Meet Our Fellows

Margaret Abruzzo

  • University of Alabama
  • Residential Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Good People and Bad Behavior: Changing Views of Sin, Evil, and Moral Responsibility in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries"

Mark Alfano

  • Delft University of Technology
  • Residential Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “Factitious Virtue”

Karl Ameriks

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2010-2011)
  • "Kant’s Elliptical Path: On the Stages, Limits, and Aftermath of Critical Philosophy"

Clifford Ando

  • University of Chicago
  • Residential Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Roman Social Imaginaries"

Robert Audi

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "A Theory of Moral Conduct"

Lewis Ayres

  • Durham University
  • Pampusch Scholar, Residential Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Resting in the Word: The Origins and Future of the Catholic Scriptural Imagination"

Elise Berman

  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • “Learning How to Know: The Social Control of Goods and Information in the Marshall Islands”

Paolo Bernardini

  • University of Insubria
  • Residential Fellow (2010-2011)
  • “Circa 1773: The Suppression of the Jesuits and the Destiny of Europe”

Francesco Berto

  • University of Amsterdam
  • Residential Fellow (2010-2011)
  • “The Metaphysical Foundations of Logic: The Law of Non- Contradiction As Basic Knowledge”

John Betz

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “From Metaphysics to Christology: The Intellectual Path of Erich Przywara, S.J. (1889-1972)”

Justin Biddle

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Residential Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "Intellectual Property Rights and the Social Control of Information: The Case of Genetically Modified Seeds"

Laura E. Bland

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2015-2016)
  • "Unfriendly Skies: The Comet of 1680 in the Spanish and English Empires"

W. Martin Bloomer

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2010-2011)
  • "The Ecology of Ovid’s Metamorphoses"

Susan D. Blum

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "Wellbeing, Suffering, and Schooling"

Catherine E. Bolten

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “Taking Youth Seriously: Moral Panics and Young Men in Sierra Leone”

Costica Bradatan

  • Texas Tech University
  • Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • "Philosophy is an Art of Dying"

Harvey Brown

  • University of Oxford
  • Residential Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "New Problems in the Philosophy of Physics"

Eric J. Bugyis

  • University of Washington Tacoma
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2010-2011)
  • “Beyond Shadows and Ghosts: The Aesthetic Validity of Post- Metaphysical Religion and Post-Secular Politics in Habermas, Derrida, and Kant”

Eric J. Chaisson

  • Harvard University; Smithsonian Institution
  • Director's Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "Giving Back: Cosmology Applications for Human Society"

David Ciepley

  • University of Denver
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “Our Corporate Civilization and Its Neoliberal Crisis”

Evan Claudeanos

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “The Epistemology of Data-Intensive Science: How Big Data Is Changing Scientific Knowledge and Its Acquisition”

Francis X. Clooney, S.J.

  • Harvard Divinity School
  • Residential Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "Two Experiments Leading from (Hindu) Ritual to (Christian) Theology"

Hilary Davidson

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Searching for the Good Life: How Cultural Narratives Anchor the Aspirations of Emerging Adults"

Vanessa Davies

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • “Understanding Hetep in Ancient Egypt: The Social Aspects of Offering and Peace”

Thadious M. Davis

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Director's Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Imagination and the Space of Freedom"

Diego De Brasi

  • University of Marburg
  • Residential Fellow (2015-2016)
  • "The Relation of Body, Mind and Soul in Lactantius’ De opificio Dei, Gregory of Nyssa’s De hominis opificio and Nemesios of Emesa’s De natura hominis"

Annelien de Dijn

  • University of Amsterdam
  • Residential Fellow (2010-2011)
  • “The Conservative Enlightenment: Political Thought Before the Triumph of Democracy”

Michael Desch

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • “The Professionalization of Social Science and the Decline of Public Intellectualism: The Case of National Security Studies”

Martin Dimitrov

  • Tulane University
  • Residential Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “Dictatorship and Information: Autocratic Resilience in Communist Europe and China”

Alyssa Dinega Gillespie

  • Bowdoin College
  • Residential Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Dangerous Verses: Alexander Pushkin and the Ethics of Inspiration"