Current Fellows

Folger Institute 2020-2021 Research Fellows

To view past fellows, explore the list of long-term fellows and short-term fellows on Folgerpedia.

Frances Bell, Ph.D. Candidate in History, College of William and Mary
Running from Freedom: Enslaved Saint-Dominguans in the United States, 1791-1850
Omohundro Institute-Folger Institute Fellow

Allison Bigelow, Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Virginia
Women of Corn, Men of Corn: The Meanings of Maize Agriculture in the Early Americas
Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender-Folger Institute Fellow

Ananya Chakravarti, Associate Professor of History, Georgetown University
The Kōṅkaṇ: Regional History on an Indian Ocean Coast

Andrea Crow, Assistant Professor of English, Boston College
Austerity Measures: The Poetics of Hunger in Early Modern English Literature

Jeremy Fradkin, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University
The Refugee in Early Modern British Thought

Genelle Gertz, Professor of English and Chair, English Department, Washington and Lee University
Lost Mystics: Pre-modern Women and English Revelatory Culture

Margo Hendricks, Professor Emerita, Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz
Race and Romance: Coloring the Past

Sujata Iyengar, Professor of English, University of Georgia
Shakespeare and Adaptation Theory
Shakespeare Association of America-Folger Institute Fellow

Wan-Chuan Kao, Associate Professor of English, Washington and Lee University
White Before Whiteness in the Late Middle Ages
North American Conference on British Studies-Folger Institute Fellow

Valeria Lopez Fadul, Assistant Professor of History and Latin American Studies, Wesleyan University
The Cradle of Words: Language, Knowledge, and Governance in the Spanish Empire

Danielle Skeehan, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative American Studies, Oberlin College
A Hieroglyphic of Feathers: Genealogies of the American Quill

Jordan Smith, Assistant Professor of History, Widener University
The Invention of Rum 
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies-Folger Institute Fellow

Whitney Sperrazza, Assistant Professor of English, Rochester Institute of Technology
Touching Science: Poetry, Anatomy, and the Early Modern Female Form

Katherine Walker, Visiting Lecturer in English, Mount Holyoke College
Shakespeare and the Practical Arts

Mary Yearl, Osler Librarian, McGill University, Osler Library of the History of Medicine
Bloodletting in the first 150 years of printing: a window into vernacular medicine