Postdoctoral Fellows

In 2020-21, the HRC recruited postdoctoral fellows in Environmental Humanities and Medical Humanities. This year, it held postdoctoral competitions in Latinx Arts, Literatures, Cultures or Religions, and Law, Political Thought and the Humanities.

We are excited to welcome the following scholars to postdoctoral fellowships in Latinx Arts, Literatures, Cultures or Religions. The fellowships are affiliated with the newly formed initiative for the Study of Latinx America (ISLA).

Sarah Bruno

Sarah Bruno, PhD, Cultural Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dissertation, "Black Latinx Dexterity: Emotions in Bomba puertorriquena and Decolonizing Diasporic Archives." In 2021-22, Sarah was a postdoctoral fellow in enthnography of race and digital technologies in the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. Her research and art lie at the intersections of performance, diaspora and colonialism.

Carlos Kelly

Carlos Kelly, PhD, Latinx Studies and Video Game Studies, The Ohio State University
Dissertation, "Ready, Player Juan: Navigating Latinx/o Masculinities in Video Games." Carlos's research merges the fields of Latinx studies and video game studies by interrogating the liminal spaces associated with video games, specifically video game consoles, and how Latinx theory, through mestizaje, can open up new modes of analysis and study.

Michael Schwarz

Michael Schwarz, PhD, Philosophy, Northwestern University; PhD, Law, Humboldt-University Berlin
Dissertation, "All Meanings Necessary: A Hermeneutics of Ideology and its Critique." Michael specializes in social and political philosophy, ethics and critical theory, and has interests in philosophy of language and philosophy of law.

Sophie Sapp Moore | Mellon Foundation Diluvial Houston Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Justice

Sophie Sapp More, PhD, Cultural Studies, University of California-Davis. Sophie is an interdisciplinary political ecologist whose research uses ethnographic and historical methods to understand intersecting processes of socio-ecological and political change in the Afro-Americas. Moore's current book project, Freedom's Ground, examines the political ecology of radical agrarian life in Haiti's hinterland.

Sophie Sapp Moore will continue her appointment in the Humanities Research Center and the Center for Environmental Studies for 2022-23.