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past center fellows

2017 – 2018

2016 – 2017

2015 – 2016

2014 – 2015

2013 – 2014

2012 - 2013

2011 - 2012

2010 - 2011


2017 - 2018 taft center fellows

  • littisha a. bates, sociology
    Navigating School Inequality: How Parents Pursue Magnet School Admission
  • anthony chemero, philosophy
    Being With
  • stanley corkin, english & comparative literature and history
    Making The New, New Boston, 1970-2017: Cities, Meanings, and Mass Culture in the Neoliberal Age
  • carolette norwood, women’s, gender, & sexuality studies
    Jim Crow Cincinnati: Gender, Race, and Violence in Urban Space
  • michal raucher, judaic studies
    Birthing Jewish Ethics: Reproduction and Ethics among Haredi Women in Jerusalem
  • guy-lucien whembolua, africana studies
    The Impact of Malaria Control on Maternal and Child Mortality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

2016 - 2017

  • aryay finkelstein, judaic studies
    Emperor Julian and the Jews: The Place of Jews in the Making of a Pagan Empire
  • gergana ivanova, german studies
    Unbinding The Pillow Book: Gender, Adaptation, and the Afterlife of a Japanese Classic
  • heidi maibom, philosophy
    Coming to Grips with Perspective Taking
  • furaha norton, english & comparative literature
    The Uses of Realism in the Postmodern Literary World: Reading Toni Morrison After George Eliot
  • shailaja paik, history
    The Politics of Performance: Caste, Sexuality, and Discrimination in Popular Culture in India
  • earl wright, II, africana studies
    Jim Crow Sociology



  • 2015 - 2016

  • ashley currier, women's, gender, and sexuality studies
    The Politicization of Homosexuality in Malawi
  • andrés pérez-simón, romance languages & literatures
    Baroque Lorca: Revisiting Lorca’s “Impossible Theater”
  • jeffrey m. timberlake, sociology
    The American Urban Population from World War II to the Present
  • valerie weinstein, german studies
    Anti-Semitism and Film Comedy in Nazi Germany
  • rina williams, political science
    Excluded, Mobilized, Incorporated: Women and Religious Nationalist Politics in India, 1915 - 2015



  • 2014 - 2015

  • zvi biener, philosophy
    Organizing the Disciplines: Applied Mathematics, the Geometrical Manner, and the Unification of Knowledge in Early-Modernity
  • jana braziel, africana studies
    All Too Human? Haiti, Humanities, Human Rights since Aristide
  • peter langland-hassan, philosophy
    Inner Speech: From Perception to Reflection
  • brianna leavitt-alcántara, history
    Alone at the Altar: Gender, Devotion, and Marriage in a Guatemalan City, 1670-1870
  • rebecca sanders, political science
    Permissive Constraint: The Paradox of Law in the “Global War on Terror”



  • 2013 - 2014

  • erynn masi de casanova, sociology
    Dress Blues: Men's Work Clothing in Corporate America
  • erika gasser, history
    Vexed with Devils: Manhood, Demonic Possession, and Witchcraft in Old and New England
  • angela potochnik, philosophy
    Doing Science in a Complex World
  • armando romero, romance languages & literatures
    Discrediting Order: An Insider's view of Latin American literary movements of the '60's and '70's.
  • katherine sorrels, history
    The Evolution of Europe: social Darwinism and the ideal of integration in fin de siècle Austria



  • 2012 - 2013

  • Vanessa Carbonell, Philosophy
    Knowledge and Moral Obligation
  • Sarah Jackson, Anthropology
    Reconstructing a Cultural Model of Materiality: Investigations of Classic Maya Objects and Identities
  • Ethan Katz, History
    Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims, from North Africa to France
  • Adrian Parr, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
    Common Spaces
  • Wendy Kline, History
    Birth in Transition: Modern Midwifery and the Controversy over Home Birth



  • 2011 - 2012

  • Donald French, Mathematical Sciences
    Mathematical and Computational Study of Problems Arising in the Social, Biological, and Physical Sciences
  • Todd Herzog, German Studies
    The Banality of Surveillance
  • Amy Lind, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    Governing Sexuality: Development, Family Norms and the Struggle for Sexual Rights in Ecuador
  • Jenefer Robinson, Philosophy
    What Are Emotions?
  • David Stradling, History
    Cleveland's Burning River: The Cuyahoga and the Environmental Crisis
  • Jay Twomey, English and Comparative Literature
    2 Corinthians



  • 2010 - 2011

  • Isaac Campos-Costero, History
    Drugs, Justice, and Subaltern Mexico City, 1934–1940
  • Jennifer Malat, Sociology
    Social Factors Affecting Health Care Experiences
  • John Martin, Philosophy
    Cartesian Semantics
  • Thérèse Migraine-George, Romance Languages and Literatures
    (Post)Francophone Writers and the Creation of a New World Literature in French
  • Gary Weissman, English and Comparative Literature
    The Author in the Well: On Misreading and Rewriting Literature


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