CHR Affiliate Research News

News and Achievements from CHR Research Affiliates

including CHR Residential Fellows and CHR Summer Funding Awardees


Jacqueline Burek (Spring 2022 Faculty Fellow) will publish (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. Details here.

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.

Sam Lebovic (Spring 2021 Faculty Fellow) published a book, A Righteous Smokescreen: Postwar America and the Politics of Cultural Globalization.

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

Book Chapters

Kevin Flanagan (Summer 2021 Funding Awardee) will publish 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


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.

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."


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 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.

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) presented this summer (July 5, 2022) at her annual field conference, the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds (UK). The title of her talk was "Poeticising the Past in Robert Mannyng’s Chronicle."

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

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.”

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."

Interviews and Popular Press

Sam Lebovic (Spring 2021 Faculty Fellow) was recently interviewed on NPR about his forthcoming book on the espionage act: