Post-Doctoral Fellows

Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows

In December 2009, IPRH was awarded a $1.25 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support post-doctoral fellowships in the humanities; in fall 2010, IPRH welcomed the first two Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Humanities. The Mellon grant will provide funding for post-doctoral fellowship awards through 2015-16.


  • Nili Belkind
    Music in Conflict: Palestine, Israel and the Politics of Cultural Production


  • Chunghao Pio Kuo
    Animal Matters: Epidemic Diseases, Public Hygiene, and Food Safety in China (1700–1900)
  • Jeannie N. Shinozuka
    Biotic Borderlands: Constituting Race in Transnational Public Health and Agriculture, 1880–1945


  • Aaron Carico
    The Free Plantation: Slavery’s Institution in America, 1865–1940
  • Onni Gust
    Pedagogies and Peripheries: the Governess at the Margins of Empire, c.1760-1860


  • Carla Hustak
    Planting Rhythms: Plant Eugenics, Organic Farming, and Experimental Gardens, 1890-1930
  • Ahalya Satkunaratnam
    Feminist Movement: Bharata Natyam Dance Practice After Sri Lanka’s Civil War


  • Karoline Cook
    Forbidden Crossings: Moriscos and Muslims in Spanish America, 1492-1650
  • Duncan Keenan-Jones
    Water, Society and Environment in Ancient Rome and its Hinterland


  • Patricia Goldsworthy-Bishop
    Colonial Negatives: Muslims and Minorities in Colonial Moroccan Photography
  • Kristine Nielsen
    Reframing Memory and the Inglorious Monuments of the Past in Postwar German Cultural Politics

IPRH Post-Doctoral Fellows in Digital Humanities

In 2009-10 and 2010-11, IPRH awarded Digital Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowships in conjunction with the Illinois Informatics Institute.


  • Jeff Drouin
    The Ecclesiastical Proust Archive


  • Kristen C. Uszkalo
    Throwing Bones: A Semi-supervised Classification and GIS-based System for Early Modern Witchcraft Trial Documents

LAS Post-Doctoral Fellows

Between fall 2002 and spring 2007 IPRH awarded 9 external post-doctoral fellowships supported by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


  • Elizabeth B. Boyd
    Southern Beauty: Performing Region on the Feminine Body


  • Erica Lehrer
    “Shoah-business,” Holocaust Culture, and Salvage Ethnography in a Post-Jewish Landscape: An Inquiry into the Ethnic Self after Genocide
  • Robert A. Yelle
    Legal Fictions: Genealogies of Law, Religion, and Rhetoric


  • Becky Conekin
    Taste Matters: A History of the Notion of Taste in 19th and 20th Century Britain and the United States
  • Jonathan R. Moore
    The Devil Went Down to Hoopeston: Pagans, Cornjerkers, and American Identity


  • Lisa Marie Cacho
    Telling Ghost Stories: Knowing Ourselves Through Others’ Historical Hauntings
  • Darren Mulloy
    Violence and the American Militia Movement


  • Elizabeth Duquette
    Successful Conversions: The Problems of Moral Allegiance in Postbellum America
  • Sophia Mihic
    The American South as Ghetto, The Politics of “Race” in the United States as Problem
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