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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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Diana K. Davis
Diana K. Davis|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Geography, University of Texas at Austin - Imperialism and Environmental History in the Middle East

Jennifer Lackey
Jennifer Lackey|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Northern Illinois University - Learning from Words: A Linguistic Approach to the Epistemology of Testimony

Cian Dorr
Cian Dorr|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh - Reality and Quantum Mechanics

Maurice S. Lee
Maurice S. Lee|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, Boston University - Chance, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Omnia El Shakry
Omnia El Shakry|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of California, Davis - Divine Governance: Islam, Modernity, and the Construction of Selfhood in Twentieth Century Egypt

Joseph P. Masco
Joseph P. Masco|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Chicago - The Nuclear Present: Constituting the "WMD" in the War on Terror

Katherine E. Hoffman
Katherine E. Hoffman|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Northwestern University - Mirror of the Soul: Language, Islam, and Law in French Native Policy of Morocco (1912-1956)

Barbara Gail Montero
Barbara Gail Montero|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Philosophy, City University of New York, The Graduate Center - Proprioception and the Poetry of Motion: The Role of Bodily Awareness in Art and Action

Yonglin Jiang
Yonglin Jiang|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Oklahoma State University - Negotiating Justice: Local Adjudication and Social Change in Late Imperial China

Sianne Ngai
Sianne Ngai|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English and American Literature, Stanford University - Poetry in the Expanded Field

Amalia Deborah Kessler
Amalia Deborah Kessler|Abstract

Associate Professor, Law School and History, Stanford University - American Exceptionalism and the Forgotten Tradition of Equity, 1814-1912

Eva M. von Dassow
Eva M. von Dassow|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Classical and Near Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Freedom and Rights in the Ancient Near East