All Townsend Fellows

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Kristen Whissel, Film & Media
Senior Fellow
2016-2017

Kristen Whissel's research focuses on cinema and technological change, silent cinema and modernity, digital cinema, visual effects, and the history and theory of the stereoscope and 3D cinema.

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Laurie Wilkie, Anthropology
Senior Fellow
2016-2017

Professor of Archaeology Laurie Wilkie (Anthropology) explores how nineteenth- and twentieth-century expressions of social difference, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, socioeconomics, and politics can be understood through the materiality of everyday life; and how a sense of material herit

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Gilad Sharvit, Center for Jewish Studies
Postdoctoral Fellow
2016-2017

Gilad Sharvit studies the intersection of theories of history, politics, and religion in modern German-Jewish thought and literature.

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Rita Lucarelli, Near Eastern Studies
Assistant Professor Fellow
2016-2017

In her monograph on demonology, Rita Lucarelli addresses this central, though neglected, aspect of ancient Egyptian religion.

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Assistant Professor Fellow
2016-2017

Caitlin Rosenthal (History) is working on a book project on the complex relationship between slavery and capitalism in American history. Most histories of modern management focus on the factories of England and New England, only extending later to the American South.

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Brandon White, English
Dissertation Fellow
2015-2016

In his dissertation, “Artless: Ignorance in the Novel and the Making of Modern Character,” Brandon White argues that modernist novelists retained a model of characterization that remained readable to a wide audience, but repurposed that model to help readers unlearn socially imposed standards.

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Jane Raisch, Comparative Literature
Dissertation Fellow
2015-2016

In her dissertation, “Fictions of Scholarship: Hermeneutics & Hellenism in Early Modern England,” Jane Raisch reimagines the period-defining narrative of the Renaissance as the age of classical rediscovery by investigating the impact of Greek antiquity on early modern English literature.

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Dissertation Fellow
2015-2016

Stephanie Moore's dissertation, “Allegory as Cognitive Technology in Early Modern England,” examines the role of allegory in English literary history by revealing its affinities with scholarly methods of sorting, retaining, and retrieving information.

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