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.
Art History // 2016–2018
John R. Blakinger will receive his Ph.D. in Art History from Stanford University in June 2016. 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.
Philosophy // 2016–2017
Bihui Li received his Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Li’s dissertation, Moving Beyond “Theory T”: The Case of Quantum Field Theory, investigates central questions about the contribution of mathematics to the content of a physical theory.
Spanish and Portuguese // 2016–2017
Ronald Mendoza-de Jesús received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Emory University. His graduate work was supported by fellowships from the Woodruff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), and the Ford Foundation.
Slavic Languages and Literatures // 2016–2018
Emily Wang received her PhD from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University in 2016. Her research focuses on Russian literature from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as affect and postcolonial theory.
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.