open to engagement with diverse approaches to research.

Helen Kinsella: Political Science, CLA, Twin Cities

War Fatigue: The Biopolitics of Sleep in War

I suggest that the capacity to sleep—the dreams and nightmares it enables, its relation to the body and the soul, its interruptions by trauma and its failure to be interrupted by conscience, its categorization as a military logistic, and its manipulation as a weapon—exemplifies the complexity of what it means to experience war. Yet, it has been overlooked as such. To analyze sleep as a weapon of war, a logistic of war, and a metaphor for conscience in war, I turn to the specific tactics of night raids, torture/detention and drones used by the US from 2001-2014. I highlight the distinct effects of war on those who suffer it and make no claim for sameness among their experience. At the same time, I underscore what my research also conveys; namely, that the experience of the sleeplessness exposes a counterintuitive commonality among those deemed friends and enemies. Far from facilitating a relativistic moral equivalence, tracing this counterintuitive commonality provides an analysis of distinct relations of power and experience of war. By tracing who is allowed and able to sleep in war, I chart a new way to register, to distinguish and to bear witness to war’s comprehensive violence.

Jennifer Row, French and Italian, CLA, Twin Cities

The Body Perfect: the Aesthetics of Ableism in the Francophone Early Modern World

While we might think we know what “disability” is, how can we define an able body? Why and how were the assumptions and stereotypes around able-bodiedness formed? In disability studies, “ableism” is discrimination in favor of able-bodiedness (both mental and physical). In "The Body Perfect: the Aesthetics of Ableism in the Francophone Early Modern World" I argue that stories we tell about the formation of this norm also need to account for the histories of French Atlantic slavery and colonialism. Certain arts not only reinforced royal power; they also posited how a body “should” look, think and act. I examine an eclectic constellation of early modern objects (from architecture, ballets, fairy tales, sign language, and more) that contributed to the conception of "normal" bodymind. Able bodiedness and disability become—crucially—racialized and gendered in the early modern period.

Emily Winderman: Communication Studies, CLA, Twin Cities

Back-Alley Abortion: A History of Sanitary Rhetoric and Reproductive Injustice

Historians of abortion agree that the pervasiveness of “back-alley butchers” is overestimated and deflects attention away from caring practitioners and supportive community networks that supported healthcare when abortion was a crime. Nevertheless, “back-alley abortion” has been a stubbornly present mainstay in public discourse. This project investigates the pervasive cultural fascination with “back-alley abortion” in order to discern how the phrase negotiates public standards of sanitation, morality, and criminality. By tracing how the phrase “back-alley abortion” circulated through different media outlets, institutions, and advocacy circles, I seek to discern how assumptions of unsanitary space get laminated onto non-white medical practitioners. The aims of this project are twofold. First, this project seeks to deepen our understanding of the rhetorical appeals that perpetuates obstetric injustice in health messaging. Second, I seek to strengthen the rhetoric of health and medicine's attention to medical racism through interdisciplinary engagement with developed approaches to anti-racism in healthcare contexts.

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Graduate Fellows

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Julia Brokaw: Entomology, CFANS, Twin Cities

Uprooting Assumptions in Pollinator Conservation Policy

Given the urgency of addressing pollinator declines and growing public interest in pollinator gardens, bridging science, equity and policy will be critical for sustainable and just outcomes for both people and pollinators. Minnesota has comprehensive pollinator protection policies, but bee populations in the region continue to decline, suggesting that current policy frameworks may be inadequate. There is also a critical need to evaluate the equity in pollinator conservation policies to ensure that these policies do not inadvertently replicate existing forms of power and oppression inherent to various policymaking processes. To better assess how to implement and design improved conservation policy for pollinators, I will examine pollinator protection policies in Minnesota for their scientific merit and long-term efficacy and explore how policy meets practice to implement equitable solutions in Minneapolis and greater Minnesota.

Stephen Ellis: English, CLA, Twin Cities

Making the Case: Legal Curriculum, Literary Culture, & the Cold War

My dissertation shows how the U.S. government came to endorse supposedly “apolitical” literary values during the Cold War. This process began when the CIA helped to finance the Iowa Writers’ Workshop—a major cultivator of literary talent—to counter the politically-oriented aesthetics of the Gorky Institute of World Literature in Moscow. At the same time, however, the CIA trained and armed military dissidents to overthrow democratically-elected, leftist governments in Latin America. These clandestine actions allowed the CIA to intervene in Latin American elections, while delegitimizing any Latin American literature critical of U.S. interventionism as “too political” to have literary merit.

SeungGyeong (Jade) Ji: Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, CLA, Twin Cities

Rights and Redemption: Politics of Abortion in South Korea 1974-2019

In April 2019, the Constitutional Court of Korea made a groundbreaking decision that abortion criminal codes were unconstitutional. Although criminal codes 269 & 270 banned all abortions beginning in 1953, abortion procedures have been accessible through private clinics during half a century. Between this illegal status of abortion and de facto accessibility, numerous contradictions have risen with respect to law, medicine, and cultural-moral meanings of abortion. Through a multi-sited ethnography across two generations of women’s communities, younger pro-choice women and older pro-life women, I examine the contested meanings of abortion across social, cultural, and legal domains in South Korean modernization.

Emily Mitamura: Political Science, CLA, Twin Cities

Luminous Violence: Narrative Power and the Cambodian Genocide

My dissertation takes up the afterlife of mass violence, particularly interrogating the performative and narrative demands placed upon those interred in the wake of the Cambodian Genocide. With commitments to political theory, women of color feminisms, critical international relations, film studies, critical race and ethnic studies, and critical refugee studies, I turn to film and narrative representation to excavate the cultural, legal, and aesthetic processes by which events of mass violence become unified and mobile political objects negotiated by those living their wake. In addition to being and IDF fellow at IAS, I work closely with the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies writing group for graduate students of color as well as Bodies that Haunt: Rethinking the Political Economy of Death, a writing collective working toward an edited volume on the global traffic in aesthetics and desire around racialized death.

Florencia Pech-Cárdenas: Natural Resource Science and Management, CFANS, Twin Cities

Influences of Handicraft Production on Gender, Livelihoods, and Natural Resources Management in Maya Communities

Tourism activities at Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Yucatan, Mexico, has opened up marketing opportunities for surrounding indigenous communities to engage in the sale of wooden handicrafts. My research aims to understand how participation in the tourism economy through handicraft production shapes the relationships between gender, livelihoods, and land-use decision-making in Maya communities. I integrate theoretical frameworks and methodologies from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to analyze ethnographical, social, and ecological data sets. My project addresses urgent challenges for achieving sustainable forest management, sustainable tourism, and indigenous peoples’ autonomy.

Faculty Fellows, Fall 2020

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Gail Dubrow: Architecture, CDes, Twin Cities & Kristine Miller: Landscape Architecture, CDes, Twin Cities

Memoir as a mode of inquiry and expression in environmental design and planning for social justice

Our shared project asks, “How might memoir, as a humanistic mode of inquiry and expression, inform environmental design scholarship, teaching, learning, and action to advance social justice?” Our enthusiasm for memoir stems from the opportunity it affords us to examine our own racial privilege in the context of the history of inequitable design, planning, and immigration decisions in the United States, as well as our experience of inequality structured along other axes of identity. The result, we hope, will be deeper insights that reposition the “scholars” and “subjects” of planning and design inquiry in relationships that are more transparent and deeply understood. Our goals as IAS residential fellows are to complete writing on individual chapters and to deepen and complicate our understanding of story and memoir as modes of expression aimed at creating just and equitable communities. We hope to draw on the expertise of Institute staff and co-residential fellows through informal conversations and monthly open topical gatherings.

Greta Friedemann-Sanchez: Global Policy, HHH, Twin Cities

From the Battlefield to the Home Front. Harmonizing Security Policies on Intimate Partner Violence in Post-Conflict Colombia

“Colombia will not be able to find political peace until it can have peace in the homes.” This statement, collected in 2016 during an interview while evaluating the implementation of Colombia’s laws addressing intimate partner violence, summarizes Colombia’s challenges and sets the course of my current scholarship. Although it is increasingly known that intimate partner violence surges in post-conflict, Peace Accords and post-conflict security policies remain silent on the security needs of women suffering from war tactics perpetrated by their intimate partners. I intend to craft theoretical bridges among different disciplinary fields currently addressing political violence and intimate partner violence independent from each other. The discussions on this topic among peers at the IAS will be critical to the success of this endeavor. Ultimately, this effort will result in a completed book manuscript. After spending the last two years on policy advocacy, I am turning my attention to understanding the theoretical underpinnings that may facilitate implementing Colombia’s laws. For Colombia, this question is particularly important as it struggles to emerge from armed conflict.

Rachel Hardeman: Health Policy & Management, SPA, Twin Cities

Double Jeopardy: An exploration of the relationship between anti-abortion policy and maternal mortality for Black Birthing People in the US

It’s crucial to understand that reproductive oppression is both a product and tool of other forms of oppression. Thus, the RJ movement’s policy priorities must include beating back new abortion restrictions, repealing the Hyde Amendment (which prevents federal tax dollars from funding abortions) and Medicare for All that covers full reproductive health services. My work will highlight the inextricable link between these efforts and their potential impact on closing the Black Maternal mortality gap in the US. Using Reproductive Justice as a critical lens, I seek to explore the intersections of anti-abortion policy and the black maternal mortality crisis in the U.S. The IAS Residential Fellowship represents an exciting opportunity for me to do this important work. The ability to leverage the interdisciplinary nature of the IAS for feedback, intellectual debate and practical advice related to my goal of creating a conceptual framework that illustrates the link between racial inequities in maternal mortality and anti-abortion policy.

Richa Nagar: Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, CLA, Twin Cities

Songs of Departure

I am applying for an IAS fellowship to pursue a new book project, “Songs of Departure,” that crosses traditional borders between academic analysis, creative writing, and family history. Organized around the memories of Ba, my grandmother, Songs draws on diaries, creative writing, and archived histories of six generations. It expands and deepens my ongoing explorations of how multilingual and multi-genre storytelling with non-academic actors in the global south can generate new methodological and aesthetic approaches to social justice. Ba was the wife of the prominent Hindi author and my grandfather, Amritlal Nagar. To immerse in her words demands navigating through the intimate truths of class, caste, gender, and sexuality in India between 1910s and the 1980s. Through a creative retelling of Ba’s story, Songs seeks to advance existing debates on the praxis and poetics of storytelling and co-authorship, and the relationships among truth, fiction and justice. It aims to highlight how every human is an antagonist and a protagonist, and the ways we crush some lives and truths in order to highlight that which is already empowered and privileged.

Elizabeth Wrigley-Field: Sociology, CLA, Twin Cities

Race and deaths from infectious diseases in the United States, 1900-1950

During the first half of the 20th century, the United States underwent a dramatic transformation in when and why we die. By 1950, for the first time, infectious diseases were no longer an inescapable risk of daily life. My research into urban mortality has shown that racial inequality in deaths from infectious diseases was far greater than had been recognized: a level of mortality that experts treat as historically unprecedented, for whites, was the normal course of events for non-whites throughout the country through 1920. At the IAS, I propose to create the first comprehensive estimates of racial inequality in the full U.S. population’s deaths from infectious disease in every year, 1900-1950, as this historic transformation occurred. Yet at the heart of this project are racial categories, enshrined in the historical Vital Statistics manuscripts that I have digitized, that were employed in national statistics during a time when U.S. racial boundaries were contested. Rather than taking for granted the categories imposed by national and local bureaucrats, I will quantitatively analyze how those categories were constructed across time and space.

Archive

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2019–2020

FACULTY FELLOWS, SPRING 2020

  • Fernando Burga, Urban and Regional Planning, HHH, Twin Cities: Mapping Transportation Accessibility for Culturally Relevant and Healthy Foods in Rural MN: Towards a Mixed-Methods Research Toolkit
  • Adam Coon, Humanities, UM-Morris: The Serpent’s Feathers: Nahua Philosophies in Migration
  • Kathryn Nuernberger, English, CLA, Twin Cities: The Doctrine of Signatures: Essays
  • Carrie Oelberger, Leadership and Management, HHH, Twin Cities: Radical Re-Envisioning for a Just and Equitable Society: Interrogating and Theorizing Private Interests in Prosocial Work
  • Jimmy Patiño, Chicano and Latino Studies, CLA, Twin Cities: “Our Oppressions are One, Our Dreams are One”: Black-Brown Solidarities in Movements for Self-Determination
  • Ioana Vartolomei Pribiag, French and Italian, CLA, Twin Cities: Shards: Spectacular Fragmentation in Francophone Postcolonial Literature
  • Elana Shever, Scholar in Residence, Anthropology, Colgate University: Finding Our Beasts: Encountering Dinosaurs and Science in the American West
  • Kari Smalkoski, Community Engagement Fellow, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, CLA, Twin Cities: Minnesota Youth Story Squad

FACULTY FELLOWS, FALL 2020

  • June Carbone, Law School, Twin Cities: From Tiers to Ladders: A Feminist Theory of Power
  • Cosette Creamer, Political Science, CLA, Twin Cities: In Courts We Trust: The Unseen Role of Legal Bureaucrats in Human Rights Courts
  • V. V. Ganeshananthan, English, CLA, Twin Cities: Movement: A Novel
  • Kate Lockwood Harris, Communications Studies, CLA, Twin Cities: Communicating Violence in the Academy: A Case Study of the 2015 Anti-Racist Protests and Backlash at the University of Missouri
  • Enid Logan, Sociology, CLA, Twin Cities: American Indian Racialization and the Sociological Study of Race
  • Jennifer Marshall, Art History, CLA, Twin Cities: William Edmondson: Life and Work
  • Elana Shever, Scholar in Residence, Anthropology, Colgate University: Finding Our Beasts: People, Dinosaurs, and Science in the American West

INTERDISCIPLINARY DOCTORAL GRADUATE FELLOWS

  • Ateeb Ahmed, Geography, Environment, and Society, CLA, Twin Cities: Between Speculation and Dispossession: Pakistan Military's Urban Coup d'Etat
  • Deniz Coral, Anthropology, CLA, Twin Cities: The Humorous Reaction to Trepidation: Jokes on the Trading Floor
  • Hana Maruyama, American Studies, CLA, Twin Cities: Alien Nation: The Role of Japanese Americans During WWII Incarceration in Native Dispossession
  • Hannah Ramer, Natural Resources Science and Management, CFANS, Twin Cites: (Re)Imagining the City: Urban Agriculture, Policy, & Social Justice in Minneapolis

2018-2019

FACULTY FELLOWS, SPRING 2019

  • Hakim Abderrezak, French and Italian, CLA, Twin Cities: Seametery: Migrants, Refugees, and the Mediterranean
  • Malinda Lindquist, History, CLA, Twin Cities: The Politics of Youth: Education, Achievement Gaps, and the Construction of Black Childhood, 1940-1990
  • Francis Shen, Law School, Twin Cities: Brain-Based Memory Detection and the Law
  • Eun-Kyung Suh, Art and Design, School of Fine Arts, Duluth: Refugees’ Resettlement: Geographic Patterns in Sculpture
  • Teresa Swartz, Sociology, CLA, Twin Cities: Not Just Child’s Play: Race and the Reproduction of Inequality In and Through Youth Activities

FACULTY FELLOWS, FALL 2018

INTERDISCIPLINARY DOCTORAL FELLOWS, 2018-2019

  • Ketaki Jaywant, History, CLA, Twin Cities: Caste as a Site of Social Change: Mapping 19-th Century Anti-Caste Politics in Western India
  • Maria Mendez Gutierrez, Political Science, CLA, Twin Cities: The Visual Economy of Violence: Transnational Gangs in the U.S.-Central American Security Imaginary
  • Joseph Whitson, American Studies, CLA, Twin Cities: #Explore: Outdoor Retailers, Social Media, and Assaults on Indigenous Sovereignty in the Contemporary United States

GRAND CHALLENGE RESEARCH FELLOWS, 2018-2019

Just and Equitable Communities 

  • Bianet Castellanos, American Studies, CLA, TC
  • Carl Flink, Theatre Arts & Dance, CLA, TC
  • Sumanth Gopinath, Music, CLA, TC
  • Susan Mason, Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health, TC
  • Richa Nagar, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, CLA, TC
  • Ross VeLure Roholt, Social Work, CEHD, TC

Clean Water and Sustainable Ecosystems

  • Oscar Garza, Pharmacy Care & Health Systems, AHC, TC
  • Mary Hermes, Curriculum & Instruction, CEHD, TC
  • Kimberly Hill-Malvick, Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, CSE, TC
  • Daniela Sandler, Architecture, CDES, TC
  • Diane Willow, Art, CLA, TC

2017-2018

FACULTY FELLOWS, SPRING 2018

  • Sarah Chambers, History, CLA, Twin Cities: Émigréand Citizens: Migrations and Identities between Empire and Nation in Spanish America
  • Jessica Clarke, Law, Twin Cities: Sexual Exceptionalism
  • Sairaj Dhople, Electrical and Computer Engineering, CSE, Twin Cities: Realizing a Distributed and Sustainable Electrical Infrastructure
  • Andrew Gallia, History, CLA, Twin Cities: The Politics of Rudeness in Roman Culture
  • Tasoulla Hadjiyanni, Design, Housing, and Apparel, CDes, Twin Cities: Space and the Production of Culture, Identity, and Home—Defining Oikophilia
  • Catherine Squires, Communication Studies, CLA, Twin Cities: Creating Intentional Community-Engaged Learning Spaces at Gordon Parks High School

FACULTY FELLOWS, FALL 2017

  • Colin Agur, Journalism and Mass Communication, CLA, Twin Cities: The Unanticipated Consequences of Mobile Networks
  • Juliana Hu Pegues, American Indian Studies, CLA, Twin Cities: Settler Time and Space: Indigeneity, Race, and Gender in American Alaska
  • William Jones, History, CLA, Twin Cities: Public Servants: How America Balanced its Budget on the Backs of Hospital Workers, Garbage Collectors, Janitors and Maids'
  • Cristina Ortiz, Anthropology, Social Science, UM—Morris: Rural Latinidad: Identity and Belonging in the Heartland
  • Lena Palacios, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, CLA, Twin Cities: Media Necropower and Race-radical Feminist Activism in Carceral, Settler States
  • Katherine Scheil, English, CLA, Twin Cities: Shakespeare, Women Readers, and Biofiction 

COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS, 2017-2018

  • Amber Annis, American Studies, CLA, Twin Cities: “The use of your reservation is important”: The Militarization and Exploitation of Lakota Resources of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

INTERDISCIPLINARY DOCTORAL FELLOWS, 2017-2018

  • Aaron Eddens, American Studies, CLA, Twin Cities: "Climate-Smart" Seeds: Science, Property, and the Changing Landscape of International Agriculture
  • Jen Hughes, Anthropology, CLA, Twin Cities: Viking Futures: Storytelling, Crisis and the (un)Translatability of the Icelandic Model
  • David Lemke, English, CLA, Twin Cities: Imagining Reparations: African-American Utopianism and Visions for A Just Society
  • Sami Poindexter, Feminist Studies, CLA, Twin Cities: Blueberries and Bruselas: Stories of Gender, Race, Food, and Agriculture in Ejido Erendira
  • Sarah Saddler, Theater Arts and Dance, CLA, Twin Cities: Think Differently: Get Creative: Theatre-Based Corporate Training in India (Spring 2018 only)
  • Madison Van Oort, Sociology, CLA, Twin Cities: Big Data and Fast Fashion: Workplace Monitoring in the World's Top Retailers 

2016-2017

FACULTY FELLOWS, SPRING 2017

  • Michael Goldman, Sociology and Global Studies, CLA, Twin Cities: Visualizing Urban Futures: Speculation and Sacrifice in the Making of Global Cities (Spring 2017)
  • Jean Langford, Anthropology, CLA, Twin Cities: Animal Bedlam: Troubled Creatures and Interspecies Care (Spring 2017)
  • Daniela Sandler, Architecture, CDes, Twin Cities: Pragmatic Visionaries: Activist Architecture and Informal Urbanism in Contemporary São Paulo (Spring 2017)
  • Geoff Sheagley, Political Science, CLA, Duluth: The Political Psychology of Income Inequality (Spring 2017)
  • Mary Vavrus, Communications Studies, CLA, Twin Cities: Postfeminist War: Women in the Media-Military-Industrial Complex (Spring 2017)
  • Diane Willow, Art, CLA, Twin Cities: By Any Medium Necessary (Spring 2017)

FACULTY FELLOWS, FALL 2016

  • Maggie Hennefeld, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, CLA, Twin Cities: Death from Laughter: Female Hysteria and Early Cinema (Fall 2016)
  • Joshua Page, Sociology, CLA, Twin Cities: Criminal Debts: Predatory Government and the Remaking of American Citizenship (Fall 2016)
  • Christopher Roberts, Law, Law School, Twin Cities: Lost Duties: Searching for the Other Half of Our Rights (Fall 2016)
  • Karen-Sue Taussig, Anthropology, CLA, Twin Cities: Genomics and Its Publics (Fall 2016)
  • Eva von Dassow, Classical and Near Eastern Studies, CLA, Twin Cities: The Ancient Near East and the Modern West (Fall 2016)
  • Barbara Welke, History, CLA, Twin Cities: The Course of a Life (Fall 2016

INTERDISCIPLINARY DOCTORAL FELLOWS, 2016-2017

  • Julia Corwin, Geography, CLA, Twin Cities: Local Yet Global: Mapping India's Electronics Repair and Reuse Economies (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow, 2016-2017)

COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS GRADUATE FELLOWS, FALL 2016

  • Mai See Thao, Anthropology, CLA, Twin Cities: Bittersweet Migrations: Type II Diabetes and Healing in the Hmong Diaspora 

SCHOLARS AND ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE, SPRING 2017

  • Sean Silver, English, University of Michigan: A History of Complexity: 1650-1800 (full year residency)
  • Jacqueline Johnson, Sociology, Morris: This is My Country: A Longitudinal Study of the Social Construction of Political Awareness and National Identity Using Children's Artwork 
  • Hangtae Cho, Asian Languages and Literature, CLA, Twin Cities: The Two Koreas: Growing Divergence in Language and Society 

SCHOLARS AND ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE, FALL 2016

  • Jovana Babovic, Independent Scholar: Yugoslav Metropolis: Entertainment, Urban Life, and the Making of a European Capitol Between Two Wars 
  • Sarah Kusa, Multidisciplinary Artist: Interconnected: A Kinetic Art Installation 

VISITING SCHOLAR, SPRING 2017

  • Meng Changpei, School of Foreign Lanugages, Guizhou Normal College, Guiyang, China: The History of Hmong Writing Systems Used in the US 

2015-2016

FACULTY FELLOWS, SPRING 2016

  • Marc Bellemare, Applied Economics, CFANS, Twin Cities: The Political Economy of Food Price Stabilization
  • Jennifer Gomez Menjivar, Foreign Languages and Literatures, CLA, Duluth: Tropical Tongues: Language Ideologies, Endangerment, and Minority Languages in Belize 
  • Annie Hill, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, CLA, Twin Cities: Sex Trafficking, Migration, and Law 
  • Michael Lower, History, CLA, Twin Cities: Violence and Religious Difference in the Premodern Mediterranean
  • William Salmon, Linguistics, CLA, Duluth: Tropical Tongues: Language Ideologies, Endangerment, and Minority Languages in Belize 
  • Roozbeh Shirazi, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, CEHD, Twin Cities: There is Always Something to Prove: Transnational Youth, Sociopolitical Belonging, and Education in the Twin Cities'

FACULTY FELLOWS, FALL 2015

  • Michael Gallope, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, CLA, Twin Cities: New Ontologies of Sonic Writing (Fall 2015)
  • Cindy Garcia, Theater Arts & Dance, CLA, Twin Cities: How To Make It to the Salsa Dance Floor (Fall 2015)
  • Sarah Parkinson, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Twin Cities: Organizational Emergence in Crisis: Networks, Neuroscience, and Military Organizations in the Middle East (Fall 2015)
  • Helena Pohlandt-McCormick, History, CLA, Twin Cities: The Graves of Dimbaza: Reconsidering the Resilience of Race in the Post-Apartheid Present (Fall 2016)
  • Amit Yahav, English, CLA, Twin Cities: Moments: Qualitative Time in Eighteenth-Century Culture (Fall 2015)
  • Kyungsoo Yoo, Soil, Water, & Climate, CFANS, Twin Cities: Agrarian Expansion, Immigration and the Emergence of Earthworm-Engineered Forests: 9,000 years of Human-Natural History in Glaciated Regions of N. Europe and N. America (Fall 2015)

COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS GRADUATE FELLOWS, SPRING 2016

  • Kasey Keeler, American Studies, Twin Cities: Indigenous Suburbs: Settler-Colonialism, Housing Policy, and the Erasure of American Indians from Suburbia 
  • Alicia Lazzarini, Geography, Environmetn, and Society: ‘Açúcar nem Sempre Doce’: Reinvestments, Land, and Gendered Labor in a ‘New’ Mozambique 

SAWYER SEMINAR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS, 2015-2016

  • Laurie Moberg, Anthropology, CLA, Twin Cities: Fluid Landscapes: Materializing the Future after Natural Disasteres in Thailand (Sawyer Seminar Graduate Fellow, Fall 2015-Spring 2017)

SCHOLARS AND ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE, SPRING 2016

  • Rachel Jendrzejewski, Playwright and Interdisciplinary Artist: Making Reality: Complication Popular Definitions of Story in Contemporary Performance 
  • Beth Mercer-Taylor, Sustainability Education, Institute on the Environment: Change the System, Not the Climate 
  • Guillermo Narváez, Humphrey School of Public Affairs: Boundaries at Work with American Indian Communities 

SCHOLARS AND ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE, FALL 2015

  • Ursula Lang, Geography, University of Glasgow: Cultivating Everyday Life: Yards, Nature, and Time 
  • Presley Martin, Sculpture and Installation Artist: Dye Buckthorn Dye 
  • Jennifer Row, French, Boston University: Queer Velocities: Speeds of Sex on the Early Modern Stage 

VISITING SCHOLAR, FALL 2015

  • Bill Moseley, Geography, Macalester College: Can Markets & Technology Solve the Scourge of Global Hunger? The New Green Revolution for Africa, Marginal Communities, and Rural Malnutrition 

2014-2015

FACULTY FELLOWS, SPRING 2015

  • Matteo Convertino, Environmental Health Sciences, Public Health, Twin Cities: HumNat-Health: From People, To People. Theory, Computers, Art (Spring 2015)
  • Katherine Hayes, Anthropology, CLA, Twin Cities: Bohemian Flats Public Memory Project: Archaeology, Public History, and Heritage (Spring 2015)
  • Kathryn Milun, Sociology and Anthropology, CLA, Duluth: Creating Sustainable Infrastructure with Commons-Based Design: The Solar Commons Project and Beyond (Spring 2015)
  • Leslie Morris, German, Scandinavian, and Dutch, CLA, Twin Cities: She Did Not Speak (Spring 2015)
  • Erik Redix, American Indian Studies, CLA, Duluth: Deluge and Bakweyawaa: American Colonialism in the Twentieth Century and the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe (Spring 2015)
  • David Valentine, Anthropology, CLA, Twin Cities: Off the Rock: Human Futures in Outer Space (Spring 2015)

FACULTY FELLOWS, FALL 2014

  • Elaine Auyoung, English, College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities: The Suggestiveness of Realist Novels (Fall 2014)
  • Mark Collier, Philosophy, Morris: Experimental Philosophy (Fall 2014)
  • Katharine Gerbner, History, CLA, Twin Cities: Christian Slavery: Protestant Missions and Slave Conversions in the Atlantic World, 1660-1760 (Fall 2014)
  • Njeri Githire, African American and African Studies, CLA, Twin Cities: (In)edible Ideologies: Food, Identity, and the (Post)Colonial Subject in African Literary and Cultural Expression (Fall 2014)
  • Dominic Taylor, Theater Arts and Dance, CLA, Twin Cities: Ice Man - Black in White: Black Bodies on Stage in Classic White Roles (Fall 2014)

SAWYER SEMINAR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS, 2014-2015

  • Nenette Luarca-Shoaf, Art Historian and Curator: The Mississippi River in Antebellum Visual Culture
  • Jane Mazack, Water Research Science Graduate Program, Twin Cities: Entomology and Stream Ecology in Southeast Minnesota
  • Laurie Moberg, Anthropology, CLA, Twin Cities: Fluid Landscapes: Materializing the Future After Natural Disasters in Thailand

COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS GRADUATE FELLOWS, 2014-2015

  • Jamal Adam, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, Twin Cities: Identity Development of Somali College Students
  • Jameson R. Sweet, History, CLA, Twin Cities: The Mixed-Blood Moment: Race, Land, and Law Among Dakota Mixed-Bloods in the Nineteeth Century
  • Maiyia Yang, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, Twin Cities: Educational Identities of Karen Refugee Women in the Twin Cities Metro Area

VISITING FELLOWS, 2014-2015

  • Emily Johnson, Choreograper and Director, Catalyst Dances: SHORE
  • Anaïs Nony, French and Italian, Moving Image Studies, CLA, Twin Cities: Technical Memory: Thierry Kuntzel's Video Art and the Early Web Experience in France
  • Karin Vélez, History, Macalester College: Catholic Landings in Frontier Zones: Jesuits, Converts, and the Flying House of Loreto, 1290-1750

VISITING FELLOW, SPRING 2015

  • Ryland Angel, Counter-tenor and Composer: The Call