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.

Tarik Amar

Assistant Professor of History
Columbia University

Heyman Center Fellow 2016-17 Tarik Cyril Amar, Assistant Professor, works on the history of the Soviet Union, Russia, Ukraine and, more generally, East Central Europe. His interests include urban history, the history of memory, nationalism, political mass violence and genocide, the Second World War in Europe, and authoritarian forms of socialism.

Irina Denischenko

Student, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Columbia University

Heyman Center Fellow (Graduate Student) 2016 - 17 Irina Denischenko received her Mphil,MA in Slavic Languages and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Her areas of interest include philosophy/theory of language, Soviet children's literature, and contemporary literature of Central and Eastern Europe. 

Catherine Fennell

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Columbia University

Heyman Center Fellow 2016-17 Catherine Fennell is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. Her work examines the transformation of the US welfare state and its effects on the politics of belonging, race and development in the urban Midwest. 

Marcus Folch

Assistant Professor of Classics
Columbia University

Heyman Center Fellow 2016-17 Marcus Folch, who joined the Columbia Classics Department in 2009, received his Ph.D. in Classics from Stanford University in 2006 and his B.A. in Classics from Cornell University in 2000.

Samantha Fox

Student, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Columbia University

Heyman Center Fellow (Graduate Student) 2016 - 17 Samantha Maurer Fox is currently a PhD candidate in Anthropology at Columbia. She received her BA with high honors from Dartmouth College in 2008, where she was a Senior Fellow, and her MA in Visual and Media Anthropology from the Freie Universität in 2010. Her dissertation, titled “Eisenhüttenstadt: the Social and Cultural Effects of Remaking Urban Environments,” focuses on contemporary urban renewal efforts in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany, a steel manufacturing city on the border between Germany and Poland founded in 1950 as a socialist utopian project.

Maja Horn

Associate Professor, Spanish & Latin American Cultures
Barnard University

Heyman Center Fellow 2016-17 Maja Horn is an associate professor at Barnard College in Spanish and Latin American Cultures. She received her B.A. in Latin American Literature from Smith College in 1998, an M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU in 2002, and her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Cornell University in 2005. Before joining the Barnard faculty in 2006, she was a research associate at FLACSO (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where she developed and taught a performance studies concentration.

Jean Howard

George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities
Columbia University

Heyman Center Fellow 2016-17 Jean Howard's areas of interest include Renaissance literature, history of drama, feminism, new historicism, and Marxism.