All Townsend Fellows

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Chloe Kitzinger, Slavic Languages & Literatures
Dissertation Fellow
2015-2016

Chloe Kitzinger's dissertation, “Illusion and Instrument: The Lives of Characters in Dostoevsky and Tolstoy,” focuses critical attention on a problem in the history and theory of the novel: that realist characters exist independently from the author’s control, and even from the constraints of form.

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Katie Kadue, Comparative Literature
Dissertation Fellow
2015-2016

In her dissertation, “‘The living labours of publick men’: Poetic Production as Domestic Practice from Rabelais to Milton,” Katie Kadue explores how early modern French and English male authors conceived of their work as a form of domestic and reproductive labor, better understood as iterative rather than innovative.

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Lisa Maher, Anthropology
Assistant Professor Fellow
2015-2016

To understand the archaeological record of the prehistoric Middle East, Lisa Maher emphasizes technology as an entangled social process in her book project, “The Archaeology of Technology in the Prehistoric Middle East.”

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Dissertation Fellow
2015-2016

In his dissertation project, “Flesh Be Made Spirit: Theology, Materialism, and Radical Religion in Early Modern England,” Samuel Robinson considers the relationship between conceptualizations of God and matter in seventeenth-century England.

Leti Volpp
Leti Volpp, Berkeley Law
Senior Fellow
2015-2016

Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law Leti Volpp examines questions of citizenship, migration, culture, and identity from the intersection of legal studies, American Studies, and the humanities.

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Niek Veldhuis, Near Eastern Studies
Senior Fellow
2015-2016

Niek Veldhuis is Professor of Assyriology.

Joshua Williams
Joshua Williams, Theater, Dance & Performance Studies
Dissertation Fellow
2015-2016

In his dissertation project, “Don’t Show A Hyena How Well You Can Bite: Performance, Race and the Animal Subaltern in Eastern Africa,” Joshua Williams focuses on the animal in the political and performance history of colonial and postcolonial East Africa.

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Daylet Domínguez, Spanish & Portuguese
Assistant Professor Fellow
2015-2016

In “Ethnography, Literature, and National Projects in the Hispanic Caribbean,” Daylet Domínguez analyzes both the links between literature and ethnography in the Hispanic Caribbean between the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the early twentieth century and ethnography’s role in the rise of cultural nationalism.

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