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, culture, and media. She is interested in how suicide and aging negotiated the politics of life in twentieth-century China. Her doctoral project was funded by grants... (more)

  • Na Sil Heo

    East Asian Studies

    University of Toronto, 2020

    Project: Rearing Autonomous Children in Cold War Korea: Transnational Formations of a Liberal Order, 1950s-60s

    Trained as a historian of modern Korea, Na Sil’s research intersects with studies of the cultural Cold War, childhood, and gender and sexuality. She is completing a book manuscript that examines how childhood... (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)