HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTER

Postdoctoral Fellows


The Humanities Research Center is excited to welcome two young scholars to one-year 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
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
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.

The HRC is also pleased to welcome a young scholar to a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in Law, Political Thought and the Humanities. This fellowship is affiliated with the Program in Politics, Law and Social Thought (PLST).

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.

The following postdoctoral fellow will continue their appointment in the Humanities Research Center and the Center for Environmental Studies for 2022-23:

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