FORMER TANNER HUMANITIES CENTER FELLOWS | 2007-2017

2016-2017

VIRGIL C. ALDRICH FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS

  • MATT BASSO, Department of History, "Reworking Settler Societies: Labor and the Evolution of Settler Colonialism in New Zealand and the United States, 1890-1950"
  • BENJAMIN B. COHEN, Department of History, "The Shape of Water in the Deccan, c. 1083-2013"
  • ANNE PETERSON, Department of Philosophy, "Matter, Composition, and Biological Unity in Aristotle"

OBERT C. & GRACE A. TANNER HUMANITIES CENTER VISITING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

  • COLLEEN O’NEILL, Department of History, Utah State University, "Labor and Sovereignty: The Transformation of Work in Indian Country, 1890 to the Present"
  • PIERRE-JULIEN HARTER, Department of Philosophy, Saint Xavier University, Buddhas in the Making: Path, Perfectability, and Gnosis in the Abhisamayālaṃkāra Literature"

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

  • ANNE ROYSTON, Department of English, "Reading Theory as Artist’s Book: Materiality, Writing, Technology
  • JESSICA HOUF, Department of Communication, "Bacteria, Bodies, and Boundaries: A Genealogy of Bacteria and the Human Body"

OBERT C. & GRACE A. TANNER HUMANITIES CENTER GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN MORMON STUDIES

  • GAVIN FELLER, Department of Communication Studies, University of Iowa, Enamored but Ambivalent: Mormonism and 20th Century New Media"

HONORS COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

  • JONAH KATZ, Asian Studies Major, Honors College, Analysis of 'Dream of the Red Chamber'  

2015-2016

VIRGIL C. ALDRICH FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS

  • HUGH CAGLE, Department of History, "Assembling the Tropics: Illness, Exploration, and Global Geography"
  • KATHARINE COLES, Department of English, "Poem, Image, Mage"
  • ERIC HINDERAKER, Department of History, "'Motley Rabble' or Martyrs for Liberty? The Boston Massacre and the Search for a Usable Past"
  • MAEERA SHREIBER, Department of English, "Holy Envy: Poetry, Modernism and the Judeo-Christian Border Zone"

OBERT C. & GRACE A. TANNER HUMANITIES CENTER VISITING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

  • DAVID KIERAN, Department of History, Washington-Jefferson College, "Signature Wounds: The Cultural Politics of Mental Health During the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars"
  • MARTIN PADGET, Department of English, Aberystwyth University, Wales, United Kingdom, "Paul Strand: Photography, Modernism, and the World"

GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

  • JESSICA ALEXANDER, Department of English, "House of Glee," a grotesque novel
  • DANIEL AUERBACH, Department of Sociology, "Agent Orange: And the Treadmill of Destruction"

OBERT C. & GRACE A. TANNER HUMANITIES CENTER GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN MORMON STUDIES

  • STANLEY THAYNE, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "The Blood of Father Lehi: Indigenous Americans and The Book of Mormon"

HONORS COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

  • JOSHUA LIPMAN, Religious Studies Program, Honors College, "Environmental Ethics in The Book of Mormon"

2014-2015

Virgil C. Aldrich Faculty Fellowships

  • Christine Jones, Department of Languages & Literature, "An Edible World: Hot Beverages, Orientalism, and the French Enlightenment"
  • Robin Jensen, Department of Communication, "Expectant Voices: A Rhetorical History of Fertility"
  • Dustin Stokes, Department of Philosophy, "Cognitive Penetration, Attention, and the Senses"
  • Margaret Wan, Department of Languages and Literature, "Drum Ballads: Popular Literature and Regional Culture in Nineteenth Century China"

Obert C. & Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center Visiting Research Fellowships

  • Don Fallis, Department of Information Resources, University of Arizona, "Disinformation and the Norms of Communication"

Graduate Research Fellowships

  • Travis Ross, Department of History, "History in the Works: Hubert Howe Bancroft, the History Company, and Making of Western History"
  • Sadie Hoagland, Department of English, "Strange Children - A Novel"

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Fellowship in Mormon Studies

  • Nathan Jones, Department of History, "Mormon Political Thought in an Age of Pluralism"

Tanner Humanities Center Honors Undergraduate Fellowships

  • Kajsa Vlasic, Department of English, "Storytelling and the Patient Experience: An Examination of Narrative and Breast Cancer Survival"
  • Jeremy Sean Lofthouse, Departments of History and Religious Studies, "Tongues in Transition: The Changing Role of Glossolalia within Early Mormonism"

2013-2014

Virgil C. Aldrich Faculty Fellowships

  • Gema Guevara, Department of Languages & Literature, "The Sound and Silence of Race: Contesting Cuba’s Racial Paradigm (1830 - 1930)"
  • Matt Potolsky, Department of English, "Secrecy Theory: A Defense of Secrets in an Age of Full Disclosure"
  • Jonah Schupbach, Department of Philosophy, "Explanatory Reasoning: Philosophical and Empirical Considerations"
  • Hakan Yavuz, Department of Political Science, "The Process of Vernacularization and the Zones of Islam"

Obert C. & Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center Visiting Research Fellowships

  • Jared Farmer, Department of History, State University New York Stony Brook, "Trees in Time: History and Mortality among Sequoias"
  • Kevin Schultz, Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago, "The Tory and the Libertine: Norman Mailer, William F. Buckley, Jr., and the American 1960s"

Graduate Research Fellowships

  • Louis Sherman, Department of English, "Guns and the Man: Control and the Armed Ideal in Twentieth-Century American Culture"
  • Spencer Wall, Department of English, "Mapping Milton: The Many Worlds of 'Paradise Lost'"

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Fellowship in Mormon Studies

  • Saskia Tielens, Department of American Studies, Dortmund University, Germany "The Ritualization of Mormon History: Tracing Cultural Memory in a Global Zion"

Tanner Humanities Center Honors Undergraduate Fellowship

  • Jordan Jochim, Department of Political Science, "Renegotiating Injury: The Politics of Revenge and the Ethics of Tragic Inheritance"

2012-2013

Virgil C. Aldrich Faculty Fellowships

  • Mark E. Button, Department of Political Science, “Democratic Souls: Emerson, Whitman, and Beyond”
  • Benjamin B. Cohen, Department of History, “A Shocking Scandal: Love, Power, and History in Colonial India”
  • Robert W. Gehl, Department of Communication, “Socially engineering social media: Facebook, Google, Twitter, and the political economy of new media capitalism”
  • Eric Laursen, Department of Languages and Literature, “Transformers: Energy & Electrification in Early Soviet Culture”
  • James Tabery, Department of Philosophy, “Nature×Nuture: The History, Philosophy, and Bioethics of Gene-Environment Interaction” 

Obert C. & Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center Visiting Research Fellowships

  • Richard S. Street, Independent Scholar, “Knife Fight City: Life, Labor, and Community in a Giant Farm Labor Exploitation Camp on the West Side of California’s San Joaquin Valley”

Graduate Research Fellowships

  • William K. Martin, Department of History, “Cartography as an Expression of Empire: Mapping Colonial North America and the Early American Republic”

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Fellowship in Mormon Studies

  • Rosemary Avance, Annenberg School for Communication, The University of Pennsylvania, “Voices and silences: On the dialogic construction of Mormon identities”

Tanner Humanities Center Honors Undergraduate Fellowship

  • Emmylou Manwill, Department of Political Science & Department of International Studies

2011-2012

Virgil C. Aldrich Faculty Fellowships

  • Danielle Endres, Department of Communication, "Toxic Discourse:  The Rhetoric of Nuclear Waste Siting in the U.S."
  • Anne Jamison, Department of English, "Kafka's Other Prague: Late Writings in the New Republic"
  • Kathryn Stockton, Department of English, "The Sexualized Child in a Racialized World"

Obert C. & Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center Visiting Research Fellowships

  • Greg Forter, University of South Carolina, "Atlantic and Other Worlds: Critique and Utopia in Contemporary Historical Realism"

Graduate Research Fellowships

  • Julie Gonnering Lein, Department of English, "The Magdeburg Experiment: A Book of Poems"
  • Barbara Duffey, Department of English, "Simple Machines: A Book of Poems"
  • Esther Lee, Department of English, "Omma [as]: A Novel"

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Fellowship in Mormon Studies

  • Max Mueller, Harvard University, "Beyond the Priesthood: Race and Gender in the History of African-American Mormons"

Tanner Humanities Center Honors Undergraduate Fellowship

  • Michael Taney, Department of History

2010-2011

Virgil C. Aldrich Faculty Fellowships

  • Chrisoula Andreou, Department of Philosophy, “Dynamic Choice and Its Discontents"
  • Kimberly Mangun, Department of Communication, "'A Giant in Birmingham': Editor Emory Overton Jackson and the Fight for Civil Rights in Alabama"
  • Daniel Medwed, College of Law, "Compromising Innocence: American Prosecutors and the Race to Convict"
  • Lance Olsen, Department of English, "Theories of Forgetting"

Obert C. & Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center Visiting Research Fellowships

  • Susan Courtney, University of South Carolina, "Split Screen Nation: Moving Images of the South, the West, and the U.S.A. at Midcentury"

Graduate Research Fellowships

  • Shira Dentz, Department of English, "Rose Secoming: A Collection of Poetry and Prose"
  • Rachel Marston, Department of English, "How to Speak to God: A Fictional Exploration of Nuclear Testing, Faith, and Monstrosity in the American West"

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Fellowship in Mormon Studies

  • Kate Holbrook, Boston University, "Radical Food: Mormon Foodways and the American Mainstream"

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

  • Michael Trestman, University of California, Davis

2009-2010

Virgil C. Aldrich Faculty Fellowships

  • Kevin DeLuca, Department of Communication, "Creating Wilderness, Imagining Environmentalism's Sublime Object"
  • Eric Hutton, Department of Philosophy, "A New Translation of Xunzi"
  • Stacy Margolis, Department of English, "The Rise and Fall of Public Opinion: Literature and Networks in the Early Republic"

Obert C. & Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center Visiting Research Fellowship

  • Michele Mendelssohn, Oxford University, "A Race for Beauty?: The Cultural Politics of Aestheticism"

Graduate Research Fellowships

  • Monika Piotrowska, Department of Philosophy, "Human, Part-Human, and Human Parts"
  • Alfred Seegert, Department of English, "Till We Have (Inter)faces: A Study in Ecocriticism and Cyberculture"

2008-2009

Virgil C. Aldrich Faculty Fellowships

  • Suhi Choi, Department of Communication,"The Book of 'Counter Memory and the Korean War'"
  • Emily Michelson, Department of History, "The Pulpit and the Press in Catholic Italy, 1520-1600"
  • Helga Shugart, Department of Communication, "Bodies of Work: The Cultural Production of Obesity"
  • Melanie Rae Thon, Department of English, "The Voice of the River, a novel in progress"

Obert C. & Grace A.Tanner Humanities Center Visiting Research Fellowships

  • Ellen Litwicki, SUNY Fredonia, "Between Commerce and Affection: A Cultural History of Domestic Gift Giving in America"
  • Katy Ryan, West Virginia University, "The Death Penalty: A Performance over the Twentieth-Century"

Graduate Research Fellowships

  • Halina Duraj, Department of English, "Fatherland: A Novel"
  • Mary Gould, Department of Communication, "The Rock, the Plantation, and Emerald City: Visibility and the Representational Politics of the Prison System"

2007-2008

Virgil C. Aldrich Faculty Fellowships

  • Matt Haber, Department of Philosophy, "The Centrality of Phylogenetic Thinking"
  • Christine Jones, Department of Languages and Literature, "Size Matters: Proportion and the Arts in France (1680-1725)"
  • Paul Reeve, Department of History, "Nineteenth Century Mormon Bodies: Power, Polygamy, and the Creation of a 'New Race'"
  • Paisley Rekdal, Department of English, "Intimate: An American Photo Album"

Obert C. & Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center Visiting Research Fellowships

  • Laura Briggs, University of Arizona, "The Politics of Transnational and Transracial Adoption"
  • Kristine Harper, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, "Weather  By Design: State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth Century America"

Graduate Research Fellowships

  • Ryan Dearinger, Department of History, "Frontiers of Progress and Paradox: Building Canals, Railroads, and Manhood in the America West"
  • Cara Diaconoff, Department of English, Marian Hall

Last Updated: 5/9/17