Graduate Fellows

2020-2021 PIIRS Graduate Fellows

  • Renée Altergott, French and Italian: Phonographic Imaginaries: The Birth of Sound Recording in France and the French Colonial Empire.
  • Shuk Ying Chan, Politics: Postcolonial Global Justice.
  • Gabriella Aurora Ferrari, Slavic Languages and Literatures: Propaganda Matters: On the Material Properties of Soviet Ideology.
  • Curt Gambetta, Architecture: Substitutions of Modernity: materials and the modern home in India, 1915-present.
  • Soojung Han, East Asian Studies: When China Was Gone: Identities and States of the Shatuo Turks.
  • Austin Hancock, French and Italian: La Boxe contre l'ombre: Boxing and the Historical Avant-Garde.
  • Charlie Hankin, Spanish and Portuguese: Break and Flow: Hip-Hop Poetics in Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti.
  • Caitlin Harvey, History: Bricks and Mortar Boards: University-Building in the Settlement Empire, 1840-1920.
  • Matthew Honegger, Music: Stalinist Cultural Diplomacy and the Origins of Soviet-US Musical Exchange.
  • Rob Konkel, History: Building Blocs: Raw Materials and the Global Economy in the Age of Disequilibrium.
  • Margaret Kurkoski, Art and Archaeology: Imperial Presence in the Villas of Roman Italy.
  • Matthew McDonald, History: A Linguistic Archipelago: Style and Distinction in European French, 1740–1815
  • Benjamin Murphy, Art and Archaeology: Fieldwork: Problems of Observation and Archive in Latin American Video.
  • Lindsay Ofrias, Anthropology: Healing Justice: Environmental Defenders and a Thriving Future for Amazonia.
  • Candela Potente, Comparative Literature: Traveling Concepts: Psychoanalysis and the Translation of Stories.
  • Kaspar Pucek, History: The Post-Communist Divergence: The Transformation of Economic Governance in Russia and Poland, c. 1965-Present.
  • Malavika Rajeev, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: Modeling canine rabies to inform elimination.
  • Belén Unzueta, Sociology:
  • Luciano Vanni, Art and Archaeology: Renovation: Habsburg-Lorraine Residences in the Eighteenth Century: Prague, Brussels, and Florence.
  • Genie Yoo, History: Mediating Islands: Ambon Across the Ages.

2019-2020 PIIRS Graduate Fellows

  • Paul Babinski, German: World Literature in Practice: The Orientalist’s Manuscript, 1600-1800.
  • Daniela Barba-Sanchez, Politics: Human Rights and State Neutrality in Unconsolidated Democracies: The Case of Mexico.
  • Marina Bedran, Spanish and Portuguese: A Turn to Amazonia: Brazilian Art, Literature, and Culture from the 1950s to the 1980s.
  • RJ Bergmann, Comparative Literature: Half a Life: The Word-Music Relationship in German and English Art Song, in Practice and Theory.
  • Kyle Chan, Sociology: State Capacity and Organizational Structure: A Comparative Study of Railway Development in China and India.
  • Sheryl Chow, Music: The relationship between music theory, science, and Western learning in early eighteenth-century China.
  • Claire Cooper, East Asian Studies: Brought by the Dutch: Buying and selling imported commodities in early modern Japan.
  • Michael Faciejew, Architecture: Building Worldwide Society: The Architecture of Documentation, 1895-1939.
  • Rebecca Faulkner, Religion: Muhammad Iqbal and the Meanings of South Asian Islamic Modernism.
  • Kalyani Monteiro Jayasankar, Sociology: At the Water’s Edge: Coping with Climate Change in Mumbai and Miami.
  • Sarah-Jane Koulen, Anthropology: The ICL Cohort’: An Ethnography of Experts, Expertise and Experience in International Criminal Law.
  • Irina Markina-Baum, French and Italian: Institutionalizing Revolution: The Official Mural Art Campaign of the French Third Republic.
  • Amna Qayyum, History: The Knotty Problem of Numbers: Population Control, Development, and Islamic Thought in Pakistan, 1947-71.
  • Jesse Rumsey-Merlan, Anthropology: The State of Goa: Migratory Lifeworlds and Mobile Imaginations.
  • Irina Simova, Comparative Literature: The Order of Things: Alexander Kluge and French Post-Structuralism.
  • Kristen Starkowski, English: Doorstep Moments: Close Encounters with Minor Characters in the Victorian Novel.
  • Sean Toland, German: Concert Halls and Weekly Journals: Writing a Musical Public around 1800.
  • Xue Zhang, East Asian Studies: From the Western Regions to New Dominion: Geographical Knowledge of Xinjiang in Qing China, ca. 1759-1875.