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ISGRJ Postdoctoral Fellows (Cohort II, 2022–2023)

These humanities-centered fellowships support recent doctoral recipients whose research demonstrates a deep investment in the areas of inquiry related to anti-racism and social inequality.

Hugo Bujon

Postdoctoral Associate in Africana Studies, Rutgers–Camden

Areas of Expertise: Childhood Studies, Francophone Literature

Hugo Bujon received his Ph.D. in Francophone studies with a certificate in Psychoanalysis studies at Emory University. He specializes in 20th- and 21th-century Sub-Saharan literature and philosophy from decolonial, ecocritical and psychoanalytic angles. Focusing on the writing of childhood in colonial and postcolonial contexts, he is currently working on a manuscript entitled Inventing Otherwise: Black Childhood and African Francophone Literature.

Hugo Bujon

Ezgi Cakmak

Postdoctoral Associate in Africana Studies, Rutgers–Newark

Area of Expertise: Middle Eastern Studies, African Diaspora Studies

Ezgi Cakmak received her Ph.D. as a Benjamin Franklin Fellow of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Before her doctoral studies, she worked with NGOs in the field of international migration and conducted fieldwork with African migrants in Istanbul. Her research interests include African slavery in the late Ottoman empire, identity formation and racialization processes in the early Turkish Republic as well as diaspora studies.

Ezgi Cakmak

Jaime Coan

Postdoctoral Associate in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Rutgers–New Brunswick

Areas of Expertise: Performance Studies, HIV/AIDS Studies

Jaime Shearn Coan earned his Ph.D. in English at The Graduate Center, CUNY. His research attends to corporeal archives—in particular, to the circulation of embodied knowledges related to race, nation, gender, sexuality, and seropositivity, as practiced by staged bodies.

Jaime Coan

Eun-Jin Keish Kim

Postdoctoral Associate in American Studies, Rutgers–Newark

Area of Expertise: Queer Studies, Immigration and Social Justice

Eun-Jin Kim received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Harvard University. Her research is on 21st century undocumented immigration and queer cultural production.

Eun Jin Kim

Victor Peterson II

Postdoctoral Associate and Cheryl Wall Postdoctoral Fellow in English, Rutgers–New Brunswick

Area of Expertise: Black Cultural Studies

Victor Peterson II earned his Ph.D. at King's College London. His research centers on Articulation theory--how relations of subordination and dominance emerge--as well as global conceptions of blackness and the sound of social movements. His monograph, Black Thought: a Theory of Articulation, is currently under contract with Routledge's African and African Diaspora Series.

Victor Peterson

Teona Williams

Postdoctoral Associate and Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in Geography, Rutgers–New Brunswick

Area of Expertise: Black Geographies

Teona Williams studies African American tenant farmers and civil rights activists who advocated for land cooperatives from the 1930s through the 1980s. She earned her Ph.D. in African American history from Yale University.

Teona Williams