MemberTaylor K. Nugent

…Richmond, The American International University In London…
…MA: Richmond, the American International University in London; Art History (2019-2020)
BA: University of Kansas; Art History and Religious Studies (2013-2017)

Node Center for Curatorial Studies; International Curatorial Program (2020-2021)

Certificate: Universitat de Barcelona; Magic in the Middle Ages (2020)…

MemberMartin Brown

…Richmond, the American International University in London…

Dr Brown holds a Ph.D. in International History from the University of Surrey, and a M. A. in central and eastern European studies from the School Of Slavonic and East European Studies (S.S.E.E.S.) at the University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (F.R.Hist.S.), and a member of the New Diplomatic History Network.He is the Associate Dean for Research at Richmond, and a section editor in History for the Open Library of the Humanities.The primary focus of his recent research has been European diplomatic history. He is currently studying British foreign policy during the era of Détente leading up to the Helsinki Final Act of 1975.

MemberJonathan Sarna

Jonathan D. Sarna is spending this year as a fellow of the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies.  Ordinarily he serves as University Professor and the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University, where he chairs its Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program. He also is the past president of the Association for Jewish Studies and Chief Historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.  Author or editor of more than thirty books on American Jewish history and life, his American Judaism: A History won six awards including the 2004 “Everett Jewish Book of the Year Award” from the Jewish Book Council. Sarna is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Academy of Jewish Research. His most recent books are When General Grant Expelled the Jews and Lincoln & the Jews: A History (with Benjamin Shapell), which has just appeared in a Hebrew edition. 

MemberAmanda Eubanks Winkler

I am a Professor of Music History and Cultures and Chair of the Department of Art and Music Histories at Syracuse University. I also serve on the Core Faculty of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program and I am a faculty affiliate in Women and Gender Studies and the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program.   My research focuses on English theatre music of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and twentieth centuries. I am the Co-Investigator on Performing Restoration Shakespeare, a project funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, UK (2017-2020) and am a General Editor for The Collected Works of John Eccles (A-R Editions). I have published on a range of topics, including the relationships among musical, spiritual, and bodily disorder; musical depictions of the goddess Venus; the gendering of musical spirits; and the intersection of music and politics. More recent work has engaged with performance studies and practice-based research, including workshops that staged excerpts of Davenant’s Macbeth and Gildon’s Measure for Measure (Folger Theatre, Washington DC) and Middleton’s The Witch (Blackfriars Conference, Staunton, VA). As part of the Performing Restoration Shakespeare project, I served as music director for a workshop of the Restoration-era Tempest (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe, London) and more recently I co-led a workshop for scholars and served as a consultant for a full professional production of Davenant’s Macbeth, staged at the Folger Theatre, Washington DC. My most recent book, Music, Dance, and Drama in Early Modern English Schoolsappeared with Cambridge University Press in 2020. Shakespeare in Performance: Sir William Davenant and the Duke’s Company, co-authored with Richard Schoch, is forthcoming with Arden Shakespeare/Bloomsbury in 2021. My next project is a book that situates Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals from the 70s and 80s within a social and political context.

MemberStephanie J. Lahey

Stephanie J. Lahey is a SSHRC-funded PhD candidate at the University of Victoria. Her dissertation—a corpus-based study on use of ‘offcuts’ (low-quality parchment scraps) in later medieval English manuscripts—is jointly supervised by Dr. Iain Macleod Higgins (Victoria) and Dr. Erik Kwakkel (UBC iSchool). Starting in September 2021, she will expand upon this research as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Medieval Studies. A recent Guest Researcher at Universiteit Leiden and instructor at DHSI and at the University of Victoria, she is Editorial Assistant of Early Middle English, and active in outreach for the Canadian Society of Medievalists. Her research interests include medieval codicology, palaeography, and manuscript production; quantitative and digital humanities; and public humanities.

MemberLinda Fairtile

Linda Fairtile is the Head of Parsons Music Library at the University of Richmond (VA), where she also teaches in the First-Year Seminar program.  Her research focuses on the operas of Verdi and Puccini, and specifically on issues of compositional process.  She is currently preparing critical editions of Puccini’s Edgar (Ricordi) and Verdi’s Otello (University of Chicago Press/Ricordi).

MemberMariela Mendez

I am an Associate Professor of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Richmond. My research engages comparative literary studies and feminist and queer theories to interrogate representations of genders and sexualities in print culture throughout Latin America. In particular, I address the various ways in which women writers have used the press to craft alternative spaces of cultural, aesthetic, and political intervention that disrupt heteronormative ideologies. I teach at the intersection of Latin American Studies, Transnational Feminisms, Queer Theory, and Feminist New Materialisms, and I am also interested in the political potential of a transnational feminist critical practice.

MemberWilliam L. Kelly

I hold a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Old Testament Studies from the University of Edinburgh, where I was supervised by Hans M. Barstad. My doctoral thesis investigated the nature of prophecy in the book of Jeremiah. My international academic training in philosophy, religious studies, theology, and biblical studies includes study at the University of Richmond, Union Presbyterian Seminary, the University of Edinburgh, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, and l’Institut Catholique, Paris.

MemberRachel Stauffer

Currently I am an instructor of Russian and Spanish at James Madison University. I have taught Russian language, literature, culture, and/or cinema at the University of Virginia, the University of Richmond, Northern Virginia Community College, and Ferrum College. Since 2013, I have worked as the Conference Manager for the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL). In addition to teaching, I am also currently pursuing a M.Ed in Equity and Cultural Diversity in the JMU College of Education.