All Townsend Fellows

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Pedro Javier Di Pietro, Ethnic Studies
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
2011-2012

Pedro Javier Di Pietro is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Ethnic Studies Department (2011-2013). He obtained his Ph.D. in the Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture Program at Binghamton University (SUNY). His work focuses on decolonial ways of thinking and producing difference.

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Loren Goldman, Rhetoric
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
2011-2012

Loren Goldman received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 2010. His dissertation, “The Sources of Political Hope: Will, World and Democracy,” examines how progressive teleology remains a central theme in modern political thought despite the lack of traditional appeals to metaphysical narratives, while also exporing the critical role hope plays in the work of Immanuel Kant, Ernst Bloch, Charles S. Peirce, William James, and John Dewey.

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Jasper Bernes, English
Dissertation Fellow
2011-2012

Arguing that labor is central to the understanding of aesthetic activity, Jasper Bernes’s research in English asks what the work of art shares with work in general.

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Professor
2011-2012

Professor Michael Lucey holds a joint appointment in the Departments of French and Comparative Literature and is an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. His work focuses on French, British, and American literature and culture in the 19th- and 20th-centuries, with emphasis in the fields of critical and social theory and sexuality studies, as well as studies of the novel.

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Jonathan Simon, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, School of Law
Professor
2011-2012

Professor Jonathan Simon is the Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law. His scholarship concerns the role of criminal justice and punishment in modern societies, insurance and other contemporary practices of governing risk, the cultural lives of law, and the intellectual history of law and the social sciences.

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Erin Beeghly, Philosophy
Dissertation Fellow
2011-2012

In “Stereotypes: How a Theory of Justice Should Respond,” Erin Beeghly (Philosophy) claims that our reliance on stereotypes, though necessary, is problematic from the standpoint of justice in that it causes discrimination, inter-group hostility, and inequality.

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Mark Sandberg, Scandinavian
Professor
2011-2012

Mark Sandberg is Professor of Scandinavian and Film & Media. His work focuses on the visual and cultural history of 19th- and early 20th-century Scandinavia, with a particular emphasis on developments in the museum, theater, and film cultures of the period.

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Leslie Kurke, Classics, , Comparative Literature
Professor
2011-2012

A specialist in ancient Greek literature and culture, especially Archaic Greek poetry and Herodotus, Leslie Kurke is Gladys Rehard Wood Chair and Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature.

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