All Townsend Fellows

Esther Yu, English
Dissertation Fellow
2018-2019
In her study of the early 18th-century English novel, Esther Yu (English) explores the workings of the hyperconscious narrator whose “tender conscience” — a complex of cognition, feeling, and ethics — shapes novelistic form.
 
Jeffrey Berg Fellow
Jennifer Flaherty, Slavic Languages & Literatures
Dissertation Fellow
2018-2019
In her study of Russian literature from 1840 to 1880, Jennifer Flaherty (Slavic) considers how writers articulated social anxieties and philosophical problems through their imagining of peasants.
 
Professor Norman Jacobson Memorial Fellow
Sandra Eder, History
Assistant Professor Fellow
2018-2019

Sandra Eder (History) is completing a book manuscript on the concepts of sex, gender, and sexuality — with a focus on the emergence of the sex/gender binary — in mid-20th century American medicine.

Sarah Cowan, History of Art
Dissertation Fellow
2018-2019

Sarah Cowan (History of Art) explores the development of a black feminist approach to abstraction through a study of the work of contemporary American artist Howardena Pindell.

Catherine Ceniza Choy, Ethnic Studies
Senior Faculty Fellow
2018-2019

Catherine Ceniza Choy (Ethnic Studies) works on histories of the US global presence in Asian countries, Asian migrations to the United States, and the impact of trans-Pacific migration on American and Asian societies.

Dissertation Fellow
2018-2019
Brandon Callender (English) studies diverse forms of black gay consciousness in post-1945 American literature, focusing on shifts in identification that authors negotiate at the level of style.
 
Irving and Jean Stone Fellow
Katherine Bruhn, South & Southeast Asian Studies
Dissertation Fellow
2018-2019

Katherine Bruhn (South & Southeast Asian Studies) studies the history of Indonesian fine art and the production of creative ecosystems from the early 20th century to the present.

Townsend-Global Urban Humanities Joint Fellow
Senior Faculty Fellow
2018-2019

Benjamin Brinner (Music) is a musicologist whose work focuses on Indonesia and Israel. He explores how the knowledge that musicians bring to performance is affected by their interaction with one another across socio-cultural environments.

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