Previous Fellows

Please note that institutional affiliations and academic titles reflect the status of fellows at the time that the fellowships were awarded. The Howard Foundation identified its first fellows in 1953 and had awarded 242 fellowships prior to 1999. Records from earlier years lack sufficient information for us to identify topics and institutional affiliations, but we can supply a complete list of former fellows on request.

2012-2013

Nine artists and scholars, representing the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, and Photography, were awarded Howard Fellowships for 2012-2013. The fellows and their projects were:

Anthropology:

Jessica R. Cattelino, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UCLA, Getting the Water Right: Environment and Political Belonging in the Florida Everglades.

Jessaca Leinaweaver, Vartan Gregorian Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brown University, Transnational Children: What Adoption and Migration Means for a Global World.

Jessica Winegar, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Culturing Youth: Creativity, Democracy, and Development in the Middle East. 

Archaeology:

Laurel Bestock, Assistant Professor of Egyptology and Archaeology, Brown University, Warfare and Ideology in Ancient Egypt.

Enrique Rodríguez-Alegría, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas, Archaeology, History, and Metaphor in Colonial Mexico.

 Photography:

Keliy Anderson-Staley, Independent Artist, Russellville, AR, An Archive of Inherited Fictions: Imagined Family Heirlooms.

Noah Addis, Independent Artist, Philadelphia, PA, Future Cities.

Simen Johan, Independent Artist, New York, NY, Until the Kingdom Comes.

Jason Francisco, Associate Professor of Visual Arts, Emory University, Alive and Destroyed: New Photographs from Eastern Europe.

2011-2012

Thirteen writers and scholars, representing the fields of Creative Non-Fiction, Literary Translation into English, Film Studies, and Literary Studies, were awarded Howard Fellowships for 2011-2012. The fellows and their projects were:

Creative Non-Fiction:

Eula Biss, Continuing Lecturer, Northwestern University, Quickening.

John D’Agata, Associate Professor of English, University of Iowa, Three Long Essays (One Short Book).

Amy Boesky, Associate Professor of English, Boston College, What the Gene Knows: Genetics and the New Myths of Personhood.

Daniel Raeburn, Lecturer, Creative Non-Fiction, The University of Chicago, Vessels: A Memoir.

Carmen Giménez Smith, Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University, Squander: A Collection of Essays.

Literary Translation into English:

Neil Blackadder, Professor of Theatre, Knox College, Translation from the German of three plays by Lukas Bärfuss.

Geoffrey Brock, Associate Professor of English, University of Arkansas, In the Fog: The Selected Poems of Giovanni Pascoli.

Brian Henry, Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of Richmond, Smugglers, by Aleš Debeljak.

Film Studies:

Wenwei Du, Associate Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature, Vassar College, Sound Out of “Electric Shadow”: The Aural Dimension of Chinese Film.

Jacqueline Reich, Associate Professor of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, Benito Mussolini and the Maciste Films of Italian Silent Cinema.

Literary Studies:

Sara Guyer, Associate Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biopoetics: Sovereignty, Homelessness, Romanticism.

Julie Park, Assistant Professor of English, Vassar College, Interior Designs: Homemaking and Imagination in the Eighteenth Century.

Karin Roffman, Assistant Professor of English, United States Military Academy at West Point, A Biography of John Ashbery’s Early Life and Art.

2010-2011

Thirteen writers, representing the fields of Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry, were awarded Howard Fellowships for 2010-2011. The fellows and their projects were:

Fiction:

Saher Manzoor Alam, Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University, The People Of.

Edie Meidav, Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing, Bard College, Convenience.

Ander Monson, Assistant Professor of English, University of Arizona,
A Beginner's Guide to the Labyrinth

Gina Ochsner, Writer-in-Residence, Corban University, “I Give Upward” or The Unbroken Thread: modes of story and storytelling tradition among the Romani in Latvia.

Emily Raboteau, Associate Professor, City College of New York, Endurance: A Novel.

Nelly Rosario, Assistant Professor, Texas State University, Three Eyes of Water.

Steve Tomasula, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Notre Dame, Ascension: A Novel.

Poetry:

Devin Johnston, Associate Professor of English, Saint Louis University, Out of English, a collection of poetry

Ben Lerner, Associate Professor, Brooklyn College, Late in the Form, a book of poems.

Jena Osman, Associate Professor of English, Temple University, Motion Studies.

Prageeta Sharma, Associate Professor/Director of Creative Writing, University of Montana, Undergloom, a collection of poems.

Brenda Shaughnessy, Independent Author, Our Andromeda.

Sam Truitt, Independent Author, Patter.

2009-2010

Eleven scholars, representing the fields of History and Philosophy, were awarded Howard Fellowships for 2009-2010. The fellows and their projects were:

History

Markus Asper, Associate Professor of Classics, New York University, Narratives in (Ancient Greek) Science Writing.

Caroline Castiglione, Associate Professor of Italian Studies and History, Brown University, Accounting for Affection: Mothering and Politics in Rome, 1630-1730.

James Cook, Associate Professor of History and American Culture, University of Michigan, Master Juba, The King of All Dancers! A Fugitive Story from the Birth of Mass Culture.

Valentina Izmirlieva, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages, Columbia University, Christian Hajjis: The Forgotten Pilgrims to Ottoman Jerusalem.

Laura McEnaney, Associate Professor of History and Nadine Austin Wood Chair in American History, Whittier College, World War II's "Postwar": A Social and Policy History of Peace, 1944-1953.

Mark Overmeyer-Velázquez, Associate Professor of History and Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Connecticut, "Bleeding Mexico White," Race, Nation, and the History of Mexico-US Migration.

Karl Qualls, Chair and Associate Professor of History, Dickinson College, and Director, Dickinson College Humanities Program, University of East Anglia, The Making of Soviet Niños: Raising Spanish Children in Stalin's USSR, 1937-51.

Manisha Sinha, Associate Professor of African American Studies and History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Redefining Democracy: African Americans and the Movement to Abolish Slavery, 1775-1865.

Philosophy

Joshua Gert, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University, Value, Response-Dependence, and Secondary Qualities.

Amy Olberding, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Oklahama, Examplarism and the Analects.

Pavlos Sfyroeras, Associate Professor of Classics, Aristophanes Sophos: Comedy and Philosophy in the Late Fifth Century.

2008-2009

Eleven artists and scholars, representing the fields of Music, Playwriting, and Theatre Studies, were awarded Howard Fellowships for 2008-2009. The fellows and their projects were:

Music (Composition):
Amy Williams, Assistant Professor, Department of Music, University of Pittsburgh, Cineshape Series.

Matthew Burtner, Associate Professor, Department of Music, University of Virginia, Composition of a multimedia opera, “Unganaqtuq (a profound attachment)”, staged in multiple remote locations and performed simultaneously using distance technology.

Kotoka Suzuki, Assistant Professor of Music, The University of Chicago, Lumia Project for Chamber Ensemble, Video and Computer (Real-Time Audio and Visual Processing) and Electro-Acoustic Work for 840 Speakers.

Music (Performance):
Robert Nairn, Associate Professor of  Double Bass, Penn State University, School of Music, Australian Double Bass compositions.

Music (Musicology):
Joy Calico, Associate Professor of Musicology, Vanderbilt University, Musical Remigration: Schoenberg’s "A Survivor from Warsaw" in postwar Europe.

Frederick Moehn, Assistant Professor of Music, Stony Brook University,
Music and Globalization in Postdictatorship Brazil.

Playwriting:
Sheri Wilner, Independent Playwright, Kingdom City.

Naomi Iizuka, Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, University of California, San Diego, A play entitled “Three Taoist Transcendants Admire A Toad."

Charlotte Meehan, Playwright–in-Residence, Associate Professor, Department of English, Wheaton College, 27 Tips on Banishing the Blues.

Theatre Studies:

Alisa Solomon, Associate Professor and Director, Arts & Culture MA Program, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Fiddler’s Fortunes: American Culture, Jewish Identity and the Mighty Afterlife of a Musical Comedy.

Scott T. Cummings, Associate Professor of Playwriting and Dramatic Literature, Theatre Department, Boston College, The Anatomy of Inspiration: The Theatre of Maria Irene Fornes.

2007-2008

Twelve artists and scholars, representing the fields of Visual Arts, Media Studies and the History of Art and Architecture, were awarded Howard Fellowships for 2007-2008. The fellows and their projects were:

Visual Arts and Media Studies:

Yizhak Elyashiv
, Independent Artist, Adjunct Faculty, Rhode Island College and Rhode Island School of Design, Landscape – Memory.

Paul Ramirez Jonas, Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Bard College, Clay Library: To be Spoken out Loud. 

Pam Lins, Independent Artist and Adjunct Instructor at the Cooper Union School of Art, Please Bear with Us.

Hillary Mushkin, Associate Professor of Digital Media Art & Design, Orange Coast College, As We Go On: A Drawing Series.

Paul Myoda, Assistant Professor, Visual Arts Department, Brown University, 21st Century Architectural Ornamentation.

Carol Prusa, Associate Professor, Department of Visual Art and Art History, Florida Atlantic University, Innies and Outies Unification Series: An Investigation of “Wonderfully Strange Ideas” (Expressed in Domes and Quantum Foam).

Mat Rappaport, Assistant Professor Digital Media, Department of Visual Art, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Office, A Multichannel Video Installation  and Performance.

Rigo 23, Independent Artist, Criminal/Victim.

History of Art and Architecture:

Alexander Alberro, Associate Professor, School of Art and Architecture, University of Florida, Periodizing Contemporary Art.

William Gleason, Associate Professor, Department of English, Princeton University, Sites Unseen: Architecture, Race, and American Literature.

Robin Greeley, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Connecticut, Between Campesino and State: the Mexican Avant-garde and Images of the Nation, 1920-1952.

Max Page, Associate Professor of Architecture and History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Priceless: The History and Politics of Historic Preservation.

2006-2007

Twelve scholars, representing the fields of Anthropology, Sociology and Political Science, were awarded Howard Fellowships for 2006-2007. The fellows and their projects were:

Anthropology:

Diane E. King, Washington State University, Kurdish Migration Histories.

Eriberto P. Lozada, Davidson College, The Impact of Sports on Civil Society in the People’s Republic of   China.

H. Glenn Penny, University of Iowa, The German Love Affair with the American Indian, 1800-2006.

Adam T. Smith, University of Chicago, Rendering the Political Aesthetic: Archaeology, Desire, and the Dawn of Government in Eurasia and the Caucasus.

Sociology:

Loretta E. Bass, University of Oklahoma, The Assimilation of Sub-Saharan African Immigrant Children in France.

Jose E. Itzigsohn, Brown University, Worker-Owned Cooperatives and Workplace Democracy in Argentina.

Mary E. Pattillo, Northwestern University, Educating and Learning from Young African American Men.

Political Science:

Neil, J. Diamant, Dickinson College, The Politics and Sociology of Everyday Patriotism in China.

Jeffrey D. Grynaviski
, University of Chicago, The Paradox of Partisanship: Party Unity in the Jacksonian Era.

Michael R. Tomz, Stanford University, Credible Commitments in International Relations.

Lisa J. Wedeen, University of Chicago, Peripheral Visions; Political Identifications in Unified Yemen.


2005-2006

Twelve scholars, representing the fields of Literary Criticism, Film Criticism, and Translation, were awarded Howard Fellowships for 2005-2006. The fellows and their projects were:

Karen Coats, Associate Professor, Illinois State University, Literary Criticism: Learning to Laugh: Humor in Children's Literature.

Jeffrey Coleman, Associate Professor, St. Mary's College of Maryland, Literary Criticism: Poetry of the American Civil Rights Movement: A Critical Evaluation.

Andrew Elfenbein, Professor, University of Minnesota, Literary Criticism: Romantic English: Literature and the Response to Linguistic Standardization.

Forrest Gander, Professor, Brown University, Translation: A Translation of "La Noche" by poet Jaime Saenz.

Kenneth Haynes, Assistant Professor, Brown University, Translation Studies: " Romanticism is Translation": Language Mysticism and the Untranslatable.

Hilaire Kallendorf, Assistant Professor, Texas A & M, Literary Criticism: Sins of the Fathers/Sins of the Players: The Moral Economy of Baroque Spain.

Adam Lowenstein, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Film Criticism: Scanning Cinematic Spectatorship: Films and Viewers Meeting Halfway.

Nicoletta Pireddu, Associate Professor, Georgetown University, Literary Criticism: The Fiction of Europe, Europe in Fiction.

John Plotz, Associate Professor, Brandeis University, Literary Criticism: Portable Properties, Local Logic: Culture on the Move and in Place in Victorian Greater Britain.

Paul Saint-Amour, Associate Professor, Pomona College, Literary Criticism: Archive, Bomb, Camera: Modernism in the Shadow of Total War.

Russell Scott Valentino, Associate Professor, University of Iowa, Translation: "Predrag Matvejevic's The Other Venice: a Translation".

Elizabeth Young, Associate Professor, Mount Holyoke College, Literary Criticism: American Frankenstein: Race, Sex and the Politics of Monstrosity.

2004-2005

Twelve Creative Writers were awarded Howard Fellowships for 2004-2005. The fellows and their projects were:

Lee Ann Brown, Assistant Professor, St. John's University, Crowns for Charlotte: An Investigative Poetics of the New South, a collection of poetry.

Tristan Davies, Senior Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University, Paper: a Brief History of Price, Product and Fabrication, a novel.

Brian Evenson, Assistant Professor, Brown University, The Ex-Father, a novel.

T. Louise Freeman-Toole, Independent Scholar and Writer, Smokey and Johnny: A Life in Two Diaries, creative non-fiction.

Peter Gurnis, Independent Scholar and Poet, Berlin and Eden, a book-length poem.

Ben Marcus, Fiction, Associate Professor, Columbia University, Children, Cover Your Eyes, a novel.

T.M. McNally, Associate Professor, Arizona State University, Bedrock, Three Novellas.

JayneAnne Philips, Fiction Writer in Residence, Brandeis University, Termite, a novel.

Carlo Rotella, Associate Professor, Boston College, Playing in Time: A Suite of Musical Lives, creative non-fiction.

Mathew Stadler, Independent Fiction Writer, The Voluptuary, a novel.

Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Fiction, Assistant Professor, Florida State University, The Last Summer of Peace, a novel.

Elizabeth Willis, Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University, A Botanic Garden, a collection of poetry.


2003-2004

Thirteen scholars, representing the fields of History, History of Science, and Political Science, were awarded Howard Fellowships for 2003-2004. The fellows and their projects were:

Karen J. Alter, Assistant Professor, International Relations, Northwestern University, In the Shadow of International Law: International Courts and Negotiations over Compliance with International Law.

D. Graham Burnett, Assistant Professor, History of Science, Princeton University, Knowledge of Leviathan: Science, Technology, and the Meanings of Whales, 1787-1987.

Deborah Cohen, Assistant Professor, European History, Brown University, Household Gods: A History of the British and their Possessions, 1840s-1940s.

Michelle Egan, Assistant Professor, Comparative Politics, American University, Single Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the United States.

Edward Gibson, Associate Professor, Comparative Politics, Northwestern University, Powers of the Periphery: Territory and Politics in the Nation-State (Latin America and the United States).

David J. Hancock, Associate Professor, European History, University of Michigan, Oceans of Wine, Empires of Commerce: Madeira Wine and the Self-Organization of the Atlantic Market Economy, 1640-1815.

Elizabeth D. Heineman, Associate Professor, European and Women’s History, University of Iowa, Sexual Consumer Culture in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Sara G. Lipton, Associate Professor, European History, SUNY, Stony Brook, Preaching, Art and Piety in the High Middle Ages (1150-1300).

John D. Majewski, Associate Professor, American History, UC Santa Barbara, Southern Leviathan: Economic Policy and the Origins of the Confederate State.

Jeffrey P. Moran, Associate Professor, History of Science, University of Kansas, The Scopes Trial and American Popular Belief: Race, Religion, and Science in the Trenches.

Jonathan Sadowsky, Associate Professor, History of Science, Case Western Reserve University, Electroconvulsive Therapy and the Questions of Progress in Medical History.

Miguel Tinker Salas, Associate Professor, Latin American History, Pomona College, “Petrolandia”, Oil and the Forging of the Nation, the Construction of Citizenship in Venezuela, 1920-1960.

Caroline Winterer, Assistant Professor, Cultural History, San Jose State University, The Mirror of Antiquity: Female Classical Figures in America, 1770-1900.

2002-2003

Twelve scholars, performers, and independent artists, representing the fields of Music (Composition, Performance), Musicology, Playwriting, and Theatre Arts were awarded Howard Fellowships for 2002-2003. The fellows and their projects were:

Azande, Playwriting, Independent, a play entitled Muro Tita (the grave of my grandmother).

Jessica Chalmers, Assistant Professor, Playwriting, University of Notre Dame, a play entitled Avanti, (the demise of the Studebaker automotive corporation and its effects on South Bend, IN).

Daniel Jones, Theatre Arts, Independent, Phoenix Fabrik, a play.

Mary Ellen Junda, Associate Professor, Performance, University of Connecticut, Singing with Treblemakers: A Recording for Children Sung by Children.

Gretchen Horlacher, Associate Professor, Musicology, Indiana University, a book project entitled Building Blocks: Repetition and Continuity in Stravinsky’s Music.

Scott Lindroth, Associate Professor, Composition, Duke University, Nasuh, a large-scale work for soprano, string quartet, and electronic sound.

Phil Markowitz, Composition,  New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program, Abstract Expression – Musical Portraits of American Masters, a multi-media suite for piano trio and chamber orchestra.

Roberta Marvin, Associate Professor, Musicology, University of Iowa, a book entitled Verdi and the Victorians.

Georgine Resick, Associate Professor, Performance, University of Notre Dame, The Song Cycle in Recording: A Historical Perspective.

Mary Ann Smart, Associate Professor, Musicology, University of California, Berkeley, Risorgimento Fantasies:  Italian Opera as Romantic Discourse.

Martin Stokes, Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology, University of Chicago, Music and the Globalization of Sentiment.

Stephen Taylor, Assistant Professor, Composition, University of Illinois, Chamber Music and a Virtual Opera.

2001-2002

Thirteen artists and scholars, representing the fields of Painting, Sculpture, and Art History were awarded Howard Fellowships for 2001-2002. The fellows and their projects were:

Linda Besemer, Professor, Painting, Occidental College, New Works: A Dialogue with High Modernist Painting.

Bruce Chao, Sculpture, Professor, Rhode Island School of Design, Trees as Sculpture.

Anne Higonnet, Associate Professor, Art History, Wellesley College, A History of Private Museums, from the Revolutions of 1848 to the Second World War.

David Joselit, Associate Professor, Art History, University of California, Irvine, Feedback: Art in the Age of Television.

Christina Kiaer, Assistant Professor, Art History, Columbia University, Towards an Art History of Socialist Realism: Aleksandr Deineka as Case Study.

Phyllis I. McGibbon, Associate Professor, Studio Art, Wellesley College, Fringe: a Series of Installations and Related Works on Paper.

Amy E. McNair, Associate Professor, Art History, University of Kansas, The Buddhist Sculpture Grottoes at Longmen: Patronage, Politics and Self-representation in Medieval China.

Jerry Mischak, Adjunct Lecturer, Sculpture, Brown University, Indigenous.

Sabina D. Ott, Associate Professor, Painting, Washington University in St. Louis, A Light and Heavy Place: New Digital Paintings.

Maria Tomasula, Associate Professor, Painting, University of Notre Dame, Baroque Proposals, a series of oil paintings.

Elizabeth Valdez del Alamo, Associate Professor, Art History, Montclair State University, Palace of the Mind:  The Sculpture of Silos and the Transformation of Castilian Art during the Twelfth Century.

Timothy J. Van Laar, Professor, Painting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, Painted Sites: Digitally Structured Paintings.

Kim T. Yasuda, Professor III, Sculpture, University of California, Santa Barbara, Identity as Site, Domesticating Urban Geography.

2000-2001

Eleven scholars, representing the fields of Anthropology, Philosophy, and Sociology were awarded Howard Fellowships for 2000-2001. The fellows and their projects were:

Randolph Clarke, Associate Professor, Philosophy, University of Georgia, Libertarian Free Will: The Prospects for a Naturalistic Account.

Gerald Creed, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Hunter College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York, Contesting Community: Ritual and Social Relations in Rural Bulgaria.

Robert Desjarlais, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Sarah Lawrence College, Sensory Biographies among Nepal’s Yolmo Buddhists.

Roger Gould, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Chicago, Dominance, Honor and Conflict.

John Kelly, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Chicago, Technography: Science in the History of Cultures, and Questions for a New Anthropology of Knowledge.

Pauline Kleingeld, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Washington University at St. Louis, Citizens of the World: Philosophical Transformations of Cosmopolitanism in Late Eighteenth-Century Germany.

Annelise Riles, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Northwestern University School of Law, Formalism and Its Critics: An Ethnography of Legal Knowledge Practices in the United States and Japan.

Margaret Somers, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Michigan, From Poverty to’Perversity’: 200 Years of Welfare Reform—from Speenhamland and the New Poor Law (1795-1834) to the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act (1996).

Christian Wildberg, Associate Professor, Philosophy, Princeton University, A Translation and Commentary of Aristotle’s Cosmological Treatise “On the Heavens”.

Jennifer Whiting, Associate Professor, Philosophy, Cornell University, The Contingency of Self.

Laurie Whitt, Associate Professor, Sociology, Michigan Technological University, Biocolonialism and Indigenous Peoples.

1999-2000

Eleven scholars, representing the fields of Literary Criticism, Film Criticism, and Translation, were awarded Howard Fellowships for 1999-2000. The fellows and their projects were:

Elizabeth Abel, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley, Literary Criticism, Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow.

Gerard Aching, Assistant Professor, New York University, Literary Criticism, Intellectual Homecoming: Afro-cubanismo, Negritude, and Surrealism.

Nora Alter, Associate Professor, University of Florida, Film Criticism, The Essay Film: After Fact and Fiction.

Valerie Boyd, Independent Scholar, Literary Criticism, Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston.

Christina de la Torre, Senior Lecturer, Emory University, Translation, A Translation of Una sola muerte numerosa by Argentine writer Nora Strejilevich.

Jan Levi, Independent Scholar, Literary Criticism, Whatever Can Come to A Woman: The Biography of Muriel Rukeyser.

Kathryn Morgan, Associate Professor, UCLA, Literary Criticism, Talking to Tyrants: The Cultural Dynamics of Address to  Greek Tyrants and ‘Tyrannical’ Audiences from the 5th to the 3rd Centuries B.C.E.

Robert Nixon, Associate Professor, Columbia University, Literary Criticism, A Literary Biography of Nadine Gordimer.

Carol Poore, Associate Professor, Brown University, Literary Criticism, Stigma or Solidarity? Literary and Cultural Representations of Physical Disability in the United States and Germany.

Philip Watts, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Literary Criticism, Sequels: Film Criticism in France (1944-1962).

Tracy Sharpely Whiting, Associate Professor, Purdue University, Literary Criticism, Femmes negritudes/Negritude Women: History of an Idea, Evolution of a Race Movement.