People

director

Nathan D. B. Connolly

Nathan D. B. Connolly

Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History

Gilman 390
410-516-7983
nconnol2@jhu.edu

Research Interests: The interplay between racism, capitalism, politics, and the built environment in the twentieth century

associate director

Stuart Schrader

Stuart Schrader

Associate Research Professor, Africana Studies

Mergenthaler 231
stuart.schrader@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Racial inequality in criminal justice, war and empire, historical-comparative methods, social theory

Faculty Board

Alessandro Angelini

Alessandro Angelini

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Mergenthaler 457
angelini@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Brazil, ethnography, material practices, commodification of urban poverty, surveillance

P.J. Brendese

P.J. Brendese

Associate Professor, Political Science

354 Mergenthaler
pbrende1@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Political theory, comparative political thought, race and politics

Erin Aeran Chung

Erin Aeran Chung

Charles D. Miller Associate Professor of East Asian Politics

365 Mergenthaler
410-516-4496
echung@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Comparative politics, East Asian politics (Japan and Korea), international migration, comparative racial politics

François Furstenberg

François Furstenberg

Professor, History

Gilman 306
410-516-0158
f.furstenberg@jhu.edu

Research Interests: The history of the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries

Clara Han

Clara Han

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Mergenthaler 463
410-516-2864
clarahan@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Violence, care, urban poverty and everyday life; affliction and illness experience; death and dying; anthropology and philosophy
; Chile, the Southern Cone, Latin America; the United States; and connections and intersections with Asia

Jared Hickman

Jared Hickman

Associate Professor, English

Gilman 30C
410-516-3843
jhickman@jhu.edu

Research Interests: The nexus of Americanity, modernity, and globality and its attendant utopian and millenarian projects

H. Yumi Kim

H. Yumi Kim

Assistant Professor, History

Gilman 330A
h.yumikim@jhu.edu

Research Interests: gender, Japan, history of medicine and psychiatry, colonialism

Vesla Weaver

Vesla Weaver

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology

Mergenthaler 272
vesla@jhu.edu

Research Interests: racial inequality, colorism in the United States, the causes and consequences of the dramatic rise in prisons, the consequences of rising economic polarization

Postdoctoral Fellows

Jasmine Blanks Jones

Jasmine Blanks Jones

Postdoctoral Fellow

Gilman 90
jblanks2@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Youth cultural production, global citizenship education, social determinants of health, Black performance and embodied knowledges, youth in Africa

Daniel Cumming

Daniel Cumming

Postdoctoral Fellow

Gilman 90
dcummi11@jhu.edu

Research Interests: racial capitalism, environmental injustice, housing policy, care labor, metropolitan studies, historical methods, social theory

staff

Sheharyar Imran

Sheharyar Imran

Graduate Student Assistant

Mergenthaler 224
shimran@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Philosophies and politics of language, ordinary language philosophy, poststructuralism, queer theory, postcolonial theory, queerness in everyday life, South Asia