Current Fellows

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Folger Institute Research Fellows

Jump to the list of 2022-23 Fellows

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2022-23 Folger Fellows

Scholarly Research Fellows

Ifeoluwa Aboluwade, Research Associate, Literature, University of Bayreuth
Warriors and Tricksters: A Transcultural Study of Shakespearean Drama and Selected West African
Narratives 

Mary and Eric Weinmann Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library 

Marta Albala Pelegrin, Associate Professor, Literature, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Theater of Conquest: Performing Iberian Newspieces in Rome (1450-1530)
Matillda D. Mascioli Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Abdulhamit Arvas, Assistant Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania
Abducted Boys: The Homoerotics of Race and Empire in Early Modernity
Mary and Eric Weinmann Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Roya Biggie, Assistant Professor, Literature, Knox College
Sympathetic Ecologies in Early Modern English Tragedies
William Randolph Hearst Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Christopher Blakley, Lecturer, History, Occidental College
Ship Fever‚ Confinement‚ and the Racialization of Disease in the Indo-Atlantic World
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies-Folger Institute Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Lara Bovilsky, Associate Professor, Literature, University of Oregon
Proper to Man: Charting‚ Describing‚ and Debating Human Identity in Early Modern England
Hanson Lee Dulin Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

William Cavert , Associate Professor, History, The University of St. Thomas
Vermin Eradication and Agrarian Improvement in Early Modern England
William Randolph Hearst Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Özlem Çaykent, Associate Professor, History, Istanbul 29 Mayıs University
A Cross-Cultural Women's History Course: Personal‚ Political and Social Relations Between the Sexes in Early Modern Europe and the Mediterranean
Bess and Philip Rosenblum Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Clarissa Chenovick, Assistant Professor of English, Florida Atlantic University
Reading to Weep: Penitence‚ Embodied Reading‚ and Spiritual Cure in England‚ 1350-1670
Hanson Lee Dulin Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

William Clayton, Associate Tutor, History, University of East Anglia
Reconstructing Networks of Illicit Pamphlet Production‚ 1618-1624: or‚ how to do history when the archives fail
William Randolph Hearst Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Heidi Craig, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Texas A&M University
Early Modern Dramatic Paratexts
Digital Projects Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Carla Della Gatta, Assistant Professor, Literature, Florida State University
Digitizing the Archive of Latinx Shakespeares
Susan Snyder Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Costanza Dopfel, Art History Professor, Saint Mary's College of California
Fertile Florence: How a Demographic Disaster Shaped the Italian Renaissance
Matillda D. Mascioli Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Adrian Finucane, Associate Professor of History, Florida Atlantic University
Captive Exchanges: Prisoners of War and the Trade in Secrets‚ 1700-1760
Hanson Lee Dulin Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Ari Friedlander, Assistant Professor, Literature, University of Mississippi
Inventing Impotence: Disability‚ Sex‚ and Labor Early Modern England
North American Conference on British Studies-Folger Institute Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Pablo Garcia Pinar, Lecturer, Literature, Cornell University
Maimed Authority: A Critical Disability Study of the Soldier's Scarred Body in the Habsburg's Administration
Hanson Lee Dulin Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Katherine Gillen, Associate Professor of English, Texas A&M University San Antonio
The Bard in the Borderlands: A Critical Edition of Olga Sanchez Saltveit's ¡O Romeo!
Myra and Charlton Hinman Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Rabia Gregory, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Missouri
Christian Pulp: Material Religion in the Age of Paper
Hanson Lee Dulin Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Rachel Holmes, Lecturer, Literature, University College London
Clandestine Contracts: Marriage‚ Law‚ and Literary Adaptation in Early Modern Europe
Philip A. Knachel Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Iuliia Kleiman, Associate Professor, Theatre, Russian State Institute of Performing Arts
Book Theatre of the Great Depression: Events and Strategies
Philip A. Knachel Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

James Leduc, Research Assistant, History, Trinity College Dublin
Sovereignty and Salvation: Christian Time and Colonial Memory in Tudor Ireland
Hanson Lee Dulin Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Patricia Martins Marcos, Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), History, University of California, San Diego
Configurations of the Human: Racializing Imperial Bodies and Natural Government in the Luso-Afro-Brazilian Atlantic 1500-1800s
Philip A. Knachel Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Lucy Mookerjee, Research Assistant, Literature, The Johns Hopkins University
The Travels of an Ancient Cookery: An edition and Analysis of Morgan Library‚ MS Bühler 36
O. B. Hardison Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Simon Newman, Sir Denis Brogan Professor of History, University of Glasgow (Emeritus), Honorary Research Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University ofWisconsin at Madison
Freedom Seekers: stories of those who escaped slavery in the English Atlantic World
O. B. Hardison Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Marissa Nicosia, Associate Professor of Renaissance Literature, Penn State Abington
The Botanical World of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Before 'Farm to Table,' Margaret Hannay Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Aley O'Mara, Independent Scholar
Early Modern Asexualities: An Edited Collection
Mary and Eric Weinmann Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Elisa Oh, Associate Professor, Literature, Howard University
Choreographies of Race and Gender: Dance‚ Travel‚ and Ritual in Early Modern English Literature 1558-1668
Margaret Hannay Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Mauricio Onetto, Research Associate, History, Instituto de la Patagonia, Universidad de Magallanes
William Cuningham's Cosmography and the New Scientific Image
O. B. Hardison Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Desha Osborne, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Literature, Hunter College, City University of New York
The Carib Chief: Transatlantic Imaginings of Chatoyer
William Randolph Hearst Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Halyna Pastushuk, Associate Professor Department of Theology, Ukrainian Catholic University
Metamorphoses of the Fool in Late Shakespearean Drama: From Stage Attractor to Literary Character
Susan Snyder Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Javier Patino Loira, Assistant Professor, Literature, University of California, Los Angeles
The Age of Subtlety: Rhetorical Ingenuity and Natural Science (1619-1654)
Hanson Lee Dulin Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Anne Powell, Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), History, College of William & Mary
The Antinomian Crisis and the Pequot War‚ 1636-1638
Omohundro Institute-Folger Institute Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Katherine Reinhart, Honorary Fellow, Art History, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Itinerant Images: Migrating Visual Knowledge in the Global Early Modern World
O. B. Hardison Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Justin Roberts, Associate Professor, History, Dalhousie University
Chattel: Slavery and Disease in the Early English Tropics‚ 1645-1713
William Randolph Hearst Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Yann Ryan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Digital Humanities, University of Helsinki
Unlocking the Newdigate Newsletters Using Handwritten Text Recognition
O. B. Hardison Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Adrianna Santos, Assistant Professor, Literature, Texas A&M University, San Antonio
The Bard in the Borderlands
Myra and Charlton Hinman Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Eileen Sperry, Digital Learning Project Coordinator, SUNY Empire State College
This Body of Death – Form and Decay in Early Modern Lyric
O. B. Hardison Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Victoria Van Hyning, Assistant Professor of Library Innovation, University of Maryland, College Park
Preparing and Publishing Shakespeare's World Data for Further Use and Reuse
Mary and Eric Weinmann Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Benjamin VanWagoner, Lecturer, Literature, Columbia University
Imperial Ventures: Maritime Drama and the Invention of Risk
O. B. Hardison Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Jennie Votava, Associate Professor, Literature, Allegheny College
Shakespeare's Histories on Screen: Adaptation‚ Race and Intersectionality
O. B. Hardison Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

L. Lehua Yim, Independent Scholar
Land Relations‚ Knowledge Organization‚ and the White Possessive in Tilney's Topographical Descriptions: A Case Study of Critical Indigenous Studies Methods in Early Modern Studies
William Randolph Hearst Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Injela Zaini, Assistant Professor, Literature, Muslim Girls Degree College
Desi Sensations: The Dramatic Significance of Ophelia's and Lady Macbeth's Madness in the 21st Century Indian Cinematic Adaptations
Susan Snyder Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library 

Artist Research Fellows

Hannah Baker Saltmarsh, Assistant Professor of English, Mount Mercy University
"Cures for Deep Wounds" in Poetry Manuscript
Hanson Lee Dulin Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Jacklyn Brickman, Lecturer, Department of Art, The Ohio State University
The Department of Planetary Futures - Division of Acclimatization
Hanson Lee Dulin Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Mandy Cano Villalobos, Independent Professional Artist
Theatrum Mundi
O. B. Hardison Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Alexander D'Agostino, Independent Professional Artist
The Fairy King's Grimoire
William Randolph Hearst Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Joyce Datiles, Film Director and Historian, University College London
The Landlord's Dark-Haired Daughter, an original historical drama television series
O. B. Hardison Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Sandra Jackson-Opoku, Independent Professional Writer
In Search of Eulalie Pelletier: A Story of Old Chicago
Hanson Lee Dulin Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Mallika Kavadi, Independent Professional Filmmaker
An Eagle in a Dove-cote
O. B. Hardison Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Eva Rocha, Multimedia Artist, Virginia Union University
Indigenous Objectification and Persistent Contemporary Issues
Hanson Lee Dulin Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

Ally Zlatar, Lecturer, Philosophy, University of Glasgow
When the Body is Ill‚ The Mind Suffers: Shakespeare's unravelling of mental health‚ eating disorders and madness in Tudor England
Susan Snyder Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library

*Titles at the time of fellowship award 

 

2021-22 Folger Fellows

Patricia Akhimie, Associate Professor of English, Rutgers University-Newark
Illustrating Othello
Shakespeare Association of America-Folger Institute Fellow

Eleanor Barnett, Independent Researcher
The Reformation of Food: Eating in the English and Italian Reformations‚ c. 1560 - c. 1640
Before 'Farm to Table'
Fellow

Alexander Bevilacqua, Assistant Professor of History, Williams College
Race and Royalty: Blackness at Central European Courts

Hilary Bogert-Winkler, Assistant Professor of Liturgy, School of Theology, University of the South
Philip O'Sullivan Beare's Zoilomastix: A Critical English Translation and Digital Edition

Carla Cevasco, Assistant Professor of American Studies, Rutgers University New Brunswick
Feeding Children in Early America
Before 'Farm to Table' Fellow

Lila Chambers, Ph.D. Candidate in History, New York University
Liquid Capital: Alcohol and the Rise of Slavery in the British Atlantic‚ 1623-1736
Before 'Farm to Table' Fellow

Nathaniel Cutter, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Melbourne
Moorish Habits and Civil Entertainments: Performance‚ Advertising‚ and Anglo-Maghrebi Diplomacy‚ 1681-1734
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies-Folger Institute Fellow

Daniel Davies, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of Pennsylvania
Beyond the Battlefield: Premodern Warfare and the Invention of Britain

Missy Dunaway, Independent Artist
Birds of The Bard: Shakespeare's Avian References in 64 Paintings
Artist-in-residence Fellow
   
Karin Ekholm, Tutor, St. John's College
Meanings of Life in Early Modern Anatomies of Generation

Phillip Emanuel, Ph.D. Candidate in History, College of William & Mary
"Great weights hang by small wires": Households‚ slavery‚ and knowledge performances in the making of the British Empire‚ 1650-1713

Jamie Gianoutsos, Associate Professor of History, Mount Saint Mary's University
The "Propagation of Liberty": Marchamont Nedham and the Classical Republican Tradition

Crawford Gribben, Professor of early modern British history, Queen's University Belfast
Lucy Hutchinson and John Owen: Literary relationships in the formation of nonconformity

Johanna Harris, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Exeter
Select Meditations and The Ceremonial Law: Volume 3 of The Oxford Traherne for Oxford University Press

Benjamin Hilb, Assistant Professor of English, Francis Marion University
Blackness and Nothingness in Romeo and Juliet

Grace Ioppolo, Professor of Shakespearean and Early Modern Drama, University of Reading
Returning to work on Volume 4 of The Collected Works of Thomas Heywood

Mark Kaethler, Regular Instructor of English, Medicine Hat College
Linking Munday: Contextualizing‚ Editing‚ and Digitizing Civic Identity

Mira Kafantaris, Senior Lecturer in English‚ Ohio State University
Royal Marriage‚ Foreign Queens‚ and Constructions of Race in the Early Modern Period
Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender-Folger Institute Fellow

Daniel Knapper, Editor of Comparative Drama, Western Michigan University
The Tongue of Angels: Pauline Style and Renaissance Literary Culture

Elizabeth Kolkovich, Associate Professor of English, The Ohio State University
Women's Patronage as Playmaking

Micha Lazarus, Frances A. Yates Long-term Fellow, The Warburg Institute
Roger Ascham: Mind of a Renaissance Humanist

Amy Lidster, Postdoctoral Research Associate, King's College London
Wartime Shakespeare: Performing Narratives of Conflict

Georgina Lucas, Independent Researcher
Massacres in Early Modern Drama

Laurie Maguire, Professor of English Language and Literature, Magdalen College, University of Oxford
Judith Shakespeare: Her Story

Nedda Mehdizadeh, Continuing Lecturer in Writing Programs, University of California‚ Los Angeles
Translating Persia in Early Modern English Writing
North American Conference on British Studies-Folger Institute Fellow

Kate Mulry, Assistant Professor of History, California State University‚ Bakersfield
"it nourisheth the Child in the Womb": Chocolate‚ Reproduction‚ and Colonization in Seventeenth-Century Jamaica
Before 'Farm to Table' Fellow

Dexnell Peters, Bennett Boskey Fellow in Atlantic History, Exeter College‚ University of Oxford
Trinidad and Demerara: The Southern Caribbean in the Revolutionary Era

Peter Radford, Independent Researcher
Hunting for Images of Early Modern Women Athletes

Jaya Remond, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bibliotheca Hertziana
Designing Nature: Plants‚ Pictures‚ and Artistic Expertise c. 1550-1700

Yann Ryan, Research Fellow, Queen Mary University of London
“Contagion catching by Letters”: Information and Disinformation During the Seventeenth Century Pandemic

Ray Schrire, Polonsky Academy Fellow, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
Documenting Early-Modern Popular Mathematical Culture

Desi Shelton, Founder and Artistic Director, Camden Rep
Shakes for Small Fries
Artist-in-residence Fellow
  
Judith Spicksley, Lecturer, University of Hull
Servility and slavery in historical perspective: new ways of seeing

John Stone, Serra Hunter Fellow, Universitat de Barcelona
Mapping English-language Shakespeare in Print in Spain before 1810

Dyani Taff, Assistant Professor of English, Colby College
Gendered Seascapes and Monarchy in Early Modern English Culture
Omohundro Institute-Folger Institute Fellow

Hillary Taylor, Lecturer in Early Modern British Social and Economic History, University of Cambridge
Work‚ Violence‚ and Social Relations in England‚ c. 1500-1775

Martine van Ittersum, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Dundee
The Making and Unmaking of a Founding Father of International Law: Recovering and Editing Hugo Grotius’ Working Papers‚ 1868-2001

Jennie Youssef, Ph.D. Candidate in Theatre and Performance, The Graduate Center‚ City University of New York
Much Depends on Dinner: Transculturation in Early Modern Foodways‚ Performance‚ and Dramatic Representations (1492-1660)
Before 'Farm to Table' Fellow

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