All Townsend Fellows

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Aimee Chang, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Museum Fellow
2012-2013

Aimee Chang is director of engagement at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Her areas of interest include the shifting identity of museums, public practice, social practice, university and museum partnerships, participatory museum models, new media, and new modes of audience engagement.

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David Marno, English
Assistant Professor Fellow
2012-2013

In his current project, entitled Holy Attention: John Donne’s Holy Sonnets and Early Modern Prayer, David Marno (English) argues that attention played a central role in early modern devotion because it was seen as the paradigm of human action capable of soliciting and responding to divine grace.

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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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Gretchen Head, Comparative Literature
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
2012-2013

Gretchen Head received her Ph.D. in Arabic Literature from the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 2011. Her dissertation, Moroccan Autobiography: the Rhetorical Construction of the Self and the Development of Modern Arabic Narrative in al-Maghrib al-Aqṣā, establishes an alternative history of Arabic narrative through an analysis of the development of modern Moroccan prose in Arabic.

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Alexander Madva, Philosophy
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
2012-2013

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.

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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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