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Summer Fellows, Scholars, and Research Appointments

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

Thomas C. Anderson

Thomas C. Anderson

Researching how early modern colonial encounters with the natural world helped shape our modern pharmacopoeia.

Plant Humanities Summer Program

Miguel Arango Calle

Miguel Arango Calle

Examining the distinctive ways in which opera contributed to 18th-century construals of gardens.

GLS Graduate Workshop

Calla Bai

Calla Bai

Working to develop materials for the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Centennial on the legacy of Beatrix Farrand’s design.

Summer Intern

Elisabetta Barili

Elisabetta Barili

Studying Byzantine scholarship, commentaries, and the role of rhetoric in Byzantine literary culture.

Byzantine Greek Summer School


Sophie Bauder

Sophie Bauder

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

Summer Intern

Ashley Buchanan

Ashley Buchanan

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

Postdoctoral Fellow, Plant Humanities

Stephanie Caruso

Stephanie Caruso

Researching the Byzantine holdings in the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives.

Postdoctoral Fellow, ICFA

Lydia Cawley

Lydia Cawley

Cataloging and delivering archival visual materials for the Syria Documentation Project.

Summer Intern

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 the Justin Kerr’s photographic archive of ancient Maya ceramics.

Postdoctoral Fellow, ICFA

Marco Comunetti

Marco Comunetti

Tackling intertextuality in the scholia vetera and exploring the relationship between the Homeric poems and the Euripidean tragedies.

Byzantine Greek Summer School

Kathleen Conti

Kathleen Conti

Questioning how historic preservation and architectural history, in both policy and practice, can perpetuate racial inequality in public spaces.

GLS Graduate Workshop

Viet Cuong

Viet Cuong

Premiering a new work for Sandbox Percussion in March at Dumbarton Oaks.

Early-Career Musician in Residence

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

Christina Emery

Christina Emery

Researching the changing relationships that people have with plants and the natural world.

Plant Humanities Summer Program

Jessica May Fletcher

Jessica May Fletcher

Investigating how sites associated with health care create navigable and familiar landscapes for working-class residents of modern cities.

GLS Graduate Workshop

Elisa Galardi

Elisa Galardi

Studying questions of reception across Byzantine artistic media.

Byzantine Greek Summer School

Rachel Hirsch

Rachel Hirsch

Characterizing the perceptions of land in South Asia and their relationship to the changing forms and functions of gardens in the 16th and 17th centuries.

GLS Graduate Workshop/Plant Humanities Summer Program

Irene Jacobs

Irene Jacobs

Exploring the significance of travel by monastic saints in middle Byzantine hagiography.

Byzantine Greek Summer School

Yao Jiang

Yao Jiang

Researching how the Chinese garden can document China’s continuous cultural traditions.

Plant Humanities Summer Program

Juan Bautista Juan-Lopez

Juan Bautista Juan-López

Studying the writings of Manuel Gabalas and his allegorical interpretation of the Odyssey.

Byzantine Greek Summer School

Cati Kalinoski

Cati Kalinoski

Investigating theories of time, extinction, and the natural world by examining plant-life exhibition work.

Plant Humanities Summer Program

John Kee

John Kee

Editing texts for the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library.

Summer Intern

Anna Lawrence

Anna Lawrence

Exploring the sociopolitical lives of flowers in Victorian Britain.

Plant Humanities Summer Program

Felipe Ledesma-Núñez

Felipe Ledesma-Núñez

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

Tyler Fellow

Kang Wook Lee

Kang Wook Lee

Editing Byzantine lead seals for Dumbarton Oaks’ online catalog.

Summer Intern

Sarah Mallory

Sarah Mallory

Examining how 17th-century Dutch conceptions of the environment inflect landscape depictions.

GLS Graduate Workshop

Mary Maschio

Mary Maschio

Focusing on cross-cultural interactions between Byzantium and Latin Europe in the 12th century.

Byzantine Greek Summer School

Veronica Matallan Chaves

Verónica Matallana Chaves

Researching the history of textile work in Colombia, taking a botanical-historical approach to the use of natural fibers.

Plant Humanities Summer Program

Lucas

Lucas Mertehikian

Offering a new lens on Latin American identity by focusing on the collecting efforts of American scientists, diplomats, and scholars.

Plant Humanities Summer Program

Elizabeth Muñoz Huber

Elizabeth Muñoz Huber

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

Postgraduate Digital Media Fellow

Diana Myers

Diana Myers

Editing texts for the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library.

Summer Intern

Chloé Skye Nagraj

Chloé Skye Nagraj

Treating decommission as design to better mitigate the social impact of entangled histories embedded in contested sites.

GLS Graduate Workshop

Julia Ostmann

Julia Ostmann

Sharing exciting Dumbarton Oaks research far beyond the gates through articles, newsletters, and social media.

Postgraduate Writing and Reporting Fellow

Audrey Pettner

Audrey Pettner

Researching the history of Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks and contributing to the Gender in Byzantium bibliography.

Summer Intern

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

Daisy Reid

Daisy Reid

Exploring contemporary speculative and ecological fictions in conversation with critical race, queer, and feminist theory.

Plant Humanities Summer Program

John Reilly

John Reilly

Editing Byzantine lead seals for Dumbarton Oaks’ online catalog.

Summer Intern

Ben Roy

Ben Roy

Editing texts for the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library.

Summer Intern

Ned Sanger

Ned Sanger

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

Postgraduate Fellow in Medieval Literature

Andrea Schoenberg

Andrea Schoenberg

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

Postgraduate Performance Measurement Fellow

Christina Shivers

Christina Shivers

Addressing issues of climate change, politics, and policymaking regarding resource extraction landscapes in the United States and Canada.

GLS Graduate Workshop

Maxwell Smith-Holmes

Maxwell Smith-Holmes

Interrogating the relationship between infrastructure and media vis-à-vis the territorial ambiguity presaged by climate change.

GLS Graduate Workshop

Louis-Patrick St-Pierre

Louis-Patrick St-Pierre

Studying Roman identity performance in 9th- and 10th-century Byzantium.

Byzantine Greek Summer School

Melinda Susanto

Melinda Susanto

Investigating the practices of health and medicine in 18th-century Indonesia through the records of the Dutch East India Company.

Plant Humanities Summer Program

Camilo Uribe Botta

Camilo Uribe Botta

Exploring the orchid trade between Colombia and the United Kingdom in the 19th century.

Plant Humanities Summer Program

Ingrid Wall

Ingrid Wall

Cataloging visual materials pertaining to the historical documentation of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden.

Summer Intern

May Wang

May Wang

Studying the intersection of cultural and scientific history, especially in 19th-century novels.

Plant Humanities Summer Program

Thompson Wells

Thompson Wells

Researching Byzantine diplomacy in the Balkans and imperial memory.

Byzantine Greek Summer School

Taryn Wiens

Taryn Wiens

Advocating for a landscape design process that is entangled with ongoing time-based land practices.

GLS Graduate Workshop

Mustafa Yildiz

Mustafa Yildiz

Studying the political and social history of middle and late Byzantium.

Byzantine Greek Summer School

Vasily Zagrebin

Vasily Zagrebin

Examining secular knowledge, occult science, and everyday life in middle Byzantine Constantinople.

Byzantine Greek Summer School