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Mark Ravina
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Chair in Japanese Studies, and Professor of History

Faculty Research Fellows

Joshua Frens-String, Assistant Professor of History
Project: The Salts of the Earth: Chile and the Roots of a Global Green Revolution

Talitha LeFlouria, Associate Professor of History
Project: Black Women and Mass Incarceration in America from the Auction Block to the Cell Block

Santiago Muñoz Arbeláez, Assistant Professor of History
Project: Empire’s Fabric: The Making and Unmaking of the New Kindom of Granada

Internal Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Brittany Erwin
Project: "Treated with the Esteem that They Deserve:" Privilege and Justice in Peru and Rio de la Plata, 1780-1810

Jing Zhai
Project: Raising the Communist Successors: Childrearing in Rural China, 1953–1983

Graduate Research Assistant

Alyssa Peterson
Doctoral Candidate in History; M.A., Eastern Illinois University; and B.A., Indiana University
Dissertation Project: Sudden Vapours: Chemistry and Medicine in Earthquakes in the Early Modern British Empire

Visiting Research Affiliates

Lucero Estrella
Doctoral Candidate in American Studies, Yale University
Project: Building Interethnic Borderlands: Japanese-Mexican Relations and Memory-Making in Texas and Mexico, 1907- Present

Rowena He, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow, Civitas Institute, The University of Texas at Austin; and
Associate Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Project: Memory as Resistance: From Tiananmen to Hong Kong

Marta Kane, Ph.D.
Research Associate in History & French Studies
University of Montpellier | Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Social Sciences & Humanities (France)
Project: Franco-American Exchanges in Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics from 1870 to 1932

Lydia Pyne, Ph.D.
Writer and Historian
Project: The First Color: The Story of Ochre

Rebeca Viñuela Pérez, Ph.D.
Researcher in the Department of History and Philosophy
University of Alcala and University Institute of Research in Latin American Studies (IELAT)
Project: Political Cultures of Constitutional Monarchism in Mexico, 1823-1863

Past Fellows and Affiliates by Year

- 2022-23
- 2021-22
- 2020-21
- 2019-20
- 2018-19
- 2017-18
- 2016-17
- 2015-16
- 2014-15
- 2013-14
- 2012-13
- 2011-12
- 2010-11
- 2009-10
- 2008-09