Regional Fellows

  • Meredith Bak

    Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies
    Rutgers University-Camden

    Project: Shading Experience: Color Education and the Formation of the Modern Subject

    Meredith A. Bak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden. She holds a Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies from UC, Santa Barbara. Her research concerns the... (more)

  • Kavita Daiya

    Associate Professor of English
    The George Washington University

    Project: Secularism, Aesthetics, and Race in Modern India

    Kavita Daiya is Associate Professor of English and Affiliated Faculty in the Women’s Studies Program and Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University, Washington DC. She directs a Digital Humanities... (more)

  • Simon Finger

    Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Humanities
    Reed College

    Project: Green Waters, the Deep Blue Sea, and the Color of Atlantic History

    Simon Finger studies culture, knowledge, and politics in early America and the Atlantic World between 1600-1850. He earned his Ph.D. at Princeton University in 2008, and has taught at a number of institutions,... (more)

  • Jennifer Harford Vargas

    Assistant Professor of English
    Bryn Mawr College

    Project: The Spectrum of Dictatorial Power in the Latina/o Imaginary

    Jennifer Harford Vargas is an Assistant Professor of English at Bryn Mawr College.  Her research and teaching interests include Latina/o cultural production, trans-American studies, theories of the novel,... (more)

  • Wazhmah Osman

    Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Production
    Temple University

    Project: The Performance of Freedom and Repression: Global Soap Operas and the Afghan Culture Wars

    Wazhmah Osman is a filmmaker and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Studies and Production at Temple University. Her research focuses on global and transnational media, media development in conflict... (more)

  • Antje Pfannkuchen

    Assistant Professor of German
    Dickinson College

    Project: A New Type of Romantic Colors: Invisible Rays and the Optical Spectrum

    Antje Pfannkuchen is assistant professor at Dickinson College and currently a visiting scholar at NYU. She has studied German and Comparative Literature, Media Theory, Cultural History, and Interactive... (more)

  • Leonard Norman Primiano

    Professor of Religious Studies
    Cabrini College

    Project: The Complexion of God: The Spiritualized Aesthetics of Color in Father Divine’s Peace Mission Movement

    Leonard Norman Primiano is Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, and Co-Director of the Honors Program at Cabrini College, Radnor, Pennsylvania. With a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard... (more)

  • Sheshalatha Reddy

    Assistant Professor of English
    Howard University

    Project: Cellular Structures/Circulating Bodies: The Red, Green, and In-Between Spaces and Networks of Fenian Resistance

    Sheshalatha Reddy is Assistant Professor of English at Howard University where she teaches British and Anglophone colonial and postcolonial literatures. She has published articles in the Journal of Commonwealth... (more)

  • Lori Tharps

    Assistant Professor of Journalism
    Temple University

    Project: Pigmentocracy: Lifting the Veil of Colorism in America

    Lori L. Tharps is an assistant professor of journalism at Temple University. She is the author of the book Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America and her work can be read in magazines and... (more)