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Brittany henry

Fondren 414 | MS-625 | | 713.348.3994

Brittany Henry received her PhD in English from Rice in May 2018. She specializes in contemporary multiethnic American literature and speculative fiction. Her research looks at how the histories of colonialism and global white supremacy shape and inform the political vision of utopian and dystopian texts. She has articles on migrant testimonios and survivalist post-apocalyptic literature in American Studies and forthcoming in Western American Literature. Her current FWIS courses examine depictions of displacement and global migration in contemporary literature and the imaginative worlds of feminist speculative fiction.

Fall 2018 Courses:
FWIS 127: Feminist Fabulations
FWIS 191: Migrant Experiences



rachel hooper

Fondren 414 | MS-625 | | 713.348.3994

Rachel Hooper received her PhD in Art History with a certificate in Teaching and Learning from Rice University in May 2018. Her research focuses on the role of ethnology in the formation of encyclopedic art museums in the United States in the nineteenth century.  In 2016, she was a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar at their Institute for College and University Teachers on the visual culture of the American Civil War and its aftermath, and she received a campus-wide teaching award in 2017 from the Rice Center for Teaching Excellence for the FWIS seminar “Art Criticism in Context,” which she plans on offering again in Spring 2019.

Fall 2018 Courses:
FWIS 112: Curating Civil War Photographs (2 sections)



Kyle G. sweeney

Fondren 414 | MS-625 | | 713.348.3994

Kyle G. Sweeney received his Ph.D. in art and architectural history from Rice University in 2017. As a spatial humanities postdoctoral fellow at the Humanities Research Center (2017-18), Sweeney continued his research on medieval architecture, urban space, and diachronic mapping and contributed to the development of traveLog—a collaborative digital platform for mapping historical itinerancies. He has published an essay on architectural portraiture in Picturing the Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture, which will appear later this year. His current FWIS courses examine the social, spatial, and ritual fabric of late medieval cities.

Fall 2018 Courses:
FWIS 175: The Medieval City (2 sections)