Profiles in "Intellectual History" Expertise Area

  • Kefeli is a specialist of Islam in Eurasia and Central Asia. She conducts fieldwork in Muslim and Christian Tatar villages, which led her to appreciate religious diversity.
  • Gilfillan has published widely on German and Austrian radio and sound art, and on the history of the radio in Germany as an experimental art medium.
  • Newhauser has a doctorate in English, with an emphasis on Medieval studies. His areas of research interest include the moral tradition in intellectual history and sensory studies (sensology).
  • Martinez (Akimel O'odham) is most recently author of 'Life of the Indigenous Mind: Vine Deloria Jr and the Birth of the Red Power Movement' (2019) and 'My Heart Is Bound Up with Them: How Carlos Montezuma Became the Voice of a Generation' (2023).
  • Johnson's teaching and research interests range widely, but mainly focus on the literatures and cultures of early modern Spain, Germany, England, and the Americas.
  • Shamara Wyllie Alhassan's work on Africana women’s radical epistemologies focuses on the ways Rastafari women use livity to create communities of social justice and combat anti-black gendered racism.
  • Liew is a scholar of the premodern Islamic world. His research interests include the history of Islamic political thought, Islamic scholarly and intellectual culture, and Islamic historical and biographical writings.