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Current Faculty Fellows

2017-2018: Visiting Fellow 

Angie Blumberg
Angie Blumberg

January - June 2018 

Angie Blumberg received her Ph.D. in 2017 from the Department of English at Saint Louis University.  She joins the DePaul Humanities Center as Visiting Fellow from January – June 2018 to work on her project, “Forgeries and Follies at the Fin de Siècle.”  A specialist in the literature and cultural history of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain, Angie’s project examines how British writers and artists appropriated archaeological materials and discourse to forge new social, sexual, and aesthetic possibilities at the turn of the twentieth-century.  Her work at the DHC will specifically explore the construction and circulation of forged archaeological relics and “follies”— new buildings constructed to appear genuinely historical. Taking seriously the personal meanings and possibilities embedded in material culture, Angie will contribute to the DHC’s year of “Fake” by considering how that material culture was also falsified and fabricated—not only for economic gain, but in a process of forging narratives of the self and the world. 

2016-2018: DePaul Faculty Fellows

  • Patty Gerstenblith

    • College of Law
    • "The Evolution of Methods for Detecting Fakes in the Cultural Record"
  • Zachary Ostrowski

    • Art, Media, and Design
    • "Really Somethin' Else"

2016-2017: Visiting Fellow

LaShonda Katrice Barnett

January - June 2017
Dr. LaShonda Katrice Barnett (Ph.D., American Studies, College of William and Mary) is a novelist and playwright who joins the DePaul Humanities Center as a Visiting Fellow from January-June 2017. Her debut novel Jam on the Vine (Grove Atlantic 2015), was an Editor's Choice pick at the Chicago Tribune, was awarded the Stonewall Honor Award by the American Library Association, won Elle Magazine’s Belle Lettres 2015 Reader’s Prize, and earned her the Emerging Writers Award at the 2015 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival. A scholar of music of the African diaspora, Barnett has conducted over 100 interviews with women musicians, resulting in the volumes, I Got Thunder: Black Women Songwriters On Their Craft (2007) and Off The Record: Conversations with African American and Brazilian Women Musicians (2015). While affiliated with the DHC, Barnett will be working on a biography of native-Chicagoan jazz vocalist, Abbey Lincoln (1930-2010).