All Townsend Fellows

Rina Priyani, Architecture
Dissertation Fellow
2017-2018

Rina Priyani examines how architects, builders, citizens, politicians, and visionaries of the postcolonial world took part in the life of Bandung, Indonesia, foregrounding the roles of gender and ethnicity in the city's urban transformation.

Jordan Jacobs, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Museum Fellow
2017-2018

Jordan Jacobs explores the selection and empowerment of certain stakeholders in determining the appropriate treatment — and ultimate disposition — of archaeologically discovered human remains.

Senior Fellow
2017-2018

Myra Melford is a composer known for her singular, kinetic, and lyrical voice in piano improvisation. Chicago blues, architecture, jazz, and experimental music inspire her work.

Senior Fellow
2017-2018

Setting aside the idea that a poem can be reduced to a specific “message,” Kathleen McCarthy finds in Rome a rich landscape of poetic forms to explore the kinds of communication that can happen through poetry.

Senior Fellow
2017-2018

Tabitha Kanogo has authored works on African social, economic, political history, including African Womanhood in Colonial Kenya, 1900–1950, and a biography of Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Rosemary Joyce, Anthropology
Senior Fellow
2017-2018

How do things make people as people make things? This question is central to Rosemary Joyce’s research as an anthropologist, archaeologist, and museum scholar.

Grace Harpster, History of Art
Dissertation Fellow
2017-2018

Grace Harpster’s work follows the pilgrimages of Cardinal Carlo Borromeo (1538–1584) in Italy, recreating his interactions with images to construct a theory of Counter-Reformation art based on practice.

Marjorie Burge, East Asian Languages & Cultures
Dissertation Fellow
2017-2018

Marjorie Burge examines the adoption of Chinese writing in Korea and Japan through the study of inscribed wooden tablets from the 6th through 8th centuries CE.

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