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Fellows

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Lisa Agaiby

Shedding light on Coptic monastic heritage and cultural memory by uncovering the manuscript treasures of the monastery of St. Paul the Hermit

Summer Fellow

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Nikoloz Aleksidze

Examining the history of the cult of saints and its political usage in late antique, medieval, and modern Caucasia

Summer Fellow

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Anna Livia Brand

Developing a graduate research seminar in which students will interrogate how race and racial processes work spatially and trace oppressive and resistant spatial imaginaries

Mellon History Teaching Fellow

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Ashley Buchanan

Highlighting the cultural and ecological significance of plants to human societies throughout history

Postdoctoral Fellow, Plant Humanities

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Stephanie Caruso

Cataloging and delivering archival visual materials for the Syria Documentation Project

Postdoctoral Fellow, Byzantine Art and Archaeology, ICFA

Leib Celnik

Leib Celnik

Researching the representations and roles of plants across history and developing the Margaret Mee exhibition

Postgraduate Fellow in Botanical Art

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Elgin Cleckley

Employing an empathic design thinking methodology to provide tangible toolkits and framework for developing belonging in public space

Mellon Fellow

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Iyaxel Cojti Ren

Cataloging Justin Kerr’s photographic archive of ancient Maya ceramics

Postdoctoral Fellow, Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology, ICFA

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James Davenport

Investigating changes and continuity in the organization of pottery production in Tawantinsuyu

Summer Fellow

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James Doyle

Exploring how artists give concrete form to the idea of divinity and how those images create dynamic relationships between gods and people in an upcoming exhibition

Summer Fellow

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Esra Güzel Erdoğan

Completing editions of Byzantine seals from Turkish museum and a prosopographical study of the officials

Summer Fellow

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John Lansdowne

Exploring how vivid visual allegories of Christ’s fractured body became a means to conceptualize and represent ecumenical union

Summer Fellow

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Eleanor Lieberman

Designing metrics to evaluate the success of the institution’s scholarly programming and public engagement

Postgraduate Performance Measurement and Evaluation Fellow 

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Ottavia Mazzon

Studying loan records to shed light on the transmission and reception of Byzantine literature within the Venetian scholarly circles

Summer Fellow

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James Norrie

Examining the complex ways in which Byzantine ceremony was transmitted and received in major Italian centers

Summer Fellow

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Erêndira Oliveira

Researching the iconography of the Amazon Polychrome Tradition pottery and how this symbolic vocabulary is apparently shared with other cultures

Summer Fellow

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Gil H. Renberg

Tracing the continuity of compliance with divine communications, as witnessed by inscriptions, into late antiquity

Summer Fellow

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Pollyanna Rhee

Recounting how and why Americans came to care about the environment and how those attitudes contributed to changes in the nation’s urban areas and natural environments

Mellon Fellow

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Ned Sanger

Doing research and editorial work for several forthcoming volumes in medieval studies

Postgraduate Fellow in Medieval Literature

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Hannelore Segers

Comparing Greek and Latin centonic and paraphrastic poems to better understand the late antique conceptions of genre

Tyler Fellow

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Richard Tong

Sharing exciting Dumbarton Oaks research far beyond the gates through photos, video, and social media

Postgraduate Digital Media Fellow

 

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Alexandra Walsh

Developing online educational resources and and helping to facilitate remote distance learning sessions with school and community partners

Postgraduate Public Programming and Outreach Fellow

 

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May Wang

Reporting on scholarship supported by Dumbarton Oaks through articles, newsletters, and social media

Postgraduate Writing and Reporting Fellow

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Zhenya Zhekova

Making connections between textual and sigillographic evidence for individuals mentioned in the Alexiad

Summer Fellow

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Gabriel Ziaukas

Researching the history of the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens to develop materials for the centennial celebration

Postgraduate Curatorial Fellow for the Garden Centennial

 

 

Interns

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Emily Axelsen

Researching and cataloging archival visual materials pertaining to art and architecture in North Africa and the Levant

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Alexis Boo

Planning, preparing, and executing educational programs related to the museum collections and historic garden

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Amelia Cossentino

Developing an online exhibit to document the history of music and musicians associated with Dumbarton Oaks

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Giovanni DiRusso

Editing Byzantine lead seals for Dumbarton Oaks’ online catalog

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John Schaefer

Conducting research on plants to create an interactive essay and contribute to an online collection

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Susannah L. Wright

Editing texts for the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library

 

Summer Schools and Workshops

Garden and Landscape Studies Graduate Workshop

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Ebenezer Olamiposi Adeyemi

Analyzing how colonial and postcolonial  segregation and  inequality intersect to push the poor to the margins of urban areas

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Diana Boric

Exploring the visible and invisible boundaries that determine social and spatial disparities through a series of case studies

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Elza D’Cruz

Examining the public gardens from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century in Bangalore

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Evan Elderbrock

Investigating health equity and environmental justice implications of urban green space access and exposure in Portland, Oregon

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Negar Imani

Addressing the urgent demand for reconsidering the (un)healthy places of public health in the context of Shiraz

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Dirco Kok

Redefining what a cemetery can become, reinforcing its role in the urban green infrastructure

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Gwendolyn Lockman

Unraveling the story of the meaning of land in a city built on mining it

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Gabriela Tie Nagoya Tamari

Bringing to light marginalized narratives of Brazilian female landscape architects and inquiries on the architecture canon in Brazil

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Y. L. Lucy Wang

Examining medical infrastructures across the Sinosphere, whose architects, doctors, land-surveyors, and engineers integrated new understandings of disease and hygiene into their built work

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Jon Winder

Charting a history of the children’s playground in Britain and changing ideas about the urban environment, public health, industrial technology, and landscape design

Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program

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Nikolas Churik

Princeton University

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Sofia Efthymoglou

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Elisa Galardi

University of Pennsylvania

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Nikolas Hächler

Institute for Byzantine Studies, LMU Munich/University of Zurich

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Irini Karra

Acropolis Museum

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Alex Magnolia

University of Minnesota

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Tine Rassalle

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Virginia Sommella

Bilkent University

Dumbarton Oaks/HMML Syriac and Armenian Summer School

Intermediate Syriac

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Christopher Bonura

University of California, Berkeley

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Michelle Freeman

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Johnathan W. Hardy

Johnathan W. Hardy

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Pamela Klasova

Pamela Klasova

Macalester College

Andrei Macar

Andrei Macar

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Christopher McLaughlin

Christopher McLaughlin

Boston College

Francesca Minonne

Francesca Minonne

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano

Cosimo Paravano

Cosimo Paravano

University of Vienna

Nicolò Sassi

Nicolò Sassi

Indiana University

Nora K. Schmid

Nora K. Schmid

University of Oxford

Introduction to Classical Armenian

Ashley Bozian

Ashley Bozian

St. John’s University

Tinatin Chronz

Tinatin Chronz

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Christian Gers-Uphaus

Christian Gers-Uphaus

University of Tübingen

Jake Nabel

Jake Nabel

Pennsylvania State University

Matteo Poiani

Matteo Poiani

Université de Strasbourg/The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Christopher Sprecher

Christopher Sprecher

University of Regensburg

Yvona Trnka-Amrhein

Yvona Trnka-Amrhein

University of Colorado, Boulder

Ayelet Wenger

Ayelet Wenger

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Douglas Whalin

Douglas Whalin

Catholic University of America

Emanuele Zimbardi

Emanuele Zimbardi

Ca’ Foscari Università di Venezia

Plant Humanities Summer Program

Elizabeth Chant

Elizabeth Chant

University College London/Institute of Historical Research, University of London

Ashley Thuthao Keng Dam

Ashley Thuthao Keng Dam

Universita degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche

Katherine Enright

Katherine Enright

Harvard University

Allison Fulton

Allison Fulton

University of California, Davis

Diana Heredia-López

Diana Heredia-López

University of Texas at Austin

Christina Hourigan

Christina Hourigan

Royal Holloway, University of London/Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Maria Job

Maria Job

University of California, Santa Barbara

Emily E. M. Kamm

Emily E. M. Kamm

Northwestern University

Sarah W. Mallory

Sarah W. Mallory

Harvard University

Rachael Nelson

Rachael Nelson

Boston University

Haley Price

Haley Price

University of Texas at Austin

Amara Santiesteban Serrano

Amara Santiesteban Serrano

International University Menéndez Pelayo – Spanish National Research Council

Jeannette Schollaert

Jeannette Schollaert

University of Maryland, College Park

Erin Wrightson

Erin Wrightson

University of Pennsylvania

Plant Humanities Faculty Residents

Blakley

Christopher M. Blakley

Occidental College

Kyra N. Krakos

Kyra N. Krakos

Maryville University

Alicia L. Monroe

Alicia L. Monroe

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Romita Ray

Romita Ray

Syracuse University

Sumana Roy

Sumana Roy

Ashoka University

Ashanti Shih

Ashanti Shih

Wellesley College

Leah Sobsey

Leah Sobsey

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Citlali Sosa-Riddell

Citlali Sosa-Riddell

Los Angeles Pierce College

Amy E. Traver

Amy E. Traver

Queensborough Community College, City University of New York