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: 

Rushain Abbasi

Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities
Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University
Beyond the Divine Command: A History of the Secular in Premodern Islam

Monique Allewaert

External Faculty Fellow
Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Luminescence: Insect Knowledge, Power, and the Literary: 1700-1814

Brandon Bark

SHC Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Classics, Stanford University
Working Languages: Metalinguistic Discourse and the Shaping of Latin Literature

Vaughn A. Booker

Distinguished Junior External Fellow
Department of Religion, Dartmouth College
From the Back of the Church: A History of Irreverent Religion in African American Life

Meryem Deniz

SHC Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of German Studies, Stanford University
Ethereal Romanticism: Dynamic Materiality in German Thought in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

Gabriel Ellis

SHC Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Music, Stanford University
Anaesthetics: Popular Music and the Flight from Feeling

Lewis Esposito

SHC Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Linguistics, Stanford University
Covariation, Change, and Style

Elaine Fisher

Internal Faculty Fellow
Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University
The Meeting of Rivers: Translating Devotion in Early Modern India

Isabela Fraga

Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities
Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Stanford University
Subjected to Feeling: Slavery and Personhood in Nineteenth-Century Brazil and Cuba

Pheaross Graham

Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities
Department of Music, Stanford University
Visions of the Pianistic Self: Don Shirley, Rachmaninoff, and Music Performance Studies

Vera Gribanova

Internal Faculty Fellow
Department of Linguistics, Stanford University
Ellipsis and the Identity Relation

Ana Ilievska

Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities
Department of French and Italian, Stanford University
The Machine in the Novel: Fictional Human-Machine Interactions at the European Periphery (ca. 1870-1914)

Elspeth Iralu

Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities
Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University
Technologies of Territoriality: Indigeneity, Surveillance, and the State

jem Jebbia

SHC Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University
The Fruits of Their Labor: Religion, Race, and Resistance in California’s Central Valley, 1870-1960

Jessica Jordan

SHC Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of English, Stanford University
Anxieties of Abundance: Book and Body in America's Gilded Age

Michael Kinney

Career Launch Fellow
Department of Music, Stanford University
Hearing Beyond Vocal Twilight: Aging Vocality in Contemporary American Opera Performance

Matthew Kohrman

Internal Faculty Fellow
Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
Filtered Life: Gendered Dwelling Amidst Environmental Distress

Radhika Koul

Career Launch Fellow
Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University
The Drama of Our World: Spectator and Subject in Medieval Kashmir and Early Modern Europe

Richard Martin

Donald Andrews Whittier Internal Fellow
Department of Classics, Stanford University
Homer and the World of Song

Paul Nauert

Career Launch Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
Climate Crucible: American Choices in Germany, Japan, and the Making of the Great Acceleration, 1939-1953

Bryan Norton

Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities
Department of German Studies, Stanford University
Fragments of the Concrete: Ecology and Technical Media in German Romanticism

Michelle K. Oing

Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities
Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University
Puppet Potential: Late Medieval Sculpture and the Aesthetics of Play, 1300-1525

Eve Oishi

Marta Sutton Weeks External Fellow
Department of Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University
Partial Form: An Experimental History of Asian American Film and Video

Christy Pichichero

External Faculty Fellow
Department of Modern and Classical Languages, George Mason University
Song of Saint-George: Racism, Resistance, and African Diasporic Lives in the Age of Revolutions (1750-1850)

Eric Plemons

External Faculty Fellow
Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona
What To Make of Me: The Transgender Body As a Valuable Resource

Robert N. Proctor

Violet Andrews Whittier Internal Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
Agnotology in the Archives: Probing Cigarette Invisibility and Cigarette Deception

Judith Rodríguez

External Faculty Fellow
Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Indiana University-Bloomington
Impositions: The Aesthetic Blackening of Puerto Rico and its Diaspora

Margarita Lila Rosa

Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities
Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University
Partus Sequitur Ventrem: Hereditary Slavery in the Spanish and Portuguese New World Colonies

Londa Schiebinger

Ellen Andrews Wright Internal Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
Global Review of Sex, Gender, and Diversity Analysis in Research Policies of Major Public Funding Agencies

Susan Stryker

Marta Sutton Weeks External Fellow
Department of Gender and Women's Studies, University of Arizona
Changing Gender: Memory, History, Manifesto

Anna Toledano

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Career Launch Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
Collecting Independence: The Science and Politics of Natural History Museums in New Spain, 1770–1820

Fred Turner

Donald Andrews Whittier Internal Fellow
Department of Communication, Stanford University
Crisis of Representation: Media and the Politics of Difference in 1980s America

Vannessa Velez

SHC Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of History, Stanford University
No Promised Land: Environmental Inequality in the Making of Globalized Atlanta, 1949-1996

Heather Vrana

External Faculty Fellow
Department of History, University of Florida
Guerrilla Medicine and Disability in Cold War Central America

Esther Yu

Internal Faculty Fellow
Department of English, Stanford University
Experiencing the Novel: The Genre of Tender Conscience

Adnan A. Zulfiqar

External Faculty Fellow
Law School, Rutgers University
Duties to the Collective: Jurists, Islamic law and the Search for Cohesion, 945 to 1258 CE

Victoria Zurita

SHC Dissertation Prize Fellow
Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University
The Paradoxes of Aesthetic Individualism: Fashioning Selves and Communities in Fin-de-siècle France and Spanish America