Oregon Humanities Center names 2022-23 faculty fellows

The Oregon Humanities Center has announced the recipients of its 2022-23 faculty research and teaching fellowships.

The program supports 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.

See the fellowships page of the Oregon Humanities Center website for more details.

Oregon Humanities Center 2022-23 fellowship recipients are:

Faculty Research Fellows  

Faith Barter, Department of English: “Black Pro-Se: Authorship and the Limits of Law in 19th-Century African American Literature,” Ernest G. Moll Research Fellowship in Literary Studies.

Stephanie Clark, Department of English: “A King Must Buy a Wife: Purchase, Ownership, and Personhood in Early Medieval England,” Ernest G. Moll Research Fellowship in Literary Studies.

Spike Gildea, Department of Linguistics: “Ideophones in Werikyana and Other Cariban Languages.” 

Solmaz Mohammadzadeh Kive, Department of Interior Architecture: “Before “Islamic Art.”

Laura Pulido, Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies and Department of Geography: “Representing White Supremacy in Landscapes of Historical Commemoration.” 

Lynn Stephen, Department of Anthropology: “What is Justice? Addressing Violence against Indigenous Women in Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States,” Provost's Senior Humanist Fellowship.

Arafaat Valiani, Department of History: “Casting Health? The Politics of Genomic Science, Precision Medicine, and Race in India and North America,” VPRI Completion Award.

Sarah Wald, Environmental Studies Program and Department of English: “Race, Recreation, and Public Lands: Storytelling in the Outdoor Equity Movement,” Ernest G. Moll Research Fellowship in Literary Studies.

Julie M. Weise, Department of History: “Guest Worker: A History of Ideas, 1919-75.”

Priscilla Yamin, Department of Political Science: “Historicizing Social Egg Freezing: Eugenics, Feminism, and the Commodification of Motherhood.”

Alternate Faculty Research Fellows 

Erin Moore, Department of Architecture and Environmental Studies Program: “Pipeline Space, Domestic Space: New Structures in Indigenous Pipeline Resistance.” 

Bonnie Mann, Department of Philosophy: “Feminist Phenomenology: Essays for the Second Sex in the Twenty-First Century.”

Michael Aronson, Department of Cinema Studies: “Klan Mouse: The Birth of a Nation Redux and White Cultural Nationalism in the 1920s Pacific Northwest.”

Lara Bovilsky, Department of English: “Rogue Writing: Mary Cowden Clarke’s “The Girlhood of Shakespeare’s Heroines and the Rise of Fan Fiction as Critique.” 

Teaching Fellows 

Melissa Graboyes, Department of History: HIST/GLBL 3XX Global Health History. “Coleman-Guitteau Professorship in the Humanities.”

Claire Herbert, Department of Sociology: SOC 399 Sociology of Property. Wulf Professorship in the Humanities.

Caroline Lundquist, Department of Philosophy, Prison Education Program, Department of Geography, and Clark Honors College: PHIL 199 Ethics Through Science Fiction. Wulf Professorship in the Humanities.

Arafaat Valiani, Department of History: HIST 4XX Frontiers of the Life Sciences: From Imperial Explorations to Postgenomics. Coleman-Guitteau Professorship in the Humanities.

Dissertation Fellows 

Sarah McLay, Department of Philosophy: “Embodied Ambiguity: Towards a Critical Phenomenology of Illness.”

Zeinab Nobowati, Department of Philosophy: “Critique and the Ambivalence of Colonial Modernity: Towards a Postcolonial Genealogical Critique.” 

Yossa Vidal Collados, Department of Romance Languages “Memories of Betrayal and Betrayal of Memory: Narratives of Defeat in Chile and Argentina.” 

Alternate Dissertation Fellows 

Nadège Lejeune, Department of Comparative Literature: “Authors and the Meta-Literary: The Politics of Publication in Francophone Literature.”

Emily Lawhead, Department of the History of Art and Architecture: “Networks of Experience: Interactive Digital Art in the 21st Century.”

Xiaoyu Wang, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures: “The Struggling Self-Consciousness: Desire, Recognition, and Illusion in Modern Okinawan Literature.” 

Graduate Research Support Fellows 

Pierce Allen Bateman, Department of History: “From Anchorage to Hawaii on the Hula Hoop: Alaska-Pacific Connections, 1867-2017.”

Molly McBride, Department of Anthropology: “Queer Resiliency and Expressive Culture in a Midwestern Lesbian-Feminist Community.”

Gloria Lizette Macedo Janto, Department of Romance Languages: “Gender Roles in the Testimonial Narrative of Andean Women from Peru (1980-2000).”

Michele D. Pflug, Department of History: “’In Pursuit of Butterflies’: Gender, Madness, and Natural History in the English Countryside, 1655-1715.”