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CAORC-NEH Research Fellowship

Funding for this fellowship is generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Please see below recent cohorts of the CAORC-NEH Research Fellowship.

Multi-Country Research Fellowship

Funding for this fellowship is generously provided by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Please see below recent cohorts of the Multi-Country Research Fellowship.

2022 - 2023 Fellows

Christopher McCarthy

Independent Scholar

All Roads Lead to Karakorum: Mapping Mongolia's Silk Roads and Preservation of the Gobi Desert

Rebecca Mitchell

Associate Professor, Department of History, Middlebury College

Discordant Empire: Sound and Song in Imperial Russia, 1861-1930

Bamba Ndiaye

Assistant Professor, Institute of African Studies and Division of Humanities at Oxford College, Emory University

African Social Movements in the Digital Era

2020-2021 Fellows


Colleen Alena O’Brien

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institut für Romanistk, Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen

Collaborative Documentation, Description, and Analysis of the Gorontalo Language

Susan Slyomovics

Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles

The Afterlives of France’s Colonial Monumental Heritage in Algeria

Daniel Steinhart

Associate Professor, Department of Cinema Studies, University of Oregon

Cross-Border Hollywood: Production Politics and Practices in Mexico

2019-2020 Fellows

Max Ajl

Associated Researcher, Observatory for Food Sovereignty and the Environment

Agronomic Alternatives from Tunisia: Big Plans and Small Farms in the Search for Sustainability

Elizabeth A. Cecil

Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, Florida State University

Architectures of Intimidation: Political Ecology and Landscape Manipulation in Early Southeast Asia 

Khaled Esseissah

Assistant Teaching Professor, African Studies Program in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Harāṭīn Muslim Intermediaries: Slavery, Gender and Social Change in French West Africa

2018-2019 Fellows


Hilary Jones

Associate Professor, University of Kentucky

From Senegambia to the French Antilles: West Africa and the Making of the French Atlantic World

Ageeth Sluis

Professor, Butler University

Warrior Power: Dreaming, Drugs, Death and the Search or Alternate Spirituality in Mexico during the Sixties and Seventies

Nicholas Williams

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Colorado Boulder

Losing Luekon: Collaborative Documentation of an Endangered Language on the Remote Indonesian Island of Simeulue

2017-2018 Fellows


Justin Henry

Instructor, Loyola University Chicago

Imagining History: Cultural Interface, Religious Identity, and Historiography in Premodern Sri Lanka


Allyson M. Poska

Professor, University of Mary Washington

Contested Equality: Smallpox Vaccination in the Spanish Empire (1803–1810)


Anna Stirr

Associate Professor, University of Hawaii

Performing Aspirations: Love and Revolution in Nepali Progressive Song

2016-2017 Fellows


Karen Barton

Associate Professor, University of Northern Colorado

Africa’s Titanic: Investigating the Geographic Dimensions of the Joola Ferry and Humanitarian Crisis


Dannah Dennis

Teaching Fellow, NYU Shanghai

Bureaucratizing Equality: Nepal’s Civil Service in Transition


Courtney Work

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chiang Mai University

Climate Change and Co-management in Prey Lang: Social experiments in conflict transformation

2022 - 2023 Fellows

Gokh Amin Alshaif

Mary Ellen Lane Travel Award Recipient

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara

Native Outsiders: The Black Muhamasheen of Yemen

Clare Bradford Anderson

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

Tropical Agriculturists: The British Colonial Office, Imperial Agriculture, and the Making of the Global Tropics, 1870-1935


Hillary Buxton

Assistant Professor, Department of History, Kenyon College

Disabled Empire: Decolonizing Care and the First World War in Imperial Britain

Devin Creed

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Duke University

Giving for Eating: Famine, Humanitarianism, and Nutrition Science in Bengal and North India, 1837- 1975

Emily Gottreich

Adjunct Professor, Department of Global Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Mobilizing the Jewish Past for the Muslim Future: Jewish Heritage and History in the Islamicate World

Mayte Green-Mercado

Associate Professor & Newark Campus Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice, Department of History, Rutgers University,  Newark

Mediterranean Displacements: Morisco Migrations between 1501 and 1608

Walter Hakala

Associate Professor, Department of English / Asian Studies, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Arabic-Script Vernacular Literacy and Public Texts

Michael Mandelkorn

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Princeton University

Dis/Order in the Hills: Mapping Mobilities, Capital, and Ecologies Across a Zomian System, 1852-1975

Caitlyn Yates

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia

Migrantship: Extra-continental Mobility Strategies to Navigate Illegalization and Otherness in the Americas

2021- 2022 Fellows

Bayan Abubakr

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Yale University

The Forty Days’ Road and the World Around It: Race, Slavery, and Society in Ottoman-Egyptian Sudan, 1840-1924


Katherine Harrington

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History, Clark University

Home Economics: Crafting Households and Communities in Ancient Greece


Hannah Hyden

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

Subjects of Wonder: Court Society and the Persian ‘Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt (1300-1632)


Nancy Ko

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Columbia University

Nostalgic Governance: Coexistence, Capitalism, and the Moral Imagination of Jewish History-Writing in the Global "Orient," 1878-1967


Ryan Low

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

Notarial Information and Village Life in the Medieval Mediterranean


Ariela Marcus-Sells

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Elon University

The War of Nasir al-Din: Reform and Revolution in West Africa


Abigail Schoenfeld

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Social Sciences, Knowledge Production, and Nation -Building in Turkey and Soviet Azerbaijan, 1922- 1940


Wallace Teska

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Stanford University

Paths to Justice: Law, Religion, and Social Change in French West Africa, 1890-1990


Brian Valente-Quinn

Mary Ellen Lane Travel Award Recipient

Assistant Professor, Department of French and Italian, University of Colorado Boulder

The De-Radicalizing Stage: Theater Makers Respond to Extremism in France and West Africa

2020-2021 Fellows


Nicholas Bartos

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Classics, Stanford University

Human Geographies and Maritime Economies of the Western Indian Ocean, 100 BCE – 700 CE

Sophie A. Brady

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Music, Princeton University

Radio Dakar, Experimental Music, and the Forging of a Global Avant-Garde

Kurt Kuehne

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Hidden from the Heartlands: Precarity, Boundary- Making, and Temporary Migrant Workers in the Global City

Yasser Nasser

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, University of Chicago

Creating ‘New Asia’: Sino-Indian Friendship and its Global Afterlives, 1947-1962

James Nye

Retired Bibliographer, Committee on Southern Asian Studies, University of Chicago

Enhancing and Expanding Digital and Physical Resources for South Asian Studies

Maru Pabón

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University

Agitated Layers of Air: Language, Cultural Decolonization, and Poetics of Solidarity across Algeria, Cuba, and Palestine

Aaron Schneider

Professor and Associate Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

Why Emerging Powers Don’t Emerge: Boom and Bust in Brazil and India

William Taylor

Mary Ellen Lane Travel Award Recipient

Curator of Archaeology, Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado, Boulder

Understanding Pastoral Prehistory in Inner Asia’s Mountain Zones Through Glacial Archaeology

Christin Zurbach

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

Doctoring Society: The Professionalization of Ottoman Medicine

2019-2020 Fellows

Ofosuwa M. Abiola

Mary Ellen Lane Travel Award Recipient

Associate Professor, Department of Theatre Arts, Howard University

Unwitting Witnesses: Unearthing Narratives of African Dance in Pre-Colonial Logs

Jason Ahlenius

Doctoral Candidate and Graduate Instructor, Spanish and Portuguese Department, New York University

The Limits of Freedom: Formations of Slavery on the Imperial Borderlands in Nineteenth-Century Mexico

Mitchell Bacci

Doctoral Candidate, History Department and Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

Smugglers and State-Builders: The Illicit Opiate Trade and the Making of the Modern Eastern Mediterranean, 1828-1938

Divya Chandramouli

Doctoral Candidate and Teaching Fellow, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University

What Happens When Dramas Move?: 20th Century Traveling Tamil Performers in the Bay of Bengal Region

Amanda Gaggioli

Doctoral Candidate, Classics Department, Stanford University

Earthquakes and Collapse: Resilience and Human-Geological Environment Relationships in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology

Nathan Grau

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

France's Forgotten Soldiers: Local Paramilitaries on the Frontlines of Decolonization, 1945-1962

Jill Jarvis

Assistant Professor, Department of French, Yale University

Signs in the Desert: An Aesthetic Cartography of the Sahara

Ellen Nye

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Yale University

Credit Between the British and Ottoman Empires: Forging a Global Monetary System, 1670-1720

Christy Schirmer

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Classics, University of Texas at Austin

Exploiting Riverine Resources in the Roman Empire

2018-2019 Fellows

Henry Clements

Doctoral Candidate, Yale University

Documenting Community: The Süryani Christians of the Ottoman Empire

Armelle Crouzières Ingenthron

J. Harvey Watson Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Middlebury College

Mediterranean Dialogues in Catalan and French: Najat El Hachmi and Malika Mokeddem

Samaa Elimam

Doctoral Candidate, Harvard University

On Site: Engineering, Empire, and the Geography of the Nile Valley

Arjun Guneratne

Professor, Macalester College

Ornithology at the Margins: The Social History of a Field Science in Sri Lanka

Nour Joudah

Doctoral Candidate, University of California Los Angeles

Mapping Decolonized Futures: Indigenous Efforts for Algeria, Palestine, and Hawaii

Caroline Kahlenberg

Doctoral Candidate, Harvard University

Hawkers and Housekeepers: Gender, Class, and Jewish-Arab Relations on Palestine’s Margins (1887-1948) 

Taylor Moore

Doctoral Candidate, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Superstitious Women: Race, Magic, and Medicine in Egypt (1875-1950)

Jeannie Sowers and Erika Weinthal

Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire

Lee Hill Snowdon Professor of Environmental Policy, Duke University

Conflict and the Targeting of Civilian Infrastructure and Livelihoods in the Middle East 

Anna Weerasinghe

Mary Ellen Lane Travel Award Recipient

Doctoral Candidate, Johns Hopkins University

Gender, Medicine, and Law in Early Modern Portuguese India


CAORC's Multi-Country Research Fellowship launched in 1993. This page displays the five most recent cohorts.


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