Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Fellows, 2017-2018

Visiting Research Fellows

Titas Chakraborty
Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin College
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2016
Mobile Workers of the Companies: Labor, Migration and Resistance in Bengal, 1650-1837

Alberto García Maldonado
Visiting Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2016
The Politics of Bracero Migration

Yael Schacher
Adjunct Faculty, University of Connecticut
Ph.D., Harvard University, 2016
Exceptions to Exclusion: A Prehistory of Asylum in the United States, 1880-1980

Internal Research Fellows

Benjamin Claude Brower
The North African Hajj Under French Rule, 1830-1962

Erika M. Bsumek
Damning Zion: Race, Religion, and Resources on the Colorado Plateau, 1848 to present

Neil Kamil
Artisans of “Inventive Genius”: Atlantic Refugees, Niche Economies, and Portable Lives in the Manufacture of Polite Matter, 1640-1789

Abena Dove Osseo-Asare
Particles in Bodies: Historical Perspectives on Radiation and Health in Ghana

Charters Wynn
From the Factory to the Kremlin: Mikhail Tomsky, the Soviet Worker, and Opposition to Stalin

Internal Postdoctoral Fellows

J. R. Jones
Rethinking Money: The Formative Years of Islamic Finance, 1900 – 1975

Henry Alexander Wiencek
Oil City: The Social, Economic and Environmental Anatomy of North Louisiana’s Oil Boomtowns, 1901-1935

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

Mateus Gaiotto
Ph.D. Student, São Paulo State University - UNESP
The P.E.N. Club of Brazil (1936-1954): The Claudio de Souza Era

Paul Hirsch
Fellow, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D. 2016, UCLA)
Pulp Empire: Comic Books, Culture, and U.S. Foreign Policy, 1941-1955

Erika Hori
Lecturer, Nagoya University, Japan
The History of Japanese Americans, The Lynching of Katsu Goto

Marta Kane
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
Author, former Professor
Historiography of Food

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

Katherine Pace
Independent Scholar (Ph.D., University of Melbourne, Australia, 2012)
Founder, Texture the City
The Disappearance of Waller Creek: An Environmental History of Segregation in Austin, Texas

Carla Rahn Phillips
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
Professor Emeritus of History, University of Minnesota
European World in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

Lydia Pyne
Writer and Historian, Ph.D.
Famous Fossils, Hidden Histories

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

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

Mugurel Zlotea
Lecturer, University of Bucharest
The Essence of the Nation: Political Discourse on China’s Traditional Culture

Past Fellows and Affiliates
Downloadable list, 2016-17
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