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Research Fellows and Visiting Scholars



Costas N. Constantinides, University of Ioannina
Byzantine Studies, Spring Term
Catalogue of the Monastery of Iveron Greek Manuscripts, Vol. 2, MSS 101–200

Matthew R. Crawford, Australian Catholic University
Byzantine Studies, Fall Term
The Bishop versus the Emperor: Social Imagination and Intellectual Formation in Late Antique Alexandria

Annette Giesecke, University of Delaware
Garden and Landscape Studies
The Afterlife of Paradise: Near Eastern Origins of the Ancient Roman Garden

Arianna Gullo, University of Glasgow
Byzantine Studies
Ekphrasis and Epigram in the Age of Justinian

Jakub Kabala, Davidson College
Byzantine Studies
The Struggle for Great Moravia: Visions of Space in Byzantium, Francia, and the Papacy, 800–900

Zeynep Kezer, Newcastle University
Garden and Landscape Studies
Engineering Eastern Turkey: People, Place, and Power in the Upper Euphrates

Matthew Kinloch, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Byzantine Studies
Gender and Marginality: Protagonists and Minor Characters in Byzantine Historiography

Ann Komara, University of Colorado Denver
Garden and Landscape Studies
Les Promenades de Paris
: Reception of Alphand’s Urban Landscapes and Treatise

Savvas Kyriakidis, Independent Scholar
Byzantine Studies
Oath-Taking and Oath-Breaking in Byzantium (13th–14th Centuries)

Erika Milam, Princeton University
Garden and Landscape Studies, Fall Term
Slow Science: Ecological Landscapes and Their Organisms

Héléna Rochard, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris
Byzantine Studies, Fall Term
Rediscovering Bawit: Pictorial Evidence for Monasticism in Byzantine and Early Islamic Egypt

Stephanie M. Strauss, University of Texas at Austin
Pre-Columbian Studies
Sculpting the Narrative: The Material Practice of Epi-Olmec Art and Writing

Saburo Sugiyama, Arizona State University
Pre-Columbian Studies, Fall Term
Urbanism, Arts, and Polity of Ancient Teotihuacan

Loa Traxler, University of New Mexico
Pre-Columbian Studies
Establishing the Dynastic House: The Founding and Early Evolution of the Copan Acropolis

Baukje van den Berg, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Byzantine Studies, Spring Term
Grammar Education in Byzantium (11th-12th Centuries)

Warren Woodfin, Queens College, City University of New York
Byzantine Studies
Between Image and Sacrament: The Problem of Liturgical “Realism” in Byzantine Art

Junior Fellows

Brad Boswell, Duke University
Byzantine Studies, Fall Term
Cyril against Julian: Traditions in Conflict

Gina Buckley, Pennsylvania State University
Pre-Columbian Studies
What Is the City but the People? A Comparative Analysis of Migration and Socioeconomic Status Groups in the La Ventilla District of Classic Period Teotihuacan

Victor Castillo, University of Arizona
Pre-Columbian Studies
Conquest as Revival in the Sixteenth-Century Maya Highlands: Excavations at Chiantla Viejo, Guatemala

Katherine Coty, University of Washington
Garden and Landscape Studies
Nel Cuore di Tufo: Landscape, Stone, and Regional Identity in Sixteenth-Century Tuscia

Alasdair Grant, University of Edinburgh
Byzantine Studies, Spring Term
Cross-Confessional Captivity in the Later Byzantine World, ca. 1280–1460

Sarah Kennedy, University of Pittsburgh
Pre-Columbian Studies
Marginalized Labor in theSilver Mining Industry: Reconstructing Power and Identity in Colonial Peru

Lindi Masur, University of Toronto
Garden and Landscape Studies
Western Basin Paleoethnobotany: Food Production and Landscape Construction at the Borderlands of Algonquin and Iroquoian Territory (1300 CE)

Mikael Muehlbauer, Columbia University
Byzantine Studies
Bastions of the Cross: Medieval Rock-Cut Cruciform Churches of Tigray, Ethiopia

Felege-Selam Solomon Yirga, The Ohio State University
Byzantine Studies
The Chronicle of John of Nikiu: Sources, Contexts, and Afterlife

Flavia Vanni, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
Byzantine Studies
Byzantine Stucco Decoration: Cultural and Economic Implications across the Mediterranean World, 850–1453

Michelle Young, Yale University
Pre-Columbian Studies
The “Chavín Phenomenon” in Huancavelica, Peru: Interregional Interaction, Ritual Practice, and Social Transformations at Atalla

William R. Tyler Fellows

James Almeida
Pre-Columbian Studies
Coercing the Andes: The Legacies of Inca Forced Labor Practices in Colonial Potosí

Trenton Barnes
Pre-Columbian Studies
Walking the Space of Time: Void and Body in the Architecture of Teotihuacan, Mexico

Walter Chahanovich
Byzantine Studies
Islamic Mysticism and Apocalypticism in the Eastern Mediterranean

Kelsey Eldridge
Byzantine Studies
Porphyry Sarcophagi and the Material Language of Byzantium

Felipe Ledesma-Núñez
Pre-Columbian Studies
Sound and Singing/Dancing in the Rural Colonial Andes, 1560–1700: Demons, Sorceries, Idolatries

John Mulhall
Byzantine Studies
Eastern Knowledge, Latin Letters: A Cultural History of the Medieval Translation Movement, ca. 1050–1350

Sarah Porter
Byzantine Studies
Early Christian Deathscapes

Plant Humanities Fellows

Rebecca Friedel, University of Texas at San Antonio

Victoria Pickering, Queen Mary University of London

Summer Fellows

David Colmenares Gonzalez, Columbia University
Pre-Columbian Studies
How the Aztecs Got a Pantheon: The Creation of an Ancient Religion in New Spain

Mirjana Danilovic, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Pre-Columbian Studies
Addressing Alterity: The Case of Mexica Dance

Jan Willem Drijvers, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Byzantine Studies
The Forgotten Reign of the Emperor Jovian (363–364): History and Myth

Martina Filosa, Universität zu Köln
Byzantine Studies
The Economic Administration of Ecclesiastical and Monastic Institutions during the Middle Byzantine Period as Reflected by Lead Seals

Vladimir Ivanovici, Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio
Byzantine Studies
Material Culture and “Lived” Christianity in Late Antiquity: Personal Appearance

Krystina Kubina, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Byzantine Studies
Late Byzantine Poetry: Mapping a Literary Landscape

Rachele Ricceri, Universiteit Gent
Byzantine Studies
A Reevaluation of Michael Psellos’s Writings on the Psalms and Their Transmission

Panagiotis Theodoropoulos, King’s College, London
Byzantine Studies
Governing Byzantine Italy: The Eparchs of Italy in the Seventh and Eighth Centuries

Christopher Valesey, Pennsylvania State University
Pre-Columbian Studies
“With Eagle-ness, With Jaguar-ness”: Predators and Military Tropes in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

Julie Van Pelt, Universiteit Gent
Byzantine Studies
The Premetaphrastic Life and Martyrdom of Eugenia: A Translation and Short Commentary of an Unstudied Text

Jessica Varsallona, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
Byzantine Studies
Palaiologan Architecture in Constantinople