All Townsend Fellows

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Assistant Professor Fellow
2012-2013

In her project, “Resounding Afro Asia: Music and the Politics of Unity,” Tamara Roberts (Music) examines how Afro Asian “fusion” music reflects larger dynamics of interracial and intercultural encounter in the U.S. and is enmeshed in the cultural economy.

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Jonah Katz, Linguistics
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
2012-2013

Jonah Katz received his PhD in linguistics from MIT. His dissertation, Compression effects, perceptual asymmetries, and the grammar of timing examined issues in the fined-grained timing of the physical gestures that make up speech. As a Mellon fellow at Berkeley, he will teach mainly in phonetics and phonology, the study of how humans organize their knowledge of linguistic sounds.

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Vanessa Davies , Near Eastern Studies
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
2012-2013

Vanessa Davies received her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago in 2010. Her dissertation, The Dynamics of 'Hetep' in Ancient Egypt, examined the use of the word hetep in monumental texts over three millennia. Beginning in January 2013, Dr. Davies will teach courses at Berkeley focused on the culture, history, language, and art of ancient Egypt.

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Associate Professor Fellow
2012-2013

In her book project, “Dangerous Intersections: Complicity, Allegory and Holocaust Memory in Postwar France,” Debarati Sanyal (French) investigates the cultural politics of trauma, complicity, and Holocaust memory from postwar to contemporary France.

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Associate Professor Fellow
2012-2013

In his present book project, “Voyages of Thought: A History of Translation, Commerce and Discovery in Early Modern France and its New Worlds,” Michael Wintroub (Rhetoric) has embarked upon a micro-historical and cross-disciplinary analysis of the texts and contexts informing the remarkable journey of the Dieppois ship captain, merchant, and poet, Jean Parmentier, as he sailed his ship, "The Thought", to Sumatra in 1529.

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Ken Ueno, Music
Associate Professor Fellow
2012-2013

Ken Ueno (Music) is a composer, vocalist, improviser, and cross-disciplinary artist. During the period of his Associate Professor Fellowship, Professor Ueno plans to work on an evening-long chamber opera, Daedalus Barricades/Nadar Baloons, commissioned by the Boston-based Guerilla Opera company, which will premiere during their 2013-2014 season.

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Dissertation Fellow
2012-2013

In Keyboard Instruments and Musical Knowledge in northern Italy, c.1550-1650, Leon Chisholm (Music) examines the way in which keyboard instruments—and more precisely, the embodied music knowledge shaped by them—underpinned key developments in music theory and composition in the Renaissance.

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Aglaya K. Glebova, History of Art
Dissertation Fellow
2012-2013

In her dissertation, The Last Class Enemy: Early Representations of the GULag, Aglaya K. Glebova (History of Art) focuses on photographs of forced labor camps and their settings during the First Five-Year Plan (1928-1933).

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