Religion // 2018–2020
Kathryn Dickason received her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Stanford University. She focuses on Western medieval Christianity (c. 1200-1450), with particular interests in performance, ritual, gender, iconography, French literature, Dante, dance history, aesthetics, and medievalism.
Art History // 2017–2019
Jason Nguyen studies early modern architecture, urbanism, and landscape in Europe and its colonies, with particular interests in the relationship between theory and practice, the impact of science and technology, archeology and antiquarianism, and early modern aesthetic philosophies.
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.
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.