University of California President’s Faculty Research Fellowships 2019-20

In March 2019, a committee composed of humanities faculty representing five UC campuses met to select the eight recipients of the prestigious University of California President’s Faculty Research Fellowship for 2019–20. The fellows, who hail from seven different campuses and hold appointments across a broad range of humanities disciplines, will receive paid leave from their regular teaching requirements to pursue their own research projects ranging from the classical to the contemporary, from Ghana to Japan to Chicago.

Unsettled City: Migration, Race, and the Making of Seattle’s Urban Landscape

Megan Asaka, History, UC Riverside

Unruly Monuments: Disrupting the State at Delhi’s Islamic Architecture

Aditi Chandra, Global Arts, Media, and Writing Studies, UC Merced

Chicago Husband-Killing and the New Unwritten Law

Marianne Constable, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley

Invited to Witness: Solidarity Tourism Across Occupied Palestine

Jennifer Kelly, Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz

Care, Affect, Crackup: Literature and Activism after Fukushima

Margherita Long, East Asian Studies, UC Irvine

Souvenirs of Cicero: Shaping Memory in the Letter Collections

Francesca Martelli, Classics, UC Los Angeles

A Thousand Paper Cuts: US Empire and the Bureaucratic Life of War

Anjali Nath, American Studies, UC Davis

Coloniality, Extraction, and Sovereignty in Ghana, 1471-2021

Jemima Pierre, African American Studies and Anthropology, UC Los Angeles