All Townsend Fellows

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Hannah Archambault, South & Southeast Asian Studies
Dissertation Fellow
2016-2017

Hannah Archambault explores the relationship between courtly centers and frontier zones in southern India.

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Kevin Block, Rhetoric
Dissertation Fellow
2016-2017

Kevin Block’s dissertation argues that after the Civil War a coalition of New York architects, architectural pedagogues, and critics determined what it meant for Americans to "know" architecture.

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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

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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Visiting Assistant Professor Fellow
2016-2017

Charlton Payne’s book project, “On the Trail of Refugees: Documentality and Narrative in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century German-Language Literature and Culture,” examines how the telling of refugee stories has emerged as an engine of cultural knowledge with political, epistemological, and ethical components

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Assistant Professor Fellow
2016-2017

Caitlin Rosenthal (History) is working on a book project on the complex relationship between slavery and capitalism in American history. Most histories of modern management focus on the factories of England and New England, only extending later to the American South.

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Gilad Sharvit, Center for Jewish Studies
Postdoctoral Fellow
2016-2017

Gilad Sharvit studies the intersection of theories of history, politics, and religion in modern German-Jewish thought and literature.

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Dora Zhang, Comparative Literature
Assistant Professor Fellow
2016-2017

Zhang (English, Comparative Literature) traces a transformation and revaluation of literary description in Anglo-French fiction around the turn of the twentieth century, when many modernist writers denounced the descriptive “excesses” of the nineteenth century realist novel.

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