Elliot Ross

Doctoral candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Elliot Ross is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His dissertation examines narratives of the Kenyan War of Independence and its afterlives, and considers questions of historical reparation, anti-colonialism and human rights. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, Al Jazeera, Washington Post, and many other publications. He worked for five years as senior editor of the website Africa is a Country. As a Public Humanities Fellow, Elliot will facilitate a series of podcasts in which New York public high school students interview scholars on a politically meaningful topic of their expertise.

Dennis Tenen

Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Dennis Tenen's research happens at the intersection of people, texts, and technology.

Sahar Ullah

2016 - 2017 Public Humanities Fellow
Columbia University

Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah is an academic, artist, and linguist whose work bridges the gap between the ivory tower and community. A Core Lecturer in Literature Humanities at Columbia University, where she earned her Ph.D, Ullah is the recipient of the Presidential Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor at Columbia. Her work has been published in journals and webzines like Baraza, Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, Arabic Literature and Translation, and The Once and Future Classroom. As a Public Humanities fellow, Ullah facilitated storytelling workshops for young women through the Rikers Education Program and has taught literature through the Justice-In-Education Initiative. 

Rebecca Woods

Assistant Professor
University of Toronto

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.