RBS-Mellon SoFCB Junior Fellows for 2018–20

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 2018–20 were awarded in April 2018. (Press release)

2018–20 Junior Fellows

  • Jennifer Chuong – Ph.D. candidate, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Harvard University
  • Sonia N. Das – Assistant Professor of Linguistic Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, New York University
  • Brenna Wynn Greer – Knafel Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, Department of History, Wellesley College
  • Georgia Henley – Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of English; Center for Spatial & Textual Analysis, Stanford University
  • Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa – Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Occidental College
  • Kailani Polzak – C3 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History, Department of Art History & Studio Art, Williams College
  • Ayesha Ramachandran – Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University
  • Deborah Schlein – Ph.D. candidate, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
  • Joshua Teplitsky – Assistant Professor of History, Department of History, Stony Brook University
  • Martin A. Tsang – Cuban Heritage Collection Librarian & Curator of Latin American Collections, University of Miami Libraries, University of Miami