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.

American Indian and Indigenous Collective
Margaret McMurtrey (Religious Studies)
Candace Waid (English)

Ancient Borderlands
Elizabeth DePalma Digeser (History)
Rose MacLean (Classics)

Connectivity in the Premodern Mediterranean
Bernadette Andrea (English)
Heather Badamo (Art History)

LISO (Language, Interaction, and Social Organization)
Mary Bucholtz (Linguistics)
Kevin Whitehead (Sociology)

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

New Sexualities
Paul Amar (Global Studies)
Abdulhamit Arvas (Theater and Dance)
Mireille Miller-Young (Feminist Studies)
Jennifer Tyburczy (Feminist Studies)

Parameters of Play
Ahmed Asi (Theater and Dance)
Alenda Chang (Film and Media Studies)
Jeremy Douglass (English)
Mary Michael (Film and Media Studies)
Keita Moore (East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies)

Re-centering Energy Justice
Jéssica Coyotecatl Contreras (Anthropology)
Mona Damluji (Film and Media Studies)

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

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

Transregional East Asia
William Fleming (East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies)
Xiaowei Zheng (History)