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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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Katharine Breen
Katharine Breen|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, Northwestern University - Engines of Thought: Allegory and Experimentation, 1200-1500

Kevin C. Karnes
Kevin C. Karnes|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Music, Emory University - Wagner, the Arts, and Utopian Visions in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna

Erica F. Brindley
Erica F. Brindley|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History and Religious Studies, Pennsylvania State University - Who Were the Yue (Viet) and Where Did They Go? A Critical Approach to Ethnicity and Culture Change Along China's Ancient Southern Frontier, ~200 BCE - 200 CE

Eugenia Lean
Eugenia Lean|Abstract

Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University - Global Soap, Local Desires: Transnational Circuits of Science and Commerce in Modern China

Elisabeth Camp
Elisabeth Camp|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania - Perspectival Imagination in Perception and Thought

Kate Masur
Kate Masur|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Northwestern University - “In All Things American Citizens”: African Americans and Federal Employment in Post-Emancipation America

Brian DeLay
Brian DeLay|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of California, Berkeley - Shoot the State: The Arms Trade and the Re-creation of the Americas, 1750-1914

Martin Nesvig
Martin Nesvig|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Miami - Hucksters, Orgies, Peyote, and the Devil: Frontier Religion in Colonial Michoacán

Katherine C. Engel
Katherine C. Engel|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Texas A&M University - Breaking Ties: The Redefinition of Protestant Community during the American Revolution

Ekaterina Pravilova
Ekaterina Pravilova|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Princeton University - “Res publicae” in the Imperial State? Property and Power in the Russian Empire, 1860-1917

Eitan P. Fishbane
Eitan P. Fishbane|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Jewish Thought, Jewish Theological Seminary of America - Mystical Drama and Narrative Form: The Literary Craft of the Zohar

Gray Tuttle
Gray Tuttle|Abstract

Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University - Amdo Tibet, Middle Ground between Lhasa and Beijing: Early Modern Institutional and Intellectual Developments, 1578-1878