Fellows

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.

Max Hayward

PhD candidate in Philosophy
Columbia University

Public Humanities Fellow Max Hayward is a PhD student in Philosophy at Columbia University and the Public Humanities Fellow at the Heyman Center for the Humanities. In his dissertation, he hopes to present a distinctive way of understanding the importance of methodological considerations in ethical inquiry and decision-making, especially as regards disagreements.

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.

Ana Paulina Lee

Assistant Professor of Luso-Brazilian Studies
Columbia University

Ana Paulina Lee is Assistant Professor of Luso-Brazilian and Latin American Studies. Her research interests intersect across the fields of literary and cultural studies, political theory, performance, and memory studies. Her forthcoming book, Mandarin Brazil: Race, Representation and Memory. (Stanford University Press) is a historical study of Asian racial representation and formation in the nineteenth and twentieth-century context of Sino-Brazilian relations.

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.

Rhiannon Stephens

Associate Professor of History
Columbia University

Heyman Center Fellow 2016-17 Rhiannon Stephens specializes in the history of precolonial East Africa from the late first millennium CE through the nineteenth century. Her first monograph, A History of African Motherhood: The Case of Uganda, 700-1900 (Cambridge University Press, 2013), traced the history of marriage as a social institution and an ideology across over a millennium of Uganda political, economic and social change. She is currently working on a second monograph that is a history of poverty and wealth as economic and social concepts in eastern Uganda over the past thousand years. 

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.