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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.

David C. Albertson
David C. Albertson|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Religion, University of Southern California - Figures of the Invisible: Geometrical Icons in Early Modern Christianity

Catherine A. Molineux
Catherine A. Molineux|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Vanderbilt University - African Sovereignty in the British Atlantic World, 1580-1807

Penelope Anderson
Penelope Anderson|Abstract

Associate Professor, English, Indiana University Bloomington - Humanity in Suspension: Gender and International Law in Seventeenth-Century Literature

Andrew Monson
Andrew Monson|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Classics, New York University - The Ancient Tax State: A New Fiscal History of the Hellenistic World

Irus Braverman
Irus Braverman|Abstract

Associate Professor, Law, University of Buffalo, State University of New York - Managing (Wild)Life: Integrating the Management of Nature and Captivity

Sarah Moss
Sarah Moss|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Philosophy, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Epistemology Formalized: A Theory of Degreed Knowledge

Keith L. Camacho
Keith L. Camacho|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles - Indigeneity on Trial: Colonialism, Law, and Punishment in America's Pacific Empire

Ellen Muehlberger
Ellen Muehlberger|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Studies and History, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - The Moment of Reckoning: Death and Violence in Late Ancient Christian Culture

Nergis Erturk
Nergis Erturk|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature, Pennsylvania State University - Communism, Translation, and the Literatures of Revolution

Ramnarayan S. Rawat
Ramnarayan S. Rawat|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Delaware - A New History of Democracy: Dalit Spaces, Printing, and Practices in Twentieth Century North India

Stefanos Nikolaou Geroulanos
Stefanos Nikolaou Geroulanos|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, New York University - The ‘New Man’: Conceptual and Cultural History of a European Fantasy, 1880-1940

Ellen R. Welch
Ellen R. Welch|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Romance Languages, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Spectacles of State: Diplomacy and the Performing Arts in Early Modern France

Jeffrey Edward Green
Jeffrey Edward Green|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania - The Plebeian Addendum to Liberal Democracy