Current Scholars-in-Residence | Newberry

Current Scholars-in-Residence

2022-23 Academic Year

Christopher Allison
Dominican University
Sacred Space in the Early American Midwest

Priscilla Archibald
Roosevelt University
Symphonic America: Hemispheric Collaborations and the Politics of Transamerican Literary Exchange

Lydia Barnett
Northwestern University
The Work of Science: Gender, Labor, and Environment in Early Modern Europe

James Barrett
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Chicago: A Peoples’ History

Karen Barzman
Binghamton University
Government Mapping in Early Modern Venice & the Origins of GIS

Jamie Bolker
Independent Scholar
Before GPS: Wayfinding in Early America

Anston Lawrence Bosman
Amherst College
Trans-Indigenous Shakespeare: Native Takeovers in Translation and Performance

Melissa Bradshaw
Loyola University Chicago
Amy Lowell Letters Project

William Brooks
University of Illinois
Sheet music, 1880-1920

Dana Brown
Roosevelt University
The Sauer Approach to Piano Playing: structural and harmonic principles of music, as defined through the various suspended and weighted arm techniques

Julia Buck
Independent Scholar
Chicago Brickwork: Materials, Labor, and Industrialists in the Making of the Second City

Salvatore Calomino
University of Wisconsin Madison
Anna Bahr-Mildenburg: Annotated Translation of her Memoirs; Critical Reassessment of the operas of Christoph Willibald von Gluck

Federica Caneparo
University of Chicago
Painting Ovid in Italian:
 Anguillara’s Translation of the Metamorphoses and its Impact on the Visual Arts

Alex Chavez
University of Notre Dame
Audible City: Urban Cultural History, Latinx Chicago, and the Sonic Commons

Ronald Corthell
Purdue University Northwest
Robert Southwell and Catholic Melancholy

Delia Cosentino
DePaul University
Resurrecting Tenochtitlan: Imagining the Aztec Capital in Modern Mexico City

Penelope Dean
University of Illinois at Chicago
Game Plans Strategic Design and Positioning Methods in Chicago, 1970–

Diane Dillon
Independent Scholar
Visual Culture of the 1893 World’s Fair

Roger Ferlo
Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation
Shakespeare Studies and the Turn to Religion

Allyson Field
University of Chicago
Minstrelsy-Vaudeville-Cinema

Kelly Fleming
Kenyon College
Ornaments of Influence: Fashion Accessories and the Work of Politics in Eighteenth-Century British Literature

Stephen Foster
Northern Illinois University
New England in the British Empire: Religion, Politics, and Society, 1690-1750

Lisa Freeman
University of Illinois at Chicago
Contemporary Playwrights of Color and the Canonical Stage: Metaphors and Materialities

Ginger Frere
Independent Scholar
Chicago Before the Great Fire

Timothy Gilfoyle
Loyola University Chicago
Singer’s Invention, Inventing Singer: Isaac Merritt Singer, Edward Clark and the Creation of the Sewing Machine and the Corporation That Made Them

Shawn Gillen
Beloit College
“Kilroy was Here”: James T. Farrell’s and Richard Wright’s Washington Park”

Adam Goodman
University of Illinois at Chicago
Made in América: The Origins of the Central American Refugee Crisis

Elliott Gorn
Loyola University Chicago
Colma: San Francisco’s Necropolis

Katherine Gustafson
Indiana University Northwest
Novel Marketing, Novel Writing, and the Development of the Adolescent, 1740-1815

Katie Hickerson
University of Chicago
Mortal Struggles: Death and Empire in the Nile Valley, 1850-1925

Frederick Hoxie
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Settler Colonialism in Hawai’i

Sarah Kernan
Independent Scholar
Creating Cookbooks: Networks of Recipe Readers and Writers in England, 1300–1700

Thomas Kernan
Roosevelt University
The Great Emancipator/The Great Commoner: Music, Memory, and the Changing Lincoln Repertoire

Robert Ketterer
The University of Iowa
Classical Reception in 17th- and 18th- Opera and Song

Ann Kuzdale
Independent Scholar
Opera Omnia and Patristic Authority 16th-18th Centuries

Angela Latham
Governors State University
Finding Gloria

Julia Lieblich
University of Southern California
The Divine Majority: Women Religious Leaders Changing the World

Ruth Lopez
Independent Scholar
Miss Jennie Curtis

Debra Mancoff
Independent Scholar
Looking at Fashion: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques and How Art Is Made

Andrew Mattison
University of Toledo
Renaissance Literary Forms and the Reading Stranger

Rowena McClinton
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Cherokee leader Chuquileatague or Doublehead (c.1744-1807): His Odyssey from Warrior to Diplomat to Pariah

Mark McGarvie
Independent Scholar
The Militia and the Second Amendment

Christopher McKee
Grinnell College
Are You Prepared to Appear before the Dread Tribunal? Death, Sin, and Religious Faith on the Navy’s Lower Deck

Jennifer McNutt
Wheaton College
The Bible for Refugees: A History of the Early Modern French Protestant Bible, 1535-1805

Omar McRoberts
University of Chicago
Black Public Religion and Social Welfare Policy Since the New Deal

Walter Melion
Emory University
Praying through Prints: Affective Piety and Image-Based Devotion in Dutch and Flemish Prayerbooks, 1480-1680

Francesca Morgan
Northeastern Illinois University
Nation of Descendants: Genealogy and the Self in U.S. History

Peter Nekola
Imago Mundi, International Journal for the History of Cartography
Redrawing the World: Maps and Legacies of 1919

Kirk Nickel
Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University
The Enigmatic Image in Renaissance Brescia

Brian O’Camb
Indiana University Northwest
Scribes, Proverbs, and the Framing of Early English Poetry

Emmanuel Ortega
University of Illinois Chicago
Visualizing Franciscan Anxiety and the Distortion of Native Resistance: The Domesticating Mission

Ozgul Ozdemir
Stanford University
Slavery and Abolition in the Nineteenth-Century Red Sea

Teresa Prados-Torreira
Columbia College
The Price of Laughter: Art Young’s Dilemmas

Sheryl Reiss
Independent Scholar
Taxonomies of Women’s Patronage in Early Modern Italy: Historiographic Reflections and New Directions/A Portrait OF A Medici Maecenas: Giulio de’ Medici (Pope Clement VII) as Patron of Art/Reconsidering Raphael

Jason Rosenholtz-Witt
Independent Scholar
Music and Crisis at Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo during the Turbulent 1620s

Alicia Schatteman
Northern Illinois University
Betwixt and Between: Lea Demarest Taylor and the Chicago Commons Settlement House

Eleanor Schneider
Independent Scholar
Reforming Boys: the dissolution of the Grammar Schools and the English Reformation

Elizabeth Shermer
Loyola University Chicago
The Business of Education

Jeffrey Sklansky
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Reconstruction of Land Ownership on America’s Middle Border, 1850-1900

Samantha Smith
Michigan State University
Nightlife in Chicago and Las Vegas

Tim Soriano
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Royal Navy, Legal Pluralism, and Authority in Sierra Leone 1785-1820

David Spatz
Independent Scholar
Expressway Building and the Transformation of Metropolitan Chicago

Richard Squibbs
DePaul University
Antagonizing the Novel: Picaresque, Comic Fiction, and the Origins of the Bildungsroman

Joseph Stadolnik
Independent Scholar
The Unsettled Life of Duarte Brandão

Neil Steinberg
University of Chicago Press
Every Goddamn Day: A Highly Selective, Definitely Opinionated, and Alternatingly Heartbreaking and Humorous Historical Tour of Chicago

Jane Stevens
Illinois State Museum
Historical and Contemporary Native Art

Marin Sullivan
Independent Scholar
Modern Maker: Edgar Miller in Chicago

Ryan Taycher
Roosevelt University
The Foundation of Discant: Structure and Ornament in Medieval Polyphony

Andrew Trees
Roosevelt University
Forgotten Founders: Five lost stories that changed America

Emily E. LB. Twarog
University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign
Hands Off: A History of Sexual Harassment Resistance in the US Service Sector

Mara Wade
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Emblems & Empire

Robert Williams
Independent Scholar
History of Teaching Calligraphy

Samuel H. Williamson
Miami University and MeasuringWorth
Measuring the relative worth of things in the past

James Zychowicz
A-R Editions, Inc.
Reassessing the Reception of Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss