Upcoming Events

A Thing Apart:
A New History of the Civil Right’s Movement
Fight for Racial Representation, Censorship,
and the NAACP’s Anti-Blackface Campaign

Rhae Lynn Barnes
Postdoctoral Fellow in History and Society of Fellows at USC

 March 23, 2018 | 12:00pm to 2:00pm |
Taper Hall (THH) Room 309k

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Please join us in congratulating John Blakinger, 2016-2018 Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History and Society of Fellows, in his appointment as the Terra Visiting Professor of American Art (2018-2019) at the University of Oxford. To read more about John’s new position, see the University of Oxford’s announcement.

Fellow Spotlight

Christopher Findeisen

English // 2017-2019
Christopher Findeisen’s research centers on American literature and critical theory. Using the academic novel as its point of entry, his current book project–under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press–considers what it means for our culture to imagine higher education as an institution of social equality in an increasingly unequal world.


Jessica Wright

Classics // 2016-2018
Jessica Wright works at the intersection of the history of medicine and religion in late antiquity. Her doctoral dissertation, “Brain and Soul in Late Antiquity,” explores constructions of the brain in Christian texts from the fourth and fifth centuries CE.


Monica Solomon

Philosophy // 2017-2019
Monica Solomon received her Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the Reilly Center and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Her main research is at the intersection between the philosophy of science, metaphysics, and the philosophy of mathematical practice. She is interested in topics in the history of the philosophy of space, time, and gravity research, early modern philosophy, and the ethical and political dimensions of the scientific practice.