2019–20 Fellows

Faculty Research Fellows

Roy Chan, East Asian Languages and Literatures. “Sovereign Reorientations: 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 Fellows

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)

Dissertation Fellows

Marc Carpenter, History. “Memory and Erasure of Settler Violence in Early Oregon, 1848–1928.” (Spring 2020)

Joshua Kerr, Philosophy. “The Hybris of Plants: Reinterpreting Philosophy Through Vegetal Life.” (Winter 2020)

Jinsu Kim, East Asian Languages and Literatures. “Qi Monistic Vision in Late Imperial Chinese Literature” (Fall 2019)

Holly Roberts, Musicology. “Ecstatic Devotion: Musical Rapture and Erotic Death in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Iconography, Operas, and Oratorios” (Fall 2019)

Alternate Dissertation Fellows

Sheela Bora Hadjivassiliou, Romance Languages. “Reorienting the Utopian Island: Tropes, Toponymy, and Transgression in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Indian Ocean and Caribbean Fictions” (Spring 2020)

Nichelle Frank, History. “Sanitizing History: Problems of Environmental Cleanup and Historic Preservation in Butte, Leadville, and Globe” (Fall 2020)

Ryan Harding, Political Science. “The Method of Leviathan’s Maker: An Intertextual Study of Thomas Hobbes’s Idea and Practice of Science, c. 1640–1658” (Fall 2019)

Palita Chunsaengchan, Comparative Literature. “Competitive Aesthetic Regimes: Intermedial Translations and Early Thai Cinema (1880-1942)” (Winter 2020)

Graduate Research Support Fellows

Hayley Brazier, History. “The Seafloor and the Making of Modern North America”

Marie-Caroline Pons, Linguistics. “A Grammar of Chepang, a Tibeto-Burman Language Spoken in Nepal”

Javier Velasco, Romance Languages. “The Andean City: Spatial Interventions in Peru and Bolivia”

Alternate Graduate Research Support Fellows

Jon Jaramillo, Romance Languages. “Speaking from the Silence and Inner Exile of AIDS”

Paul Showler, Philosophy. “Richard Rorty’s Moral Thought”

Andrew Robbins, School of Journalism and Communication. “Minor Genre, Major Threat: Queer and Punk Histories of The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (1997–2017)”