All Townsend Fellows

Kate Heslop, Scandinavian
Assistant Professor Fellow
2017-2018

Kate Heslop’s project focuses on Old Norse court poetry, both the most complex and the longest-lived medium in which medieval Scandinavians memorialized, narrated, displayed, and performed cultural meaning.

Yael Segalovitz, Comparative Literature
Dissertation Fellow
2017-2018

Yael Segalovitz explores the global travels of “close reading” techniques pioneered in the mid-20th century by Anglo-American scholars of New Criticism.

Milad Odabaei, Anthropology
Dissertation Fellow
2017-2018

Milad Odabaei examines the practices of reading and translation of European social thought in post-revolutionary Iran, where translation has emerged as a central form of intellectual production.

Dissertation Fellow
2016-2017

Kirsten Paige explores how Richard Wagner’s understanding of “climate” — as opposed to nature — shaped both his aesthetic theories and operatic depictions of nature.

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Dissertation Fellow
2016-2017

Katherine Ding asks two related questions in “Honesty: William Blake and the Body Politic": how can honesty still be meaningful when we no longer trust a subject’s self-claim of authenticity, and what is the relationship between honesty and community?

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Andrew Shanken, Architecture
Senior Fellow
2016-2017

Andrew Shanken is Professor in the Department of Architecture, where he teaches courses in architectural history and American Studies.

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Hannah Archambault, South & Southeast Asian Studies
Dissertation Fellow
2016-2017

Hannah Archambault explores the relationship between courtly centers and frontier zones in southern India.

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Visiting Assistant Professor Fellow
2016-2017

Charlton Payne’s book project, “On the Trail of Refugees: Documentality and Narrative in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century German-Language Literature and Culture,” examines how the telling of refugee stories has emerged as an engine of cultural knowledge with political, epistemological, and ethical components

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