Current HRI–Andrew W. Mellon Fellows

The following are the current Emerging Areas in the Humanities Fellows and Interns.

Director and Mellon Faculty Fellow, 2021–22

Colleen Murphy, Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law, Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, Acting Executive Director of the Illinois Global Institute

Post-Doctoral Fellows, 2020–22

Sabeen Ahmed, Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, PhD (2020): “Coloniality and the Racial Ontopolitics of Law: Foucault’s Juridical Power Reconsidered”

Beverly Fok, Anthropology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, PhD (2020): “Kinship of Territories”

Pre-Doctoral Fellows, 2021–22

Claire Branigan, Anthropology, “Ineffective Laws, Active Citizens: Creating Justice in the aftermath of Femicidio in Argentina”

Ian Toller-Clark, History, “Carceral Democracy: Race, Prisons, and the Realignment of Politics in Wisconsin, 1940–1972”

Undergraduate Interns, 2021–22

Thomas Ballard, Political Science and Economics

Alice Lee, Political Science and Psychology

Alex Wellman, Economics and Political Science

Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Public Humanities

Pre-Doctoral Fellow, 2021–22

Azlan Smith, Creative Writing, “Verbatim Theater as Civic Art.” Members of the extended Champaign-Urbana community are invited to participate in the Voices: Memory as Connection storytelling project by Azlan Smith and Brett Kaplan, Director of UIUC’s Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies. Learn how to participate!

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