Visiting Scholars

Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China
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Fung Global Fellows Program
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Chambi Chachage
Senior Research Assistant, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and the Department of English

Chambi Chachage’s postdoctoral research project is on the history of racial capitalism in Tanzania with a particular focus on the business culture of people of African descent. He is the co-editor of Africa’s Liberation: The Legacy of Nyerere. He has just completed a Ph.D dissertation at Harvard University on A Capitalizing City: Dar es Salaam and the Emergence of an African Entrepreneurial Elite (c. 1862-2015).

James Gabrillo
Senior Research Assistant, Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) under the auspices of PIIRS and in conjunction with the PIIRS Research Community, “Migration: People and Cultures Across Borders.”

James Gabrillo joins Princeton to work on his postdoctoral ethnographic project on the soundscapes of Filipino migrant caregivers. His articles have been published in the journals Musical Quarterly, Journal of Popular Music Studies, and Rock Music Studies. His recent Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Cambridge examines issues of class and taste in contemporary Filipino pop music.

Milad Hooshyar
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Research Community on Climate Change and Epidemic Disease in the Indian Ocean at PIIRS

Milad Hooshyar is a postdoctoral fellow at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) working on climate and infectious disease dynamics. Milad holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Central Florida. His research interests include surface water hydrology, surface processes, geomorphology, dynamical systems, and numerical simulation.

Sadaf Jaffer

Sadaf Jaffer is a scholar of South Asian, Islamic and gender studies. She aims to understand Muslim communities by looking beyond religious authorities to shapers of film, literary, and popular culture. She is currently working on a book entitled Lady Genghis Khan: Ismat Chughtai, Progressive Literature and Secularism in Modern India, which offers new perspectives on Islam in India through the lens of celebrated Urdu writer and cultural critic Ismat Chughtai. Jaffer is also conducting research for a second book project on South Asian social media. Based on preliminary research, she has published a reflection paper in the Journal of Women’s History entitled “Women’s Autobiography in Islamic Societies: Towards a Feminist Intellectual History” in which she explores the ways women use dynamic online texts to emphasize national belonging to Pakistan while rejecting Islam as promulgated by the state. Jaffer is a graduate of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University. She recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Global Studies at Stanford University.

Tomaz Mastnak
Research Scholar

Mastnak received his doctorate in sociology from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. His primary area of research is the emergence and articulation of conflictual relations between East and West, Christendom and the Muslim world, and between Europe and the non-European world.

Mastnak is the author of a wide range of books and articles in the history of political thought and political theory.

He has been a research fellow at the European University Institute, Oxford University, American University of Cairo, Harvard University and New York University.

Ute Mehnert
Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society

Mehnert received her M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Cologne in Germany. She has been a lecturer at Princeton since 2013, where she teaches courses for the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society and Program in European Cultural Studies.

David Moak
Lecturer, EPS 300

David Moak is a historian of 18th- and 19th-century France, who received his Ph.D. from the History Department at Princeton University.  His scholarly work has appeared in the Journal of Urban History and French History.

Miqueias Mugge
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brazil LAB at PIIRS

Miqueias H. Mugge received his PhD in Social History from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2016). Before joining PIIRS and the Brazil LAB, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Woodrow Wilson School (2016-2018), and a lecturer in the Spanish and Portuguese Department (2017-2018), Princeton University. A former Fulbright fellow, Mugge has authored and co-authored five books, exploring subjects as the Brazilian militia, slavery, and German immigration in 19th century southern Brazil. He is currently finalizing two books manuscripts: Lords of War: The Politics of Military Elites in Southern Brazil (1845-1873); and Memento Vivere (co-authored with João Biehl).

Ludovico Tournès
Visiting Fellow

Tournès, a professor of international history at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, earned his doctorate in history at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France. His research include the history of international relations, transnational history, cultural history and the history of science, as well as disciplines related to history (sociology, political science, anthropology). He was twice a Fulbright scholar, and has published seven books and numerous articles.