Fall 2020 Fellows
Chloe Angyal, PhD, is a journalist from Sydney, Australia who currently serves as Facilitator and Senior Fellowship Leader at The OpEd Project. The OpEd Project is a social venture founded to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world. Its goal is to increase the number of underrepresented voices contributing to key commentary forums—which feed all other media, and drive thought leadership across all industries.
E Cram earned a PhD in Communication and Culture at Indiana University in 2015, with concentrations in Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, and Rhetoric and Public Culture. Dr. Cram’s scholarship examines intersections between queer and trans studies and the environmental humanities—exploring cultural geographies of gender, sexuality, violence, (dis)ability, and health/wellness.
Jason Rantanen is a Professor and Ferguson-Carslon Fellow in Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. He writes in the areas of patent law, federal courts, and empirical legal studies.
Juan Pablo Hourcade is an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa's Department of Computer Science, UI3 Associate Director for Informatics Education, and a member of the Delta Center.
Kendall Heitzman is Associate Professor in the Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures Department. He is currently researching two interconnected projects: he is interested in a group of outward-looking poets who came to prominence in the 1960s, some of whom spent some time at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP), including Yoshimasu Gōzō and Shiraishi Kazuko. He has also been researching the history of Japanese writers in the IWP as well as the early days of the IWP in general.
Rodica Curtu is Professor, Associate Chair, and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Mathematics. Her research interests are computation neuroscience, mathematical biology, and nonlinear dynamical systems.
Shuang Chen received her B.A. and M.A. in history from Peking University, and Ph.D. degree in history from the University of Michigan. She joined the Department of History in 2010. As a historian of late imperial and modern China, her research interest encompasses social, economic, and political history, with an emphasis on exploring how the interplay of state and local institutions over the long term shaped modern Chinese society.