Home >

News and Events

New Cohort starting in September

The Society of Fellows is please to welcome the following Postdoctoral Fellows as our next cohort:


Hiroko Kumaki – PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago

Dissertation:  "Reasonably Exposed: Politics and Ethics of Living with Radiation in Japan"


Jeemin Rhim – PhD in Geobiology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thesis:  "Experimental investigations of isotopologue fractionation during microbial methanogenesis"


Amy Schiller – PhD in Political Science from The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Dissertation:  "Caring Without Sharing: Philanthropy’s Creation and Destruction of the Common World"


Danielle Simon – PhD in History and Literature of Music from the University of California, Berkeley

Dissertation:  "Ecco la radio: Music, media and politics in Fascist Italy"


Glorieuse Uwizeye – PhD in Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dissertation:  "Health Outcomes of Exposure to Extreme Stress Among Rwandan Adults Born of Genocidal Rape"


Yi Wu – PhD in Philosophy from The New School for Social Research

Dissertation:  "The Sea and the Mirror:  Essayings in Deterritorialization and Mimesis"



A two-part speakers series hosted by the Dartmouth Society of Fellows

Contrary to media predictions at its outset, the novel coronavirus pandemic has not been a great equalizer. Among the communities that have been disproportionately impacted are Native nations, who face unique predicaments in defending themselves against the virus. This series will push past attention-grabbing headlines of Indigenous mortality -- an all-too familiar theme in settler colonial narratives -- and delve into the structural violence that has predated and aggravated the virus' impact on Indigenous peoples. While the virus' effects on public health and tribal economy pose immense challenges for many Native nations, our presenters will also spotlight the work already underway to ensure Indigenous communities emerge from this crisis stronger than before. COVID-19 is not the first pandemic to hit Native America, and Indigenous modes of survival and resurgence carry lessons for us all.

Both events require pre-registration (links below).


Wednesday, July 1, 12:15-2:00 pm

Part I: State Violence and COVID-19

Rebecca Nagle (Cherokee)
Erika Perez (Mayan-Mam)
Paula Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag)

You can watch a recording of the first session here



Wednesday, July 15, 12:15-2:00 pm

Part II: Indigenous Resurgence and Paths Forward

Melanie Yazzie (Diné)
Mino-Ghiizhgad (Walpole First Nation)
Emma Robbins (Diné)

You can watch a recording of the second session here.