Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Alessandra Amin

    Art History and Middle East Studies

    University of California, Los Angeles, 2022

    Project: Mother Figure: Art and the Palestinian Dream-State, 1965-1982

    Alessandra Amin is a historian of modern art in the Arab world, specializing in Palestinian painting and graphic arts during the second half of the twentieth century. Her work explores the aesthetic and philosophical... (more)

  • José Carlos Díaz Zanelli

    Language and Culture Studies

    Rutgers University, 2022

    Project: Insurgent Veins: Indigenismo, Indigenous Literature, and Decolonial Cracks

    José Carlos is a Latin Americanist specializing in Indigenous Studies and Environmental Humanities. He received his Ph.D. in Latin American Literature and Culture from Rutgers University in 2022. His research focuses... (more)

  • Alex Kreger

    Religious Studies

    University of Texas at Austin, 2023

    Project: "Nurhak, The Sun Will Never Rise Upon You": Revolutionary Ethics and Messianic Sufism in Rural Southeast Turkey

    Alex Kreger is an anthropologist of religion, secularism, and sound. He earned his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation, “The Stringed Qur’an: Post-Islamic Reform and... (more)

  • Timothy Malone

    Cultural Studies, Abolition Studies, Critical Carceral Studies

    Claremont Graduate University, 2022

    Project: The Carceral Death Machine: Savagery, Contagion and Sacrifice in the Contemporary Prison

    Timothy Malone is a formerly incarcerated scholar who spent eight years inside of various California carceral sites. Upon release, he earned his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in Cultural Studies. His... (more)

  • Melissa Reynolds


    Rutgers University, 2019

    Project: Looking Elsewhere: Bodily Encounters in the Early Modern World

    Melissa Reynolds is a historian of early modern European medicine and science. She received her PhD in History from Rutgers in 2019 and was the Perkins-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows at... (more)