Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Fellows & Affiliates, 2020-2021


Residential Research Fellows

Melissa Charenko
Assistant Professor of History, Michigan State University
Project: Science as Prophecy: Measuring Climates Past and Future

Christopher Sellers
Professor of History, Stony Brook University
Project: Petropolis: A City Built on a Petrochemical Industrial Base

Internal Research Fellows

Jonathan C. Brown, Professor of History
Project: The World According to Omar Torrijos

Laurie B. Green, Associate Professor of History
Project: The Discovery of Hunger in America: A Site of Public Crisis over Race, Health, and Democracy

Julie Hardwick, John E. Green Regents Professor of History
Project: The Material Culture of Precarity: Foundling Tokens, Emotions and Family Histories in Eighteenth-Century France

Neil D. Kamil, Associate Professor of History
Project: Portable Lives: Refugees, Mobility, and Materiality in the Early Modern Atlantic, 1685-1800


Internal Postdoctoral Fellows

Nicolás A. González-Quintero
Project: Empire, Slavery, and Exile in the 19th Century Spanish Caribbean

Rupali Warke
Project: Secluded Capital: Aristocratic Women and Opium in Nineteenth-Century South Asia


Graduate Research Assistant

Brittany Erwin
Doctoral Candidate in History, and Coordinator, New Work in Progress Series


Visiting Research Affiliates

Rodolfo John Alaniz, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
Project: Darwin in the Deep: Marine Invertebrates, Evolutionary Methodologies, and the Nineteenth-Century Debate Over Natural Selection

Scottie Hale Buehler, C.P.M., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
Project: Being and Becoming a Midwife in the French Atlantic (1750-1820)

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

John Lisle, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
Project: Science and Espionage: How the State Department and the CIA Deployed American Scientists during the Cold War

Carla Rahn Phillip, Ph.D.
Union Pacific Professor Emerita in Comparative Early Modern History, University of Minnesota
Project: Early Modern Exploration and Other Maritime Topics

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

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

Joshua L. Roebke
Author, Instructor, Historian of Science
Project: The Invisible World: The Story of Physics in the Twentieth Century

Lena Oak Suk, Ph.D.
Independent Scholar
Project: In the Darkness of the Cinema: Gender, Race, and Urban Space in Brazil

Nancy Tomes, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of History, Stony Brook University
Project: When Global Health Fails: Accountability and its Discontents

Kristin Wintersteen, Ph.D.
Independent Scholar
Project: The Fishmeal Revolution: The Industrialization of the Humboldt Current Ecosystem


Past Fellows and Affiliates by Year

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