Oregon Humanities Center names 2019-20 faculty fellows

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The Oregon Humanities Center has announced the recipients of its 2019-20 faculty research and teaching fellowships.

The program is meant to support University of Oregon faculty members in producing research and developing courses in the humanities. Recipients of a faculty research fellowship get a term free of teaching to pursue full-time research, which they are expected to share with the community in talks and public presentations. Teaching fellowship recipients are expected to create or redesign undergraduate humanities courses.

The 2019–20 research fellows are:

Roy Chan, East Asian languages and literatures: “A Reflection of Sovereignty: Transnational Figurations and Global Forms in Modern Chinese and Russian Literatures,” spring 2020, Ernest G. Moll Research Fellowship in Literary Studies.

Brent Dawson, English: “Worldly Muck: The Matter of Universality in English Renaissance Literature,” fall 2019, Ernest G. Moll Research Fellowship in Literary Studies.

Maria Fernanda Escallón, anthropology: “Excluded: Black Cultural Heritage and the Politics of Diversity in Columbia,” fall 2019, VPRI Completion Fellowship.

Alisa Freedman, East Asian languages and literatures and Asian studies: “Remembering the Mothers of Japanese Studies,” chapter of a new book, “Cold-War Co-Eds to Pioneering Professors: The Forgotten Study of Japanese Women Who Studied in the United States,” fall 2019, Provost’s Senior Humanist Fellowship.

Sangita Gopal, cinema studies: “Dramedy Queen: Intermediality and Genre,” fall 2019.

David M. Luebke, history: “Cohabitations: Sharing Churches after the Reformation,” fall 2019, Provost’s Senior Humanist Fellowship.

Lindsey Anne Mazurek, history: “Embodying Isis: Egyptian Religion and the Negotiation of Greekness,” spring 2020.

Nicolae Morar, philosophy and environmental studies: “Individuals, Ecosystems, and Human Agency in Environmental Ethics,” spring 2020.

Michael Malek Najjar, theater arts: “Middle Eastern American Theatre,” winter 2020.

Judith Raiskin, women’s, gender, and sexuality studies: “Eugene Lesbian Oral History Project,” winter 2020.

Stephen Rodgers, music theory: “Twilight Tonality and Open Endings: Harmonic Ingenuity in the Songs of Fanny Hensel,” fall 2019, VPRI Completion Fellowship.


Debra Thompson, political science: “Black Lives Matter and the Limits of American Exceptionalism,” winter 2020.

Jenny Lin, history of art and architecture: “A New Silk Road: The Global Art/Fashion System,” spring 2020.

Katya Hokanson, comparative literature and Russian, East European and Eurasian studies: “Engendering the Great Game: Russian Women Travel Writers in Central Asia and India,” spring 2020.

Deborah A. Green, religious studies: “A Rose among the Brambles, Fruit of the Wild Vine: Gardens in Ancient Jewish Interpretation,” spring 2020.

Kaori Idemaru, East Asian languages and literatures: “Osaka dialect as a semiotic clue: Affective fathers speak (fake) Osaka dialect,” fall 2019.

The 2019–20 teaching fellows are:

Diana Garvin, romance languages: RL 400 Fascism and Neo-Fascism, spring 2020, Wulf Professorship in the Humanities.

David Meek, international studies: INT 199 Human Well-Being: Environment, Health, Education, Food, spring 2020.

Fabienne Moore, romance languages: FR 460 Law and Empire of the Seas, winter 2020, Coleman-Guitteau Professorship in the Humanities.


Ryan Tucker Jones, history: HIST 415 Environmental History of the Pacific Ocean, spring 2020.

Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, romance languages: SPAN 399 Children’s Literature for the Bilingual Classroom, fall 2019.