All Townsend Fellows

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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
2011-2012

Deirdre Loughridge completed her Ph.D. in music history at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Her thesis, "Technologies of the Invisible: Optical Instruments and Musical Romanticism," examined late eighteenth-century audiovisual media in entertainment and scientific contexts, and their impact on early Romantic music aesthetics and listening practices.

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Su Lin Lewis , South & Southeast Asian Studies
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
2011-2012

Su Lin Lewis is a Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor in the Humanities, appointed for 2011-2013 in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies. Her research interests are in modern Southeast Asian and World History, particularly the comparative and connected histories of cities and civil society in the twentieth century.

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Steven Lee, English
Assistant Professor Fellow
2011-2012

Assistant Professor of English Steven Lee’s book project, “The Ethnic Avant-Garde: American Minority Cultures and World Revolution,” emerges from two prominent emphases within American ethnic and literary studies—first, minority writers’ conceptualization of identities beyond the nation; and second, the radical, cross-ethnic ties behind struggles for civil rights and cultural recognition.

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Stephen Best, English
Associate Professor Fellow
2011-2012

Associate Professor of English Stephen Best is the author of The Fugitive's Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession, a study of property, poetics, and legal hermeneutics in nineteenth-century American literary and legal culture. His research and teaching interests include American Literature to 1900, African American literature, law and literature, and slavery.

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Lara Buchak, Philosophy
Assistant Professor Fellow
2011-2012

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Lara Buchak’s book project, “Risk and Rationality,” argues for a new theory for understanding risk and the decision-making process.

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Greg Castillo, Architecture
Associate Professor Fellow
2011-2012

Greg Castillo's current research project explores the political economy of "Aufbaupathos" or "reconstruction fervor" to determine how distinctive modes of affect under the East's state socialism and the West's social market economy structured collective access to a post-fascist future.

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Natalie Cleaver, Comparative Literature
Dissertation Fellow
2011-2012

For Natalie Cleaver (Comparative Literature), Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron violates our expectations of the medieval text in many ways, marked as it is throughout by internal contradiction, moral ambivalence, and its author’s equivocal voice.

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Dissertation Fellow
2011-2012

In his dissertation in Music, “Vernacular Book Making, Vernacular Polyphony, and the Motets of the La Clayette Manuscript,” Sean Curran examines the social location of music-writing in the thirteenth century when, for the first time, a previously unknown polyphonic piece

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