Visiting Scholar Fellowships

The United States Studies Centre invites leading scholars to pursue projects that align with and further the research agendas of its Faculty. Stipends are available for periods of a few weeks to a few months, depending on the scope of the projects undertaken. Below is a list of Faculty and their areas of research.

  • Thomas Adams
    Race, gender, and economic inequality in the United States; US domestic and electoral politics; social movements; labour and economics; constitutional law and the Supreme Court; American cities; New Orleans and the US South; immigration and Latin America
  • Sarah Graham
    US relations with India, Pakistan and the South Asia region, US foreign policy and defence issues in Asia, Australasia and the Middle East, US political debates around foreign policy and defense, e.g. drone warfare, and American transnational issues, eg. crime, terrorism
  • Gorana Grgic
    US domestic politics and foreign policy, US-Russia relations, foreign intervention in conflicts, transatlantic relations, ethnic conflicts and conflict resolution
  • Simon Jackman
    US and Australian elections, public opinion, election campaigns and political participation 
  • Aaron Nyerges
    American literature and film, global modernism and modernity, popular culture and celebrity, critical theory, regionalism
  • Brendon O'Connor
    US presidential and congressional elections, US domestic politics and foreign policy, US political history, American-Australian relations, cultural politics in the US
  • David Smith
    Religion in the United States, US elections and presidential politics, US domestic politics and foreign policy, US political history
  • Rodney Taveira
    American literature, American and European film (silent era to present), US television, comedy in the US, US popular culture, queer and sexuality studies


For more information, please contact the US Studies Centre at

Visiting scholar alumni

2016 – 2017 Fellows

  • Michelle Burnham
    Professor at the Santa Clara University College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Keith Camacho
    Associate Professor at UCLA's Department of Asian American Studies 
  • Julio Capó
    Assistant Professor in US History at University of Massachusetts Amherst 
  • David Ekbladh
    Associate Professor of History at Tufts University 
  • Max Friedman
    Professor in US History at American University, Washington, DC 
  • Michael Williams
    Professor in Public and International Affairs at University of Ottawa 
  • Natasha Zaretsky
    Associate Professor of Contemporary US History at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 

2015 – 2016 Fellows

  • N. Bruce Duthu
    Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies, Dartmouth 
  • Sharon Holt
    Lecturer in US History at Penn State Abington 
  • Leonie Huddy
    Professor of Political Science at Stony Brook University 
  • Paula Rabinowitz
    Professor in the Department of English at the University of Minnesota 
  • Yiman Wang
    Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz 
  • Michael Zuckerman
    Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania

2014 – 2015 Fellows

  • Benjamin Kahan
    Assistant Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Louisiana State University
  • Heather Murray
    Assistant Professor of History at University of Ottawa
  • David Raskin
    Mohn Family Professor of Contemporary Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Charles R. Shipan
    J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Michigan
  • Matthew Wittmann
    Assistant Curator of American Collections at the American Numismatic Society

2013 – 2014 Fellows

  • Tom Brunell
    Professor of Political Science at the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas
  • Christopher Parker
    Stuart A. Scheingold Professor of Social Justice and Political Science
  • Richard Rabinowitz
    President of the American History Workshop
  • Sanford Schram
    Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Hunter College, CUNY 
  • Celine Shimizu
    Professor of Asian American, Comparative Literature, Feminist, and Film and Media Studies University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Micol Seigel
    Associate Professor of American Studies and History at Indiana University, Bloomington