Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Christina Bush

    African American Studies/Gender and Women’s Studies

    University of California - Berkeley, 2017

    Project: Fit: Fashioning the Black Masculine

    Christina Bush earned her PhD in African American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her broad research interests include black masculinity studies, fashion studies, and thing theory, and her... (more)

  • Lauren Flood


    Columbia University, 2016

    Project: Permanent Prototype: Working with Sound in the Maker Age

    Lauren Flood works at the intersections of music, anthropology, sound studies, and science and technology studies. Focusing on experimental musical instrument builders in Berlin and New York City, her work... (more)

  • Derek Sheridan

    Wolf Humanities Center Fellowship, August–September 2018

    Brown University, 2017

    Project: Chinese Commodities and the Ethics of Global Inequality

    Derek Sheridan studies transnationalism, migration, commodity flows, and theories of empire from the perspective of the anthropology of ethics, inequality, and the politics of knowledge production. His project,... (more)

  • Katherine Tycz

    Italian Studies

    University of Cambridge, 2017

    Project: Printed Prayers: Creation, Consumption and Use of Single-Sheet Prayers and Printed-Prayer Pamphlets in Early Modern Italy, c. 1460-1660

    Katherine Tycz studies early modern Italian devotion and material culture, with a focus on material text. She completed a Ph.D. in Italian at the University of Cambridge where she was a member of the European... (more)

  • Sarah Weicksel

    History and Material Culture

    University of Chicago, 2017

    Project: The Fabric of War: Clothing, Culture and Violence in the American Civil War Era

    Sarah Jones Weicksel is a scholar of history and material culture whose research centers on the intersection of race, gender, and the politics of everyday life in the United States. At the Wolf Humanities Center, she... (more)