RBS-Mellon SoFCB Junior Fellows for 2024–26

In July 2017, Rare Book School received a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a new RBS program, the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography. Building on the success of the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography, the Society has been formed for the purposes of advancing the study of texts, images, and artifacts as material objects through capacious, interdisciplinary scholarship, and enriching humanistic inquiry and education by identifying, mentoring, and training promising early-career scholars. The Society’s members endeavor to integrate methods of critical bibliography into their teaching and research, to foster collegial conversations about historical and emerging media across disciplines and institutions, and to share their knowledge with broader publics. Each year, ten Junior Fellows are selected to join the Society through an open application process. After two years of membership in the Society, Junior Fellows in good standing become Senior Fellows. See the Society of Fellows page for more information.

Ten RBS-Mellon SoFCB fellowships for 2024–26 were awarded in April 2024.

2024–26 Junior Fellows

Alexander Chaparro-Silva – Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin

Helena Chen-Abair* – Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Art History, University of Florida

Emily Coccia – Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Michigan

Christopher J. Foster – Librarian, China Section, Library of Congress

Kadin Henningsen – Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dylan Lewis – Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English, University of Maryland

Graeme R. Reynolds – Instructor, Department of History, University of Chicago

Oishani Sengupta – Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Texas at El Paso

Hallie Nell Swanson – Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Colton Valentine – Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English, Yale University

* Recipient of the Nancy Norton Tomasko Fellowship

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