Fellows' Publications

This page is organized by past theme and is continually updated. Former fellows are invited—encouraged!—to send news of their publications.

Belief and Unbelief

Jarod Roll (2012-2013) has published Poor Man's Fortune: White Working-Class Conservatism in American Metal Mining, 1850–1950 (University of North Carolina Press, 2020).

In the Aftermath of Catastrophe

Pierre Fuller (2015-16) has a book going into production soon. The working title is Modern Erasures: Revolutionary Memory and Oblivion in the Recent Chinese Past.

Marie Kelleher (2015-2016) has published “The Family Business: Royal Embargo and the Shippers, Captains, and Smugglers of Barcelona’s Marquet Family” in Merchants, Pirates, and Smugglers: Criminalization, Economics, and the Transformation of the Maritime World (1200-1600), ed. Thomas Heebøll-Holm et al. (Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 2019), pp. 57-74. She also has a forthcoming article, co-authored with Adam Franklin-Lyons: “Framing Mediterranean Famine: Food Crisis in Fourteenth-Century Barcelona,” forthcoming in 2022 in Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies. “The final few pages, especially, owes much to the many conversations [in the Davis Center] of how catastrophes are often reframed in their aftermath.”

Risk and Fortune

Caley Horan (2016-2017) has completed the book she worked on during her time as a Davis fellow, and it will be published in May 2021 under the title Insurance Era: Risk, Governance, and the Privatization of Security in Postwar America (University of Chicago Press).

Bryna Goodman (Spring, 2017-2018) has a book forthcoming from Harvard University Press, based in part on work done at the Center, entitled The Suicide of Miss Xi: Democracy and Disenchantment in the Chinese Republic.

Law and Legalities

Tom Johnson (2018-19) has published “Soothsayers, Legal Culture, and the Politics of Truth in Late-Medieval England,” Cultural and Social History, vol. 17, no. 4 (2020), pp. 431-450, “wherein are thanked all the other fellows and faculty who took part in the workshops.”

Lena Salaymeh (2018-2019) is publishing an article written while at Princeton in The American Journal of Comparative Law, but the pandemic has delayed publication.

Mitra Sharafi (2018-19) has published two articles related to the book project she worked on at the Davis Center. “The Imperial Serologist and Punitive Self-Harm: Bloodstains and Legal Pluralism in British India” appeared in Global Forensic Cultures: Making Fact and Justice in the Modern Era, eds. Ian Burney and Christopher Hamlin (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019), pp. 60-85. It was awarded the 2020 Law and Society Association Article Prize. The article will also be a chapter in Sharafi’s forthcoming book “Fear of the False: Forensic Science in Colonial India.” A second article, spun off from the project, is “Abortion in South Asia, 1860-1947: A medico-legal history,” Modern Asian Studies 55:2 (2021), 371-428. She spoke with The Swaddle about why anti-abortion law was poorly enforced in colonial India in a video interview.

Revolutionary Change

Zara Anishanslin (2020-21) has been awarded a Mellon/ACLS "Scholars and Society" fellowship, in partnership with the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, for her project "London Patriots: Transatlantic Politics, Material Culture, and the American Revolution." "Scholars and Society" fellowships support collaborations between faculty and community-based organizations and promote innovation in doctoral training in the humanities and related social sciences.