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Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellows


The Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships provide advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences with time and resources to pursue their research under optimal conditions. The Ryskamp Fellowships particularly recognize those whose scholarly contributions have advanced their fields and who have well designed and carefully developed plans for new research.

Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships are named for Charles A. Ryskamp, literary scholar, distinguished library and museum director, and long-serving trustee of the Mellon Foundation.

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Amy B. Borovoy
Amy B. Borovoy|Abstract

Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies, Princeton University - Japan Studies and the American Anthropology of the Self

Nadeem J. Z. Hussain
Nadeem J. Z. Hussain|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Stanford University - Norms in Action: Metaethics and the Neo-Kantian Critique

Morten H. Christiansen
Morten H. Christiansen|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Psychology, Cornell University - Creating Language: Towards a Unified Framework for Language Acquisition, Processing, and Evolution

Maki Isaka
Maki Isaka|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Gender and Onnagata: A History, Mechanism, and Labyrinth of Femininity Construction

Lianna Farber
Lianna Farber|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Witness as Proof in Medieval Law

Howard Schweber
Howard Schweber|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Reclaiming Liberalism: Law, Politics, and the Public/Private Divide

Lynn M. Festa
Lynn M. Festa|Abstract

Associate Professor, English and American Literature and Language, Harvard University - The Personality of Things in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Todd D. Shepard
Todd D. Shepard|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Temple University - The Affirmative Action Republic: "Exceptional Promotion" in France (1956-1962) and the Race Question in the Cold War World

Zsuzsanna Gulacsi
Zsuzsanna Gulacsi|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Humanities, Arts, and Religion, Northern Arizona University - Formation of Mediaeval Book Art in West and Central Asia: a Codicological Study of Eastern Christian, Manichaean, and Islamic Illuminated Manuscripts from the Eighth--Twelfth Centuries

Andrew M. Stauffer
Andrew M. Stauffer|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, Boston University - The Troubled Archive of British Literature, 1798-1900

Hunter A. Heyck
Hunter A. Heyck|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History of Science, University of Oklahoma - The Branching Tree: Organization, Process, and Hierarchy in Twentieth-Century Biological and Social Science