Folger Institute 2018-2019 short-term fellows

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Folger Institute short-term fellows for the 2017–2018 year. See previous Folger Institute short-term fellows for a multi-year list of previous fellows.


Richard Ansell, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Leicester

Reading Travels: The Afterlives of European Voyages, 1600-1750

Abdulhamit Arvas, Assistant Professor of Theater, University of California, Santa Barbara

How to Do Things with the Indian Boy: Desiring Boys on the Shakespearean Stage

Betul Basaran, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Cross-Cultural Intimacy and Marriage between Europeans and Ottoman Women in the Early Modern Era

Sarah Bendall, Tutor and Early Career Researcher, University of Sydney

Shaping Femininity: Consuming and Wearing Structural Undergarments in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

Anna Riehl Bertolet, Associate Professor of English, Auburn University

Written in Thread: Gendered Entanglement and Early Modern Needlework

Alexander Bick, Associate Director and Fellow, Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, The Johns Hopkins University

Governing the Free Sea: New World Visions and West India Company Politics, 1618-1648

Debra Ann Byrd, Producing Artistic Director & Classical Actress, Harlem Shakespeare Festival, Artist-in-Residence

BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl's Journey

Frederic Clark, Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Southern California & Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University

Diving Time: The Invention of Historical Periods in Early Modern Europe

Bradin Cormack, Professor of English, Princeton University

In the Time of Example

Carla Della Gatta, Assistant Professor of Critical Studies-Theatre, University of Southern California

Shakespeare & Latinidad: The Staging of Intracultural Theatre

Adhaar Noor Desai, Assistant Professor of Literature, Bard College

Blotted Lines: Imperfection and Early Modern English Literature

Matthew Dimmock, Professor of Early Modern Studies, University of Sussex

Volume Five of the Oxford University Press edition of Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, (1598-1600)

Freddy Dominguez, Assistant Professor of History, University of Arkansas

Radicals in Exile: English Catholic Books during the Reign of Philip II

Holly Dugan, Associate Professor of English, The George Washington University

The Famous Ape

Peter Elmer, Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Medical History, Exeter University

Exploring the World of Early Modern Chemistry: The Evidence of the John Ward Diaries

Amy Erickson, University Lecturer in Early Modern British Economic and Social History, University of Cambridge

Work and Gender in England 1550-1850

Cassandra Gorman, Lecturer in English, Anglia Ruskin University

(Al)chemical Women’s Writing and Renaissance England, 1580-1690

Charles Green, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Birmingham

John Donne’s Commemorations: Authorship and Afterlife in Early Modern England

Pamela Hammons, Professor of English, University of Miami

Mary Carey’s A Mother’s Poems and Meditations

Matthew Harrison, Wendy and Stanley Marsh III Professor of Shakespeare Studies, West Texas A&M University

Tear Him For His Bad Verses

David Hitchcock, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History, Canterbury Christ Church University

The End of Poverty: Welfare Colonialism and Social Dreaming in the British Atlantic, c. 1600-1850

Adam Hooks, Associate Professor of English and Center for the Book, University of Iowa

Counting Shakespeare

Laurie (Laurence) Johnson, Professor of English and Cultural Studies, University of Southern Queensland

A Climate for Playing: The Impact of Climate and Weather on the Rise of Early Modern English Drama

Heather Miyano Kopelson, Associate Professor of History, University of Alabama

Idolatrous Processions: Music, Dance, and Cultural Exchange in the Atlantic World, 1500-1700

Michael Kuczynski, Professor and Chair of English, Tulane University

The Macro Manuscripts: A Curatorial History

Micha Lazarus, Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge

Reformation Literary Criticism

Seth S. LeJacq, Lecturing Fellow, Duke University

Knowing Sexual Crime

Rebecca Laroche, Professor of English, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

A Recipes Studies Miscellany

Victor Lenthe, Assistant Professor of Cultures, Civilizations, Ideas, Bilkent University

Against Consensus: Comedy and the English Public, c. 1600

Jason McElligott, Keeper (Director), Marsh’s Library

Bram Stoker: Libraries, Books, and Early-Modern Culture

Sarah McNamer, Associate Professor of English and Medieval Studies, Georgetown University

The Second Shepherds’ Play in the History of Doubt

Oliver Morgan, Maître-Assistant in Early Modern English Literature, University of Geneva

The Poetry of Reply in Early Modern England

Lucy Munro, Reader in Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature, King’s College London

Cultural Histories of the Early Modern Playhouse

Harry Newman, Lecturer in Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London

The Birth of Character, 1553-1640

Scott Newstok, Professor of English and Director of the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment, Rhodes College

Welles, Shakespeare, and Race

Halyna Pastushuk, Assistant Professor at Lviv State University of Life Safety

Metamorphoses of the Fool in Late Shakespearean Drama: From Stage Attractor to Literary Character

Sara Pennell, Senior Lecturer of History, Politics & Social Sciences, University of Greenwich

Hannah Wolley: Cooking, Commerce and Print in Restoration London

Chelsea Phillips, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Villanova University

Pregnancy and Economics in the London Patent Theatres

Peter Radford, Ph.D.

The Corporeal and Sporting Early Modern Woman

Justin Roberts, Associate Professor of History, Dalhousie University

Property in People: Slave and Servant Laws in the Seventeenth-Century English Americas

Ali Salami, Assistant Professor, University of Tehran

The History of Shakespeare in Iran: Roots and Influences

Casey Schmitt, Ph.D. Candidate, The College of William & Mary

Bound Among Nations: Labor Coercion in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean

Richard Schoch, Professor of Drama, Queen’s University Belfast

Restoration Shakespeare: A Performance History

Peter Sherlock, Vice Chancellor, University of Divinity

Empire of Memory: The Monuments of Westminster Abbey c.1500-1750

Elizabeth Spencer, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of York

Women and Accounting, 1680-1830

Andrea Stevens, Associate Professor of English, Theatre, and Medieval Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Racial Masquerade and the Caroline Court, 1625-1649

Mandy Stricke, Photographer and Interdisciplinary Artist, Artist-in-Residence

By Nature Much Delight

Andrea Sununu, Associate Professor of English, Theatre, and Medieval Studies, DePauw University

The Complete Writings of Katherine Philips: Vol. 1, The Poems

Mihoko Suzuki, Professor of English & Director for the Center for the Humanities, University of Miami

Women’s Manuscript Writings as Political Discourse in Early Modern England

Naomi Tadmor, Professor of History, Lancaster University

Cultures of Settlement: Law, Society and State Formation in England c.1660-1780

Ginette Vagenheim, Professor of Latin Language and Literature and Humanistic Philology, Université de Rouen

Pirro Ligorio’s Invention and Innovation in the Cavallerie Ferraresi

Sarah Ward, Senior Lecturer in History, University of the West of England

Royalism, Religion, and Revolution: North-East Wales, 1640-1715’ and ‘Calumniators and true devils: The Welsh Clergy, Anti-Puritanism, and Political Comment in Wales, 1640-1660

Lauren Working, Postdoctoral Researcher on Travel, Transculturality, and Identity in England (TIDE), 1550 Project, University of Liverpool

Cultivating Power: Jacobean Women and the Politics of Empire