All Townsend Fellows

Adam Benkato, Near Eastern Studies
Visiting Faculty Fellow
2018-2019

Adam Benkato (Near Eastern Studies) is a scholar of Arabic and Iranian studies whose two current areas of research are medieval Iranian manuscripts, and modern Libyan literature and hip hop.

Stacey Reardon, UC Berkeley Library
Library Fellow
2018-2019

In her study of 20th-century multiethnic American war narratives, Stacy Reardon (Literatures and Digital Humanities, Doe Library) examines representations of soldiering in relation to questions of race, masculinity, and citizenship.


Assistant Professor Fellow
2018-2019
In his research on British and Irish literature since 1900, Joshua Steven Gang (English) focuses on the relationship between literary form and empirical problems of mind.
Senior Faculty Fellow
2018-2019
In his poetry and essays, Cecil Giscombe (English) engages with such issues as the “natural” world (and threats to its existence), migration, languages of disability and physicality, race/color, and contemporary poetics.
Edward Tyerman, Slavic Languages & Literatures
Assistant Professor Fellow
2018-2019
Edward Tyerman (Slavic) studies Soviet writers, filmmakers, and artists who engaged with China in the 1920s in an effort to create an “internationalist aesthetics” that could provide the grounding for an internationalist community.
 
Saul Schwartz, Anthropology
Postdoctoral Fellow
2018-2019
Saul Schwartz (Anthropology) works on Native American language documentation and revitalization, focusing on Chiwere and other Siouan languages.
Linda Rugg, Scandinavian
Senior Faculty Fellow
2018-2019

Linda Rugg (Scandinavian) is a scholar of Swedish literature and culture whose interests include autobiography, the visual arts, and ecology and culture. She is currently at work on an ecocritical microhistory.

Dissertation Fellow
2018-2019
Valentina Rozas-Krause (Architecture) probes the ways in which 20th-century traumas are represented in public urban space. She approaches monuments both as part of an emerging culture of apology and as places for everyday life.
 

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