2023-2024 Mellon Fellows Announced

Top row: Andrew Goulet, Cam Grey, Ayako Kano. Bottom row: Rahul Mukherjee, Jennifer Ponce de León, and Adelheid Voskuhl
Top row (L to R): Andrea Goulet, Cam Grey, Ayako Kano. Bottom row (L to R): Rahul Mukherjee, Jennifer Ponce de León, and Adelheid Voskuhl

The University recently announced its third group of Mellon Fellows, a program that “seeks to support mid-career faculty from core humanities and arts disciplines and whose work is strongly based on cultural/historical analysis. The program is intended to orient arts and humanities faculty to the fundamentals of leadership roles, encourage collaboration and community across departments and disciplines, and build the next generation of higher education leaders inflected with humanistic culture and values.”
The 2023-2024 fellows include:
Andrea Goulet, Professor of French and Francophone Studies and Chair of Francophone, Italian, and Germanic studies. Goulet studies 19th- and 20th-century French fiction, science and literature, spatial theory, urbanism, and popular crime fiction.
Cam Grey, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair of Classical Studies. Grey studies the late and post-Roman world (third through seventh centuries CE), especially rural communities in late antiquity: how they worked; what strategies, institutions and structures they possessed for maintaining equilibrium and managing conflict; and what they did when things went wrong.
Ayako Kano, Professor and Graduate Chair of East Asian Languages & Civilizations. Kano studies the intersection of gender, performance, and politics, especially in Japanese cultural history from the late-19th century to the present.
Rahul Mukherjee, Dick Wolf Associate Professor of Television and New Media and Graduate Chair of Cinema & Media Studies. Mukherjee studies media theory, cultural studies, and science studies, including database management systems, advertising cultures of mobile telephony, Bollywood thrillers, development discourses, chronic toxicity, and translocal documentaries.
Jennifer Ponce de León, Associate Professor of English. Ponce de León studies Marxist, anticolonial, and postcolonial thought, including 20th and 21st century Left movements and cultural production in the Americas; critical theory; visual arts, literature, and performance; and transnational Latinax and Latin American studies.
Adelheid Voskuhl, Associate Professor and Graduate Chair of History and Sociology of Science. Voskuhl studies the history of technology from the early modern period to the modern period, including the philosophy of technology, the history of the Enlightenment, and modern European intellectual and cultural history.

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