Jackman Junior Fellows

Jackman Junior Fellows are a cohort of promising doctoral students selected by their departments, who retain this title through four years of study. Although they are not necessarily working on theme-related projects, the JHI offers two events each year to facilitate networking and interdisciplinary connections. JHI hosts two events each year to help them to connect with each other - a Welcome Reception and a Three Minute Thesis event.

January 2023: We are deeply saddened to convey the news of the medically related death of Jackman Junior Fellow, Ariel Lee Brecht on January 2, 2023.

Ariel joined the doctoral program in medieval studies in September 2022 and was a JHI Junior Fellow working on manuscript studies, textual technology, and sermon studies. Her research project, Accessing the Written Word: Finding Devices in Late Medieval Personal Preaching Aids is a bright and faithful reflection of her vibrant personality. According to her sister, Alyssa, “Ariel loved history, learning, and discovering. She wanted to make the world a better place, and school gave her the space to flourish academically.” This is how everyone has known Ariel and will remember her.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Ariel’s family and her partner Kyle. Our thoughts are with them, as well as with her friends, fellow students, and colleagues. We join them in mourning her loss.

  • Ari Adler, Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
  • Gregory Antono, Linguistics
  • Vanina Machado Araujo, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Hongyang Cai, East Asian Studies
  • Lauren Catterson, History
  • Ziyu Cheng, Italian
  • Inhyuk Cho, Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
  • Isidora Cortes-Monroy Gazitua, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Laurence Cote-Pitre, German
  • Apala Das, English
  • Edward Escalon, Study of Religion
  • Corinn Gerber, Comparative Literature
  • Chi-ho Hung, Philosophy
  • Nayani Jensen, Institute for the History & Philosophy of Science & Technology
  • Shibi Kumaraperumal, History
  • Zeynep Kusdil, Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
  • Natalie Leduc, English
  • Zixian Liu, History
  • Gaia Malnati, Comparative Literature
  • Maude Marcotte, French
  • Sadie Menicanin, Music
  • Theo Northcraft, English
  • Sim Wee Ong, English
  • Sable (Andrew) Peters, Linguistics
  • Schuyler Playford, Political Science
  • Cameron Powell, Women & Gender Studies Institute
  • Niharika Russell, Art
  • Aaisha Salman, Cinema Studies Institute
  • Ujjwala Sharma, History
  • Iddan Sonsino, Political Science
  • Miriam Schwartz, German
  • Matthew Shih, Music
  • Debleena Tripathi, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
  • Heath Valentine, Art
  • Miko Zeldes-Roth, Political Science