MemberJoseph Stadolnik

I am a New Haven-based student of medieval English literature and culture, and will be a 2017-18 Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London.  I am currently working on a book project on the rhetoric of the sciences and vernacular literary culture in late-medieval England. I am also interested in manuscript studies and medievalism in the Americas. I earned a Ph. D. in English from Yale University in spring 2017.

MemberCamille Cole

…Yale University, ANAMED…
…2013-present, PhD in History, Yale University

2012-2013, MPhil in Historical Studies, University of Cambridge.

2008-2012, BA in Politics and Middle East Studies, Pomona College (Claremont, CA)…

I am currently a PhD candidate in History at Yale University, researching the intersection of environmental histories and histories of technology with the dynamics of imperial expansion (British, Ottoman, Qajar) in nineteenth-century southern Iraq. In 2017-2018 I am a residential PhD fellow at Koç University’s Anadolu Medeniyetleri Araştırma Merkezi, where I am working on my dissertation research at various archives around Istanbul.

MemberPaula Curtis

I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Council on East Asian Studies of Yale University. My research focuses on cross-status socioeconomic networks based on documentary forgery production during Japan’s late medieval era, particularly the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. I am also interested in digital humanities and the use of digital tools to analyze premodern historical sources.

MemberSheila McManus

I am a Professor of History at the University of Lethbridge in southern Alberta. My research focuses on the borderlands of the North American West, and I am one of the co-editors of the H-Borderlands network. I teach the histories of the North American West, borderlands, historiography and methodology, and world history. In 2001-2002 I was the first Post-Doctoral Associate at the Howard Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders at Yale University. I taught American and Canadian history at the University of Winnipeg in 2002-03, before joining the U of L History Department in 2003.

MemberCarl R. Rice

…B.A. in History, summa cum laude West Virginia University, 2013

B.A. in Religious Studies, summa cum laude, West Virginia University, 2013

M.A. in History, awarded with distinction, North Carolina State University, 2016

Ph.D. in Ancient History, Yale University, in progress (anticipated 2022)…

I am currently a Ph.D. student in the combined doctoral program in Ancient History at Yale University. I explore the interactions between the Roman government and marginalized religious groups during the period known as Late Antiquity (c. 150-700 CE).  My chief interest lies in how and why those relationships changed as the Roman empire became increasingly Christianized throughout that period.  I seek to better understand where, when, and why the Roman government (whether Christian or non-Christian) used violence to police and enforce religious norms and identities. I also examine other means (such as law, ritual, and architecture) the government employed to reinforce these normative religious identities.  I am also interested in gender and sexuality studies in the Roman world. Please feel free to contact me at with any questions.

MemberDavid Carson Berry

…Yale University
• Ph.D. in Music Theory, 2002.
• Master of Philosophy in Music Theory, 1998.
– Ph.D. Dissertation: “Stravinsky’s ‘Skeletons’: Reconnoitering the Evolutionary Paths from Variation Sets to Serialism.” Advisor: Allen Forte. Accepted as “distinguished” by the Department of Music.
– Studied with Kofi Agawu, Gianmario Borio, Allen Forte, Michael Friedmann, David Kopp, Patrick McCreless Robert P. Morgan, Claude V. Palisca, and Leon Plantinga.

University of North Texas
• Graduate studies in music theory, 1993–95.

University of Memphis
• Master of…
…Song, by Philip Furia, Music Theory Online 6/5 (2000).

Review of Irving Berlin: Songs from the Melting Pot: The Formative Years, 1907–1914, by Charles Hamm, Contemporary Music Review 19/1 (2000): 157–66.

Text of remarks given at the Allen Forte Memorial, Yale University (May 2015), as one of four invited speakers; text published online, in conjunction with the Allen Forte Electronic Archive at the University of North Texas’s College of Music.

“In Memoriam: Allen Forte (1926–2014),” SMT [Society for Music Theory] Newsletter 38/1 (Feb. 2015…

David Carson Berry is Professor of Music Theory at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where he has taught since 2003. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2002, and received the Society for Music Theory’s “Emerging Scholar Award” in 2006. His research interests are wide-ranging and include: American popular music of the 1920s–60s; the theory and aesthetics of music of the mid-eighteenth through mid-twentieth centuries; and Schenkerian theory and its reception history in the U.S.

MemberJ.D. Schnepf

I am currently a postdoctoral lecturer at Princeton University. I also co-chair the Novel Theory Seminar at the Mahindra Humanities Center and am a member of the Doing Science Through Literature (DSL) team at Yale University. This year I am also a recipient of a Princeton University Committee on Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences Grant. While completing my PhD, I was appointed Visiting Instructor of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature in the English Department at Connecticut College. I received my PhD from the Department of English at Brown University in 2014. My scholarship and teaching has been generously supported by the Huntington Library, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the English Institute, the Elson Family Arts Fund, the Harvard University Provostial Fund, and other fellowship-granting institutions.

MemberRebecca Ruth Gould

I am the author of Writers and Rebels: The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus (Yale University Press, 2016), which was awarded the University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies and the best book award by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies, and the translator of After Tomorrow the Days Disappear: Ghazals and Other Poems Hasan Sijzi of Delhi (Northwestern University Press, 2016), and The Prose of the Mountains: Tales of the Caucasus (Central European University Press, 2015). My articles have received awards ranging from the International Society for Intellectual History’s Charles Schmitt Prize to the Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages Association’s Florence Howe Award for Feminist Scholarship. From 2018-2023, I am PI for the ERC-funded project, “Global Literary Theory: Caucasus Literatures Compared.”  I have taught at Yale-NUS College, the University of Bristol, and am currently Professor, Islamic World and Comparative Literatures, at the University of Birmingham.