Humanities Center Fellows

The Humanities Center offers residential fellowships to Stanford and non-Stanford scholars at all career stages, giving them the opportunity to pursue their research in a lively and constructive intellectual community.

Humanities Center Fellows: 

Eduardo Acosta

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
A River of Ruined Capitals: History and Environmental Change in Early Modern Bengal

J. G. Amato

Next Generation Scholar
Department of History, Stanford University
Cosimo's Church: The Politics of Religious Reform in Sixteenth-Century Florence

Ashley Attwood

SHC Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Philosophy, Stanford University
Aristotle and his Predecessors: the Argument De Anima I

Orit Bashkin

Marta Sutton Weeks External Fellow
Department of History, University of Chicago
Historical Wonders: Jewish Jihads and Jewish Miracles in the Ottoman Empire

Caitlin Murphy Brust

SHC Dissertation Prize Fellow
Philosophy of Education, Stanford University
Resisting Epistemic Injustice in U.S. Higher Education: A Feminist Reconceptualization of Liberal Education

Jeffery Chun-Jung Chen

SHC Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
The First Pacific War: How Britain's Invasion of China Changed the World, 1837–1846

Sarah Coduto

Digital Public Fellow
Department of English, Stanford University

Álvaro Contreras

Scholar Affiliate, March 2023 through February 2025
Institute for International Educational/Scholar Rescue Fund and the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Stanford University
Genealogías de la narrativa policial en América Latina (Genealogies of Police Narratives in Latin America)

Samia Errazzouki

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
The Saharan Passage: Sugar, Slavery, and Empire in the African Atlantic

Julien Fischer

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Stanford University
The Lure of Origins: Sexology and the Trans Autobiographical Mandate

Isabela Fraga

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Stanford University
Subjected to Feeling: Slavery and Personhood in Nineteenth-Century Brazil and Cuba

Adom Getachew

Distinguished Junior External Fellow
Department of Political Science, University of Chicago
The Universal Race: Garveyism and the Practices of Pan-Africanism

Pheaross Graham

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Music, Stanford University
Visions of the Pianistic Self: Don Shirley, Rachmaninoff, and Music Performance Studies

Claire Grossman

Next Generation Scholar
Department of English, Stanford University
Uncertain Work: Wagelessness and Post-1965 Multiethnic Literary Form

Rebecca Hall

Marta Sutton Weeks External Fellow
Independent Scholar Activist
Taking Freedom: Black Women and Emancipation 1860–1877

Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky

External Faculty Fellow
Department of Global Studies, UC Santa Barbara
Global Hijra: Muslim Refugee Migration since 1850

Jessica Jordan

Jeff and Sara Small Next Generation Scholar
Department of English, Stanford University
Anxieties of Abundance: Book and Body in America's Gilded Age

Roanne Kantor

Internal Faculty Fellow
Department of English, Stanford University
Figures of Suspicion: Anthropology, Literature, and the Voice of the Local in Global Anglophone Fiction

Irene Kuo

SHC Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of German Studies, Stanford University
Credible Witness: Seeking Authenticity in Narrative Representations of Asylum

Saad Lakhani

SHC Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
The Anti-Blasphemy Movement: Dignity, Sovereignty, and Islam in Pakistan

Jaime Marroquín

External Faculty Fellow
Department of Modern Languages, Western Oregon University
Translatio and Doctrīna: Natural Science and the Indies of the West

Michael Menna

SHC Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of English, Stanford University
Elizabethan Entertainment Policy: The Regulation of Shakespearean Theater

Jisha Menon

Violet Andrews Whittier Internal Fellow
Department of Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford University
The Cultural and Legal Arts of Personhood

Bryan Norton

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of German Studies, Stanford University
Fragments of the Concrete: Ecology and Technical Media in German Romanticism

Ana Núñez

Digital Public Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University

Karla Oeler

Internal Faculty Fellow
Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University
The Surface of Things: Cinema and the Devices of Interiority

Bissera Pentcheva

Ellen Andrews Wright Internal Fellow
Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University
AudioVision in the Middle Ages: Music, Poetry, and Image

Joshua Phillips

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Linguistics, Stanford University
At the Intersection of Temporal + Modal interpretation (Essays on Irreality)

Miri Powell

Digital Public Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University

Katja Schwaller

Digital Public Fellow
Program in Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University

Utsavi Singh

Digital Public Fellow
Department of Anthropology, Stanford University

Ariel Stilerman

Internal Faculty Fellow
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University
How to Know Everything: Encyclopedias, Technology, and Cultural Warfare in Early Medieval Japan

Mitch Therieau

SHC Dissertation Prize Fellow
Program in Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University
The Work of Art in the Age of Diminished Expectations

Joseph Wager

SHC Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Stanford University
Disappearance as Cultural Form: A Law and Humanities Approach from Colombia and Mexico

Adin Walker

Digital Public Fellow
Department of Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford University

Chun-Yu (Jo Ann) Wang

Next Generation Scholar
Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
Refining Politics: Oil Development, Environmental Activism, and Political Improvisation in Rural Malaysia

Hershini Young

Marta Sutton Weeks External Fellow
Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Receiving the Wreck: Black Sociality and the Materiality of Salvage

Ya Zuo

External Faculty Fellow
Department of History, UC Santa Barbara
A Thousand Streaks of Tears: Emotion, Identity, and Society in Medieval China (600−1400)