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2022–2023 Summer and Academic Year Fellows and Project Grants

Posted On June 08, 2022 | 12:27 pm | by kathys | Permalink
Supporting research of over forty scholars from around the world

We are delighted to announce the selection of fellows in our three areas of study: Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian Studies, as well as the Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies. This summer, fifteen fellows join us to research topics including lost and forgotten Byzantine manuscripts, an archaeological study of a Black cemetery in Georgetown, and Mesoamerican religion and Latinx spirituality.

During the 2022–2023 academic year, we are delighted host over forty fellows who will be studying questions such as how the Buitenzorg Botanic Garden was engaged in empire-building in the Netherlands East Indies, what we are learning from the excavations of Kaminaljuyu, and how an ancient Greco-Roman theater performed in medieval Byzantine visual culture. Additionally, our Mellon Fellows study urban landscapes through lenses of democracy, race, identity, and difference.


Summer 2022 Fellows

Byzantine Studies

Ralf Bockmann, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Germany

Renate Burri, University of Bern

René de Nicolay, Universität Zürich

Prolet Decheva, University College Dublin, Ireland

Mariusz Gwiazda, University of Warsaw, Poland

Markéta Kulhánková, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Alex MacFarlane, University of Oxford

Louis-Patrick St-Pierre, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada

Mellon Summer Fellowships in Urban Humanities

Alissa Diamond, University of Virginia, Mellon Summer Fellowship in Urban Humanities

Jennifer Hock, Maryland Institute College of Art, Mellon Summer Fellowship in Urban Humanities

Delande Justinvil, American University, Mellon Summer Fellowship in Urban Humanities

Amanda Martin-Hardin, Columbia University, Mellon Summer Fellowship in Urban Humanities

Pre-Columbian Studies

Rebecca Mendoza Nunziato, Harvard Divinity School

Victor Emmanuel Salazar Chavez, George Washington University

Matthias Urban, Center for Advanced Studies, University of Tubingen, Germany


2022–2023 Academic Year Fellows

Byzantine Studies

William Adler, North Carolina State University

Peter Milo, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Andrea Nanetti, Nanyang Technological University Singapore

Daniel Reynolds, University of Birmingham, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies

Katherine Taronas, Kenyon College

Gunder Varinlioglu, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

Lev Weitz, Catholic University of America

Garden and Landscape Studies

Luthfi Adam, Monash University Indonesia

Brian Bockelman, Ripon College

David Karmon, College of the Holy Cross

Anna Lise Seastrand, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies

Ashon Crawley, University of Virginia

Claire Dunning, University of Maryland, College Park

Rabia Harmansah, University of Cologne, Germany

Kathryn Holliday, University of Texas at Arlington

Pre-Columbian Studies

Barbara Arroyo, Museo Popol Vuh, Universidad Francisco Marroquin

Timothy Beach, University of Texas at Austin

Allison Caplan, University of California, Santa Barbara

Mallory Melton, University of California, Santa Barbara

Flora Clancy Fellowship in Maya Studies for Latin American Researchers

Adolfo Ivan Batun-Alpuche, Universidad de Oriente

I Tatti–Dumbarton Oaks Joint Fellowship for Eastern Mediterranean Studies

Ioannis Kyriakantonakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens & Hellenic Open University

Musicians in Residence

inti figgis-vizueta (fall term)

David Hertzberg (spring term)

Artist in Residence

Lungiswa Gqunta


2022–2023 Junior Fellows

Byzantine Studies

Peter Boudreau, McGill University, Canada

Guilhem Dorandeu-Bureu, Université de Paris 1 Pantheon, Sorbonne

Elena Gittleman, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania

Mustafa Yıldız, University of California, Berkeley

Garden and Landscape Studies

Gwendolyn Lockman, University of Texas at Austin

Manuel Sanchez Garcia, Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and Universidad de Granada (Spain)

Pre-Columbian Studies

Hayley Woodward, Tulane University

Nicholas Brown, Yale University


2022–2023 Tyler Fellows

Byzantine Studies

Chance Bonar, Harvard University

Rong Huang, Harvard University

Garden and Landscape Studies

Amy Chang, Harvard University

Pre-Columbian Studies

Annick Benavides, Harvard University

Sarah Loomis, Harvard University


Project Grants

Byzantine Studies

Georgios Deligiannakis, “The Church Excavation Project in the Asklepieion Area of Ancient Messene”

Alexander Fantalkin, “Geophysical Exploration at the Byzantine City of Ashdod-Yam"

Jordan Pickett, “RC14 Dating of Byzantine Fortifications on the Acropolis at Sardis"

Joseph Williams, “Byzantine Dome Construction in South Italy as Transcultural Knowledge”

Garden and Landscape Studies

Jennifer Steverson, “African American Textiles as an Expression of Place”

Pre-Columbian Studies

Whittaker Schroder, University of Florida

Heather Hurst, Skidmore College (from 2020, extended to June 30, 2022)


Visit our Fellowship Community in the fall to learn more about the fellows and their projects.