Arts & Humanities

Institute for the Arts and Humanities announces its 2019-20 Faculty Fellows

Sixteen faculty members make up the newest class of Faculty Fellows at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. The Faculty Fellowship Program provides on-campus leaves for faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences to pursue research and creative work that leads to publication, exhibition, composition and performance. The program supports a weekly seminar at which up to 10 colleagues gather over a meal to discuss projects as well as broader topics of relevance to Carolina faculty. The program director facilitates the weekly meetings.

Faculty Fellows typically demonstrate a strong track record in working with faculty and students across disciplines, engage in scholarship that makes significant contributions to their respective fields and demonstrate the potential to effectively communicate the results of their research to a broad audience. 

The application deadline for 2020–21 Fellowships is Sept. 26. For more information, visit or contact IAH Program Administrator Philip Hollingsworth at 

Here are the 2019–20 Faculty Fellows and their research topics for Fall 2019:

Michael Gutierrez, teaching assistant professor, English and comparative literature: Hallows
by the Roadside;

Jacqueline Hagan, Kenan Distinguished Professor, sociology: Gender and Return Migration in Mexico: Opportunity or Constraint?; 

Alice Marwick, assistant professor, communication: The Private is Political: Networked
Privacy on Social Media;

Carol Magee, associate professor, art and art history: Being in Place: Cityscapes in
Contemporary African Photography;

Mai Nguyen, associate professor, city and regional planning: In the Shadows of Ferguson:
Urbanization and Segregation of African-Americans in St. Louis, Missouri 1896-2014;

J. Michael Terry, associate professor, linguistics: Dialectal Difference and Educational
Achievement; and

Lee Weissert, associate professor, music: Murmuration CD Project.

Here are the 2019–20 Faculty Fellows and their research topics for Spring 2020:

Michele Berger, associate professor, women’s and gender studies: Thriving vs. Surviving:
African-American Mothers and Adolescent Daughters on Health, Sexuality and HIV; 

Danielle Christmas, assistant professor, English and comparative literature: The Literature
of Blood and Soil: White Nationalism and a New American Canon;

Louise McReynolds, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor , history: Excavating
Empire: Russian Archeologists and the ‘Imperial Imaginary,’ 1804-1918;

Layna Mosley, professor, political science: Marketing the State: Debt Management,
Investor Road Shows and Sovereign Bonds;

Tanya Shields, associate professor, women’s and gender studies: Gendered Labor: Race,
Place and Power on Female-Owned Plantations;

Karla Slocum, associate professor, anthropology: Mapping Black Towns: A Project to
Visualize Place and Freedom for Black Americans;

Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote, associate professor, American studies: Making a Market: Native
American Art in Oklahoma;

Ronald Williams, assistant professor, African, African-American and diaspora studies:
TransAfrica and the Rise and Fall of the African-American Foreign Policy Lobby; and 

Alex Worsnip, assistant professor, philosophy: Public Epistemology.