All Townsend Fellows

Dissertation Fellow
2017-2018

Joseph Albernaz mines the poetry and thought of the Romantic period (roughly 1760–1830) to uncover a new concept of community: a community that is groundless, and not based in a common nature, identity, trait, or essence.

Adam Anderson, Near Eastern Studies
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
2017-2018

Adam Anderson’s work brings together the fields of archaeology and computational linguistics to reconstruct the social and economic networks documented during the late third to early second millennia in the ancient Near East (2110–1750 BCE).

Isabel Richter, History and German
Visiting Professor
2017-2018

Isabel Richter has published books on the history of left-wing resistance to National Socialism and the cultural history of death in the 19th century.

Jeffrey Kaplan, Philosophy
Dissertation Fellow
2017-2018

Jeffrey Kaplan’s work concerns the central problem in philosophy of law for the last century: how can human-made law have authority? Rather than offer a straightforward solution, Kaplan shows that the problem results from an ambiguity in the notion of authority.

Seth Holmes, Public Health and Medical Anthropology
Associate Professor Fellow
2017-2018

Seth Holmes utilizes social theory in his Townsend Center project to explore the ways in which medical students learn to perceive and respond to social difference.

Mark Goble, English
Associate Professor Fellow
2017-2018

Mark Goble is the author of Beautiful Circuits: Modernism and the Mediated Life, as well as numerous essays on American literature and film.

Lisa Trever, History of Art
Assistant Professor Fellow
2017-2018

Lisa Trever asks how art and images can be interpreted in an ancient, “non-Western” setting a thousand years removed from textual sources. This problem is situated within a study of mural art made in north coastal Peru in 200–850 CE.

Damon Young, French and Film & Media
Assistant Professor Fellow
2017-2018

Damon Young examines aspects of Web 2.0 culture that suggest that the 21st-century self is no longer “private” or “interior” in the same way as the self that earlier expressed itself in the autobiography and the novel.

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