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Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellows


The Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars support scholars in the humanities and social sciences in the crucial years immediately following the granting of tenure, and provide potential leaders in their fields with the resources to pursue long-term, unusually ambitious projects.

The Burkhardt Fellowships are generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. They are named for Frederick Burkhardt, president emeritus of ACLS, whose decades of work on The Correspondence of Charles Darwin constitute a signal example of dedication to a demanding and ambitious scholarly enterprise.

Read more about this fellowship program.

Please note: affiliations shown are as of time of award. Please click on fellows' names for current information.

Helena de Bres
Helena de Bres|Abstract

Associate Professor, Philosophy, Wellesley College - The Story of My Life: Personal Narration, Meaning in Life, and Literary Nonfiction
For residence at the Department of Philosophy at Stanford University during academic year 2019-2020

Victoria Langland
Victoria Langland|Abstract

Associate Professor, History and Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - From Wet Nurses to Milk Banks: A History of Breastfeeding in Brazil
For residence at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress during academic year 2018-2019

Solsiree del Moral
Solsiree del Moral|Abstract

Associate Professor, American Studies and Black Studies, Amherst College - Street Children, Crime, and Punishment in Puerto Rico, 1940-1965
For residence at the Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean & Latin American Studies at the University of Connecticut during academic year 2018-2019

Melissa Y. Mueller
Melissa Y. Mueller|Abstract

Associate Professor, Classics, University of Massachusetts Amherst - Sappho and Homer: A Reparative Reading
For residence at the National Humanities Center during academic year 2019-2020

Katherine Epstein
Katherine Epstein|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Rutgers University-Camden - State Secrets: Computers, Defense Contracting, and the Origins of the National-Security State
For residence at the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies during academic year 2018-2019

Christine M. Philliou
Christine M. Philliou|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of California, Berkeley - The Many Deaths of the Ottoman Empire, 1800-2017
For residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences during academic year 2019-2020

Paul Fyfe
Paul Fyfe|Abstract

Associate Professor, English, North Carolina State University - The Age of Transmission: From Victorian Media Cultures to the Digital Humanities
For residence at the National Humanities Center during academic year 2018-2019

Omar Rivera
Omar Rivera|Abstract

Associate Professor, Philosophy, Southwestern University - Stonelight: Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, and Architecture from Nuestra América
For residence at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at the University of Texas, Austin during academic year 2018-2019

Lily Geismer
Lily Geismer|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Claremont McKenna College - Doing Good: Public Policy and the Market from the Great Society to the Clinton Foundation
For residence at the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at the University of California, Los Angeles during academic year tbd (either 2019-20 or 2020-21

Lorelle Semley
Lorelle Semley|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, College of the Holy Cross - Bordeaux, Forgotten Black Metropolis
For residence at the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration at Yale University during academic year 2020-2021

Malick W. Ghachem
Malick W. Ghachem|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - In the Name of the Colony: The Revolt against the Indies Company in Haiti, 1720-1725
For residence at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study during academic year 2018-2019

Mitra Sharafi
Mitra Sharafi|Abstract

Associate Professor, Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Fear of the False: Forensic Science in Colonial India
For residence at the National Humanities Center during academic year 2020-2021

Victor Goldgel Carballo
Victor Goldgel Carballo|Abstract

Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Passing as Open Secret: Race and Fictions of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Cuba
For residence at the National Humanities Center during academic year 2019-2020

Robyn C. Spencer
Robyn C. Spencer|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, City University of New York, Lehman College - To Build the World Anew: Black Liberation Politics and the Movement against the Vietnam War, 1950-1975
For residence at the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science during academic year 2020-2021

Katherine Grandjean
Katherine Grandjean|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Wellesley College - In the Kingdom of Devils: The Harpe Murders and the Legacies of the American Revolution
For residence at the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute during academic year 2018-2019

Jennifer Utrata
Jennifer Utrata|Abstract

Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, University of Puget Sound - Carework’s “Third Shift”: Grandparental Support and Family Inequality
For residence at the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology at the University of Washington, Seattle during academic year 2018-2019

Udi Greenberg
Udi Greenberg|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Dartmouth College - Religious Pluralism in the Age of Violence: Catholics and Protestants in Twentieth-Century Europe
For residence at the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion at the University of California, Berkeley during academic year 2019-2020

Louise E. Walker
Louise E. Walker|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Northeastern University - Economic Woes: Debt and the Ethics of Capitalism in Modern Mexico
For residence during academic year 2019-2020

Heather Hurst
Heather Hurst|Abstract

Associate Professor, Anthropology, Skidmore College - IDEAS in Cultural Heritage: Preserving Maya Murals through Imaging, Documentation, Education, Access, and Sustainability
For residence at the Department of Anthropology at Yale University during academic year 2018-2019