2012 Fellows in the United States and Canada

Mr. John Aldrich, Pfizer-Pratt University Professor, Department of Political Science, Duke University: Party politics in the South, institutional politics in the nation.
Ms. Ellen Altfest, Artist, New York City: Fine Arts.
Mr. Tonio Andrade, Associate Professor of History, Emory University: The gunpowder age: a global history, 1300–1800.
Mr. Michael Arcega, Artist, San Francisco, California; Faculty Member, Stanford University, Department of Art and Art History, and Adjunct Faculty Member, California College of the Arts: Fine Arts.
Ms. Eve Aschheim, Artist, New York City, and Senior Lecturer, Visual Arts Program, Princeton University: Fine Arts.

Ms. Elizabeth B. Barret, Photographer, Whitesburg, Kentucky, and Media Arts Producer-Director and Director, Appalshop Archive: Photography.
Ms. Faith E. Beasley, Professor of French and Women’s and Gender Studies, Dartmouth College: Exotic encounters: Versailles meets the Taj Mahal.
Ms. Alison Bechdel, Writer, Bolton, Vermont: Family-systems memoir.
Ms. Louise E. Belcourt, Artist, Brooklyn, New York: Mound paintings (paintings of sculptures of landscapes).
Ms. Catherine Besteman, Professor of Anthropology, Colby College: An unexpected life: Somalis, Mainers, and the new global normal.
Mr. Nayland Blake, Artist, Brooklyn, New York, and Chair, International Center for Photography/Bard College M.F.A. Program: Fine Arts.
Mr. Adam Bock, Playwright, New York City: Playwriting.
Mr. Peter Bogardus, Photographer, New York City: Photography.
Mr. Stephen R. Bokenkamp, Professor of Chinese, Arizona State University: Declarations of the perfected: Daoist texts of the 4th and 5th centuries.
Mr. John R. Bowen, Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis: Shaping British Shariah.

Ms. Teresa Caldeira, Professor of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley: Graffiti, tagging, skateboarding, motorcycling: new urban practices and configurations of public space in São Paulo.
Mr. John Carlson, Higgins Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University: Insect chemoreception and the control of agricultural pests.
Mr. Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Filmmaker, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Professor of Visual Arts and of Anthropology, and Director, Sensory Ethnography Lab and Film Study Center, Harvard University: Film-Video.
Mr. Juan William Chavez, Artist, Saint Louis, Missouri, and Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Drawing, Webster University: Fine Arts.
Mr. Tom Cipullo, Composer, Long Island City, New York, and Professor of Music, Bronx Community College, CUNY: Music Composition.
Mr. Peter U. Clark, Professor of Geosciences, Oregon State University: Ice-sheet instabilities and implications for future sea-level change and the carbon cycle.
Ms. Dawn Clements, Artist, Brooklyn, New York; Visiting Faculty, California Institute of the Arts; and Critic, Rhode Island School of Design: Fine Arts.
Mr. John H. Cochrane, AQR Capital Management Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago: Fiscal theory of the price level.
Ms. Katharine Coles, Poet, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Professor of English, University of Utah: Poetry.
Mr. Jeff Colson, Artist, Pasadena, California: Fine Arts.
Mr. Matt Connors, Artist, New York City: Fine Arts.
Ms. Olivia Remie Constable, Professor, Department of History, and Robert M. Conway Director of the Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame: Christian perceptions of Muslim identity in medieval Spain.
Ms. Lisa Crafts, Filmmaker, New York City, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Film, Video, and Digital Arts, Pratt Institute: Film-Video.

Ms. Cherien Dabis, Filmmaker, New York City, and President, Displaced Pictures: Film-Video.
Mr. Kwame Dawes, Poet, Lincoln, Nebraska, and Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner and Chancellor’s Professor of English, University of Nebraska, and Faculty Member, M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing, Pacific University: Poetry.
Ms. Jacci Den Hartog, Artist, Los Angeles, California, and Program Director, Sculpture/New Genres, Otis College of Art and Design: Fine Arts.
Mr. Stephen DiRado, Photographer, Worcester, Massachusetts; Senior Lecturer in Visual and Performing Arts, Clark University; and Graduate Artist Mentor, M.F.A. Program in Visual Arts, Lesley College: Photography.
Mr. Sheperd S. Doeleman, Principal Research Scientist and Assistant Director, Haystack Observatory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Building an event horizon telescope.
Ms. Dornith Doherty, Photographer, Southlake, Texas, and Professor of Art, University of North Texas: Photography.
Mr. Timothy Donnelly, Poet, Brooklyn, New York, and Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Columbia University: Poetry.
Mr. Shimon Dotan, Filmmaker, New York City; Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, New York University; and Lecturer in Film and Media, New School University: Film-Video.
Mr. James N. Druckman, Payson S. Wild Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University: Policy challenges: energy policy and public opinion.
Mr. Douglas DuBois, Photographer, Syracuse, New York, and Associate Professor of Transmedia and Photography, Syracuse University: Photography.
Mr. John Dufresne, Writer, Dania Beach, Florida, and Professor of English, Florida International University: Fiction.
Mr. Eric Dyer, Filmmaker, Valencia, California, and Associate Professor of Visual Arts, University of Maryland: Film-Video.

Ms. Laura F. Edwards, Professor of History, Duke University: A nation of rights: a legal history of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Mr. Jamal J. Elias, Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania: The Mevlevis after Rumi.
Mr. Doug Elkins, Choreographer, New Brunswick, New Jersey: Choreography.
Ms. Alice Elliott, Filmmaker, New York City, and Associate Teacher, Kanbar Institute of Film, Television, and Media, New York University: Film-Video.
Mr. Steven Epstein, Professor of Sociology and John C. Shaffer Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University: Sexual health as buzzword.
Ms. Judith Evans Grubbs, Betty Gage Holland Professor of Roman History, Emory University: Children without fathers in Roman law and society: paternity, legitimacy, and freedom.
Ms. Wendy Ewald, Photographer, Red Hook, New York; Visiting Artist, Department of Art and Art History, Amherst College; and Senior Research Associate, Center for International Studies, Duke University: Photography.

Mr. Charles Fairbanks, Filmmaker, Eustis, Nebraska: Film-Video.
Ms. Fang Man, Composer, Irmo, South Carolina, and Research Assistant Professor, School of Music, University of South Carolina: Music Composition.
Ms. Margot E. Fassler, Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy, University of Notre Dame: Hildegard’s Scivias: art, music, and drama in a liturgical commentary.
Mr. Douglas Flamming, Professor of History, Georgia Institute of Technology: Law of promise: the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Ms. Ruth Franklin, Writer, Brooklyn, New York, and Senior Editor, The New Republic: Household spirits: the life and work of Shirley Jackson.
Ms. Vivian Fung, Composer, Jackson Heights, New York, and Faculty Member, Secondary Composition and Literature and Materials of Music, The Juilliard School: Music Composition.

Mr. Peter Galassi, Writer, New York City: The invention of the history of photography.
Mr. Michael Galinsky, Filmmaker, Brooklyn, New York: Film-Video.
Ms. Chitra Ganesh, Artist, Brooklyn, New York: Fine Arts.
Mr. Stavros Garoufalidis, Professor of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology: Quantum geometry and topology in dimension three.
Mr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Associate Professor of Religion and Humanities, Reed College: The mosque in Islamic history.
Ms. Kristen R. Ghodsee, Director and John. S. Osterweis Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, Bowdoin College: State socialist women’s organizations reconsidered: the committee of the Bulgarian women's movement and African feminisms, 1965-1990.
Ms. Denise Gigante, Professor of English, Stanford University: The book madness and Charles Lamb’s Midnight Darlings in New York.
Ms. Jane Gillooly, Filmmaker, Somerville, Massachusetts, and Graduate Faculty Member, Department of Film and Animation, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Film-Video.
Ms. Lori D. Ginzberg, Professor of History and Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University: Women and the grand American narrative.
Mr. Ellis Goldberg, Professor of Political Science, University of Washington: The Arab Spring.
Mr. John Gossage, Photographer, Washington, D.C.: Photography.
Ms. Barbara Gowdy, Writer, Toronto, Canada: Fiction.
Ms. Kathleen Graber, Poet, Wildwood, New Jersey, and Assistant Professor of English, Virginia Commonwealth University: Poetry.
Mr. Bruce Grant, Professor of Anthropology, New York University: Cultural histories of authoritarianism in the Caucasus.
Ms. Eliza Griswold, Writer, New York City, and Senior Fellow, New America Foundation: American infrastructure.

Mr. Daron Aric Hagen, Composer, New York City: Music Composition.
Mr. Stephen S. Hall, Writer, Brooklyn, New York; Adjunct Professor, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University; and Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University: Rift Valley: seafloor mapping and the revolution in geophysics.
Mr. David J. Hancock, Professor of History, University of Michigan: The cosmopolite: William Petty-Fitzmaurice, 2nd earl of Shelburne, and the end of enlightenment.
Mr. Trajal Harrell, Choreographer, New York City: Choreography.
Ms. Andrea K. Henderson, Professor of English, University of California, Irvine: Algebraic Art.
Ms. Dagmar Herzog, Professor of History, Graduate Center, CUNY: With history in mind: psychoanalysis in a postwar world.
Ms. Tamar Herzog, Professor of History, Stanford University: The making of frontiers: Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas (16th–19th Centuries).
Mr. Charles Hinman, Artist, New York City, and Instructor, Art Students League of New York: Fine Arts.
Ms. Jennifer S. Hirsch, Professor and Deputy Chair, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University: Desire across borders: gender, intimacy, and the hidden costs of Mexico–U.S. migration.
Mr. Huck Hodge, Composer, Seattle, Washington, and Assistant Professor, School of Music, University of Washington: Music Composition.
Mr. Scott A. Hughes, Associate Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: The astrophysics of ultra-strong gravity.

Ms. Nina G. Jablonski, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University: Naturalistic studies of the dynamics of Vitamin D status in human populations.
Mr. James B. Jacobs, Warren E. Burger Professor of Law, New York University School of Law: Criminal records: jurisprudence and policy.
Mr. Bill Jacobson, Photographer, Brooklyn, New York, and Critique Faculty, International Center of Photography/Bard College M.F.A. Program: Photography.
Mr. Adrian Johns, Allan Grant Maclear Professor, Department of History, University of Chicago: The intellectual property defense industry.
Mr. Kent Jones, Writer, New York City, and Executive Director, World Cinema Foundation: Throughout the country: a cinematic map.
Mr. Matthew L. Jones, James R. Barker Associate Professor of Contemporary Civilization, Department of History, Columbia University: Data mining: the critique of artificial reason, 1963–2005.

Ms. Stanya Kahn, Filmmaker, Los Angeles, California, and Adjunct Faculty, Department of Intermedia, University of Southern California: Film-Video.
Mr. James Kaplan, Writer, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York: A biography of Frank Sinatra.
Mr. Nets Katz, Professor of Mathematics, Indiana University: Topics in geometric and additive combinatorics.
Mr. Arnold J. Kemp, Artist, Portland, Oregon, and Chair, M.F.A. Program in Visual Studies, Pacific Northwest College of Art: Fine Arts.
Mr. Robert P. Kirshner, Clowes Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University: Better knowledge of dark energy through infrared observations of supernovae.
Mr. Alexander Kiselev, Professor of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin: Active scalars in fluid mechanics.
Mr. Don Kulick, Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago: The end: how a language dies.

Mr. Jonathan Lamb, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, Vanderbilt University: Scurvy: the disease of discovery.
Ms. Susan Landau, Computer scientist, Amherst, Massachusetts, and Visiting Scholar, Department of Computer Science, Harvard University: Securing the U.S.: developing policy for communications security in an era of BYOD and Facebookions.
Ms. Laura Landweber, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University: RNA-mediated epigenetic inheritance and the origin of genetic systems.
Ms. Melissa Lane, Professor of Politics, Princeton University: The rule of knowledge: platonic psychology and politics.
Mr. John Jota Leaños, Artist, San Francisco, California, and Assistant Professor of Social Documentation, University of California, Santa Cruz: Film-Video.
Ms. Janna Levin, Writer, New York City, and Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College: Black holes play drums.
Mr. Robert S. Levine, Professor of English, University of Maryland: The lives of Frederick Douglass.
Ms. Lisa A. Lindsay, Associate Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Atlantic bonds: a family history through slavery, freedom, and colonization.
Mr. William Luis, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Spanish, Vanderbilt University: The life and works of Cuban slave poet Juan Francisco Manzano.

Mr. Peter Maass
, Writer, New York City: Eyes of war: the changing image of revolution in a networked world.
Mr. Thomas F. Madden, Professor of Medieval History and Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University: The lion and the cross: violence, religion, and identity in the Republic of Saint Mark.
Mr. Keeril Makan, Composer, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Associate Professor, Department of Music and Theater Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Music Composition.
Ms. Sarah Manguso, Writer, Brooklyn, New York: Ongoingness.
Mr. James C. McCann, Professor of History, and Director, ad interim, Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Term Future, Boston University: Bees in a smoked hive: mindscapes of malaria, landscapes of history.
Mr. Justin McDaniel, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania: Improvised lives: the making of Buddhist leisure culture in Asia.
Mr. Pablo Medina, Poet, Boston, Massachusetts, and Professor of Writing, Literature, and Publishing, Emerson College: Poetry.
Ms. Jodi Melnick, Choreographer, New York City, and Professor of Dance, Barnard College: Choreography.
Ms. Christia Mercer, Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University: Platonisms in early modern thought.
Mr. Joseph Millar, Poet, Raleigh, North Carolina, and M.F.A. Poetry Faculty, Pacific University: Poetry.
Ms. Lydia Millet, Writer, Tucson, Arizona, and Staff Writer, Center for Biological Diversity, Tucson: Fiction.
Mr. Alex Mincek, Composer, Brooklyn, New York, and Professor of Music Humanities, Columbia University: Music Composition.
Mr. Alan Mintz, Chana Kekst Professor of Hebrew Literature, Jewish Theological Seminary: The last S. Y. Agnon and the work of cultural memory.
Mr. Jim Moore, Poet, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Adjunct Professor of Poetry, M.F.A. Program in Liberal Studies, Hamline University: Poetry.
Ms. Brighde Mullins, Playwright, Los Angeles, California, and Director, Master of Professional Writing Program, University of Southern California: Playwriting.
Ms. Laure Murat, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, University of California, Los Angeles: Women as symptoms, or madness at work.
Ms. Eileen Myles, Writer, New York City, and Professor Emeritus of Writing, University of California, San Diego: Afterglow (a memoir).

Mr. Ron Nagle, Artist, San Francisco, California: Fine Arts.
Mr. Luay Nakhleh, Associate Professor of Computer Science and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University: From gene trees to species phylogenies.
Mr. Benjamin Nathans, Ronald S. Lauder Endowed Term Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania: A curious kind of liberty: Soviet dissidents, human rights, and the Soviet Union after Stalin.
Ms. Haruko Nishimura, Choreographer, Seattle, Washington, and Choreographer and Director of Degenerate Art Ensemble: Choreography.
Mr. Alva Noë, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, The Graduate Center, CUNY: Strange tools: art and human nature.
Ms. Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Filmmaker, Austin, Texas, and Art Instructor, KIPP Austin Collegiate Preparatory School: Film-Video.

Ms. Carol J. Oja, William Powell Mason Professor of Music, Harvard University: Performing racial desegregation: Broadway musicals and progressive politics in the 1940s.
Mr. Richard Olmstead, Professor of Biology, and Curator, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington: Lamiales: biology and evolution.
Mr. Lance Olsen, Writer, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Professor of Creative Writing and Literature, University of Utah: Fiction.

Ms. Judith Pascoe, Professor of English, University of Iowa: Wuthering Heights in Japan.
Mr. Arthur Phillips, Writer, Brooklyn, New York: Fiction.
Mr. Donald Ray Pollock, Writer, Chillicothe, Ohio: Fiction.
Mr. Bobby Previte, Composer, New York City: Music Composition.
Ms. Lia Purpura, Writer, Baltimore, Maryland, and Writer in Residence, Loyola University: A collection of essays.

Ms. Asifa Quraishi-Landes, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School: Islamic constitutionalism for the 21st century: Not secular. Not theocratic. Not impossible.

Mr. Naufús Ramirez-Figueroa, Artist, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, and Fellow, Akademie Schloss Solitude: Fine Arts.
Mr. James E. Rauch, Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego: Jadedness and professionalism in NGOs.
Ms. Lauren Redniss, Writer, New York City, and Assistant Professor, Department of Illustration, Parsons The New School for Design: Thunder and lightning: weather past, present, future.
Ms. Jennifer W. Reeves, Artist, Callicoon, New York: Fine Arts.
Ms. Elisha P. Renne, Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan, and Associate Chair, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies: Veils, turbans, and Islamic reform in northern Nigeria.
Ms. Joan Richardson, Professor of English, Comparative Literature, & American Studies, The Graduate Center, CUNY: Images, shadows of divine things.
Ms. Yoruba Richen, Filmmaker, Brooklyn, New York, and Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Journalism, CUNY: Film-Video.
Mr. J. T. Rogers, Playwright, Brooklyn, New York: Playwriting.
Mr. David A. Rosenbaum, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University: Proto–movements in cognition and action.
Ms. Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin, Artist, Boonville, California: Fine Arts.

Ms. Lisa Saltzman, Professor of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College: Daguerreotypes: fugitive subjects, contemporary objects.
Ms. Elizabeth D. Samet, Professor of English, United States Military Academy: Crimes of Odysseus: imagining postwar America.
Mr. Damion Searls, Translator, Brooklyn, New York: Complete translation of Uwe Johnson's Anniversaries.
Mr. Eldar Shafir, William Stuart Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University: The context and psychology of scarcity.
Mr. Stephen Sharnoff, Writer, Berkeley, California, and Research Associate, Missouri Botanical Garden: Guidebook to California lichens.
Ms. Judith Shea, Artist, New York City: Fine Arts.
Mr. Fazal Sheikh, Photographer, New York City: Photography.
Mr. Maxim D. Shrayer, Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, Boston College: Jewish-Russian poets bearing witness to the Shoah, 1941–1946.
Mr. Richard Sieburth, Translator, and Professor of French and Comparative Literature, New York University: Translation of Baudelaire’s late fragments.
Mr. Adam Siepel, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, Cornell University: Elegant chimera: how computing, statistics, and genetics are revolutionizing the life sciences.
Ms. Beth A. Simmons, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University: Cooperative exchanges in confronting transnational crime: trust relationships in transnational criminal justice.
Ms. Mrinalini Sinha, Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History, University of Michigan: Complete political independence: the curious history of a nationalist Indian demand.
Mr. Richard Snow, Writer, New York City: The rise of Henry Ford.
Ms. Kate Soper, Composer, New York City, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, Columbia University: Music Composition.
Ms. Lynn Spigel, Frances Willard Professor of Screen Cultures, Northwestern University: Imagining the smart home: the fabulous future of everyday life.
Mr. Paul Stevens, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Early Modern Literature and Culture, University of Toronto: Sola Gratia: English literature and the secular ways of grace.

Ms. Ramie Targoff, Professor of English, Brandeis University: Posthumous Love: Eros and the Afterlife in the English Renaissance.
Mr. Benjamin Taylor, Graduate Writing Faculty, New School University; and Adjunct Faculty Member, Graduate Writing Division, Columbia University: A biography of Marcel Proust.
Mr. Terry Teachout, Writer, New York City: A biography of Duke Ellington.
Ms. Sara Terry, Photographer, Los Angeles, California: Photography.
Ms. Magda Teter, Professor of History, Wesleyan University: The Pope's dilemma: blood libel and the boundaries of papal power in Italy and Poland.
Ms. Francesca Trivellato, Frederick W. Hilles Professor of History, Yale University: On good and bad credit: an unwritten chapter in European debates about Jews and capitalism.

Mr. Steven Ungar, Professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa: Social documentary in France, 1927–1962.

Mr. Carlos Villa, Artist, San Francisco, California, and Professor of Painting, San Francisco Art Institute: Fine Arts.

Ms. Gayle Wald, Professor and Chair, Department of English, George Washington University: "It's Been Beautiful": Soul! and Black-Power Television.
Mr. Xiao-Jing Wang, Professor of Neurobiology, Yale University School of Medicine: The prefrontal cortex and the neurobiology of cognition.
Ms. Luise White, Professor of History, University of Florida: Unpopular sovereignty: Rhodesian independence and African decolonization.
Mr. Daniel Wiener, Artist, Brooklyn, New York: Fine Arts.
Ms. Elizabeth Willis, Poet, Middletown, Connecticut, and Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing, Wesleyan University: Poetry.
Mr. Alan E. Willner, Steven and Kathryn Sample Chair in Engineering, University of Southern California: 100-fold speed increase in analyzing vast amounts of data using tunable optical correlators.
Mr. Christian Wiman, Poet, Chicago, Illinois, and Editor, Poetry magazine: Poetry.
Mr. James A. Winn, William Fairfield Warren Professor of English, Boston University: Queen Anne style: culture and politics under the last Stuart monarch.
Mr. John Wray, Writer, Brooklyn, New York: Fiction.

Mr. Stephen Yablo
, Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Subject matter, seeing-As, and semantics.
Mr. Xiaogang Ye, Composer, West Chester, Pennsylvania, and Professor in Composition and Vice President of the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China: Music Composition.
Ms. Netta Yerushalmy, Choreographer, New York City: Choreography.
Dr. C. Dale Young, Poet, San Francisco, California; Poetry Editor, New England Review; and Poetry Faculty Member, M.F.A. Program for Writers, Warren Wilson College: Poetry.

Mr. Huimin Zhao, Centennial Chair Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois: Drug discovery and development via synthetic biology.