Teaching Scholars

Academic Year 2018-2019

  • Sadegh Ansari (Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies) The Ancient Sciences in Medieval Islamic World
  • Carlo Arrigoni (Italian) On Drugs: A History of Psychoactive Substances Through Their Literary & Cultural Representations
  • Eamonn Bell (Music) Techniques and Tools for the Critique of Digital Music
  • Katherine Bergevin (English and Comparative Literature) Jane Austen and the Enlightenment Mind
  • Allison Bernard (East Asian Languages and Cultures) Theater Traditions of China and Japan
  • Simon Brown (Philosophy) The Nature and Significance of Animal Minds
  • Isaia Crosson (Classics) The Artist and the Dictator: Roman Writers under Nero
  • Sierra Eckert (English and Comparative Literature) Bad Research and the Victorian Novel
  • Joseph Fisher (Religion) Religion and Media in America
  • Sayori Ghoshal (Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies) Critical Theories of Religion in Modern South Asia
  • Joss Greene (Sociology) Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Punishment
  • Marc Hannaford (Music) Beyond Boundaries: Radical Black Experimental Music
  • Alma Igra (History) Political Animals: Humans, Animals and Nature in Modern European History
  • Katharine Jackson (Political Science) Seminar in Political Theory: The Political Theory of the Business Corporation
  • Warren Kluber (English and Comparative Literature) War Plays
  • Stephen Koeth (History) Religion and Politics in Postwar America
  • Peter Lagerqvist (Anthropology) Stockholm Syndrome: Terror, Sympathy, Love
  • Franziska Landes (Earth and Environmental Sciences) Environmental Geochemistry and Health in New York City
  • Christopher Peacock (East Asian Languages and Cultures) Minority Literature in Modern China
  • Philip Polefrone (English and Comparative Literature) Speculative Fiction and the Environment in 20th-Century America
  • Tiana Reid (English and Comparative Literature) Hauntings: American Poetry in the 1980s
  • Eliza Rose (Slavic Languages) Red Planet: Science Fiction and Fictions of Science in the Eastern Bloc
  • Maya Rossignac-Milon (Psychology) Interpersonal Cognition Seminar: Close Relationships, Identity, and Memory
  • Jenna Schoen (English and Comparative Literature) Fantasy in Medieval Romance
  • Daniella Wurst (Latin American and Iberian Cultures) Gender, Performance, and Memory: Activism in the Americas
  • Ye Yuan (East Asian Languages and Cultures) Women in Early Modern China and Japan

Academic Year 2017-2018

  • Valerio Amoretti (English and Comparative Literature) The Logic of Secular Confession
  • Elizabeth Bowen (English and Comparative Literature) Animal Modernisms
  • Kate Brassel (Classics) Hercules: Hero, Murderer, Philosopher, Buffoon
  • Sonia Coman-Ernstoff (Art History and Archaeology) Diplomacy by Ceramics: Introduction to the Soft Power of One Medium Across World Cultures
  • Mark Conley (Psychology) Field Experimentation Methods for Social Psychology
  • Lindsay Cook (Art History and Archaeology) Gotham City Gothic
  • Lindsey Dayton (History) Food and Inequality in the Twentieth-Century U.S.
  • Nolan Gear (English and Comparative Literature) Cinematic Modernism
  • Paula Harper (Music) Divas, Monsters, Material Girls- Women in Music Video
  • Miguel Ibañez-Aristondo (Latin American and Iberian Cultures) Global Dis-Orientations: Travels, Exchanges, and Interactions Across the Early Modern World (1492-1808)
  • Aaron Landau (Philosophy) Political Realism and Social Justice
  • Andrew Macomber (Religion ) Buddhism in East Asian Medical Cultures
  • Laura Martin (Philosophy) The Public and the Private
  • Holly Myers (Slavic Languages) Fact and Fiction- The Document in American and Russian Literature
  • Rachel Newman (History) Mexico and the United States: Migration, Politics, and Culture
  • Jay Ramesh (Religion ) Space, Narrative and Religion in India
  • Elliot Ross (English and Comparative Literature) Modern African Drama
  • Stephanie Schwartz (Political Science) Seeking Refuge: The Politics of Forced Migration
  • Meredith Shepard (English and Comparative Literature) Memoir and Social Justice
  • Rachel Staum Mei  (East Asian Languages and Cultures) The Supernatural in Japanese Literature: Monsters, Ghosts, and Science
  • Kimberly Takahata (English and Comparative Literature) Temporal Relocations: Narrations of Time and Body in Early American Literature
  • Ralph Whyte (Music) Film Music: The History and Aesthetics of the Hollywood Film Score

Academic Year 2016-2017

  • George Aumoithe (History) Healthcare and the Welfare State
  • Daniel Barulli (Psychology) Lifespan Development: Theory and Methods
  • Manuel Alejandro Bautista Gonzalez (History) Slavery and Finance in Nineteenth-Century America
  • Irene Bulla (Italian) Anatomy of Fantastic Fiction: The Uncanny, the Monstrous and the Other in Modern and Contemporary Italy
  • Glenda Chao (East Asian Languages & Cultures) Death in Chinese Society and Culture
  • Jae Won Chung (East Asian Languages & Cultures) Modern Korea: Inside Out
  • Therese Cox (English & Comparative Literature) Dystopian Postwar Fiction
  • Anna Danziger Halperin (History) Childhood and Social Policy in Modern Europe and the United States
  • Elizabeth Dolfi (Religion) Evangelicalism: Sex, Media, and Religion in America
  • Jonathan Fine (Philosophy) Contests Between Tragedy and Philosophy
  • James Finley (Philosophy) The Potential and Actual Infinite
  • Mary Freeman (History) Politics of Slavery and Antislavery in the United States
  • Roni Henig (Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies) Introduction to Modern Hebrew Literature: The Emergence of Modernism in Hebrew Prose
  • Orit Hilewicz (Music) Music in Multimedia: Analytical and Critical Approaches to Music in Songs, Dance, Drama, Film, and Video Games
  • Nicole Hughes (Latin American and Iberian Cultures) Theaters of the World: Spectacular Vision & Early Modern Iberian Expansion
  • Evan Jewell (Classical Studies) Youth in Ancient Rome
  • Daniel Gunnar Kressel (History) Fascism, post-fascism, neo-fascism: the Latin American Right in the Cold War
  • Peng Liu (East Asian Languages & Cultures) The Supernatural in East Asia
  • Benjamin Lussier (Slavic Languages) (Russian) Literary Playgrounds: Adventures in Textual Paichnidology
  • William Mason (Music) Music and Technology in Critical Perspective
  • Nicholas Mayer (English & Comparative Literature) The American Civil War in Literature and Culture
  • Matthew Mayers (Chemistry) Computational Methods in Chemical Physics
  • Katherine McIntyre (English & Comparative Literature) Open Form: Poetry, Race, and Ecology in the Americas
  • Mie Mortensen (Slavic Languages) Russian Literature: A Travel Guide
  • Sarah Myers (French) Paris in 19th Century French Literature
  • Luise Papcke (Political Science) Individual Autonomy in the 21st Century
  • Erica Richardson (English & Comparative Literature) Black Drama
  • Aled Roberts (English & Comparative Literature) Diabolical Drama of the Middle Ages
  • Elia Rudoni (Classics) Poetry as neurosis: Lucan's Bellum Civile
  • Joshua Schlachet (East Asian Languages & Cultures) The Culture of Food and Health in Historical Context: Eating Right in Japan
  • Max Shmookler (Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies) Literary Modernities: The Arabic Novel and Its Others
  • Foad Torshizi (Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies) Contemporary Art and Visual Cultures in Iran
  • Zachary Ulgonik (Religion) I and We in the Christian East

Summer 2016

  • Mary Grace Albanese (English and Comparative Literature) Law and Fiction: Black Lives in Antebellum U.S Literature
  • Sarah Arkebauer (English and Comparative Literature) The Turn to Language: Close Reading Contemporary Poetry and Rap Music
  • Molly Rose Avila (Slavic Languages) On Chekhov's Stage: The Plays in Context
  • Nicole Gervasio (English and Comparative Literature) The Politics of Representing Violence in Postcolonial Fiction
  • Robyn Jensen (Slavic Languages) Picturing the Self: Visual Representation in Autobiography
  • Jacob Kopas (Political Science) The Politics of Rights
  • Leah Pires (Art History and Archaeology) Museums, Interrupted
  • Trevor Reed (Music) Indigenous Musics of the United States and Canada
  • Aled Roberts (English and Comparative Literature) Chaucer in New York
  • Sarah Sachs (Sociology) Organizing Innovation
  • Nathalie Schmidt (Political Science) Religious Liberty in the United States
  • Jocelyn Shu (Psychology) The Psychology of Emotion: Theories, Functions, & Regulation

Academic Year 2015-2016

  • Ashraf Ahmed (Political Science) Why Private Property?
  • Hadas Aron (Political Science) Social Movements - From Political Protest to Insurgency
  • Jose Tomas Atria (Sociology) Contemporary Theory and Methods in Historical Sociology
  • Megan Cattau (Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology) Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Abigail Coplin (Sociology) State-Society Relations in Post-Socialist China: Through the Lens of Social Theory
  • Thomas Gaubatz (East Asian Languages and Cultures) Reading the City in Early Modern Japan: Urban Space in Edo-Period Literature, Thought, and Culture
  • Kathleen Gemmill (English and Comparative Literature) Transgressive Women in 18th-Century British Fiction
  • Max Hayward (Philosophy) Epistemology: Investigation, Experimentation and Value
  • Rebecca Jayne Hildebrand (English and Comparative Literature) Victorian Sciences and Science Fiction
  • Cristina Perez Jimenez (Latin American and Iberian Cultures) Latino New York: Cultural Identities and Expressions
  • Katherine Johnston (History) A History of the Body in the Atlantic World
  • Jonathan Kief (East Asian Languages and Cultures) Transnational Worlds in Modern Korean Culture: Literature, Film, History
  • Peng Liu (East Asian Languages and Cultures) The Fantastic in Pre-modern China: Ghosts, Animals, and Other Worlds
  • Melissa Morris (History) The Roots of Empires: Plants and European Expansion, 1400-1850
  • Nathaniel Mull (Political Science) Church and State in Medieval and Modern Thought
  • Vivek Pal (Mathematics) The Magic of Numbers
  • Sophie Pinkham (Slavic Languages) The Poetics of Censorship After the Thaw
  • Alessandro Poletto (Religion) Pre-modern Korean Buddhism in East Asian Context
  • Casey Primel (Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies) Empire and Ecology in the Anthropocene: An Environmental History of the Middle East
  • Cara Rock-Singer (Religion) Atoms and Eve: Exploring Science and Religion in America
  • Christine Susienka (Philosophy) Hard Cases, Moral Questions
  • Kenan Tekin (Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies) Science, Religion and Politics in the Ottoman Empire
  • Valeria Tsygankova (English and Comparative Literature) The Lives of Things in American Literature
  • Lucie Vagnerova (Music) Sexing Sound Art
  • Victoria Wiet (English and Comparative Literature) Melodrama: Race, Gender, Sexuality, 1850-Present
  • Seth Williams (English and Comparative Literature) Spectacular City: Performance on and beyond the Early Modern Stage

Summer 2015

  • Elizabeth Angell (Anthropology) Unnatural Disasters: Culture, Society, and Catastrophe
  • Daniel Barulli (Psychology) The Dynamic Brain: Plasticity from Birth to Old Age
  • Omar Farahat (Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies) Shari'a as a Legal System
  • Alison Fernandes (Philosophy) Time Travel, Free Will and Causation
  • Jonathan Fine (Philosophy) Beauty and Love, Ancient and Modern
  • Orit Hilewicz (Music) Avant-garde Composers of NYC: From John Cage to John Zorn
  • Nicholas Juravich (History) Public Education in the US
  • Matthew Margini (English and Comparative Literature) Victorian Animals After Darwin
  • Zachary Roberts (English and Comparative Literature) Literary Impressionism, 1874-1925
  • Michael Schwam-Baird (Political Science) Money and Influence in American Politics

Academic Year 2014-2015

  • Lindsay Gail Gibson (English and Comparative Literature) The Novel and the University
  • Emily Hainze (English and Comparative Literature) Reading the Women’s Prison
  • Arden Hegele (English and Comparative Literature) Frankenstein: The Genesis and Afterlife of the Romantic Novel
  • Maria John (History) Modern American Indian Social and Political History
  • Brian Lander (East Asian Languages and Cultures) Environment and Society in Chinese History
  • Johanna Magin (French) Philosophy as Practice in Early Modern France
  • Laura McTighe (Religion) Religion on the Move
  • Samuel McVane, (Philosophy) Ancient Philosophy in Greek and Latin: The Stoics
  • Oliver Murphey (History) The U.S. and Latin America in the Cold War and Beyond: Revolution, Globalization and Power
  • Emma O’Loughlin (English and Comparative Literature) Medieval Women Adventurers
  • Andrew Ollet (Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies) Introduction to Indian Philosophy
  • Michael Paulson (English and Comparative Literature) Reading the Modern Body, 1660-1800
  • Casey Primel (Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies) The Anatomy of Development
  • Matthew Sanger (Anthropology) Spatial Analysis in Archaeology
  • Rachel Stein (Latin American and Iberian Cultures) A Disruptive Technology: The Impact of Printing on Early Modern Hispanic Cultures around the Globe
  • Simon Stevens (History) Frankenstein: The Genesis and Afterlife of the Romantic Novel
  • Ariel Stilerman (East Asian Languages and Cultures) The Tea Ceremony: Understanding Japanese Culture through the History and Practice of Tea
  • Anand Venkatkrishnan (Religion) Language and Religion in South Asia
  • Christine Webb (Psychology) Primate Social Psychology

Summer 2014

  • Alexandra Cirone (Political Science) Contemporary European Politics
  • Daniel del Nido (Religion) Leaving to Live Well in Philosophy and Religion
  • Irina Denischenko (Slavic Languages) The Archive and the Creative Writer
  • Bruce Dore (Psychology) Psychology & Neuroscience of Positive Emotion
  • Kevin Elliott (Political Science) Political Theory and American Politics
  • Max Hayward (Philosophy) Experimentation and Discovery in Ethics
  • Suzanne Kahn (History) The Development of the American Welfare State: From Family Care to Obamacare
  • Francine Kershaw (Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology) Introduction to Molecular Ecology
  • Dory Kornfeld (Urban Studies) Food and the City
  • Kinga Reka Makovi (Sociology) Social Network Analysis
  • Fatima Mojaddedi (Anthropology) War and Society
  • Cara Rock-Singer (Religion) Atoms and Eve: Exploring Science and Religion in America
  • Graham Sack (English and Comparative Literature) Introduction to the Digital Humanities: Computational Methods for Literary and Cultural Criticism
  • Timothy Shenk (History) Origins of the Economy
  • Daniel Souleles (Anthropology) Violence, Prophecy, and Salvation: Writing about God in America
  • Drew Thomases (Religion) Religion on Tour: Travel, Pilgrimage, and the Religiongious Imagination
  • Maxwell Uphaus (English and Comparative Literature) Hobbits, "Old Things," and Once and Future Kings: Modernism, Fantasy, and Medievalism in Britain, 1906-1941
  • Lucie Vagnerova (Music) Critical Approaches to Music Technologies: From the Record to Auto-Tune
  • Vivian Valencia (Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology) Ecological Perspectives on Food Production
  • Lorenzo Vigotti (Art History and Archaeology) Architecture and Propaganda
  • Miranda Yaver (Political Science) Law and Public Policy

Academic Year 2013-2014

  • Stephen Boyanton (East Asian Languages and Cultures) Three Moments in Chinese Medical History
  • Ljubica Chatman (Psychology) The Self In Social Context
  • Irina M. Denischenko (Slavic Languages) Fairy Tales Reloaded
  • Jason T. Fitzgerald (English and Comparative Literature) American Theater & Radical Pol After 1989
  • Alexander G. Rocca (English and Comparative Literature) Paranoid Postmodernism
  • Gal Gvili (East Asian Languages and Cultures) Revolution in Modern China
  • Tobias Harper (History) Victorian Worlds: British Society
  • Ana Julia Del Palacio Langer (History) History Of Latin American Pop Culture
  • Lucy L. Sheehan (English and Comparative Literature) 19th Century Novel The Brontes
  • Joshua Swidzinski (English and Comparative Literature) Rhyme & Reason in the 18th Century
  • Audrey Walton (English and Comparative Literature) Apocalypse in Medieval Literature
  • Heather Wolfgang Cleary (Latin American and Iberian Cultures) New Authors, New Texts

Summer 2013

  • Joseph Blankholm (Religion) Atheism
  • Liane Carlson (Religion) Religion and Literature: Evil in Modern Thought
  • James Cornwell (Psychology) Introduction to Moral Psychology
  • Jeff Craw (Psychology) Social Relationships & Health
  • Timothy Donahue (English and Comparative Literature) Borderlands: The North American West in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature
  • Kevin Elliott (Political Science) Public Opinion and Democratic Theory
  • Kirk Fiereck (Anthropology) Sexual Ideologies and Epistemologies
  • Katherine Fink (Journalism) Fundamentals of Radio Journalism
  • Robert Fucci (Art History and Archaeology) Van Eyck to Bruegel: Netherlandish Art in the New York Collections
  • Aimee Genell (History) The History of Occupation from Napoleon in Europe to the US in Iraq
  • Eleni (Elina) Kanellopoilou (Psychology) Self-Regulation
  • Sujung Kim (East Asian Religion) Introduction to East Asian Buddhism
  • John Kuhn (English and Comparative Literature) Pirates & Puritans: Literature in the Early Anglophone Atlantic, 1600-1700
  • Sara Lewis (Anthropology) Culture and Mental Health
  • Jarvis McInnis (English and Comparative Literature) Sonic Fugitivities: The Soundscapes of 20th Century African American Literature
  • Heather Ohaneson (Religion) Gods, Games, and Play
  • Gabrielle Oliveira (Anthropology) Gender, Development, and Education
  • Hiee Saumaa (English and Comparative Literature) Traveling Modernism: Encounters with the Foreign
  • Mark Schneider (Political Science) Challenges for Developing Democracies: Institutions, Service Delivery, and the Road Ahead
  • Emily Shortslef (English and Comparative Literature) New York as Crimescape in Detective Fiction
  • Dale Stahl (History) An International History of Oil and Water
  • Siri Suh (Sociology) The Politics of Population
  • Lorenzo Vigotti (Art History and Archaeology) Masterpieces of Italian Architecture

Academic Year 2012-2013

  • Deborah Aschkenes (English and Comparative Literature) 19th Century British Fiction and the Unexpected
  • John Hay (English and Comparative Literature) American School of Catastrophe
  • Christine Smallwood (English and Comparative Literature) Hardy and Lawrence
  • Ashley Streeter (English and Comparative Literature) The Early Modern Underworld