The first year's Fellows are listed below in alphabetical order. Find out more about their projects by clicking on each name.

 

Nominated Fellow
Institution:
University of Parma, Italy
Project title:
Empire and Gender in Scottish Migration Literature: Lady Anne Barnard’s “Cape” Writings
Dr Bharti Arora
Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow
Institution:
Tagore Government Arts and Science College, Pondicherry
Project title:
Making Resistances, Performing Decoloniality: Peasants’ Negotiations of State in Select Hindi Fiction of Post-independence India
Dr Sandeep Bakshi
SSPS-IASH Fellow
Institution:
Université de Paris / LARCA (CNRS UMR 8225)
Project title:
Race, Queer Politics, and Decoloniality
Apphia Campbell
IASH / Traverse Theatre Creative Fellow
Project title:
Playwright in Residence
Dr Sam Challis
African Fellow
Institution:
University of the Witwatersrand
Project title:
Digital innovation in decoloniality: enhancing the images of ‘Bushman’ resistance
Dr Edwin Coomasaru
Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution:
Association for Art History
Project title:
Queer Tropics: Decolonising Sexuality and Ecology in Sri Lanka through Lionel Wendt’s Ceylon (1950) and Basil Wright’s Song of Ceylon (1934)
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Sabbatical Fellow
Institution:
University of Edinburgh
Project title:
Contemporary Land Rush and Dynamics of Agrarian Change in Senegal (2006-2017)
Dr Alejandro Manuel Flores Aguilar
CSMCH-IASH Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution:
University of Texas at Austin
Project title:
Raised Gaze in Ixil Time: Towards a Minor History of War (1936-2020)
Professor Julietta Hua
Nominated Fellow
Institution:
San Francisco State University
Project title:
Race, Colonialism, Technology
Professor Ronald A. Johnson
American Philosophical Society Fellow
Institution:
Baylor University
Project title:
Edward Stevens: A Checkered History in Black Freedom & Atlantic Slavery
Dr Ali Kassem
Alwaleed Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution:
American University of Beirut
Project title:
Anti-Muslim Racism and Global Modernity/Coloniality:  the Experienced Erasure of Lived Islam in West Asia
Dr Mallika Leuzinger
Digital Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution:
Princeton University
Project title:
Archival Imaginaries and the Politics of History in South Asia
Dr Sarah Levin-Richardson
Visiting Research Fellow
Institution:
University of Washington
Project title:
Born into Slavery: Recovering the Lives of Homeborn Slaves in Roman Culture
Dr Paul Merchant
Environmental Humanities Fellow
Institution:
University of Bristol
Project title:
Rethinking the Blue Humanities from the Pacific Ocean
Dr Matthew D. Morrison
American Council of Learned Societies Fellow
Institution:
New York University
Project title:
Blacksound: Making Race and Popular Music in the United States
Dr Seán Mfundza Muller
IASH-SSPS Visiting Research Fellow
Institution:
University of Johannesburg
Project title:
Decolonisation across the disciplines
Dr Alasambom Nyingchuo
British Council Decolonising Digital Fellow
Institution:
University of Bamenda
Project title:
Decolonising and democratising digital space
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Visiting Research Fellow
Institution:
University of Virginia
Project title:
A Poor Person's History of Colonial Pensions
Dr Victor Peterson II
RACE.ED Archival Research Fellow
Project title:
Archiving Mood: Black Sound and Social Movements
Dr Alycia Pirmohamed
Junior Anniversary Fellow
Institution:
University of Liverpool
Project title:
Radical Landscape Poetry by Racialised Women and Non-Binary Writers in the UK
Dr Timothy Riding
Scottish Arts and Humanities Alliance Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution:
University of York
Project title:
The Darien Scheme, Colonialism and the Scottish Curriculum
Prof. Catherine Roach
Visiting Research Fellow
Institution:
University of Alabama
Project title:
The Greek Slave Speaks: Decolonial and Feminist Perspectives on a Lost Piece of Scottish Art History
Dr Vivek Santayana
Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution:
University of Edinburgh
Project title:
Dissident Imaginaries: Speculative Fiction and Epistemic Resistance in the Works of Nnedi Okorafor and Mimi Mondal
Dr Jayita Sarkar
Nominated Fellow
Institution:
University of Glasgow
Project title:
Connected Partitions: From South Asia to the World
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Visiting Research Fellow
Institution:
Independent Scholar
Project title:
Decolonization of Religion and Indian Nationalism: a Study of Jagannatha Temple at Puri, Odisha, India from the 19th to 20th Century
An illustration of the Royal Infirmary by Paul Sandby, 1738.
Daiches-Manning Memorial Fellow
Institution:
Independent Scholar
Project title:
Slavery, Colonialism and the Edinburgh Medical School in the Long Eighteenth Century
Dr Bhakti Shringarpure
SSPS-IASH Fellow
Institution:
University of Connecticut
Project title:
COVID-19 Journalistic Coverage of Africa and Decolonial Resistance
Dr Dana Van Kooy
Visiting Research Fellow
Institution:
Michigan Technological University
Project title:
Atlantic Configurations and the Aesthetics of Disappearance Manuscript
Dr Joanna Wilson Scott
Susan Manning Fellow
Institution:
Bishop Grosseteste University
Project title:
Perforated Landscapes and Western Extractivist Practices in Island Literatures of the Global South
Dr Farren Yero
CHCI-ACLS Fellow
Institution:
Duke University
Project title:
Atlantic Antidote: Race, Gender, and the Birth of the First Vaccine