University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Mellon Humanities Fellows

2018-2019

Paul Dobryden

Assistant Professor, Department of Germanic Languages
Research Project: Energetic Media: Thermodynamics and the German Avante-Garde

Matthew Hedstrom

Associate Professor, American Studies and Religious Studies
Research Project: Religion of Humanity: Spirituality, Politics and the United Nations

Aynne Kokas

Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies
Research Project: Border Patrol on the Digital Frontier: China, US and the Global Battle for Data Security

Shankar Nair

Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies
Research Project: Hindu-Muslim Cosmopolitan Cultures in Early Modern South Asia

Ricardo Padrón

Associate Professor, Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Research Project: Boxer Codex: Colonial Spanish Empire in South East Asia

Jennifer Rubenstein

Associate Professor, Department of Politics
Research Project: The Politics of Emergency Claim-Making and it Alternatives

Samhita Sunya

Assistant Professor of Transnational Cinema, Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures
Research Project: South by South/West Asia: Transregional Cartographies of Cinematic Action Genres

Jarrett Zigon

William and Linda Porterfield Chair of Biomedical Ethics and Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology
Research Project: Moral-Political Subjectivity in the Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic

2017-2018

Nizar Hermes

Assistant Professor, Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures
Research Project: Of Cities and the Poetic Imagination in the Premodern and Precolonial Maghrib, 9th-19th Centuries AD

William Hitchcock

Professor, Corcoran Department of History
Research Project: Refugee Century: An International History

Murad Idris

Assistant Professor, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics
Research Project: The Travels of Islamic Philosophy: The Global Afterlives of Ibn Ṭufayl’s Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān, 17th c. – 21st c.

Christopher Krentz

Associate Professor, Department of English
Research Project: Unexpected Kinship: Disability and Human Rights in the Literature of the Global South

Christina Mobley

Assistant Professor, Corcoran Department of History
Research Project: The Kongolese Atlantic: The Central African History of the Haitian Revolution

Charlotte Rogers

Assistant Professor, Spanish, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese
Research Project: Savage Storms in Literature of the Americas

2016-2017

Enrico Cesaretti

Associate Professor, Italian
Research Project: "Telling Matters: Narratives of Ecological Entanglements in Modern Italy"

Sheila Crane

Associate Professor, Architectural History, School of Architecture
Research Project: "Inventing Informality"

Douglas Fordham

Associate Professor, Art History, McIntire Department of Art
Research Project: "Aquatint Empires"

Christian McMillen

Professor, Corcoran Department of History
Research Project: "Water Development in the Global South, 1960s to the Present"

Amanda Phillips

Assistant Professor, Art History, McIntire Department of Art
Research Project: "Between the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean: Silk and the Commerce of Fashion in the Early Modern Period"

2015-2016

Hanadi Al-Samman

Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures
Research Project: "Envisioning 21st Century Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies"

Lawrie Balfour

Professor, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics
Research Project: "Reparations: A Democratic Idea"

Nomi Dave

Assistant Professor, McIntire Department of Music
Research Project: "What Good is Music?"

Nichole Flores

Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies
Research Project: "Guadalupe in the Public Square: Aesthetic Solidarity and the Pursuit of Justice"

Denise Walsh

Associate Professor, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics
Research Project: "When Rights Go Wrong: Multiculturalism and Women's Rights"