Center for Ideas & Society Resident Fellows

2020-21

Crystal Baik
Gender and Sexuality Studies

Reparative Horizons: On Korean American Activisms
Mellon Second Project Fellowship

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Thomas Cogswell
History

The Murder of the Duke of Buckingham and the Transformation of English Political Culture
Mellon Term Professorship

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Gloria Kim
Media & Cultural Studies

The Microbial Resolve: Visualization, Speculation, Security
UC President’s Faculty Research Fellowship

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Padma Rangarajan
English

Thug Life: The British Empire and the Birth of Terrorism
Mellon Second Project Fellowship

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Eric Schwitzgebel
Philosophy

Philosophy Meets Science Fiction
Mellon Dean’s Fellowship



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Sherryl Vint
English

The Ethics of Debt: Speculation, Imaginaries, Futures
Mellon Term Professorship

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2019-20


Jody Benjamin
History

The Texture of Change: Cloth, Commerce and History in Western Africa, 1700-1850
NEH Fellowship

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David Biggs
History

Pacific Gyres and the Base Archipelago: An Environmental History of Militarized Circulations in the Pacific, 1945-Present
Mellon Term Professorship

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Marissa Brookes
Political Science

Bringing Labor Back In: How Histories of Conflict Tame Corporate Power Over Time
Second Project Fellowship

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Matthew King
Religious Studies

Faxian and the Invention of Asia
Second Project Fellowship

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Jade Sasser
Gender & Sexuality Studies

Many Cooks in the Kitchen: Stoves, Fuels, and Women’s Agency in the Global South
Mellon Dean’s Fellowship

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Stephen Sohn
English

War Everlasting: The Militarized Technogeometries of Korean American Literature
Mellon Term Professorship

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2018-19

Amanda Lucia
Religious Studies

Transformational Festivals, Spirituality, and American Yoga
Second Project Fellowship

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Andreja Novakovic
Philosophy

Experience in Hegel’s System
Second Project Fellowship

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Christina Soto van der Plas
Hispanic Studies

New Chronicles of the Indies
Second Project Fellowship

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2017

Farah Godrej
Political Science

Prison Yoga and Meditation: South Asian Text and Practice in U.S.
Senior Fellowship (2017-20)

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George Haggerty
English

HORACE WALPOLE: A Life in Letters
Senior Fellowship (2017-20)

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Anthony Jerry
Anthropology

The Racialization of Space and Youth Citizenship in the Southwest United States
Second Project Fellowship (2017-18)

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Stephen Sohn
English

Recalculating Combat: The Militarized Technogeometries of Korean American Literatures
Senior Fellowship (2017-20)

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Rachel Wu
Psychology

Inducing cognitive growth in aging adults
Second Project Fellowship (2017-18)

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2016

Paulo Chagas
Music

Sonic Imaginations: Sound Studies, Sound Practices and Sound Creativity
Senior Fellowship (2016-19)

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Christine Schwenkel
Anthropology

The Afterlife of Solidarity: Vietnamese Reanimation of Urban ‘Ruins’ in Eastern Germany
Senior Fellowship (2016-19)

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Ajay Verghese
Political Science

The Last Days of Magic: Religiosity in Modern India
Second Project Fellowship (2016-17)

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Jason Weems

History of Art

Inventing the Americas: Art, Archaeology, and the Modern Making of a Pre-Columbian Past
Senior Fellowship (2016-19)

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