OHC announces 2019–20 faculty fellows cohort

Research Fellowships

The Oregon Humanities Center’s Faculty Research Fellowship program identifies, fosters, and promotes innovative and important humanities research produced by UO faculty. Faculty Research Fellowships provide faculty a term free of teaching to pursue full-time research. Fellows share their research with the community in Work-in-Progress talks as well as in off-campus public presentations.

Roy Chan, East Asian Languages and Literatures. “A Reflection of Sovereignty: Transnational Figurations and Global Forms in Modern Chinese and Russian Literatures” (Spring 2020) Ernest G. Moll Research Fellowship in Literary Studies

Brent Dawson, English. “Worldly Muck: The Matter of Universality in English Renaissance Literature” (Fall 2019) Ernest G. Moll Research Fellowship in Literary Studies

Maria Fernanda Escallón, Anthropology. “Excluded: Black Cultural Heritage and the Politics of Diversity in Columbia” (Fall 2019) VPRI Completion Fellowship

Alisa Freedman, EALL and Asian Studies. “Remembering the Mothers of Japanese Studies,” chapter of a new book, Cold-War Co-Eds to Pioneering Professors: The Forgotten Study of Japanese Women Who Studied in the United States (Fall 2019) Provost’s Senior Humanist Fellowship

Sangita Gopal, Cinema Studies. “Dramedy Queen: Intermediality and Genre” (Fall 2019)

David M. Luebke, History. “Cohabitations: Sharing Churches after the Reformation” (Fall 2019) Provost’s Senior Humanist Fellowship

Lindsey Anne Mazurek, History. “Embodying Isis: Egyptian Religion and the Negotiation of Greekness” (Spring 2020)

Nicolae Morar, Philosophy and Environmental Studies. “Individuals, Ecosystems, and Human Agency in Environmental Ethics” (Spring 2020)

Michael Malek Najjar, Theatre Arts. “Middle Eastern American Theatre” (Winter 2020) Ernest G. Moll Research Fellowship in Literary Studies

Judith Raiskin, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. “Eugene Lesbian Oral History Project” (Winter 2020)

Stephen Rodgers, Music Theory. “Twilight Tonality and Open Endings: Harmonic Ingenuity in the Songs of Fanny Hensel” (Fall 2019) VPRI Completion Fellowship


Debra Thompson, Political Science. “Black Lives Matter and the Limits of American Exceptionalism” (Winter 2020)

Jenny Lin, History of Art and Architecture. “A New Silk Road: The Global Art/Fashion System” (Spring 2020)

Katya Hokanson, Comparative Literature and REEES. “Engendering the Great Game: Russian Women Travel Writers in Central Asia and India” (Spring 2020)

Deborah A. Green, Religious Studies. “A Rose among the Brambles, Fruit of the Wild Vine: Gardens in Ancient Jewish Interpretation” (Spring 2020)

Kaori Idemaru, EALL. “Osaka dialect as a semiotic clue: Affective fathers speak (fake) Osaka dialect” (Fall 2019)

Teaching Fellowships

The OHC encourages the development of innovative undergraduate courses in the humanities through its Teaching Fellowship program. These courses enrich the undergraduate curriculum, invigorate faculty, and give students the benefit of fresh ideas and approaches.

Diana Garvin, Romance Languages. RL 400 “Fascism and Neo-Fascism” (Spring 2020) Wulf Professorship in the Humanities

David Meek, International Studies. INT 199 “Human Well-Being: Environment, Health, Education, Food” (Spring 2020)

Fabienne Moore, Romance Languages. FR 460 “Law and Empire of the Seas” (Winter 2020) Coleman-Guitteau Professorship in the Humanities


Ryan Tucker Jones, History. HIST 415 “Environmental History of the Pacific Ocean” (Spring 2020)

Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, Romance Languages. SPAN 399 “Children’s Literature for the Bilingual Classroom” (Fall 2019)

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