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IAS Residential Fellowships
 

Welcome to our 2019-2020 Faculty Fellows, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows, and Scholar in Residence!

 a diverse group of people standing in two curving rows in an outdoor amphitheater space

Back Row, L-R: Ateeb Ahmed, Deniz Coral, Enid Logan, V.V. Ganeshananthan, Elana Shever, Cosette Creamer
Front Row, L-R: Hannah Ramer, June Carbone, Kate Lockwood Harris, Jennifer Marshall, Hana Maruyama

  
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, International Doctoral Fellowships and Community of Scholars fellowships (for graduate students). Applications are accepted once per year. 

 

Application Deadlines

Residential Faculty Fellowships are currently closed. For more information and how to apply, please click here.

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships (graduate students only) are currently closed, and will reopen Fall 2020. For more information and how to apply, please click here.

Research and Creative Collaboratives: Applications are currently open, and are due to the IAS by January 31, 2020. For more information and how to apply, please click here.

 

Faculty Fellows, Fall

June Carbone
Law School, Twin Cities

From Tiers to Ladders: A Feminist Theory of Power

The challenge for modern feminism is to explain how women fit into a new era of inequality. Since the early nineties, winner-take-all practices in the top executive and professional ranks, finance, and Silicon Valley have increased the gender gap for college graduates as a group and entrenched male power in society as a whole. The new system reserves the greatest rewards for those who can “break the rules”—the laws, norms and social conventions that constrain self-interested behavior—and get away with it. This interdisciplinary project seeks to map the shift in institutional behavior and design a new strategy to combat it. At its core is an argument that the fight for gender equity needs to change from initiatives to ensure access to the relatively equal “tiers” that characterized mid-twentieth century organizations to efforts to police the “ladders” that grant winner-take-all rewards to those who succeed in today’s corporate, financial, and entrepreneurial tournaments. The project consists of two parts: completion of a book documenting the ways in which women have lost ground and a law review article addressing the legal and theoretical implications of the changes.

Cosette Creamer
Political Science, CLA, Twin Cities

In Courts We Trust: The Unseen Role of Legal Bureaucrats in Human Rights Courts

In light of mounting resistance to regional human rights courts, the question of how these judicial institutions can and do build trust among their various constituents acquires vital importance. In contrast to existing research, which tends to focus on the role of judges and their rulings, this project turns the limelight on the legal bureaucrats of these organizations. While scholars hint at their critical role in passing, it has rarely been the explicit focus of systematic research. The aim of the project I intend to develop while an IAS faculty fellow is to fill this gap by examining the trust-building practices of the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The project will seek to deepen our understanding of how specific court tasks, responsibilities, and practices might contribute to greater levels of trust and, critically, the role of legal bureaucracies in doing so. Given repeated and growing criticism of human rights courts in recent years, this research has important implications for the continued relevance of and political support for these institutions moving forward.

V. V. Ganeshananthan
English, CLA, Twin Cities

Movement: A Novel

Movement tracks the political evolution of its narrator, Sashi, who works in northern Sri Lanka as a “helper” with the separatist Tamil Tigers. In 1987, when she begins medical school, the Tigers charge her with caring for one of her childhood friends, a medical student-turned-Tiger, while he fasts on a stage they have built at the country’s most famous Hindu temple. With the Tigers’ encouragement, thousands come to keep vigil with him. The group’s goal is to protest the presence of Indian troops in Sashi's hometown, Jaffna. The Indian soldiers are ostensibly there to keep the peace, but in reality, unchecked violence and political corruption are destroying the townspeople’s lives and Sashi’s beloved university campus. As Sashi watches the Tigers’ meticulous and manipulative political theater, she realizes that although she understands the Tamil community’s grievances, she does not agree with the Tigers’ tactics or conception of martyrdom—and she isn't sure if her friend knows he is going to die. The book is narrated in a retrospective voice; in New York City, 2009, Sashi, now an emergency room physician, follows from afar as Sri Lanka's war hurtles to a brutal end.

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

This project extends my research program on the relationship between violence and communication in organizations. My existing work forwards an intersectional analysis of communication about U.S. campus sexual violence, and the project I am working on during my fellowship—a new book—begins to articulate more completely how communication, campus sexual violence, and campus racial violence are connected. Through participant observation, autoethnographic notes, and document analysis, the project considers how the label “violence” circulated around campus protests against systemic racism at University of Missouri in late 2015. I was a faculty member there at the time. The project traces how whiteness remained instantiated in the university, even though the protestors successfully ousted the university system’s president and other key leaders. My aims are twofold: to bring extensive and well-developed critiques of racism in higher education more fully into my own sub-discipline—organizational communication—while also drawing insights from my subdiscipline into ongoing interdisciplinary conversations about recent campus antiracist activism.

Enid Logan
Sociology, Twin Cities, CLA

American Indian Racialization and the Sociological Study of Race

I plan to spend my semester in residence at the IAS writing an article on American Indian racialization and the sociological study of race. I argue, here, that American Indian racialization should move from the extreme margins of sociological understandings of race in the U.S. to the very center. In the first section of the article, I address and critique the invisibility of AI people in the sociological scholarship on race. In the remainder of the piece, I offer a historical timeline and theoretical framework for understanding AI racialization through the lens of sociology. This work is interdisciplinary in that it brings into sociological debate key insights from Native American studies, indigenous studies, history, and related fields. It is intersectional in that it describes racialization as coarticulating, fundamentally, with colonization, nation building, and sexual violence. The article contributes both to the mission of “decolonizing sociology," (as discussed in Steinberg 2016; Go 2017; Connell 2018), and to my desire to produce scholarship in the area of theories of race.

Jennifer Marshall
Art History, CLA, Twin Cities

William Edmondson: Life and Work

“William Edmondson: Life and Work” offers the first single-author monograph on its subject. Active in Nashville during the 1930s and 40s, Edmondson (1874-1951) was a self-taught African-American sculptor. His oeuvre consists of angels, women, animals, birds, and tombstones, carved from limestone scrap. Edmondson’s work was collected by both black and white patrons; he was photographed by Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Edward Weston; and he anchored a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art, its first for an artist of color. The book provides a critical biography, showing how Edmondson’s life and work magnify one another, producing meanings that relate both to the longer history of the artist in the West and, so also, to more local histories of American race, class, and region. While monographic in form and responsibility, the project is methodological and theoretical in emphasis. Engaging with critical race studies, nonrepresentational theory, the new materialisms, biography studies, phenomenology, and literary criticism, I take the unique singularity of Edmondson’s life and work seriously, while offering it also as an allegory with lessons relevant to disciplines across the humanities.

Elana Shever, Scholar in Residence
Anthropology, Colgate University

Finding Our Beasts: People, Dinosaurs, and Science in the American West

While at the IAS for the 2019-20 academic year, I will be writing Finding Our Beasts: People, Dinosaurs, and Science in the American West. This book-length ethnography explores paleontological science, education and entertainment at public parks, museums, research facilities, and entertainment sites in the northern Great Plains, the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains and other sites where people find dinosaurs and recreations of the prehistoric world. The book examines how people’s encounters with prehistoric creatures incite them to reassess human exceptionalism and their own place in the evolution of life on earth. This rethinking occurs, for instance, when someone who regards dinosaurs as exotic beasts holds an Edmontosaurus vertebra the same shape as their own and recognizes commonalities in their bodies. Through such experiences, people question the dichotomy between humans and animals inherited from the European tradition. Dinosaurs further prompt people to ask whether kinship, sex, race, and species are natural or cultural categories; whether violence and competition are innate behaviors; and whether evolution equates with progress. Close examination of the interactions between people and prehistoric animal-objects reveals that the meanings and values of humanity, animality and materiality are not determined by people alone, but created through intimate yet power-laden relations among humans and matter.

Faculty Fellows, Spring

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

This project brings ongoing fieldwork to the Institute for Advanced Studies to prototype a mixed-methods toolkit that intersects food access and transportation planning. Over the past six months I have collaborated with the Accessibility Observatory at UMN’s Center for Transportation Studies to investigate the challenges that Latinx residents in South Eastern Minnesota face to get healthy and culturally relevant food. Through this effort I developed an experimental research design deploying mixed methods that incorporate focus group research, survey instruments, cognitive mapping, and GIS spatial analysis. This preliminary research informs the question that I bring to the IAS fellowship: How can a mixed-methods research toolkit be modeled to addresses equity in food systems and transportation planning? The IAS fellowship will allow me to work in an interdisciplinary space where I will be exposed to critical questions that will help me re-tool the experimental research design and its preliminary fieldwork findings into a robust mixed-methods toolkit.

Adam Coon
Humanities, UM-Morris

The Serpent's Feathers: Nahua Philosophies in Migration

This first book project draws on Nahua perspectives as the theoretical framework for my analysis of contemporary Nahua cultural production in Mexico. Nahuas, more popularly known as Aztecs or Mexicas, constitute the largest Indigenous nation in that country. This study analyzes texts written from the 1980s to the present. I argue that Nahua artists use unique perspectives (namely, ixtlamatilistli, yoltlajlamikilistli, and tlaixpaj) to disarticulate the narrative frame of vanquished “Indians” that is exemplified in Mexican national discourse. They employ three key perspectives to defend their rights and challenge discriminatory practices: 1. ixtlamatilistli (“knowledge with the face,” which highlights the value of personal experiences); 2. yoltlajlamikilistli (“knowledge with the heart,” which underscores the importance of an affective intelligence); 3. tlaixpaj (“that which is in front,” which expresses a view of the past as in front of a subject, as opposed to behind as past and pasado suggest in English and Spanish). These three views are key in Nahua struggles, and effectively challenge those who attempt to marginalize their knowledge production.

Kathryn Nuernberger
English, CLA, Twin Cities

The Doctrine of Signatures: Essays

My central and ongoing project, across three poetry collections and two books of creative nonfiction, has been to challenge and break down many existing categories of knowledge and replace the isolation of specialization with a fretwork of understanding drawn from multiple perspectives. During this fellowship I intend to work on “The Doctrine of Signatures,” an essay collection of biographical portraits of people accused of witchcraft in trials that occurred across 800 years and multiple continents. Each essay considers the unique socio-political circumstances surrounding the accusations. These portraits then point towards powerfully relevant parallels to present-day struggles for justice and equity. In many cases, the accused emerge as fascinating and inspiring figures of courage and defiance, and sometimes prove to have been remarkably effective activists up to and even through their trials. Completed essays from this project have already been published widely in respected journals. The IAS’s support of cross-disciplinary conversation and collaboration will be enormously helpful in bringing essays-in-progress on Tituba, Medea, Lisbet Nypan, and Maria Barbosa to fruition.

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

How are people’s private lives influenced by doing paid social-justice work? How do private interests influence organizational efforts to advance equity? This project is a multiparadigmatic examination of “organized prosociality” (work intended to benefit others), especially of the roles played by private interests therein. My past research has identified micro-level mechanisms linking employees’ private interests and prosocial work, drawing upon original, longitudinal ethnographic engagements across two distinct work settings—grantmaking and international aid. At this juncture, I am eagerly poised to push the boundaries of my scholarly engagement into more interdisciplinary terrain, leveraging conceptualizations of public and private boundaries from across the humanities alongside empirical findings on prosociality from the social and biological sciences. This project grew out of an IAS 5x5 group that I spearheaded on prosociality, inspiring and emboldening me to study this question in a sustained, interdisciplinary way. I aim to craft a radical re-envisioning of organized prosociality that interrogates and effectively theorizes the nuanced roles played by private interests.

Jimmy Patiño
Chicano and Latino Studies, CLA, Twin Cities

"The abolition of all restrictions": Excavating and Reimagining U.S. History through the Mexican American Left

In 1939, Texas-Mexican Communist Emma Tenayuca called for “the abolition of all restrictions—economic, political, and cultural—and for the due recognition of the historic rights of the Mexican people and territory.” After organizing a successful strike led by Mexican American women, Tenayuca demanded cultural rights, an end to racial apartheid and, along with the larger U.S. working class, a living wage and democratic participation. These ideas formed the basis of a burgeoning Mexican-American Left that found new expression beginning in the Depression era within the organizations of the U.S. Communist Party and the emergent Congress of Industrial Organizations. This project seeks to explore how these ideas were solidified and implemented in three grounded sites in California, Texas and the Midwest. In the present era where racial tensions and immigration have continued to be vehemently debated and socialism has re-emerged within mainstream political debates, this study will excavate these stories in order to reimagine the history of the United States as firmly rooted in long-standing struggles for immigration rights, racial equality, gender justice, and worker empowerment.

Ioana Vartolomei Pribiag
French and Italian, CLA, Twin Cities

The Postcolonial Spectacular: Scenes of Dissensus in Francophone Literature and Cinema

My first book project, “The Postcolonial Spectacular,” asks how disruptive visual phenomena in postcolonial works display, frame, and redirect the gaze of power. It dwells on the appearance of unexpected, unauthorized or unruly spaces, bodies, objects, and modes of perception. Each chapter addresses a prominent site of dissensual visuality such as ghosts or disabled bodies. This iAS faculty fellowship will support research and drafting of two chapters: one on natural landscapes and one on aesthetically constructed disabilities. This is an ambitious project that will provide novel angles on a wide range of Francophone works and theoretical insights that will be of interest to scholars across numerous disciplines. It moreover undertakes a much-needed critique of contemporary philosopher Jacques Rancière’s thought on aesthetics and politics, and suggests ways to rethink his aesthetic theory in conjunction with postcolonial studies. 

Elana Shever, Scholar in Residence
Anthropology, Colgate University

Finding Our Beasts: People, Dinosaurs, and Science in the American West

While at the IAS for the 2019-20 academic year, I will be writing Finding Our Beasts: People, Dinosaurs, and Science in the American West. This book-length ethnography explores paleontological science, education and entertainment at public parks, museums, research facilities, and entertainment sites in the northern Great Plains, the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains and other sites where people find dinosaurs and recreations of the prehistoric world. The book examines how people’s encounters with prehistoric creatures incite them to reassess human exceptionalism and their own place in the evolution of life on earth. This rethinking occurs, for instance, when someone who regards dinosaurs as exotic beasts holds an Edmontosaurus vertebra the same shape as their own and recognizes commonalities in their bodies. Through such experiences, people question the dichotomy between humans and animals inherited from the European tradition. Dinosaurs further prompt people to ask whether kinship, sex, race, and species are natural or cultural categories; whether violence and competition are innate behaviors; and whether evolution equates with progress. Close examination of the interactions between people and prehistoric animal-objects reveals that the meanings and values of humanity, animality and materiality are not determined by people alone, but created through intimate yet power-laden relations among humans and matter.

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Graduate Fellows

Ateeb Ahmed
Geography, Environment, and Society, CLA, Twin Cities

Between Speculation and Dispossession: Pakistan Military's Urban Coup d'Etat

Peasant dispossession and ‘withdrawal of the state’ are seen as key features defining neoliberal forms of governance in the South. My ethnographic research disrupts this conventional picture by exploring DHA’s (Defense Housing Authority) expansion into the rural hinterlands, making it the largest commercial and residential housing enclave in Lahore, managed by the military. How do we understand military-led urban development? My dissertation traces multifaceted linkages between military, bureaucrats, peasants, real-estate agents, and politicians to reveal the dense web of connections through which development proceeds with the financialization of land and the fusion of state and capital.

Deniz Coral
Anthropology, CLA, Twin Cities

The Humorous Reaction to Trepidation: Jokes on the Trading Floor

Financial trading is a serious practice. In an increasingly unstable and weakening emerging market, it is seriously a risky practice. In all of its seriousness, my research takes the jokes traders and brokers (whom I call “financial players”) in Turkey make when they engage with Turkish financial markets as manifestations of how they comprehend and deal with 1) the precarity of Turkish financial markets in global finance and the prospect of a local financial crisis; and 2) their own precarity and self-censorship within the increasingly polarized political, social, and ideological atmosphere of Turkey, especially after the failed coup attempt in 2016.

Hana Maruyama
American Studies, CLA, Twin Cities

Alien Nation: The Role of Japanese American Women During WWII Incarceration in Native Dispossession

My dissertation shows that the U.S. systematically employed its World War II Japanese American concentration camps to alienate indigenous peoples from their lands and convert them into exploitable labor. I draw on history, anthropology, literary studies, and archaeology to interrogate the power dynamics that exclude certain voices while privileging others—preventing us from understanding these histories as interrelated. Reading these histories together, I argue that race is only legible to the Settler State as exploitable labor, and that it used Japanese American incarceration to mold indigenous and other racialized bodies into this role.

Hannah Ramer
Natural Resources Science and Management, CFANS, Twin Cities

(Re)Imagining the City: Urban Agriculture, Policy, & Social Justice in Minneapolis

At their core, debates over urban agriculture are about who has the right to control land, for what purposes, and who has the power to decide. While often framed as a new phenomenon, urban agriculture has long been used to inscribe and contest social hierarchies on the physical landscape. Taking Minneapolis as an example, I use methods from history and social science to trace urban agriculture debates over the last century beginning with Progressive Era city beautification efforts through to contemporary policies that govern access to land. My project speaks to pressing issues in urban history, food studies, and participatory policymaking.

Archive

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

 
Clean Water and Sustainable Ecosystems-Just and Equitable Communities Intersection Collaborative

 
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

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 

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 

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 

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