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Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellows


The Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships provide advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences with time and resources to pursue their research under optimal conditions. The Ryskamp Fellowships particularly recognize those whose scholarly contributions have advanced their fields and who have well designed and carefully developed plans for new research.

Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships are named for Charles A. Ryskamp, literary scholar, distinguished library and museum director, and long-serving trustee of the Mellon Foundation.

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Edward G. Baring
Edward G. Baring|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Drew University - Phenomenology: The Making of a Continental Philosophy

Vera A. Keller
Vera A. Keller|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Robert D. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon - Cornelis Drebbel (1572-1633) and the Ambitions of Science

Jessica A. Boon
Jessica A. Boon|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Spanish Passion: Jesus, Mary, and the Jews in the Castilian Religious Imagination, 1480-1540

A. Azfar Moin
A. Azfar Moin|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, University of Texas at Austin - Muslim Kingship and Ritual Violence in Pre-Modern Iran, Central Asia, and India

Nina Sun Eidsheim
Nina Sun Eidsheim|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles - Measuring Race: Listening to Vocal Timbre and Vocality in African-American Music

Alisha Rankin
Alisha Rankin|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Tufts University - The Poison Trials: Antidotes and Experiment in Early Modern Europe

Linford Fisher
Linford Fisher|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Brown University - Land of the Unfree: Indians, Africans, and the World of Colonial Slavery

Ryan T. Skinner
Ryan T. Skinner|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Music, and African American and African Studies, The Ohio State University - Race, Politics, and Performance in Afro-Swedish Public Culture

Leah N. Gordon
Leah N. Gordon|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Education, Stanford University - Contesting Opportunity: "Equal Educational Opportunity" and its Alternatives in Twentieth Century American Social Thought

Rachel Greenwald Smith
Rachel Greenwald Smith|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, Saint Louis University - Compromise Aesthetics: Literature After Experimentalism

Mark Greif
Mark Greif|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Literary Studies, The New School - The Rhetorics of Nonhuman Morality, 1870 to 2010: Life, Beings, and World

Alicia W. Walker
Alicia W. Walker|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History of Art, Bryn Mawr College - Christian Bodies, Pagan Images: Women, Beauty, and Morality in Medieval Byzantium