Research, Achievements, Outcomes



Jacqueline Burek (Spring 2022 Faculty Fellow) published (Jan. 2023) a book that she finished revising in the first month of her fellowship. It is entitled Literary Variety and the Writing of History in Britain's Long Twelfth Century




Michael P. Gilmore (2023 Summer Funding Awardee) is finishing co-authoring his book with Andrew Wingfield, River of Resistance: Fighting for Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice in the Peruvian Amazon. The book is under contract with University of Georgia Press. 



Niklas Hultin (Spring 2021 Faculty Fellow) has a new book in press: Domestic Gun Control and International Small Arms Control in Africa. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.




Samuel Clowes Huneke (Fall 2022 Faculty Fellow) secured an advance contract for his book on lesbian women in Nazi Germany with Aevo-UTP, the trade imprint of University of Toronto Press. The book is currently slated to appear in 2025.  



Sam Lebovic (Spring 2021 Faculty Fellow) published A Righteous Smokescreen: Postwar America and the Politics of Cultural Globalization and State of Silence: The Espionage Act and the Rise of America's Secrecy Regime





Huwy-min Lucia Liu (Summer 2021 Funding Awardee) published her book, Governing Death, Making Persons The New Chinese Way of Death.




Vanessa Schulman (Fall 2021 Faculty Fellow) has a forthcoming book, Art During Wartime: Painting Everyday Life in the Civil War North, with the University of Massachusetts Press. 

Book Chapters

Kevin Flanagan (Summer 2021 Funding Awardee) published a book chapter, "Paternalism, Bohemianism, and the X Certificate: The Party’s Over (1965) and the Pre-Swinging Set," in Adult Themes: British Cinema and the “X” Rating, 1958-1972, eds. Benjamin Halligan, Anne Etienne and Christopher Weedman (London: Bloomsbury, 2023).

He has also had an essay published in a book. “Adapting Monstrous Creation: Lisztomania (1975) and Gothic (1986) as Gothic Mash-Ups” was published in the book Gothic Mash-Ups: Hybridity, Appropriation, and Intertextuality, ed. Natalie Neill (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2022). 21-36

Ted Kinnaman (Fall 2022 Faculty Fellow) was invited to publish “Kant on Aesthetic Normativity" in a forthcoming volume of Rethinking Kant.



Rashmi Sadana (Spring 2023 Faculty Fellow) published her chapter, “From Literary Field to Instagram Feed: Ethnographies of Reading in Delhi,” in The Ethnography of Reading at Thirty. Ed. Matthew Rosen (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023).




Pavithra Suresh (Fall 2022 Student Fellow) has forthcoming section in both The Routledge International Handbook of Disability Human Rights Hierarchies (2024) and one in A Media Anthropology of India (Routledge, 2024 or 2025)



Margaret Zeddies (Fall 2022 Student Fellow) co-authored a forthcoming piece on "Neoliberalism" for the Encyclopedia of Political Sociology from Edward Elgar Publishing.

Amy X. Zhang (2023 Summer Doctoral Fellow) will publish her forthcoming chapter, “Hybrid But Unequal: Three Museums Negotiating the Display of Islamic Art,” in Cultural Identities in a Global World: Reframing Cultural Hybridity, edited by Roeland Goorts, Smadar Lavie, and Laura Popa (Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, forthcoming). 


Emily Brennan-Moran (Spring 2022 Faculty Fellow) recently published a piece in Text and Performance Quarterly that she worked on during her fellowship semester. It’s available online here.

Jo-Marie Burt (Fall 2022 Faculty Fellow) published "Peru’s Political Crisis is Reawakening Echoes of Its Civil Conflict," in World Politics Review in February 2023. 

Michael P. Gilmore (2023 Summer Funding Awardee) will soon co-publish his article with Andrew Wingfield, "Connections and its Consequences: Fighting a Road to Ruin in the Peruvian Amazon" in Places journal.  

Niklas Hultin (Spring 2021 Faculty Fellow) published a new journal article: “Information as an Arena of Contestation in Post-Independence Gambia” in Gambian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Nathaniel Greenberg (Spring 2021 Faculty Fellow, Steering Committee Member) has a new article out in the International Journal of Communication entitled, “American Spring: How Russian State Media Translate American Protests for an Arab Audience.” Read it here.

He also published the following article: “Narrative Warfare in the New Middle East: The Libyan Dialect.” Journal of Middle East Politics and Policy. Harvard Kennedy School. 2022. Read here.

Sam Lebovic (Spring 2021 Faculty Fellow) completed revisions and resubmission of an article (published in fall 2021):"The Conservative Press and the Interwar Origins of First Amendment Lochnerism."

  • Has a forthcoming article in Presidential Studies Quarterly on "Rethinking the Origins of National Security Classification."

Samaine Lockwood (Spring 2022 Faculty Fellow) published her article "Ann Petry's Rewriting of New England" in MELUS.  

Levi Van Sant's (Spring 2023 Faculty Fellow) work, "Trustees of (Public) Reservations? US Land Trusts and Neoliberalism as Bricolage," is under review with Annals of the American Association of Geographers.

Job Placements

Ashley Gaddy (Spring 2021 Student Fellow) became the founder and head consultant of Ashley Gaddy Enterprises

Christina Riley (Fall 2021 Student Fellow) accepted a full-time position as Instructor in American University's Department of Critical Race, Gender & Cultural Studies

Greta Swain (Spring 2022 Student Fellow) accepted a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, starting in August 2023. During the postdoc, she will have the chance to collaborate on CPH’s digital and public history initiatives such as The Past, The Promise, The Presidency podcast and oral history interviews for their Collective Memory Project. She will also work on her book manuscript, expand her digital dissertation website, and teach a digital history class in SMU’s history department.

David Zeglen (Spring 2022 Student Fellow) accepted a full-time position as Lecturer for the Program in International and Comparative Studies at the University of Michigan's International Institute

External Grants & Fellowships 

Jo-Marie Burt (Fall 2022 Faculty Fellow) was invited by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) to be a visiting professor for a week in October 2022 in Lima, Peru. She delivered a keynote speech at the PUCP entitled, “The Legacy of the Fujimori Government.” She also gave a guest lecture at the annual conference of prosecutors and judges organized by the Institute of Democracy and Human Rights at the PUCP on transitional justice in Latin America and participated in a series of other academic activities. 

  • As Senior Fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), Jo-Marie Burt took the lead on Peru advocacy work in the aftermath of the failed December 7, 2022 self-coup by then-president Pedro Castillo and the political and human rights crisis that ensued. As part of this work, she met with senior officials of the Peruvian government and embassy, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Congress, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the United Nations, and Peruvian and international civil society groups, among others, speaking widely to the Peruvian and international press, and writing congressional briefs, op-eds, and commentaries on the unfolding situation. 
  • Was awarded a $60,000 NEH fellowship to further her research for a book she will write that examines four war crimes trials that took place in Guatemala between 2013 and 2022.

Samuel Clowes Huneke (Fall 2022 Faculty Fellow) was awarded a Sharon Abramson Research Grant from the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University.

Yasemin Ipek (Fall 2021 Faculty Fellow) has been awarded a Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Wenner-Gren Foundation, which supports early career anthropologists completing significant works of scholarship in anthropology. As a Hunt Postdoctoral Scholar, she will complete her book manuscript "Crisiswork: Activism, Class-Making, and Bounded Futures in Lebanon."

Sam Lebovic (Spring 2021 Faculty Fellow) has been invited to be a visiting research scholar for the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. Previously, he was awarded a NEH Public Scholars grant for his project, "A History of the Espionage Act." Learn more here and find a full list of this year's recipients here.

Samaine Lockwood (Spring 2022 Faculty Fellow) was awarded a short-term fellowship from the New York Public Library to conduct research at the Schomburg Center for her book-in-progress, "Tituba: The History of an American Cultural Figure," which she conceptualized during her time as a CHR fellow.  


Yevette Richards (Spring 2022 Faculty Fellow) was awarded a prestigious and highly competitive fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of her project, “The Intimacy of Racial Violence in Northern Louisiana: Tracing Terror through Family Networks,” which she began as a CHR fellow. 


Conference Activities (including Presentations and Keynotes)

Tawnya Azar (Summer 2021 Funding Awardee) recently chaired a Digital Literary Culture panel at Northeast MLA 2022. A special collection or an edited book are planned.

Jacqueline Burek (Spring 2022 Faculty Fellow) gave a talk at the Contesting Authenticity in Literature, 1200-1700 conference through the Senate House, University of London, based on her second book project that she began during her fellowship entitled “King Harold Lives! Alternate History in the Vita Haroldi.

Jo-Marie Burt (Fall 2022 Faculty Fellow) was invited to speak at the first annual conference of the Coalition for Academic Freedom in the Americas in Monterrey, Mexico, in November 2022.

  • Was invited to participate in a closed-door workshop organized by Latin American human rights organizations focusing on the search for justice for victims of enforced disappearance in Mexico City, Mexico, in November 2022.  
  • Delivered keynote lecture entitled “How Latin America is Reckoning with its Violent Past: The Cases of Peru and Guatemala” at New Mexico State University on March 29, 2023.
  • Guest lectured on transitional justice in Guatemala at the University of Connecticut on April 12, 2023.  

Laura Fretwell (Fall 2023 Student Fellow) presented part of her research at Virginia's Chimborazo Park for the special event, "Buried Histories at Chimborazo Park." The presentation was sponsored by the National Park Service's Richmond National Battlefield Park. 

Laura also presented her work at the Southern Historical Association Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 12, 2023. The paper was titled “Construction and Destruction: Forgetting the Freed for the ‘Park and the People’ and was part of a panel on “Placemaking: Violence, Remembrance and the Urban South.” 

Nathaniel Greenberg (Spring 2021 Faculty Fellow and Steering Committee Member) shares the following recent highlights:

Niklas Hultin (Spring 2021 Faculty Fellow) gave the following presentations, all of which drew upon the work he did as a CHR fellow:

  • “From Marbles to Papers: ‘Pragmatism,’ Post-Colonial Identity, and the Gains of Democracy in The Gambia’s Electoral System,” Society for the Social Study of Science (4s), Toronto, Canada
  • “Senegal, The Gambia, and the African Human Rights System: Evaluating liberalism as a post-colonial identity and the realpolitik of human rights claims,” African Studies Association Annual Meeting
  • “Rhetorics of ‘Mandingoization’: Public oral denunciations of ‘tribalism’ in the ‘New’ Gambia,” Mande Studies Association Conference, Uppsala, Sweden

Samuel Clowes Huneke (Fall 2022 Faculty Fellow) was invited to give a virtual talk regarding his project on queer women in Nazi Germany at the Centre for Gender, Identity & Subjectivity at Oxford University in January 2023.  

Ted Kinnaman (Fall 2022 Faculty Fellow) presented a paper, "Hamann's Metacritique of Kant," at a conference on "Driving Ideas of the German Enlightenment" at the University of Bucharest (Romania) in November 2022. 

  • Presented “Kant on Aesthetic Normativity” at APA Central in February 2023 and “Kant on Normativity in Art” at Belgrade Workshop on Normativity in Art in October 2023. 
  • Will present his paper "Kant's Problem with Natural Language," which he researched as a CHR fellow, at the 14'th International Kant Congress in Bonn, Germany in September 2024.

Samaine Lockwood (Spring 2022 Faculty Fellow) presented a conference paper on Ann Petry's Tituba at the Northeast Modern Language Association, and co-chaired the panel.

She also delivered the keynote at the annual conference of the European Group on Nineteenth-Century Women Writers. This address, entitled "Colonial Past, White Feminist Future: Mary Wilkins Freeman’s Giles Corey, Yeoman," was drafted during her time as a CHR fellow.

Michael Malouf (Fall 2021 Faculty Fellow) presented a paper entitled "Laws of Transition: Legalism and Environmental Justice in Petrocultural Time" at a conference, Petrocultures 2022: Transformations, in Stavanger, Norway (Aug 24-27, 2022).

Brian Platt (Fall 2021 Faculty Fellow) gave an invited lecture, “Tomb Hunting and Antiquarian Thought in Early Modern Japan,” at Johns Hopkins University (March 14, 2022).

He was also invited to Smith College in March 2022, and presented another paper, “Seeking Order through Artifacts: Archaeology in Early Modern Japan.”

Eric Ross (Fall 2021 student fellow) presented at the Memory Studies Association Annual Conference in Newcastle, UK, in July of 2023 and will be the co-chair of a methodology workshop that is connected to the ideas he developed while at CHR entitled "Analysing Museums’ Memory Work – A Methodologies Workshop."

Catherine Saunders (Summer 2022 Summer Funding Awardee) presented a paper entitled “Church at the Crossroads; Church as Crossroads: Lewinsville Presbyterian Church in the Civil War Era" at the Virginia Forum in Shepherdstown, WV in March 2023.   


Vanessa Schulman (Fall 2021 Faculty Fellow) presented a version of her CHR semester research at the College Art Association annual meeting in spring 2022. The paper was titled "Temporalities of Emancipation: Vincent Colyer's Contraband" and was part of a panel titled "Abolitionist Aesthetics."


Pavithra Suresh (Fall 2022 Student Fellow) presented her work, “Contesting Casteism: Resisting Brahmanical Patriarchy in Diasporic Digital Space,” at the National Women’s Studies Association in November of 2022.   

Greta Swain (Spring 2022 Student Fellow) presented her work “Potomac Bound: A Spatial and Network Analysis of the People Enslaved by George Mason” at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA in January of 2023.  

Levi Van Sant (Spring 2023 Faculty Fellow) was an invited participant in the workshop Land and Water: Rural Resources, Rural Livelihoods, University of Nebraska, and presented a paper on, “Land Claims: Ownership and Class Dynamics in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.” 

  • Was an invited discussant for a session on "Agriculture and the New Deal," at the "Legacies of the New Deal" workshop at the College of William & Mary (October 2023).
  • Co-organized (w/ Madeleine Fairbairn [UCSC]) a session at the 2024 American Association of Geographers Annual conference on "Agrarian-Urban Entanglements: Towards a Right to the Rural?" 

Interviews and Popular Press

Sam Lebovic (Spring 2021 Faculty Fellow) was recently interviewed on NPR about his forthcoming book on the espionage act. As a follow up, Prof. Lebovic gave an interview at Politics and Prose on his new book State of Silence. He has given several additional talks on the book at the National Constitution Center, the Commonwealth Club, and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. State of Silence has also been reviewed by The New Yorker. Prof. Lebovic has also published pieces for general audiences including "The Song and Dance of American Secrecy" in Foreign Policy and "The myth of the lone whistleblower" for The Boston Globe.

Rashmi Sadana (Spring 2023 Faculty Fellow) recently published “Imagining Other Worlds at the India-Pakistan Border” through the digital magazine Sapiens