Fellow Spotlight

Fellow Spotlight: Dan-el Padilla Peralta

Dan-el Padilla Peralta studies the history of the Roman Republic and Empire, with a particular focus on trends in religious practice. He received his PhD in Classics from Stanford University in 2014 and holds previous degrees from Princeton and Oxford. While at Stanford, he held the university’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship, intended to reward and encourage work across the disciplines. >>

Fellow Spotlight: William Deringer

William Deringer is a historian of economic knowledge. He received his PhD in the History of Science from Princeton University in summer 2012. At Princeton, he received the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship for 2011-12, the University's highest award given for graduate studies. His teaching and research interests include the history of political economy, financial history, and the history of mathematical thinking, with a particular interest in Britain and the British Empire in the 17th-18th centuries. >>

Fellow Spotlight: Vanessa Agard-Jones

Vanessa Agard-Jones earned her PhD from the joint program in Anthropology and French Studies at New York University, where she was a National Science Foundation Research Fellow and recipient of the Bourse Chateaubriand. A political anthropologist specializing in the study of gender and sexuality in the African diaspora, her ethnographic research focuses on the intersections of sexual and environmental politics and their relationship to debates about sovereignty in the (French) Caribbean. >>

Fellow Spotlight: Ian McCready-Flora

Ian McCready-Flora works mainly on Ancient Greek Philosophy (especially Aristotle and Plato), and has substantial side interests in contemporary Aesthetics, Epistemology and Applied Ethics. He is trying to understand Aristotle's conception of rationality: what is it about human thinking that distinguishes it from the sorts of thinking other animals are capable of? >>