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.

2023-24 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
Dorota Dutsch, Classics
Claudia Moser, History of Art and Architecture

Caribbean Studies
Stephanie Batiste, English
Mireille Miller-Young, Feminist Studies
Saide Singh, English
Cathy Thomas, English

Environmental and Postcolonial Media Theories
Paul Kim, Film and Media Studies
Anna Schewelev, Comparative Literature
Christina Vagt, German, Comparative Literature
Tinghao Zhou, Film and Media Studies

Ghana Studies
kwabena agyare yeboah, History
Christabel Agyeiwaa, History
Peter Bloom, Film and Media Studies
Stephan Miescher, History

Global Childhood Ecologies
Martina Mattei, Comparative Literature
Zheng Ren, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies
Nicole Smirnoff, 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
Kathleen Moore, Religious Studies
Giuliana Perrone, History

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

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

Performing Race, Performing Space
Clara Chin, English
Taylor Holmes, English
Dozandri Mendoza, Linguistics
Alex Mireles, Feminist Studies
Jessica Nakamura, Theater and Dance
Michael Parra, English
Erick Rodriguez, English
Diana Sanchez, Chicana/o Studies

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

Slavery, Captivity, and the Meaning of Freedom
Manuel Covo, History
Jeannine DeLombard, English
Candice Lyons, Black Studies
Stephanie Malia Hom, French & Italian
Rose MacLean, Classics
John Majewski, History
Taylor Moore, History
Giuliana Perrone, History
Cathy Thomas, English

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