Introducing our 2018-2019 Fellows

We are pleased to announce the Center for the Humanities’ fellows for the upcoming year, 2018-2019. The Center will host 16 fellows: five doctoral student fellows, two public humanities fellows, one post-doctoral fellow, and eight faculty fellows. Our fellows represent over 12 different disciplines across three schools.

The Center’s fellowship program brings together a group of distinguished, established, and emerging scholars selected in a rigorous review process. Fellows undergo a year of intensive scholarship aided by discussion, dialogue, and regular exchange with their cohort.

Public Humanities Fellows also participate in a cross-university cohort through a program with Humanities New York and nine partner institutions, including New York University.

Read the 2018-2019 fellows’ bios, and learn more about the fellowship programs at the NYU Center for the Humanities.

Kimberly Adams

Kimberly Adams

Doctoral Student Fellow; PhD Candidate, Department of English, Graduate School of Arts & Science

The Body Electric

Ed Berenson

Ed Berenson

Faculty Fellow; Professor, Department of History, Faculty of Arts & Science

Blood Libel in an American Town: Massena, NY 1928

Meghna Chaudhuri

Meghna Chaudhuri

Doctoral Student Fellow; PhD Candidate, Department of History, Graduate School of Arts & Science

A Measure of Value: Life, Land and Agrarian Financialization in India, 1850-1950

Emilie Connolly

Emilie Connolly

Doctoral Student Fellow; PhD Candidate, Department of History, Graduate School of Arts & Science

Indian Trust Funds and the Routes of American Capitalism, 1795-1865

Amarilys Estrella

Amarilys Estrella

Public Humanities Fellow; PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Graduate School of Arts & Science

Translating Blackness: Transnational Activism and Responses to Anti-Black Racism

Adele Fournet

Adele Fournet

Public Humanities Fellow; PhD Candidate, Ethnomusicology, Department of Music, Graduate School of Arts & Science

NYC Community Recording Studio for Women and Girls

Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman

Faculty Fellow; Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts & Science

The Norms of Inquiry

Jon Gordon

Jon Gordon

Doctoral Student Fellow; PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Graduate School of Arts & Science

Precarious Peace: Violence and Imaginaries of Security in Medellín, Colombia

Alani Hicks-Bartlett

Alani Hicks-Bartlett

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow; Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, Department of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts & Science

The Cure Gone Awry

Arang Keshavarzian

Arang Keshavarzian

Faculty Fellow; Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Faculty of Arts & Science

Fashioning the Gulf: The Persian Gulf in the Long Twentieth Century

Cecilia Márquez

Cecilia Márquez

Faculty Fellow; Assistant Professor of Latino/a Studies, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, Faculty of Arts & Science

The Strange Career of Juan Crow: Latino/as and the Making of the U.S. South, 1940-2000

Kelli Moore

Kelli Moore

Faculty Fellow; Assistant Professor, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Dwelling the Courtroom: Critical Marginalia and the Criminal Courtroom Audience

Sonya Posmentier

Sonya Posmentier

Faculty Fellow; Assistant Professor, Department of English, Faculty of Arts & Science

Black Reading

Helga Tawil-Souri

Helga Tawil-Souri

Faculty Fellow; Associate Professor, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Digital Occupation

Irina Troconis

Irina Troconis

Doctoral Student Fellow; PhD Candidate, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Graduate School of Arts & Science

Spectral Remains: Memory, Magic, and the State in the Afterglow of Hugo Chávez’s Bolivarian Revolution

Hentyle Yapp

Hentyle Yapp

Faculty Fellow; Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts

Disability’s Forms: Law and Aesthetics across the Pacific