Affiliated Fellows


Melanie Masterton Sherazi, Howard E. and Susanne C. Jessen Postdoctoral Instructor in the Humanities, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology

In addition to Rome Prize and Italian Fellows, the American Academy in Rome hosts recipients of Affiliated Fellowships awarded by educational and cultural organizations around the world. Affiliated Fellows add to the diversity of the Academy’s artistic and scholarly community, and these fellowships are coordinated by the organizations for which they are named. Interested candidates must apply through the organization.

The 2019–20 Affilated Fellows are:

Artist Protection Fund IIE/Carnegie Affiliated Fellow
Azza Abo Rebieh
September 30, 2019–February 10, 2020

Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellow in Literature
Ivan A. Ahmetyev
December 30, 2019–February 10, 2020

Rutgers University/Department of Classics Affiliated Fellow
Emmanuel Aprilakis
PhD Candidate, Department of Classics, Rutgers University
March 16–April 27, 2020

Virginia Commonwealth University Affiliated Fellow
Cara Benedetto
Assistant Professor, Department of Painting and Printmaking, School of Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University
June 15–July 24, 2020

Smith College Affiliated Fellow
Joshua C. Birk (2013 Fellow)
Associate Professor of History, Smith College
February 3–March 2, 2020

Mondriaan Fonds/Dutch Affiliated Fellow
Alessandra Covini
Principal, Studio Ossidiana, Rotterdam
March 2–May 25, 2020

Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Association of Art Museum Curators Affiliated Fellow
Sarah Ganz Blythe
Deputy Director of Exhibitions, Education, and Programs, Rhode Island School of Design Museum
June 22–July 20, 2020

Tulane University/Georges Lurcy Affiliated Fellow
Leslie A. Geddes
Assistant Professor of Art History (Renaissance and Baroque Italy), Newcomb Art Department, School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University
May 25–June 22, 2020

Michael I. Sovern/Columbia University Affiliated Fellow
Nicola López
Associate Professor of Professional Practice, School of the Arts, Columbia University
February 17–March 30, 2020

Mondriaan Fonds/Dutch Affiliated Fellows
Jean Baptiste Maitre and Dina Danish
Artists, Amsterdam
September 9–December 2, 2019

University of Tennessee Affiliated Fellow
Brendan Paul McConville
Associate Professor of Music Theory/Composition, School of Music, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
May 25–June 22, 2020

Pratt Institute/The School of Art’s Longfellow/Dulmage Faculty Fellow
Curtis Mitchell
Adjunct Professor, Fine Arts, Pratt Institute
November 18–December 16, 2019

University of Arkansas Affiliated Fellow
Marc Ethan Mitchell
Associate Professor of Art (Painting), School of Art, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arkansas
March 30–April 27, 2020

Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellow in Visual Art
Alexandra Mitlyanskaya
Artist, Moscow
October 7–December 30, 2019

National Academy of Design Affiliated Fellow
Sarah Peters
Associate Professor (Sculpture), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
September 16–November 11, 2019

Parsons School of Design Affiliated Fellow
Rit Premnath
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, New School
June 1–29, 2020

Raiziss/de Palchi Traveling Fellow of the Academy of American Poets
William Schutt
Author and Translator, Baltimore
December 16, 2019–January 20, 2020

Mordant Family/Australia Council for the Arts Affiliated Fellow
Alex Seton
Artist, Sydney
April 6–June 1, 2020

Terra Foundation Affiliated Fellow
Melanie Masterton Sherazi
Howard E. and Susanne C. Jessen Postdoctoral Instructor, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology
January 13–July 13, 2020

Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Affiliated Fellow/Alma Schapiro Prize Winner
Savannah Tate Cuff
Resident Artist, Grand Central Atelier, Long Island City, New York
December 30, 2019–March 23, 2020

Cynthia Hazen Polsky/Metropolitan Museum of Art Visiting Curator
Thayer Tolles
Associate Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 16–April 27, 2020

Smith College Affiliated Fellow
Janie Vanpée
Professor of French Studies and Comparative Literature, Smith College
April 27–May 25, 2020

Council of American Overseas Research Centers Affiliated Fellow
Anna Weerasinghe
History of Medicine Department, Johns Hopkins University
February 10–March 23, 2020