Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Keren He

    Chinese Studies, Literary & Cultural Studies, Intellectual History

    Stanford University, 2017

    Project: Over My Dead Body: Political Suicide in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture

    Keren He specializes in modern Chinese literature, intellectual history, and popular culture. She is interested in how suicide and aging negotiated the politics of life in twentieth-century China. Her doctoral... (more)

  • Na Sil Heo

    East Asian Studies

    University of Toronto, 2020

    Project: Rearing Autonomous Children: Cold War Formations in 1950s-1960s South Korea

    Na Sil Heo is a historian of modern Korea. Her research broadly examines questions of decolonization, postwar reconstruction, and transnational anti-communism in Korea and East Asia. At the Wolf Humanities... (more)

  • Elyan Hill

    Africana and Women's Studies

    University of California, Los Angeles, 2018

    Project: Spirited Choreographies: Women's Ritual, Identity, and History-Making in Ewe Performance

    Dr. Elyan Hill received her Ph. D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). As a scholar of Africa and African diasporas, her research foregrounds visual cultures, black feminisms, and embodied... (more)

  • Shayan Rajani


    Tufts University, 2018

    Project: Leaving Legacies: Making Individual and the World in Early Modern South Asia

    Shayan Rajani is a historian of early modern South Asia. His research and teaching interests include Mughal history, the history of Pakistan and its regions, and the study of gender and sexuality. His current book... (more)