Beinecke Library 2018-2019 Research Fellows

August 28, 2018

By Nancy Kuhl

The Beiencke Library is pleased to welcome our outstanding 2018-2019 Research Fellows.
Each year, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students from across the country and around the world apply for the visiting scholar fellowships, which support research in all areas of the Beinecke Library’s rich collections. Fellowships provide scholars who live outside of the New Haven area access to the library, travel to and from New Haven, and a living allowance. For additional information, visit our fellowship program.
Yale Graduate Student Research Fellows
Clay Greene, Renaissance Studies
Soul Flights: Soul Migration and Literary Consciousness in the English Seventeenth Century
Fall Semester
Clara Wild, Medieval Studies
Creative Forgetfulness in Life and Afterlife
Fall Semester
Ryan Stewart, Yale Divinity School
Faith Haunting Art: James Baldwin’s Relationship to Religion
Fall Semester
Short-term Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Kali-Ahset Amen, Emory University
Black Cosmopolitan: The Political Writings of James Weldon Johnson, 1906-1934
Jackson Brothers Fellowship
September 10 – October 10
Anne Fletcher, Southern Illinois University
Beyond the Horizon of Scene Design:  Eugene O’Neill’s Influence on  American Design
Donald C. Gallup Fellowship
February 18 – March 22
Claire Bourne, Pennsylvania State University
Accidental Shakespeare
James M. Osborn Fellowship
March 1 – 31
Birgit Brander Rasmussen, Binghamton University (SUNY)
Signs of Resistance, Signs of Resurgence: Native American Pictography 1901 to the Digital Age
Archibald Hanna, Jr. Fellowship
October 15 – December 14
Louisa Burnham, Middlebury College
Limoux Negre, Fourteenth-Century Heretic and Alchemist
H.P. Kraus Fellowship
October 22 – November 16
Clare Cavanagh, Northwestern University
Czeslaw Milosz: The Poet as the Age
Czeslaw Milosz Fellowship in Polish Literature
September 21 – November 21
Stuart Christie, Hong Kong Baptist University
Canonizing John Hersey
James M. Osborn Fellowship
December 1 – 21; April 1 – 30
Enrique Cortez, Portland State University
The Inca Garcilaso and the Bourbon Reforms
Beinecke Library Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
September 1 – October 31
Bennacer El Bouazzati, Professor Emeritus
Ibn Wa’il and Ibn Ashraf on the Syllogism of equality
H.P. Kraus Fellowship
September 1 – November 30
Yakov Klots, Hunter College, CUNY
Tamizdat, the Cold War, and Contraband Russian Literature (1960s)
Beinecke Library Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
January 2 – February 28
Benedicte Ledent, University of Liege, Belgium
Not just voices: an edited collection of Caryl Phillips’s Radio Drama
A. Bartlett Giamatti Fellowship
May 1 – May 30
Jeehyun Lim, University at Buffalo, SUNY
The Past and the Present of the Korean War in American Literature and Culture
Beinecke Library Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
April 15 – May 30
Katherine Mooney, Florida State University
Murdering the Angel in the House
Edith and Richard French Fellowship
September 1 – October 31
Morna O’Neill, Wake Forest University
Decoration and Display
Beinecke Library Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
May 1 – May 30
Claire Schwartz, Yale University
Let This World Be Beautiful: Lyric Criticism and Poetic Intelligences
Donald C. Gallup Fellowship
April 1 – May 31
Evanghelia Stead, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin, France
Faust ‘I’ in prints and book objects: Germany, England and France (1808-1932)
Herman Broch Fellowship in Modern German Literature
Spring TBD
Chloé Thomas, Université Paris
Gertrude Stein and Raoul Dufy: Epsom, Chantilly, Deauville
Edith and Richard French Fellowship
February 1- 28
Rachel Trocchio, University of California, Berkeley
Endless Things: The Infinitary Techniques of Jonathan Edwards
Beinecke Library Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
December 10 – January 14; April 29 – May 31
Inara Verzemnieks, University of Iowa
Graveyard Poetess: A Biography of Marguerite Young
Edith and Richard French Fellowship
December 7 – January 13
Lara Vetter, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Selected Short Fiction by H.D.
H.D. Fellowship in English or American Literature
April 15 – May 15
Semester-Long Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Ruth Abbott, University of Cambridge
George Eliot and the History of Scholarship
Spring Semester
Lauren Du Graf, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Art and Action:  Dorothy Norman’s ‘Twice a Year’
Fall Semester
Janna Schoenberger, Amsterdam University College
Ludic Art and Activism: Counterculture Networks in the Netherlands, 1950 to 1970
Spring Semester
Year-long Distinguished Fellow in the Humanities
Johanna Drucker
Material Culture


The Beinecke Library encourages scholars, students, and the public to engage the past in the present for the future. In the service of new scholarship, the library offers generous fellowships for visiting scholars and for graduate students to support research in a wide range of fields. Learn more about fellowship opportunities.