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Stefanos Alexopoulos

Stefanos Alexopoulos

Studying the origins and evolution of the Office of Holy Communion and the relationship between popular piety and official liturgy

Fellow

James Almeida

James Almeida

Exploring the connections between Inca and early Colonial labor strategies and their ties to the development of racial ideology

Tyler Fellow

Dimiter Angelov

Dimiter Angelov

Translating works by Theodore II Laskaris and studying Eustathios’s repurposing of ancient knowledge

Visiting Scholar (Fall Term)

Nicola Aravecchia

Nicola Aravecchia

Investigating early Christianity in Egypt through a study of a 4th-century church excavated at the site of Amheida

Fellow

Katherine Bentz

Katherine M. Bentz

Offering a new perspective on how early modern society conceived of relationships between bodies, health, and the built environment

Fellow

Emilio Bonfiglio

Emilio Bonfiglio

Producing a new narrative of the cultural history of medieval Armenia by focusing on translation culture, production, and transmission

Fellow

Ashley Buchanan

Ashley Buchanan

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

Postdoctoral Fellow in Plant Humanities

Lilia Campana

Lilia Campana

Writing the first comprehensive study of Byzantine ship design and its impact upon 14th-century Venetian shipbuilding manuscripts

Fellow

Stephanie Caruso

Stephanie Caruso

Researching the Byzantine holdings in the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives

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

Iyaxel Cojti Ren

Iyaxel Cojti Ren

Cataloging Justin Kerr’s photographic archive of ancient Maya ceramics

Postdoctoral Fellow, Pre-columbian Art and Archaeology, ICFA

Danika Cooper

Danika Cooper

Exploring Indigenous land dispossession as a consequence of strategic invisibility

Mellon Fellow in Urban Landscape Studies (Fall)

David Crowell

David Crowell

Traversing a broad range of emotionally expressive harmonies through the use of varied tuning strategies in a new composition, “Ecotonal”

Early-Career Musician (Spring Term)

Marianna Davison

Marianna Davison

Examining how the shaping of the built environment and visual representations of the urban landscape encourage and foreclose community formations 

Junior Fellow

Kelsey Eldridge

Kelsey Eldridge

Studying the use of porphyry sarcophagi as a part of Byzantine material language employed by rulers abroad to bolster their authority

Tyler Fellow

Eurydice Georganteli

Eurydice Georganteli

Exploring Byzantine money as one of the most important meaning-making practices in the visual culture of Byzantium

Visiting Scholar (Fall Term)

Romain Goudjil

Romain Goudjil

Focusing on the relationship between the Church and the imperial authority in Byzantium in the judicial field from the 10th to 15th century

Junior Fellow

Marie Gravalos

M. Elizabeth Grávalos

Reconstructing ceramic production practices to understand shared learning, community identities, and sociopolitical relationships

Junior Fellow

Patrick Hajovsky

Patrick Hajovsky

Examining and comparing the ethnohistoric and archaeological sources on Aztec and Spanish colonial sculpture

Fellow

Kristan Hanson

Kristan Hanson

Mapping late 19th-century portrayals of Parisian women, ornamental plants, and urban spaces

Plant Humanities Fellow

Ioli Kalavrezou

Ioli Kalavrezou

Exploring the political and ideological history of the Byzantine Empire

Visiting Scholar (Fall Term)

Julianna Kardish

Julianna Kardish

Surveying the Byzantine Galleries and trends in art historical scholarship to connect the galleries to new audiences

Dumbarton Oaks Humanities Fellow 

Wouter Klein

Wouter Klein

Connecting the history of medicine, pharmacy, and botany with digital humanities, with a special interest in the early modern period

Plant Humanities Fellow

Dmitry Korobeynikov

Dmitry Korobeynikov

Using non-Greek Byzantine seals to explore the medieval frontier and Christian-Muslim relations

Fellow (Spring Term)

Felipe Ledesma-Núñez

Felipe Ledesma-Núñez

Studying the musical rituals of Andean Christianity and “Pre-Columbian” religions in the rural colonial Andes

Tyler Fellow

Eleanor Lieberman

Eleanor Lieberman

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

Postgraduate Performance Measurement and Evaluation Fellow

Elizabeth Mann

Elizabeth Mann

Developing K–12 educational programming centered on the museum’s world-class collections and historic garden

Dumbarton Oaks Humanities Fellow

Dominique Manuel

Dominique Manuel

Cataloging images of Dumbarton Oaks’ fieldwork to preserve Byzantine church frescoes in Cyprus

Dumbarton Oaks Humanities Fellow

Mallory Matsumoto

Mallory Matsumoto

Researching the transmission of Classic Maya hieroglyphic writing and scribal communities of practice

Junior Fellow

Jessie Montgomery

Jessie Montgomery

Working on an orchestra piece for the National Symphony Orchestra celebrating the life of literary genius Toni Morrison

Early-Career Musician (Fall Term)

Kate Moran

Kate Moran

Cataloging archival visual materials pertaining to Roman and late antique Syria for online access

Dumbarton Oaks Humanities Fellow

Mika Natif

Mika Natif

Drawing on architecture, landscape design, historical sources, and Mughal paintings to explore gender and gardens

Fellow (Spring Term)

Alex Neroth van Vogelpoel

Alex C. J. Neroth van Vogelpoel

Exploring the origins, structure, and meaning of the unique East Syriac rites of preparing the Eucharistic bread and wine

Junior Fellow

Jo Osborn

Jo Osborn

Looking at a fishing community to explore economic specialization and networks in early ranked societies

Junior Fellow

Sarah F. Porter

Sarah F. Porter

Analyzing early Christian deathscapes as architectural units, actors within the civic landscape, nodes of cultural memory, and sites of bodily practice

Tyler Fellow 

Alejandra Roche Recinos

Alejandra Roche Recinos

Demonstrating the role of nonelite craftspeople and communities in procuring resources and engaging in multiregional exchange networks

Junior Fellow

Ben Roy

Ben Roy

Editing Byzantine lead seals for Dumbarton Oaks’ online catalog

Dumbarton Oaks Humanities Fellow

Ned Sanger

Ned Sanger

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

Postgraduate Fellow in Medieval Literature

Hannelore Segers

Hannelore Segers

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

Tyler Fellow

Arijit Sen

Arijit Sen

Contributing to methods of reading urban cultural landscapes by examining how this landscape is experienced and imagined by community insiders

Mellon Fellow in Urban Landscape Studies (Spring Term)

Alexander Stewart

Alec Stewart

Examining how immigrant entrepreneurs have repurposed retail and industrial buildings and have revitalized urban landscapes

Mellon Fellow in Urban Landscape Studies

Richard Tong

Richard Tong

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

Postgraduate Digital Media Fellow

Alexandra Walsh

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

May Wang

May Wang

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

Postgraduate Writing and Reporting Fellow

Lizabeth Wardzinski

Lizabeth Wardzinski

Focusing on Knoxville as a global destination for architects and planners to spread the ideals of a democratic citizenry through city and regional planning efforts

Junior Fellow

Gabriel Ziaukas

Gabriel Ziaukas

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

Postgraduate Curatorial Fellow for the Garden Centennial