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.

2020-21 Research Focus Groups

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

The Asian/American Studies Collective
Donna Doan Anderson (History)
Diane Fujino (Asian American Studies)
Joyhanna Yoo Garza (Linguistics)
Naomi Joseph (Sociology)
Lisa Sun-Hee Park  (Asian American Studies)

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

Crossing Borderlands
Elizabeth DePalma Digeser (History)
Lisa Johnson (History)
Rose MacLean (Classics)

Disability Studies Initiative
Stephanie Goldstein (English)
Isidro Gonzáles (History)
Shanna Killeen (Comparative Literature)
Catherine Nesci (French and Italian, Comparative Literature)
Hangping Xu (East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies)

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)
Mireille Miller-Young (Feminist Studies)
Jennifer Tyburczy (Feminist 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)

Sustainability and the New Human
Sowon S. Park (English)
Sangwon Suh (Bren School)

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