RBS-Mellon SoFCB Junior Fellows for 2021–23


Image from “Touch This Page! Making Sense of the Ways We Read,” co-directed by David Weimer and Sari Altschuler.

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 (press release). 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 2021–23 were awarded in April 2021.

2021–23 Junior Fellows

  • Nisa Ari – Beinecke Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery
  • Margaret Galvan – Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Florida
  • James A. Hodges – Fred M. Bullard Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin
  • Meekyung MacMurdie – Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, University of Utah
  • Priyasha Mukhopadhyay – Assistant Professor, Department of English, Yale University
  • Daniel Radus – Assistant Professor, Department of English, SUNY Cortland
  • Janelle Rebel – Head, Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center, and Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian, Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Sarah Robbins – Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English, Yale University
  • Erika Valdivieso – Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Classics, Princeton University
  • Xiaoyu Xia* – Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Berkley

* Recipient of the Nancy Norton Tomasko Fellowship.

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