The Kellogg Institute announces the appointment of four new faculty fellows, from diverse departments including anthropology, global affairs, political science, theology, and more. Approved by the faculty committee earlier, these fellows had already begun engaging with the institute in various ways before their appointments were made official this month.

The new faculty fellows are:

Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Christina Bambrick

Christina Bambrick is assistant professor of political science. She specializes in constitutional theory and development, and her research and teaching interests range from American and comparative constitutionalism to republican theory and the history of political thought. 

Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Kimberly Belcher

Kimberly Belcher is an associate professor in the Department of Theology. Specializing in liturgical studies, her main areas of interest are sacramental and liturgical theology, ritual studies, ecumenism, phenomenology, and Trinitarian theology.

Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Nikhit D'Sa

Nikhit D’Sa is assistant professor and senior associate director for research at the Global Center for the Development of the Whole Child, housed in the Institute for Educational Initiatives of University of Notre Dame. He is a developmental psychologist whose current research focuses on better incorporating the lived experience of children, caregivers, and teachers into the development of context-specific assessments.

Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Maira Hayat

Maira Hayat is assistant professor of environment and peace studies in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies with a concurrent appointment in the Department of Anthropology. She is a sociocultural anthropologist who conducts research at the intersection of bureaucracy, law, and the environment. 

Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Erika Hosselkus

Erika Hosselkus is curator of Latin Americana and subject specialist for Latin American and Latinx Studies for the Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame. She specializes in colonial Mexican history, particularly the experiences of indigenous groups.  

Yong Suk Lee is an assistant professor of technology, economy, and global affairs in the Keough School of Global Affairs whose research focuses on new technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics in relation to labor economics, entrepreneurship, and urban economics. 

Daniel Miller is an associate professor of environmental policy in the Keough School of Global Affairs whose research and teaching focus on international environmental politics and policy, with a special interest in understanding the socioeconomic and ecological impacts of conservation funding in tropical countries and the political factors shaping those impacts. 

Alison Rice is chair of the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures and professor of French and francophone studies who specializes in 20th- and 21st-century Francophone literature. Much of her research and pedagogy focuses on the work of authors and filmmakers from Africa and the Caribbean.

Aidan Seale-Feldman is an assistant professor of anthropology. A medical anthropologist interested in affliction and its treatments, her research is based in the Nepal Himalayas, where she explores the ethics and politics of psychic life in times of disaster.







Kellogg's faculty fellows are at the center of the Institute, engaging in research on the Institute's core themes of democracy and human development, as well as international topics more broadly. Through the faculty fellows program, Kellogg provides support for an array of faculty initiatives, including research projects, working groups, and academic conferences and workshops. In addition to funding, Kellogg offers fellows the opportunity to engage with our vibrant intellectual community and to disseminate research through the Institute's publications.

For more information on these new fellows and other Kellogg Institute faculty fellows, please visit the Kellogg website.