An ecologist who studies how climate change influences forests, Xi Yang uses satellite remote sensing and other spectroscopic methods to research the climatic controls on vegetation photosynthesis and related plant functioning, the feedbacks of vegetation to the climate, and the impact of climate
Cory Shaman’s research, teaching, and publications focus on the material histories and representations of environmental injustice, often in the context of post-natural conceptions of the environment.
An accomplished trumpet player, Rachel Duncan has performed professionally with orchestras in the United States and Scotland. A native of Plymouth, Minnesota, she was awarded a full tuition scholarship in 2003 to study at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Michael Allen works on religion, philosophy, and ecology in South Asia, drawing on both Sanskrit and vernacular sources. He specializes in Advaita Vedanta, with wider interests in other Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions.
A former postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego, Charles Machan is researching ways to develop new inorganic complexes and materials which incorporate co catalytic moieties, non-covalent secondary sphere interactions, and substrate relays as catalysts.
Katelyn Hale Wood is a performance studies scholar and theatre historian whose research engages the intersections of critical race and queer theory, gender studies, and 20th/21st century comedic performance.
As a pre-doctoral fellow in the Carter G. Woodson Institute last academic year, Kwame Otu coordinated the African Studies Colloquium Series at the University of Virginia.
Studying medieval Jewish and Islamic intellectual history, Jessica Andruss focuses on Jewish literature and biblical exegesis written in Arabic, and their connections to both rabbinic and Islamic thought. Her research encompasses the linguistic, literary, historical, and religious dimensions of cultural exchange between Judaism and Islam in the Middle Ages.
Researching the literary and intellectual traditions of medieval China, Jack Chen has examined, among other topics, the history of information management in traditional China, gossip and cats.
An evolutionary biologist, Alan O. Bergland studies the genetic basis of rapid and cyclic adaptation in the wild.