Fellows

Manan Ahmed

Assistant Professor of History
Columbia University

Heyman Center Fellow 2016-17 Manan Ahmed is interested in the relationship between text, space, and narrative. His work on Islam’s arrival to Sindh in the 8th century traces the longue durée history of contestations among varied communities in South Asia.

Teresa Bejan

Associate Professor of Political Theory
Oxford University

Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2013 - 14 ​Before coming to Oxford, Dr Bejan taught at the University of Toronto and as a Mellon Research Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Columbia University.  She received her Ph.D. with distinction from Yale University in 2013.  She is the recipient of the American Political Science Association's 2015 Leo Strauss Award for the best doctoral dissertation in political philosophy. In 2016, she was elected as the final Balzan-Skinner Fellow in Modern Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge. Her keynote lecture, 'Acknowledging Equality,' can be viewed here.  

Brian Goldstone

Post-doctoral Fellow
Columbia University

Justice-in-Education Fellow Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2012 - 15 Brian Goldstone is a social-cultural anthropologist of contemporary Africa.

Hidetaka Hirota

Visiting Assistant Professor
The City College of New York

  Hidetaka Hirota is a historian of the United States with particular interests in immigration, race and ethnicity, political economy, and transnational history. Before joining City College, he was a Mellon Research Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. in History from Boston College, where his dissertation was awarded the university’s best humanities dissertation prize.

Ian McCready-Flora

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
St. Louis University

Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2011 - 14 Ian McCready-Flora received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Michigan.  He works mainly on Ancient Greek Philosophy (Aristotle especially) and contemporary Aesthetics.

Rebecca Woods

Lecturer in History
Columbia University

Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2015 - 16 Rebecca Woods received her PhD from MIT’s History, Anthropology, Science, Technology, and Society Graduate Program in 2013. Woods’s research explores the intersections of science, environment and the economy in the context of the British Empire in the long nineteenth century.

Grant Wythoff

Fellow
Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2015 - 16 Grant Wythoff is a Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities and a Lecturer in English at Columbia University interested in the history and theory of media technologies, twentieth century American literature, digital methods, and science fiction.