Christopher Smith

Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (Japanese) 2018-2019 Library Enhancement Grant Christopher Smith, on behalf of the Japanese program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures received a Library Enhancement Grant to acquire materials necessary to expand the library’s collection of primary source material and scholarship in the fields of Japanese comics and animation, […]

Alexandria Wilson

Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science 2018-2019 Rothman Doctoral Fellow Alexandria Wilson received a Rothman Doctoral Fellowship for her dissertation project titled “Framing Exploitation: The Women’s Movement and Anti-trafficking Policy in East Central Europe.” She used her funds to conduct fieldwork in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia.

Luc Houle

Ph.D. Candidate, History 2018-2019 Tedder Doctoral Fellow J. Lucien D. (Luc) Houle is the Program Coordinator at the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere.  He was awarded the 2019 Waldo W. Neikirk Award for the Graduate Student Summer Residency at the National Humanities Center.  He earned his B. A. in History from University […]

Jodi Shaw

Ph.D. Candidate, Religion 2018-2019 Rothman Doctoral Fellowship In her dissertation, The Goddess and Dancing Śiva in the Multiple Ritual Worlds of Chidambaram Shaw takes a Goddess–centric approach to the stories and life of Chidambaram, which is a temple town famous for being home to Dancing Śiva. This approach allows her to explore a myriad of narrative […]

Tameka Samuels-Jones

Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology and Criminology & Law 2018-2019 Rothman Doctoral Fellow   Tameka Samuels-Jones addressed questions about conflicting state regulations and indigenous cultural beliefs in the Blue and John Crow Mountains of Jamaica in her talk. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015 the site is still threatened by illegal deforestation, water pollution, and poaching. […]

Robert Chauca

Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies 2018 Rothman Faculty Summer Fellow Dr. Chauca received a Rothman Faculty Summer Fellowship to finish conducting research for my current book project titled “Missionary Polemics and the Making of Early Modern Amazonian Knowledge”, which is under contract with Routledge’s Studies in Global Latin America Series. Thanks to the Rothman […]

Margaret Butler

School of Music 2018 Rothman Faculty Summer Fellow Dr. Butler received a Rothman Faculty Summer Fellowship for her  project titled “The Operatic Prima Donna and Celebrity Culture.” She traveled to the Newberry Library in  Chicago, IL for archival research to consult the Howard Mayer Brown Collection of opera librettos, the rich holdings of manuscript musical […]

Jessica Harland-Jacobs

Department of History 2018 Rothman Faculty Summer Fellow Dr. Harland-Jacobs received a Rothman Faculty Summer Fellowship for her  project titled “The Catholic Question and the British Empire, 1710s-1830s.” She used the funds to write the last chapter of the manuscript, and put the entire first draft of the book through a final revision before submitting. Harland-Jacobs’ […]

Vassiliki (Betty) Smocovitis

Departments of Biology and History 2018 Rothman Faculty Summer Fellow Dr. Smocovitis received a Rothman Faculty Summer Fellowship for her project titled “Masuo Kodani, Genetics, and the Japanese American Experience.” She used the funds to travel to archival collections in Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay area in completion of the final phase of research.

Bryce Henson

Center for African American Studies 2018 Rothman Faculty Summer Fellow Dr. Henson received a Rothman Faculty Summer Fellowship for his project titled “Race, Gender, and Bahian Hip-Hop Cultures.” He used the funds for fieldwork in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. Examining the “diaspora from below” Henson looks at how Bahian hip-hop cultures are created by people in […]