Visiting Research Scholars Alumni News (Fall 2019)

This article by Marc LeBlanc first appeared in ISAW Newsletter 25 (Fall 2019).

Gilles Bransbourg, Research Associate and VRS 2010-11, will begin a new position as Executive Director of the American Numismatic Society in November 2019.
Matteo Compareti, VRS 2013-14, was appointed Professor in the Department of History and Civilization at Shaanxi Normal University in March 2019.
Coleman Connelly, VRS 2018-19, recently started a new position as Pursuit Manager at Deloitte.
J. Andrew Dufton, VRS 2017-19, recently started a position as Lecturer in Roman Archaeology and History in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.
Tosha L. Dupras, VRS 2012-13, was appointed Associate Dean of the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida in August 2018.
Dorota Dzierzbicka, VRS 2012-13, was appointed Field Director for an ERC Starting Grant project, entitled “UMMA. Urban Metamorphosis of a Medieval African Capital City,” in Old Dongola, Sudan, in June 2018.
Damián Fernández, VRS 2009-10, will be an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow during the 2019-20 academic year.
Vincent Leung, VRS 2014-15, was appointed Head of the History Department at Lingnan University in Hong Kong in June 2019.

Rachel Mairs, VRS 2007-8, was promoted to Professor of Classics and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Reading in August 2019.
Bill Mak, VRS 2016-17, will begin a yearlong appointment as a Research Fellow at the Needham Research Institute in Cambridge, UK, in November 2019.
Stephanie Rost, VRS 2017-19, recently started a new position as Assistant Professor in the History Department of Queensborough Community College, City University of New York.
Caroline Sauvage, VRS 2009-10, was recently appointed National Endowment for the Humanities Associate Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Director of the Archaeology Center and Museum at Loyola Marymount University.

Robert Spengler, VRS 2016-17, was recently awarded a five-year ERC grant for a research project, entitled “FEDD Fruits of Eurasia: Domestication and Dispersal.”
Juan Manuel Tebes, VRS 2015, will hold two short-term fellowships during the 2019-20 academic year: (1) Research Fellow, Munich Centre for Global History, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, starting November 2019; and (2) Guest Researcher Fellow, ERC Advanced Grant MAP project, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, starting January 2020.