Rachel Carbonara

SIFK Graduate Community Fellow 2021-22

Rachel Carbonara is a Doctoral Candidate in the Anthropology and Sociology of Religion.  She studies the formation of alternative knowledge cultures in the contemporary Americas. Her current research examines healing practices in the United States and their complex entanglements with theoretical physics and South American indigenous medical knowledge. 

Karin Knorr Cetina

SIFK Faculty Research Fellow 2021-22; Otto Borchert Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology and Sociology

Karin Knorr Cetina is interested in financial markets, knowledge and information, as well as in globalization, theory and culture. 

Shannon Lee Dawdy

SIFK Faculty Research Fellow 2021-22; Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College

Shannon Lee Dawdy's fieldwork combines archival, ethnographic, and archaeological methods in the U.S. and Latin America.

Bhargav Srinivasa Desikan

SIFK Faculty Research Fellow 2021-22; Research Fellow of the Knowledge Lab at the University of Chicago

Bhargav Srinivasa Desikan received an MA in Computational Social Science from the University of Chicago, and his research interests lie in the intersection of AI and the social sciences.

James Evans

SIFK Faculty Research Fellow 2021-23; Associate Professor of Sociology

James Evans' research focuses on the collective system of thinking and knowing, ranging from the distribution of attention and intuition, the origin of ideas and shared habits of reasoning to processes of agreement (and dispute), accumulation of certainty (and doubt), and the texture of understanding.

Eve Ewing

SIFK Faculty Research Fellow 2021-23; Assistant Professor, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

Eve Ewing is a sociologist of education whose research is focused on racism, social inequality, and urban policy, and the impact of these forces on American public schools and the lives of young people.

Michael Fisch

SIFK Faculty Research Fellow 2021-22; Associate Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College

Michael Fisch’s research is situated at the intersection of sociocultural anthropology, science, and technology studies.

Arianna Gass

SIFK Faculty Research Fellow 2021-22; PhD Candidate in English and Theater and Performance Studies; worker-owner of Philadelphia-based interactive performance group Obvious Agency

Arianna Gass is an intermedia artist and scholar with an interest in the intersections of digital and embodied play.

Eric Gurevitch

SIFK Graduate Community Fellow 2021-22

Eric Moses Gurevitch is a historian of science focusing on medieval and early modern South Asia. His research aims to tell a more global history of science in which unexpected voices, practices and events come to stand alongside more standard narratives.

Patrick Jagoda

SIFK Faculty Research Fellow 2021-22; Professor of English and Cinema and Media Studies

Patrick Jagoda works in the fields of new media studies and twentieth and twenty-first century American literature and culture.

Clara del Junco

SIFK Faculty Research Fellow 2021-22; Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago's Knowledge Lab

Clara del Junco's research interests include characterizing and promoting diversity in scientific research, and the importance of language and social context in science—how concepts flow and meaning changes between scientific fields and popular discourse.

Christos Lazaridis

SIFK Faculty Research Fellow 2020-22; Associate Professor of Neurology

Christos Lazaridis is a neurointensivist who specializes in advanced monitoring in severe traumatic brain injury.

Biying Ling

SIFK Graduate Community Fellow 2021-22

Biying Ling received an MA in History and is pursuing a PhD in Conceptual and Historical Studies of Sciences at the University of Chicago. She is interested in the interaction between 19th century sciences and philosophy, particularly in how 19th century thought and experimental sciences contributed to our current understanding of measurement.

Aslan Cohen Mizrahi

SIFK Graduate Community Fellow 2021-22

Aslan Cohen Mizrahi received his MA in the Academic Study of Religions from the University of Chicago, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Hebrew Bible. He is interested in literary representations of sovereign power and its implications for human autonomy, particularly in the Priestly History, Ezekiel, and Job.

Filippo Petricca

SIFK Graduate Community Fellow 2021-22

Filippo Petricca is a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago in Romance Languages and Literatures. He holds and MA and BA from the University of Roma "LaSapienza". He is a literary historian of medieval and early-modern Europe. Petricca's current project explores the relationships between economics, theology, and the literary imagination in medieval Paris and Florence. 

Steven Server

SIFK Graduate Community Fellow 2021022

Steven is an MD/PhD Candidate in the Committee on the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science (CHSS) and Department of History. His research interests include: medicine and public health in modern Latin America; history, theory, and practice of psychiatry; history and theory of medical ethics and the medical humanities; medical education; medical epistemology.

Kyle Winter-Stoner

SIFK 2021-22 Graduate Community Fellow

Kyle Wynter-Stoner is currently pursuing his PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. His research explores reading cultures and authorship practices in the Arabic-speaking medieval Islamic world through the lens of a corpus of manuscripts that once belonged to a large public library in 15th century Cairo. 

Sylvia Wu

SIFK Graduate Community Fellow 2021-22

Sylvia Wu is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History. She studies the architecture and material culture of medieval Indian Ocean with a particular focus on China’s coastal areas.

SJ Zhang

SIFK Faculty Research Fellow 2021-22; Assistant Professor of English

SJ Zhang's research and teaching are both concerned with seventeenth through nineteenth-century archives of slavery and marronage in the United States and Caribbean.