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Current Fellows


Marco Aimone, University of Turin, Italy (Spring)
Byzantine Studies
“Silver Vessels in Ostrogoth and Byzantine Italy (Fifth to Seventh Century): Official, Domestic, Liturgical”

Brian Bauer, University of Illinois at Chicago
Pre-Columbian Studies
“The Lord of Vilcabamba”

Nicolas Beaudry, Université du Québec à Rimouski (Spring)
Byzantine Studies
“The Backstage of a Cathedral: An Archaeological Study of the Episcopal Quarter of Byllis, Albania”

Ryan Clasby, University of Missouri–St. Louis
Pre-Columbian Studies
“Bridging the Andean-Amazonian Divide: Examining Sociopolitical Developments at the Eastern Edge of the Andes”

Verena Conley, Harvard University
Garden and Landscape Studies
“Theory and Practice of the Jardin d'Essai

Tom Cummins, Harvard University 
Pre-Columbian Studies

Andrea Cuomo, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna (Fall)
Byzantine Studies
“The Concept of Linguistic Variation in Manuel Moschopoulos’s Commentaries on Sophocles

Hendrik Dey, Hunter College, City University of New York
Byzantine Studies
“A New Profile of Medieval—and Byzantine!—Rome”

Lori Diel, Texas Christian University (Fall)
Pre-Columbian Studies
“An Aztec History Painting in the Codex Mexicanus”

Adam Goldwyn, North Dakota State University
Byzantine Studies
“Byzantine Ecocriticism: Humans, Nature, and Power in the Medieval Greek Romance”

Jan Haenraets, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Fall)
Garden and Landscape Studies
“Planting Paradise: Mughal Garden Networks in Kashmir, India”

Sergey Ivanov, National Research University, Moscow (Spring)
Byzantine Studies
“A New Edition of the Life of St. Niphon: The Commentaries”

Ioli Kalavrezou, Harvard University (Fall)
Byzantine Studies

Michail Kappas, Greek Ministry of Culture
Byzantine Studies
“Kastania: Visualizing a Late Byzantine Village”

Eleni Kefala, University of St Andrews
Byzantine Studies
“The Vanquished: Accounts of the Conquest of Byzantium and America”

Anna Leone, Durham University (Spring)
Byzantine Studies
“Dibsi Faraj and the Euphrates Frontier: The Rediscovered Harper Archive”

Hartmut Troll, Heidelberg University (Spring)
Garden and Landscape Studies
“Nature as Model, Taste and Convenience as Measure: Position of Sckell within Garden Theory”

Junior Fellows

Alexander Brey, Bryn Mawr College
Garden and Landscape Studies
“The Caliph’s Prey: Hunting and the Landscape in Umayyad Visual Culture”

Ximena Chávez Balderas, Tulane University
Pre-Columbian Studies
“The Offering of Life: Human and Animal Sacrifice at the West Plaza of the Sacred Precinct, Tenochtitlan”

Eric Dyrdahl, Pennsylvania State University (Fall)
Pre-Columbian Studies
“Interregional Interaction and Craft Production at Las Orquídeas, Imbabura, Ecuador”

Jessica MacLellan, University of Arizona
Pre-Columbian Studies
“Households, Ritual, and the Origins of Social Complexity: Excavations at the Karinel Group, Ceibal, Guatemala”

Mihail Mitrea, University of Edinburgh
Byzantine Studies
“The Saints Lives of Philotheos Kokkinos in Late Byzantium”

James Morton, University of California, Berkeley
Byzantine Studies
“Byzantine Canon Law and Medieval Legal Pluralism: Southern Italian Manuscripts from the Tenth to Fourteenth Century”

Agnieszka Szymanska, Temple University
Byzantine Studies
“Divine Spectacle: The Early Byzantine Triconch at the Red Monastery in Egypt”

William R. Tyler Fellows

Nathaniel Aschenbrenner
Byzantine Studies
“Rome Contested: Byzantine, Humanist, and Holy Roman Discourses of Empire in the Fifteenth Century”

Ari Caramanica
Pre-Columbian Studies
“The Forgotten Landscapes of the Peruvian North Coast: Cupisnique, Moche, and Chimu Peripheral Occupation”

John Davis
Garden and Landscape Studies
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the American Landscape, 1865–1904”

Polina Ivanova
Byzantine Studies
“From Byzantium’s East to Iran’s West: Economic Change and the Rise of Cities in Medieval Asia Minor, 1000–1400”

Deirdre Moore
Garden and Landscape Studies
“Indigenous Knowledge and Breeding of Cochineal Insects in Eighteenth-Century Colonial Mexico”

Abbey Stockstill
Garden and Landscape Studies
“Crafting an Identity: Landscape and Urbanism in Almohad Marrakesh”

David Ungvary
Byzantine Studies
“The Anxiety of Artifice: Latin Poetic Culture in the Early Medieval Mediterranean, ca. 500–700”

John Zaleski
Byzantine Studies
“Asceticism in the Eastern Mediterranean, Seventh through Ninth Century”

Mellon Fellows in Urban Landscape Studies

Megan Asaka, University of California, Riverside
“The Unsettled City: Migration, Race, and the Making of Seattle’s Urban Landscape”

Sara Carr, University of Hawaii at Manoa
“The Topography of Wellness: Health and the American Urban Landscape”

Peter Ekman, University of California, Berkeley
“Suburbs of Last Resort: Vitality and Ruin on the Edges of San Francisco Bay”

Burak Erdim, North Carolina State University
“The Academy and the State: Situating Land Economics and Development Planning in the Cold War Middle East”

Summer Fellows

Stefania Gerevini, Università L. Bocconi
Byzantine Studies
“A Question of Style: Visualizing Politics in the Baptistery and St. Isidore Chapel at San Marco, Venice”

Fotini Kondyli, University of Virginia
Byzantine Studies
“Local Responses to Global Crises: Resilience and Vulnerability in Late Byzantine Rural Communities in the Northern Aegean”

Marketa Kulhankova, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Byzantine Studies
“Byzantine Edifying Stories: Narratives between Oral and Learned Literature”

Melanie Miller, University of California, Berkeley
Pre-Columbian Studies
“Social Inequality and the Body: A Multiple Method Study of a Prehistoric Colombian Population”

Paz Nuñez-Regueiro, Musée du quai Branly
Pre-Columbian Studies
“Metalwork from Patagonia (Tenth to Nineteenth Century): Origins, Usages, and Distribution of Jewels”

Jaakko Olkinuora, University of Eastern Finland
Byzantine Studies
“A Monastic Mother of God? The Development of the Cult of the Virgin Mary as a Model for Monks

Paolo Tedesco, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
Byzantine Studies
“State, Taxation, and Power in the Late Antique World (A.D. 300–700)”

Jeffrey Wickes, Saint Louis University
Byzantine Studies
“Reassessing the Performative Context of Ephrem’s Madrashe

Luca Zavagno, Eastern Mediterranean University
Byzantine Studies
“Beyond the Periphery: The Byzantine Insular World between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages”

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