Research Focus Groups

The IHC Research Focus Groups (RFG) program aims at bringing together faculty and graduate students with shared research interests from different fields and departments/programs to foster the development of interdisciplinary research agendas. Convened by individuals from at least two departments/programs, the RFGs meet regularly (at least three times a quarter) during the academic year to present work in progress, read and discuss texts and current scholarship, and/or plan and implement common research projects.

African Studies
Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie (History of Art and Architecture)

LISO (Language, Interaction, and Social Organization)
Mary Bucholtz (Linguistics), Geoffrey Raymond (Sociology)

Reinventing Japan
William Fleming (EALCS), Luke Roberts (History)

American Indian and Indigenous Collective
Margaret McMurtrey (Religious Studies grad), Ann Marie Plane (History)

Machines, People, and Politics
W. Patrick McCray (History)

Slavery, Captivity, and the Meaning of Freedom
James Brooks (Anthro and History), Manuel Covo (History), Jeannine DeLombard (English), Evelyne Laurent-Perrault (History), Rose MacLean (Classics), Giuliana Perrone (History)

Ancient Borderlands
Elizabeth DePalma Digeser (History), Start Tyson Smith (Anthro)

New Sexualities
Mireille Miller-Young (Feminist Studies), Paul Amar (Global Studies), Jennifer Tyburczy (Feminist Studies)

South Asian Religions and Cultures 
Barbara Holdrege (Religious Studies), Bhaskar Sarkar (Film and Media Studies)