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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.

Read more about this fellowship program.

Please note: affiliations shown are as of time of award. Please click on fellows' names for current information.

Eugene M. Avrutin
Eugene M. Avrutin|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - The Velizh Affair: Ritual Murder in a Russian Border Town

Andrew W. Kahrl
Andrew W. Kahrl|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Marquette University - Lien on Me: Race, Power, and the Property Tax in Twentieth-Century America

James R. Brennan
James R. Brennan|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - From Pan-Africanism to Neo-Liberalism: Oscar Kambona and the Networks of Nationalism and Exile

Susan J. Pearson
Susan J. Pearson|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Northwestern University - Registering Birth: Population and Personhood in American History

Eric J. Bulson|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Little Magazine, World Form

Jessica Rosenfeld
Jessica Rosenfeld|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, Washington University in St. Louis - Envying thy Neighbor: Pleasure, Identity, and Gender in Late Medieval Literature

Allison Busch
Allison Busch|Abstract

Associate Professor, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University - The Poetry of History: Region and Empire in Early Modern Hindi Literature

Samira Sheikh
Samira Sheikh|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Vanderbilt University - Economies of Conversion: Vaishnavism and Religious Change in Early Modern Gujarat, Western India, 1650-1800

Jimena Canales
Jimena Canales|Abstract

Associate Professor, History of Science, Harvard University - Einstein against Bergson: Think Twice

Bradford Skow
Bradford Skow|Abstract

Associate Professor, Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - The Passage of Time

Jessica L. Goldberg
Jessica L. Goldberg|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Pennsylvania - Geographies of Trade and Conceptions of Economic Space: Comparing Genoese and Geniza Merchants in the Twelfth Century

Laura Wittman
Laura Wittman|Abstract

Assistant Professor, French and Italian, Stanford University - Lazarus’ Silence: Near-Death Experiences in Fiction, Science, and Popular Culture