All Townsend Fellows

Jinsoo An
Jinsoo An, East Asian Languages & Cultures
Assistant Professor Fellow

In "Tropes of Colonial Urban Space in South Korean Cinema," part of a book project about South Korean Cold War cinema, Jinsoo An (East Asian Languages and Cultures) examines spatial representation of colonialism in cinematic cityscape.

Chenxi Tang
Chenxi Tang, German
Associate Professor Fellow

Chenxi Tang’s project in German, "Imagining World Order: International Law and Literature in Europe, 1500-1900," is an intellectual and literary history of international order.

Amanda Armstrong
Dissertation Fellow

During the second half of the nineteenth century, railway accidents occurred in Britain with grim regularity, and such crashes frequently resulted in the injury or death of railway workers, travelers, or bystanders. In her dissertation, "After-Effects of the Crash: Labor, Time, and the Care of Bodies Injured in Nineteenth Century British Railway Accidents," Amanda Armstrong (Rhetoric) examines the phenomenon of railway accidents in nineteenth century Britain.

Michael Craig
Michael Craig, East Asian Languages & Cultures
Dissertation Fellow

Michael Craig (East Asian Languages and Cultures) argues in his dissertation,"Beauty in / and / vs. Action: The Question of Aesthetics in 1990s Japanese Role-Playing Games," that Japanese Role-Playing Games (JRPGs) of the late 1990s, contrary to scholarly assumptions, value extended periods of inaction.

Jennifer Nelson
Jennifer Nelson, Robbins Collection
Library Fellow

In her project, "Companion Planting: The Publication History of Varro’s De re rustica and Its Interpretive Implications," rare books and special collections librarian Jennifer Nelson tests the hypothesis that publishing conventions have influenced modern readers’ interpretations of Varro, which erroneously assume that Varro, like Cato, is concerned primarily with technical farming advice.

Saira Mohamed
Saira Mohamed, Berkeley Law
Assistant Professor Fellow

Saira Mohamed’s work on deviance in international law originates in an understanding that the perpetrator of mass atrocity is different from the perpetrator of the ordinary, domestic crime. Mohamed seeks to understand how institutions responsible for developing and applying international criminal law characterize individuals before them as deviant rather than normal.

Jun Sunseri
Jun Sunseri, Anthropology
Assistant Professor Fellow

In his book project, "Moving Targets: Situational Identities along the Raiding Frontier of Colonial New Mexico," Jun Sunseri (Anthropology) argues that northern New Mexico communities used shrewd cross-cultural navigation between indigenous and colonial practices to negotiate strategic alliances with both sides of generations-old conflicts.

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Alexander Madva, Philosophy
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Alex Madva's dissertation, The Hidden Mechanisms of Prejudice: Implicit Bias & Interpersonal Fluency, examines the psychological nature of implicit social biases, and argues that understanding their particular character informs what we ought to do to address their harms.