Postdoctoral Fellows


The postdoctoral fellowship program, directed by Professor Margaret Levi of the US Studies Centre and the University of Washington, brought to Sydney a cohort of the world's emerging scholarly leaders working on the United States in the humanities, social sciences and related professional disciplines.

Fellows completed a major research project as well as engaged with students and scholars in Sydney and around Australia during the fellowship period.


Class of 2012

  • Nicole Hemmer Postdoctoral Fellows 2011
    Messengers of the Right: Media and the Modern Conservative Movement
  • Carrie Hyde
    Alienable Rights: Negative Figures of U.S. Citizenship, 1787-1868
  • Jean J. Kim
    Transnationalizing U.S. History: Medical and Scientific Trans-Pacific Circuits in the Making of U.S. Empire
  • Marc Palen
    The Conspiracy of Free Trade: Anglo-American Relations and the Ideological Origins of American Globalization, 1846-1896
  • Rob Rakove
    The history of U.S. relations with Afghanistan prior to the Soviet invasion 
  • Shawn Treier
    Ideas, Interests, and the Politics of the US Constitutional Convention


Class of 2011

Six 12-month fellowships were awarded from a field of nearly 200 international applicants:

 

Class of 2010

The Centre received nearly 180 fellowship applications for its inaugural class, and awarded six Fellowships for a 12-month period:

  • Postdoctoral Fellows 2009

    Jason Casellas
    No Latino Left Behind: The Development of Latino Education Policy, 1968
  • Mark W. Geiger
    Financial Innovation and the Chicago Board of Trade
  • Willie Gin
    Transforming Exclusivist Identities in the USA, Australia and Canada
  • Sabino Kornrich
    Consumerism and Inequality in the 1980s and 90s: the Role of Emulation, Bidding and Lifestyle
  • Jeremy Pressman
    The United States & Arab-Israeli Relations: Force, Diplomacy & Interests
  • Rebecca Sheehan
    American Redemption: Sex, Rock, and Religion, 1968-1983

 


 

Class of 2012

 

Dr Nicole Hemmer

Visiting Scholar at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney & Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Miami


Nicole Hemmer received her PhD in History from Columbia University in 2010. From 2008-2009, she was a fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, and from 2009-2011 sh… more


Assistant Professor Carrie Hyde

Postdoctoral Fellow

carrie.hyde@sydney.edu.au


Carrie Hyde is an Assistant Professor of English at UCLA. She received her PhD from Rutgers University in 2011. Her research on early U.S. literature, politics, and citizenship has been supported by n… more


Assistant Professor Jean J. Kim

Postdoctoral Fellow


Jean Kim received her PhD in History from Cornell University and is an Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College. She has been a fellow at the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at … more


Dr Marc Palen

Research Associate at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney & Lecturer at Tufts University, Massachusetts


Marc-William Palen received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. During his time at the United States Studies Centre, he revised his book manuscript, The Conspiracy of Free Trade, for publi… more


Dr Rob Rakove

Postdoctoral Fellow

robert.rakove@sydney.edu.au


Robert Rakove has worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor of history at Colgate University and a Visiting Lecturer at Old Dominion University. He is in the process of completing his first book, Kenne… more


Dr Shawn Treier

Lecturer at the Australian National University


Shawn Treier is a Lecturer at the School of Politics and International Relations (CASS RSS) at the Australian National University and received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. His research interest… more


 

Class of 2011

 

Assistant Professor Georgiana Banita

Postdoctoral Fellow

georgiana.banita@sydney.edu.au


Georgiana Banita is Assistant Professor of Literature and Media Studies at the University of Bamberg, Germany. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Konstanz.… more


Dr Robert Blakeslee Gilpin

Postdoctoral Fellow

robert.gilpin@sydney.edu.au


R. Blakeslee Gilpin received his PhD from Yale University in May, 2009 and spent the next year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Car… more


Associate Professor Peter Hatemi

Research Associate

phatemi@gmail.com


Pete Hatemi is a research fellow at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and Associate Professor of Political Science, Microbiology and Biochemistry at The Pennsylvania State U… more


Dr Maria Ponomarenko

Postdoctoral Fellow

maria.ponomarenko@sydney.edu.au


Maria Ponomarenko completed her PhD in History at Stanford University, where she was a graduate fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center. She received her AB and AM in History and Economics from the… more


Assistant Professor Allison Pugh

Postdoctoral Fellow

allison.pugh@sydney.edu.au


Allison Pugh is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia, which she joined in January 2007 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research inte… more


Dr Felicity Turner

Postdoctoral Fellow

felicity.turner@sydney.edu.au


Felicity Turner graduated from Duke University with her PhD in May 2010. Her research, which analyzes the handling of infanticide cases within local communities to consider larger questions about gen… more


 

Class of 2010

 

Dr Jason Casellas

Postdoctoral Fellow


Jason Casellas is Assistant Professor of Government and Associate Director of the Public Policy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.A. in political science from Loyola Un… more


Dr Mark Geiger

Postdoctoral Fellow


Mark W. Geiger received his B.A. from Carleton College and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. Before starting graduate study in history at the University … more


Dr Willie Gin

Postdoctoral Fellow


Willie Gin received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was also a fellow in the Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism Program. He is primarily interes… more


Sabino Kornrich

Postdoctoral Fellow


Sabino Kornrich received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Washington. His dissertation research examined household outsourcing - spending on services which replace household labour - and … more


Dr Jeremy Pressman

Postdoctoral Fellow


Jeremy Pressman is an Associate Professor of political science at the University of Connecticut (United States). He is author of Warring Friends: Alliance Restraint in International Politics (Cornell … more


Dr Rebecca Sheehan

Lecturer in US History

rebecca.sheehan@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9036 9208


Rebecca joined the United States Studies Centre as Lecturer in US History in September 2010. Prior to that she was one of the US Studies Centre’s first postdoctoral fellows cohort.… more


 

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