Oakley Center Fellows (2018-2019)

Full Year Fellows

  • Jill Casid, Professor of Visual Studies, University of Wisconsin Madison, and Clark-Oakley Fellow, "Necrolandscaping: Form at the Edges of Life"
  • Francis Oakley (Senior Fellow), President Emeritus and Edward Dorr Griffin Emeritus Professor of the History of Ideas; Professor Oakley recently completed a reinterpretation of the history of political thought from late antiquity to the mid-seventeenth century; the three volume series is titled: "The Emergence of Western Political Thought in the Latin Middle Ages". Yale University Press published volume one in 2010 with the title: "Empty Bottles of Gentilism: Kingship and the Divine in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (to 1050)." The second volume was releases in 2012: "The Mortgage of the Past: Reshaping the Ancient Political Inheritance (1050-1300)." The third volume, "The Watershed of Modern Politics: Law, Virtue, Kingship, and Consent (1300-1650)" was published in 2015. Professor Oakley is currently working on his memoirs.
  • Christina Simko, Assistant Professor of Sociology, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Terror: Time, Memory, and the Moral Weight of Political Violence"
  • Emily Vasiliauskas, Assistant Professor of English, "The Skull in the Mirror: Death and Time in Early Modern Aesthetics"

Fall 2018 Fellows

  • Christoph Kone, Assistant Professor of German, "Such A Doll! Dolls in Modern German Culture and Their Afterlife in Post-Modern Visual Culture"
  • Michael MacDonald, Professor of Political Science, "Identity Politics in Northern Ireland and Bosnia"
  • Isabel Pena ’19, History and Latina/o Studies, Ruchman Student Fellow; “The New O.C.: Race, Space and Immigration in Postwar Suburbia"Podcast project
  • Shawn Rosenheim, Professor of English, "Podcast Project: What does it mean today to be a Mashuntucket Pequot Indian?"
  • Stephen Sheppard, Professor of Economics, "Extending Economic Models of Art Markets"
  • Janneke van de Stadt, Professor of Russian, "Wonderlands: Lewis Carroll's Alice in Translation and Adaptation"

Spring 2019 Fellows

  • Matthew Chao, Assistant Professor of Economics, "Experiments in Judgment and Decision-Making"
  • Holly Edwards, Senior Lecturer in Art, "Afghanistan In and Out of Time"
  • Erin Hanson ’19; English, Ruchman Student Fellow; “An Aesthetics of the Body in Pain: Toward a Queer and Sick Phenomenology of Virginia Woolf"
  • Marjorie Hirsch, Professor of Music, "Two projects pertaining to Schubert's song cycles: Cambridge Companion to Schubert's 'Winterreise' and Reframing the Question: The Interrogative in Schubert's Die schone Mullerin"
  • Ashok Rai, Professor of Economics; "The Fruit of Strangers: A History of Trade and Distrust in Coffee"
  • Mark Reinhardt, Professor of Political Science, "Visual Politics: Theories and Spectacles"

Spring 2014 Ruchman Fellow Jacob Addelson '14 presents his work to the Ruchman Family (Fellowship benefactors) and Oakley Center Fellows.


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