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Fellows

The Center for Medieval Studies regularly hosts scholars in one of two programs:

The Medieval Fellows program offers post-doctoral medievalists the opportunity to be affiliated with the Center for one to two semesters if they plan to reside in the New York City Area. Fellows are expected to attend Center events and participate in the intellectual life of the University during their residency.

Visiting Fellows can be pre- or post-doctoral medievalist scholars in residence in New York City for shorter periods and up to one year.

Applicants need only submit one application in order to be considered for both of the Fellows Programs.

Also see the list of Past Fellows


Current Fellows

William Edwards (Visiting Fellow, 2019-2020) is currently completing a PhD in History at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His work, which he recently presented at the inter-University Doctoral Consortium, is concerned with the writing of pilgrim guides to Jerusalem in medieval Europe. 

MsGabriela A. Faundez Rojas (Visiting Fellow, 2019-2020) is currently completing her PhD in History at the University of Miami, under the supervision of Professor Hugh Thomas. Her dissertation, entitled "Conquest and Hagiography: Rewriting Saints after the Norman Conquest" concerns Anglo-Norman hagiography and politics. 

Dr. Sian Ricketts (Medieval Fellow, 2019-2020) received the Doctor of Musical Arts in Historical Performance from Case Western Reserve University in 2015 and has studied to a high level of proficiency in the performance of numerous historical instruments. In addition to teaching and making presentations at high schools and colleges in the metropolitan area, Dr. Ricketts is a founding member of the early music performance troupe Alkemie, and performed at a major event at Fordham in Spring 2019. Dr. Ricketts will be coming to Fordham in 2019-2020 as part of a team with Dr. Tracey Cowart to lead the Collegium Musicum Fordhamense and teach classes. 

Dr. Tracey Cowart (Medieval Fellow, 2019-2020) received her Doctorate in Musical Arts in Historical Performance from Case Western Reserve University in 2014 and has performed several significant research recitals. As a founding member of the early music ensemble Alkemie she has participated in dozens of performances, including the event at Fordham in Spring 2019. Like Dr. Ricketts, Dr. Cowart will be teaching and leading the Collegium Musicum Fordhamense, and will use her fellowship as an opportunity both to pursue her own research and also to ground her performances in a larger context.