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Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities Announces IPRH–Andrew W. Mellon “Environmental Humanities” Fellows and Research Group

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) is pleased to announce the first cohort of the IPRH-Andrew W. Mellon Environmental Humanities Research Group. Led by the IPRH-Mellon Faculty Fellow in Environmental Humanities, Professor Robert Morrissey (History), the IPRH-Mellon fellows and interns will pursue their own Environmental Humanities-related research projects and participate in all activities of the Mellon Environmental Humanities Research Group. The Mellon Research Group is funded by a grant of $2,050,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to IPRH to support the development of emerging areas in the humanities. You can learn more about  Emerging Areas in the Humanities program and the work of the Environmental Humanities Research Group at the IPRH Website. Please join IPRH in congratulating the fellows and interns on their selection from a very competitive field of applicants.

 

Director and Mellon Faculty Fellow in Environmental Humanities, 2018–20:

Robert Morrissey, Department of History

 

Post-Doctoral Fellows, 2018–20:

Leah Aranowsky, History of Science, Harvard University, PhD expected May 2018, “From Neo-Imperial Nature to the Global Environment”

Pollyanna Rhee, Architecture, Columbia University, PhD expected May 2018, “Designing Natural Advantages: Envrionmental Visions, Civic Ideals, and Architecture for Community, 1920-1970”

 

Pre-Doctoral Fellows, 2018–19:

Samantha Good, PhD candidate, Spanish and Portuguese, “Negotiated Ecologies: Indigeneity and Ecocriticism in 19th Century Bolivia and Chile”

Alexandra Paterson, PhD candidate, English, “Geological Bodies: The Earth and Narratives of the Self in Romantic-Period Britain, 1784–1820”

 

Undergraduate Interns, 2018–19:

Juan Martin Luna Nunez, major in Urban Studies and Planning

Clara Pokorny, major in Urban Studies and Planning

April Wendling, major in Geography and Earth, Society & Environmental Sustainability, minor in Integrative Biology

 

More information about IPRH fellowship programs can be found online at www.iprh.illinois.edu.