Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Professors

The Center welcomes the following visiting faculty and post-doctoral scholars from other programs as affiliates of the CSGS. Students should view the schedule for more information on their courses crosslisted with GNSE and those they may teach in the Core.  Postdoctoral fellows are also eligible to advise B.A. and M.A. theses.

Darrel Chia

Post-Graduate Preceptor & Lecturer, M.A. Program in the Humanities
Ph.D., English, University of Chicago

Darrel Chia teaches and researches on global Anglophone and postcolonial literatures, with interests in the novel, poetry, law and literature, the environmental humanities, and Marxian and gender theory. His current work looks at early 20th century aesthetic forms that orient us to stagnant or “regressive” versions of life and social-formation that can be understood as responses to the genre-formulas of significant action.

Maliha Chishti

Lecturer, Harris School of Public Policy
Ph.D., OISE, University of Toronto

Maliha Chishti is a postcolonial feminist researcher and aid practitioner in the field of gender and post-conflict peacebuilding. As the former Director of the Hague Appeal for Peace at the United Nations, Maliha helped initiate the historic Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Her publications and research areas include gender, the war on terror and peacebuilding in Muslim-majority contexts. She teaches Introduction to Peacebuilding, Women, Development and Politics and Women, Peace and Security.

Cate Fuggazola

MAPSS Postdoctoral Fellow, Earl S. Johnson Instructor in Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago

Cate Fugazzola is MAPSS Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology. Her interests include social movements, gender and sexuality studies, transnational sociology, and qualitative research methods. Her book project, “What’s in a Name? Language, Culture, and Tongzhi Strategies for Social Change,” focuses on sexual identity organizing in the People’s Republic of China, and examines strategies for social change in a political context that precludes avenues for direct political engagement. Her research is based on ethnographic fieldwork, interviews, and rhetorical analysis of online content. In the 2019-20 academic year, Cate will teach a methods course on Ethnographic Approaches to Gender and Sexuality and a substantive course on Transnational Queer Politics and Practices. 

Sree Padma Holt

Visiting Research Associate Professor, Divinity School
Ph.D., History and Archaeology, Andhra University

Professor Sree Padma Holt is currently teaching at Divinity School on Hindu goddesses and the deification of women.  Sree Padma's foundational training is in both the modern history and archaeology of India. Two of her five books and several of her articles focus on gender issues in Indian society. Her current research is on the endangered practice of indigenous medicine among disadvantaged men and women in Sri Lanka.

Amy Krauss

Postdoctoral Instructor in Human Rights
Ph.D., Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University

Amy Krauss’s research interests include feminist, queer, and critical race theory, ethnography, and histories of the body in law and medicine. Her current book project examines feminist practices of care and solidarity across rivaling state jurisdictions of abortion rights and criminalization in Mexico.  She teaches courses on human rights and reproductive justice movements in Latin America and the U.S., and on the politics of representation in ethnographic and literary depictions of social suffering.

Allie Locking

Harper-Schmidt Collegiate Fellow
Ph.D., Medieval European History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Allie Locking is a historian of medieval Europe, focusing on the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Her research interests include examining how medieval conceptions of gender and gender roles shaped ideas about the practice and performance of secular lordship and religious reform. She teaches all three courses in the History of European Civilization Core each year as part of her postdoctoral position. She will be on research leave in spring 2020, but the following spring will be offering her “Women, Piety, and Heresy in Premodern Europe” course, which will be of interest to CSGS students.

Agnes Malinowska

Preceptor & Lecturer, MAPH
Ph.D., Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago

Agnes Malinowska's research and teaching focuses on transnational American modernism and the culture of modernity, especially as it intersects with the history of science and technology. Her current work looks at the role of nineteenth-century natural science in giving rise to modern political and social formations in America—surrounding gender and sex, race and ethnicity, class and labor, empire and global corporate capital.

Tasneem Mandviwala

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences
Ph.D., Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

Tasneem Mandviwala is a cultural psychologist who examines gender, socio-cultural contexts, and identity development. Her work focuses on second-generation and minority American women with a particular focus on Muslim American women. 

Ahona Panda

Humanities Teaching Fellow
Ph.D., South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

Ahona Panda's research and teaching interests span the many intellectual genealogies of philology, histories of political movements in South Asia, non-Western feminist and queer thought, and the intersections of language and gender. Her dissertation Philology and the Politics of Language: The Case of Bengali, 1893-1955 traces an intellectual history of philology in Bengal from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. In the process, it seeks to revaluate the political relationship between Hindus and Muslims through the ways in which the Bengali language as a site of shared cultivation generated both conflict and collaboration.

Or Porath

Postdoctoral Researcher and Instructor, EALC
Ph.D., Buddhist Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Dr. Or Porath specializes in the religions of Japan, specifically the influential school of Tendai Buddhism, its doctrines and practices, and the intersection between the Buddhist worldviews and issues of gender and sexuality. His current book project, The Flower of Dharma Nature: Sexual Consecration and Amalgamation in Medieval Japanese Buddhism, examines the chigo kanjō, an institutionalized male-male sexual initiation that was doctrinally sanctioned in orthodox Buddhist teachings. Dr. Porath investigates in his work how sexual acts were sanctified and grounded in Tendai doctrinal concepts, and the manner in which they shed light on the Buddhist assimilation of local forms of worship including Shinto. He will join East Asian Languages and Civilizations in January 2020.

Tristan Schweiger

MAPH Preceptor
Ph.D., English, University of Chicago

Tristan Schweiger's research and teaching focus on the global eighteenth century, including the intersection of constructions of gender and imperial ideology. More broadly, his work also concerns historicism, Marxism, and postcolonialism.

Ella Wilhoit

MAPSS Postdoctoral Fellow, Earl S. Johnson Instructor of Anthropology
Ph.D., Anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Northwestern University

Ella Wilhoit is an Earl S. Johnson Instructor in Anthropology. Her research interests include gender, sexuality and embodied experience in cross-cultural context; labor and kinship in late capitalism; governmentality and statecraft as gendered processes; and the applications of Anthropological methodologies to understanding gendered ‘anxiety’ and identity in the US today. Ella is currently working on her first book manuscript on gendered labor and statecraft in the Andes. Her next project builds upon her interest in gendered experiences of rural life, but moves to the US south to examine rural narratives of political subjectivity and risk, focusing specifically on notions of masculinity and men’s tales of fear and empowerment. Ella teaches Gender, Sex and Culture and the Anthropology of the Body among other courses.