Faculty and Dissertation Fellows


The Research Fellowships bring together faculty and advanced graduate students (writing dissertations) in order to enable scholarly exchanges that cross departmental and disciplinary boundaries. Fellows participate in a research colloquium, chaired by the Center's Director that meets regularly throughout the academic year; each meeting focuses on the project of one of the fellows.

2020-2021 Faculty Fellows

Richard Chappell (Philosophy) 

Bleeding-Heart Consequentialism 

Christina Civantos (Modern Languages and Literatures)

Confined Solidarity: A Connected Cultural History of Cuba, Spanish North Africa, and Morocco


John Funchion (English)

Insurgent Fictions: Partisans and the Art of Information Warfare in Early U.S.

Karl Gunther (History)

The Courtier's Commentaries: Belief and the Bible in the Early English Reformation

Scott Heerman (History)

Carried Back: Black Kidnapping and State Formation, 1750-1870

Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel (Modern Languages and Literatures)

Overseas Archipelagoes: Comparative Insular and Colonial Studies 


Marysol Quevedo  (Musicology)

Cuban Music Counterpoints: Classical Music Networks Before and During the Cold War

Patricia Saunders

Patricia Saunders (English)

Social Death and Haptic Visuality: Ebony Patterson's Three King's Weep (2018)

Chappell Helen

Helen Yetter-Chappell (Philosophy)

Realist Idealism: A World of Sensation 

2020-2021 Dissertation Fellows

Gabriella Faundez-Rojas (History

Conquest and Hagiography: Rewriting Saints After the Norman Conquest 

Dainerys Machado-Vento (Modern Languages and Literatures)

The International Mediatization of Cuban Literature (2006 - 2018)