20152016

Associate Scholars

  • Ahmad Almallah

    Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Humanities and Humanistic Sciences, 2014-2016
    Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

    Project: Pure and Sensual: Arabic Love Poetry and the Ghazal

    Ahmad Almallah holds a Ph.D. in Classical Arabic Poetry from Indiana University Bloomington. He is currently a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, working on writing a book on Arabic love... (more)

  • Kirk Fiereck

    Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Humanities and Humanistic Sciences, 2014-2016
    Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

    Project: Authenticating Sexuality: Sexual Ideology in South Africa

    I received an M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Columbia University in Medical Anthropology from the Department of Sociomedical Sciences. I also have an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. I have... (more)

  • Alice McGrath

    PhD Candidate, English
    University of Pennsylvania

    2015-2016 PHF Graduate Research Assistant

    Project: Patchwork Fictions: Imagining Intimacy Beyond the Marriage Plot

    Alice McGrath is a Ph.D. Candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on eighteenth-century British fiction and the relationship between narrative form, gender and sexuality, and the... (more)

  • Jamuna Samuel

    Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Humanities and Humanistic Sciences, 2014-2016
    Music

    Project: Influence and Intertextuality in Twentieth-Century Italian Music: The Case of Luigi Dallapiccola

    Jamuna Samuel is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Music Department. She completed her Ph.D. in Music at the CUNY Graduate Center, specializing in Italian art music of the twentieth century. She has held positions... (more)

  • Mariela Solana

    Assistant Professor of Cultural Practices, National University Arturo Jauretche
    PhD candidate in Philosophy, University of Buenos Aires

    Project: Time and History in Queer Theory: An Argentine Reading of Queer Temporality

    Mariela Solana's research focuses on the role of history and temporality in Queer and Gender Studies. She will be a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania for the fall 2015 term. During that... (more)

  • Kimberley Thomas

    Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Humanities and Humanistic Sciences, 2015-2017
    Environmental Science and South Asian Studies

    Project: The River-Border Complex

    Kimberley Thomas conducts interdisciplinary research on the politics and governance of international rivers. Drawing on theories and methods in political ecology, critical geopolitics, and environmental history, her... (more)

  • Zohar Weiman-Kelman

    Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Fellow

    Project: Philology, Sexology, and the Future of Yiddish

    Zohar Weiman-Kelman’s research explores intersections of Jewish history and queer theories of kinship and temporality. Zohar recently completed a first book manuscript, What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting: Queer... (more)

  • Jennifer Wilson

    Postdoctoral Fellow for Academic Diversity
    Slavic Language and Literatures

    Project: Chastity and the Political Imagination in 19th Century Russian Fiction

    Jennifer Wilson specializes in Russian literature of the 19th century with an emphasis on the nexus of sexuality and radical political thought. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2014 where she also... (more)

  • Yue Zhuo

    Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Humanities and Humanistic Sciences, 2015-2017
    Romance Languages, French

    Project: The Neutral in Late Barthes

    Yue Zhuo’s research and publications focus on cross-genre writings in modern French literature and essayistic writings in modern French philosophy. After a dissertation on the phenomenon of anachronism and... (more)