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Congratulations to our very own faculty fellow, Vittoria di Palma, for receiving the 2016 American Historical Association’s Herbert Baxter Adams award!  Di Palma won the award for her book Wasteland, A History (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2014), a study of early modern English conceptions of hostile territories that aims to serve as a prehistory…

Fellow Spotlight

Emily Wang

Slavic Languages and Literatures // 2016-2018
Emily Wang received her Ph.D. from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University in 2016. Her research focuses on Russian literature (primarily poetry) from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as affect and postcolonial theory.


John R. Blakinger

Art History // 2016-2018
John R. Blakinger received his Ph.D. in Art History from Stanford University. He studies the history, theory, and criticism of modern and contemporary art, with a focus on the intersection of aesthetics and politics with media, design, and visual culture.


Rhae Lynn Barnes

American Studies & Ethnicity // 2016-2018
Rhae Lynn Barnes is a cultural historian who specializes in the history of North America with particular interests in the history of racism, racial formation, gender, sexuality, book history, and representation in popular culture.