Research Focus Groups

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 two 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.

2022-23 Research Focus Groups

American Indian and Indigenous Collective
Sarah Roselena Brady, Art
Kendall Lovely, History
Margaret McMurtrey, English
Daina Sanchez, Chicana/o Studies

Ancient Borderlands
Elizabeth DePalma Digeser, History
Rose MacLean, Classics

The Asian/American Studies Collective
Diane Fujino, Asian American Studies
erin Khuê Ninh, Asian American Studies
Michael Nishimura, Sociology
Lisa Park, Asian American Studies
Tandee Wang, History
Maile Young, English

Caribbean Studies
Stephanie Batiste, English
Solaire Denaud, Comparative Literature
Mireille Miller-Young, Feminist Studies
Swati Rana, English
Saide Singh, English
Roberto Strongman, Black Studies
Cathy Thomas, English
Maria Zazzarino, Comparative Literature

Disability Studies Initiative
Isidro González, History
Olivia Henderson, English
Shanna Killeen, Comparative Literature
Rachel Lambert, Education
Catherine Nesci, French and Italian, Comparative Literature

Emotions in History
Hongbo Yu, Psychological and Brain Sciences
Ya Zuo, History

Global Childhood Ecologies
Solaire Denaud, Comparative Literature
Rachel Feldman, Comparative Literature
Sara Pankenier Weld, Germanic and Slavic Studies

Legal Humanities
Ahmad Atif Ahmad, Religious Studies
Jeannine DeLombard, English
Elizabeth DePalma Digeser, History
Greg Johnson, Religious Studies
Elinor Mason, Philosophy
Kathleen Moore, Religious Studies
Giuliana Perrone, History

LISO (Language, Interaction, and Social Organization)
John Du Bois, Linguistics
Amy Kyratzis, Education
Kevin Whitehead, Sociology

Machines, People, and Politics
W. Patrick McCray, History
Lisa Parks, Film and Media Studies

Re-centering Energy Justice
Jéssica Malinalli Coyotecatl Contreras, Anthropology
Mona Damluji, Film and Media Studies

Reimaginings: Developing Creative Critical Writing Practices
Felice Blake, English
Vickie Vertiz, Writing Program

Slavery, Captivity, and the Meaning of Freedom
Manuel Covo, History
Jeannine DeLombard, English
Evelyne Laurent-Perrault, History
Rose MacLean, Classics
John Majewski, History
Giuliana Perrone, History
Cathy Thomas, English

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

Theories of Media and Techniques in the Wake of Postcolonial and Environmental Studies
Stephen Borunda, Film and Media Studies
Paul Kim, Film and Media Studies
Anna Schewelev, Comparative Literature
Christina Vagt, German, Comparative Literature
Tinghao Zhou, Film and Media Studies

Un-disciplining Premodern Histories of Race and Gender
Debra Blumenthal, History
Heather Blurton, English
Daniel Reeve, English
Reem Taha, Comparative Literature
Jessica Zisa, English