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New Fellows 2019-20

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Fall 2019 and Spring 2020           

Dušan Borić
Nomis Foundation Fellow 
University of Cambridge (U.K.)
On the move: prehistoric mobility and the spread of agriculture in Eurasia

Alessia Mastrodonato
Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry
Columbia University: Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc., New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI; U.S.A.) 
Identifying the neural correlates of fear generalization during development

Ozden Mercan
Bilkent Üniversitesi (Ankara, Turkey)
The Ottoman diaspora in Renaissance Tuscany

James Norrie
University of Winchester (U.K.) 
Religious heritage and monetization: the problem of simony in medieval Italy, c. 1050–1130

Fall 2019

Marta Benenti
Consorzio FINO (Filosofia del Nord Ovest; Italy) 
Aesthetic experience and sensory imagination

Rich Benjamin
Russell Sage Foundation (New York, U.S.A.)
Daniel Fignolé: Black/Italian exiles, the word and the world

Mirjam Brusius
Weinberg Fellow in Architectural History and Preservation
German Historical Institute London; TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities; U.K.)
People inside ruins: heritage, photography, and counter-archives

Francesco Gardani
Universität Zürich (Switzerland)
Syntactic transfer in the Italian spoken in New York City

Hiro Hirai
Radboud Universiteit (Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
Cardano’s dream interpretation in Renaissance medicine and natural philosophy

Anna Ipata
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy)
The role of the cerebellum in learning new visuomotor association tasks

Enajite Ojaruega
Delta State University (Abraka, Nigeria)
Representations of madness and other nervous conditions in female characters in African literature

Francesco Zimei
Independent Scholar (Italy)               
The founding of Italian opera in New York: Lorenzo da Ponte and L’Ape musicale in context

Alen Žunić
Weinberg Fellow in Architectural History and Preservation
Sveučilište u Zagrebu (Croatia)
On the urban heritage of modernism on the Adriatic coast: transformations of Italian architecture on the post-industrial Mediterranean landscape

Spring 2020

Carolin Behrmann 
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut (Italy)
Perceiving law: early modern normativity and the senses

Carmen Belmonte
American Academy in Rome (Italy)
Preserving a controversial heritage: the afterlife of Fascist monumental art in contemporary Italy

Marina Calloni
Alexander Bodini Fellowship in Transitions from Globalism to Nationalism and Populism
Università di Milano – Bicocca (Italy) 
What the people want: an analysis of the populist trend in Italy

John Collins
CUNY: Queens College & the Graduate Center (U.S.A.) 
What is left on the Brazilian periphery? Populism, critique, and the lives of democracy after Lula

Gianmarco de Felice
Weinberg Fellow in Architectural History and Preservation
Università degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy)
Seismic assessment of cultural heritage: safety and conservation

José Antonio González Zarandona
Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (Victoria, Australia)
Images of destruction, destruction of images: a political iconology of iconoclasm in the 21st century

Dario Maestripieri
The University of Chicago (U.S.A.)
How the mind deals with knowledge and truth: interdisciplinary perspectives from cognitive science, behavioral economics, and evolutionary biology

Manuela Piazza
Università di Trento (Italy) 
Efficient teaching practices and the neuroscience of learning

Cristina Ruggero
Weinberg Fellow in Architectural History and Preservation
Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (Munich, Germany)
Majestic shadow of the past: documentation and narrative photography of Hadrian’s Villa and Tivoli (1850–1930)

Gerhard Wolf
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut (Italy)
Clasts and chronotopes of disasters: elements for an eco-art history of Italian urban and landscape heritage

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