Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Fellows, 2018-2019

Visiting Research Fellows

Jeffrey Culang
Visiting Research Scholar, CUNY Graduate Center
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center, 2017
Moral Quandaries: Religion and Modern Law in Egypt

Wm. Matthew Kennedy
Adjunct Research Fellow, Monash University (Australia)
Ph.D., University of Sydney, 2017
From Barataria to Utopia: Economic-Positivism, Scientific Governance and the Colonial Origins of "Freedom," 1880-1950

Internal Research Fellows

Matthew Butler
Free to Be Catholic: Constitutional Catholicism in Mexico, 1810-1910

George Forgie
Four Versions of the Union Cause

Denise A. Spellberg
Baptist Evangelical Ideals and the Birth of American Religious Freedom: The Life and Legacy of John Leland

Michael B. Stoff
The Last Bomb: Fat Man, Nagasaki and the Meaning of the World’s First Nuclear War

Ann Twinam
Sexuality, Illegitimacy, and Family in the Hispanic World: 1476-1800

Internal Postdoctoral Fellows

Adrian Masters
Responsive Regime: Vassals and Legislation in the Spanish Empire, 1492-1598

Brad Dixon
Republic of Indians: Empires of Indigenous Law in the Early American South

Visiting Research Affiliates

Rodolfo John Alaniz
Postdoctoral Scholar (Ph.D. University of California, San Diego 2014)
Darwin in the Deep: Marine Invertebrates, Evolutionary Methodologies, and the Nineteenth-Century Debate Over Natural Selection

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

Rachel Laudan, Ph.D.
Author, former Professor
Historiography of Food

Iris Ma, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D. 2016, UCLA)
A Cultural History of Chinese Martial Arts Narrative, 1895-1945

Carla Rahn Phillip, Ph.D.
Union Pacific Professor Emerita in Comparative Early Modern History, University of Minnesota
The Struggle for the South Atlantic in the Late Sixteenth Century

William D. Phillips, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of History, University of Minnesota
European World in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

Lydia Pyne, Ph.D.
Writer and Historian
Genuine Fakes: The Obsession with Authenticity

Ci Ren
Ph.D. Student, Northeast Normal University, People’s Republic of China
Exiled in America, Chinese Students and Sino-American Cold War, 1948-1955

Joshua L. Roebke
Author, instructor, historian of science
The Invisible World: The Story of Physics in the Twentieth Century

Andréa Slemian
Visiting Research Scholar (Fapesp, Brazil), and Federal University of São Paulo (PHD Professor)
Appeal´s Courts (Tribunais da Relação) between the Portuguese and the Brazil Empires (c. 1750-c. 1840)


Woodruff D. Smith
Professor Emeritus of History, University of Massachusetts, Boston
The Practice of Capitalism and the Construction of a Capitalist Imaginary in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Past Fellows and Affiliates
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