All Townsend Fellows

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Associate Professor Fellow
2016-2017

Nicholas Mathew’s book project brings urban studies and a material history of commerce and commodity circulation to the study of the late eighteenth century music of Joseph Haydn.

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Rita Lucarelli, Near Eastern Studies
Assistant Professor Fellow
2016-2017

In her monograph on demonology, Rita Lucarelli addresses this central, though neglected, aspect of ancient Egyptian religion.

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Niklaus Largier, German and Comparative Literature
Senior Fellow
2016-2017

Niklaus Largier is currently working on two book projects: one on imagination, practices of figuration, aesthetic experience, and notions of possibility; and the other on the history of practices and the poetics of prayer.

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Dissertation Fellow
2016-2017

Katherine Ding asks two related questions in “Honesty: William Blake and the Body Politic": how can honesty still be meaningful when we no longer trust a subject’s self-claim of authenticity, and what is the relationship between honesty and community?

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Keith Budner, Comparative Literature
Dissertation Fellow
2016-2017

Keith Budner’s dissertation provides a new account of how medieval and early modern Spain studied the Iberian Peninsula’s classical-colonial past with an eye toward defining Spain’s emerging national culture.

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Dissertation Fellow
2016-2017

In his dissertation “Public Enemies,” Christopher Patrick Miller (English) seeks to understand two related questions regarding the popular and intellectual fascination in America with transient culture and its antagonistic relationship to existing concepts of democracy.

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Karen Nakamura, Anthropology
Senior Fellow
2016-2017

Karen Nakamura researches disability, sexuality, and other minority social movements in contemporary Japan.

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Asad Ahmed, Near Eastern Studies
Associate Professor Fellow
2016-2017

Asad Ahmed delineates in his book project the contours of post-classical rationalist trends in the Islamic scholarly tradition by focusing on the sociopolitical and intellectual history of a notable South Asian school of thought.

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