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Current Newberry Fellows

2022-23

Newberry Long-Term Fellows

Giovanna Benadusi
Mellon Foundation Fellow
Professor of History, University of South Florida
Local Culture and Local Knowledge in the Last Wills of Early Modern Women

Wendy Castenell
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow
Assistant Professor of Art History, Washington and Lee University
‘Old Kentucky Home’: Nostalgia and Salvage Ethnography in Helen Balfour Morrison’s Kentucky Photographs

Leslie M. Harris
David L. Wagner Distinguished Fellow
Professor of History, Northwestern University
Leaving New Orleans: A Personal Urban History

Ren Heintz
Richard H. Brown/William Lloyd Barber Fellow
Assistant Professor of Literature, California State University, Los Angeles
Queer Attachments: Sex, Desire, and Racism in Early America

Craig Koslofsky
Audrey Lumsden Kouvel Fellow
Professor of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
The Deep Surface: Skin in the Early Modern World, 1450-1750

Naa Oyo A. Kwate
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow
Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Human Ecology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
The Corner Liquor Store in Urban Black America

Marisa Libbon
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow
Associate Professor of Literature, Bard College
The Medieval Rumor Mill: Technology, Labor, and the Circulation of Popular Culture

Emily MacGillvray
Lloyd Lewis Fellow in American History
Assistant Professor of History, Northland College
Navigating the Currents: Indigenous Women, Politics, and Property in the Borderland Great Lakes, 1745 to 1845

Miguel Martinez
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow
Associate Professor of Literature, University of Chicago
Third New World. Colonial Manila and the Global Renaissance

Maria Vittoria Spissu
Assistant Professor (RTDB), European Art History in the Early Modern Age, University of Bologna
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow
Communities of Concord: Building Contentment and Belonging through Emotional Images in Early Modern Europe and Beyond

Miriam Wendling
Richard H. Brown/William Lloyd Barber and Mellon Foundation Fellow
Postdoctoral Scholar in Musicology, KU Leuven
Translating Liturgy: Late Medieval Dutch-language Rubrics for Women’s Communities

Molly G. Yarn
The Monticello College Foundation Fellowship for Women and Mellon Foundation Fellow
Independent Scholar, Literature
Women Printers and the English Book Trade, 1640-1665

Newberry Short-Term Fellows

Carlos Diego Arenas Pacheco
Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium Graduate Student Fellow
PhD Candidate in History, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame
The Otomi translation of a Nahuatl book: a physical and textual analysis of the Otomi Colloquios de la paz y tranquilidad christiana (Ayer MS 1648)

Kate Bellamy
Newberry Short-Term Resident Fellow for Individual Research
Postdoctoral Scholar of Literature, KU Leuven
Bridging the divide: The importance of the Bocabulario Brebe for the history of P’urhepecha

Monica Bravo
John S. Aubrey Fellow
Assistant Professor in Art History, University of Southern California
Silver Pacific: A Material History of Photography and its Minerals, 1840-1890

Tori Bush
Newberry Library-American Society for Environmental History Fellow
PhD Candidate in Literature, Louisiana State University
Post/Colonial Environments: Tracing Eco-Orientalist Legacies within the Contemporary Climate Imagination

Jennifer Comerford
Lawrence Lipking Fellow
PhD Candidate in Literature, Northwestern University
Touching Stories: Hands, Orientation, and Responsibility in Eighteenth-Century British Literature

Nazli Ipek Cora
Charles Montgomery Gray Fellow
Assistant Professor in Literature, Bogazici University
Tracing stories: translation, adaptation, and narration of oriental tales

Ambereen Dadabhoy
Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor of Literature, Harvey Mudd College
The Black Mediterranean: Making Race in the Contact Zone

Danielle Ezor
Anne Jacobson Schutte Fellow
PhD Candidate in Art History, Southern Methodist University
Whiteness at the Dressing Table: Race, Gender, and Materiality in Eighteenth-Century France and the French Caribbean

John Patrick Fetherston
Newberry Library-Jack Miller Center Fellow
PhD Candidate in History, University of Maryland, College Park
“‘Daring to Call for Liquor’: Anglo-American Taverns and the Making of a Black Counterpublic, 1712-1831.”

Anabel Galindo
Frances C. Allen Fellow
Postdoctoral Scholar in History, Arizona State University
Rethinking Yaqui Mobility and Community Formation, 1790-1930.

Soren Hammerschmidt
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow
Assistant Professor of Literature, GateWay Community College
Edmund Curll and the Rise of Professional Author Portraits

Sandra Jackson-Opoku
Historical Fiction Fellow
Independent Writer

In Search of Eulalie Pelletier

Jayne Kinney
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Student Fellow
PhD Candidate in History, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
“The Heart of the Nation”: The Roles of Female Leadership in Mandan and Hidatsa Survivance”

Dimitrios Latsis
Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois Fellow
Assistant Professor of History, University of Alabama
Space and Mind: Library Architecture and Systems for the Classification of Knowledge

Dana Leibsohn
Newberry Short-Term Resident Fellow for Individual Research
Professor of Art History, Smith College
The Outer Banks of Colonialism: An Art History of the Pacific

Yuen-Gen Liang
Arthur and Janet Holzheimer Fellow in the History of Cartography
Associate Professor of History, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
European Conceptions of the “Nearest Overseas”: Northern Africa in the Age of Exploration

Mary Ludwig
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Student Fellow
PhD Candidate in History, University of Las Vegas- Nevada
Incarcerated Nations: Removal and Confinement on Indigenous Lands: Indian Policy, Internment, and Incarceration on the Colorado River Reservation

Emily Martin
Jan and Frank Cicero Fellow
Independent Artist
Navigational Tools for the Willfully Lost

Hana Maruyama
Adele Hast Fellow in American History
Assistant Professor of History, University of Connecticut
What Remains: Japanese American World War II Incarceration in Relation to American Indian Dispossession

Carmela Mattza
Charles Montgomery Gray Fellow
Associate Professor of Literature, Louisiana State University
Isabel Clara Eugenia in Ghent

Kelly McCay
Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium Graduate Student Fellow
PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University
Recasting the Alphabet: The Design and Manufacture of Amended Alphabets in Early Modern England

Andrea Miles
Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois Fellow
PhD Candidate in History, University of Louisville
Black Rebels: African American Revolutionaries from North Carolina During and After the War of Independence

Giovanna Montenegro
Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor of Literature, Binghamton University
The Many Pasts and Futures of Guiana and El Dorado

Linda Mueller
Newberry Short-Term Resident Fellow for Individual Research
PhD Candidate in Art History, Harvard University
Arte-Facts: Drawings as Legal and Juridical Objects in Early Modern Italy

Elizabeth Neary
Charles Montgomery Gray Fellow
PhD Candidate in Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Flawless Family Tree: Rooting Out Heresy and Cultivating Purity in Cartas Ejecturias de Hidalguia

Molli Pauliot
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Student Fellow
PhD Candidate in Anthropology, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Ho-Chunk Black Ash Basketry: A Material Culture Reclamation Challenge

Melissah Pawlikowski
Susan Kelly Power and Helen Hornbeck Tanner Fellow
Assistant Professor in History, Kenyon College
Black Power, Delaware Autonomy: Independence under the Shield of Sovereignty in Indian Country 1770-1810

Ben Pokross
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Student Fellow
PhD Candidate in Literature, Yale University
Writing Anishinaabe History in the Nineteenth Century

Julia Randel
Midwest Modern Language Association Fellows
Associate Professor of Musicology, University of Dayton
Reading Lillian Sommers Billman (1866-1957): The Novels and the Life of a Working Woman

Neil Safier
Newberry Short-Term Resident Fellow for Individual Research
Associate Professor of History, Brown University
Pushing Back the Anthropocene: Technologies of Registration and Historical Ecology in Early Modern Amazonia

Katie Sagal
Associated Colleges of the Midwest/Newberry Fellow
Contingent Faculty in Literature, Cornell College
A Critical Edition of Margaret Cavendish’s Grounds of Natural Philosophy (1668)

Zoe Waldman
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Student Fellow
PhD Candidate in History, University of Michigan
Landscapes of Power: The Meaning of Treaties in Eastern North America, 1750-1790

Niping Yan
Newberry Short-Term Resident Fellow for Individual Research
PhD Candidate in History, University of British Columbia
Chinese Voices in the Spanish Empire (16th to 18th Century)

Eunice Yu
Charles Montgomery Gray Fellow
PhD Candidate in Art History, University of Oxford
A Printing Dynasty in Venice: The Bertelli and Their Networks

Faculty Fellows

Delia Consentino
Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar (NLUS)Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor of History, DePaul University
Inventing Mexico: Maps, Manuscripts, and Materiality, 1521-1921

Emmanuel Ortega
Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar (NLUS) Faculty Fellow
Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Illinois Chicago
Inventing Mexico: Maps, Manuscripts, and Materiality, 1521-1921

Weiss-Brown Publication Subvention Recipients

Melissa Lo
Weiss/Brown Publication Subvention Awardee
Independent Scholar
Skepticism’s Pictures: Figuring Descartes’s Natural Philosophy

Anca-Delia Moldovan
Weiss/Brown Publication Subvention Awardee
Independent Scholar
Illustrating the Year: The Iconography of the Calendar and its Cultural Impact in Early Modern Northern Italy

Giovanna Montenegro
Weiss/Brown Publication Subvention Awardee
Associate Professor of Literature, Binghamton University
German Conquistadors in Venezuela: The Welsers’ Colony, Racialized Capitalism, and Cultural Memory

Bettina Varwig
Weiss/Brown Publication Subvention Awardee
Associate Professor of Musicology, University of Cambridge
An Early Modern Musical Physiology