Announcing the 2023-24 Davis Center Fellows and Postdocs

March 28, 2023

The Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies is delighted to announce the recipients of its fellowships for 2023-24, as it continues with the theme of “Environment and Climate.”


Sria Chatterjee, Paul Mellon Centre (London)
“(Post)Colonial Environments: The Politics of Visibility”
Spring 2024

Jared Farmer, University of Pennsylvania
“God View: How Seeing Earth Changed Humanity”
Spring 2024

Lijing Jiang, The Johns Hopkins University
“Fish Nations: Species, Technology, and Environments in Asia’s Aquacultural Transformation”
Spring 2024

Neil Maher, Rutgers University-Newark and New Jersey Institute of Technology
“Wasted: An Environmental Justice History of Newark, New Jersey”
Fall 2023

Darrin McMahon, Dartmouth College
“An American Colony in France: The Nantuckois of Dunkirk and the Dialectic of Illumination”
Spring 2024

Lee Mordechai, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
“The Worst Year to Be Alive: Interdisciplinary Tensions, Academic Boundaries, and the Premodern Environment”
Academic Year 2023-24

Keith Pluymers, Illinois State University
“Water, Steam, and Philadelphia’s Eighteenth-Century Anthropocene”
Fall 2023

Rhiannon Stephens, Columbia University
“Gender, Power, and Climate Change on the Swahili Coast, ca. 500-1900 CE”
Academic Year 2023-24

Julia Adeney Thomas, University of Notre Dame
“The Historian's Task in the Anthropocene: Finding Hope in Japan”
Fall 2023

Postdoctoral Fellows

Camille Goldmon, Ph.D. Emory University
“On the Right Side of Radicalism: African American Farmers, Tuskegee Institute, and Agrarian Radicalism in the Alabama Black Belt, 1881-1940”
Academic Year 2023-24

David Patterson, Ph.D. University of Michigan
“Imagining Weather in Early Medieval Francia”
Academic Year 2023-24