All Townsend Fellows

Mahalia Way, Classics
Dissertation Fellow
1997-1998

In 'Ars Cladis': Violence and Elite Speech in Plautus, Mahalia Way, Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Classics, examines what she calls the “politics and poetics of physical mutilation.”

Peter Zinoman, History
Assistant Professor Fellow
1997-1998

Peter Zinoman, Assistant Professor of History, has received a Townsend Fellowship for The Colonial Bastille: A Social History of Imprisonment in Colonial Vietnam, 1862-1945. Professor Zinoman’s study will examine the relationship between the French colonial prison system and the Vietnamese Revolution and will explain how a colonial institution designed to maintain social order and suppress political dissent could develop in ways profoundly subversive to colonial power.

Professor
1997-1998

Katherine Bergeron (Music) is working on connections between music and poetry in the French Third Republic.

Ralph Hexter, Classics
Professor
1997-1998

Ralph Hexter is working on “Athetizing Achates: Ghosts, Erasures, and Others in Vergil’s Aeneid.”

Mary Ryan, History
Professor
1997-1998

Mary Ryan's research interests in American history include landscape, architecture, gender, and conceptions of civil society.

Anne Wagner, History of Art
Professor
1997-1998

Anne Wagner is engaged in a study of “Bodily Reproduction in British Sculpture and Its Wider Culture, 1900-1935.”

Paul Dottin, Ethnic Studies
Dissertation Fellow
1997-1998

In a dissertation entitled Black Men and the Politics of Conversion, Paul Dottin, a Ph.D. candidate in Ethnic Studies, analyzes Foucault’s notion of “technologies of the self” in terms of black men in four settings: interracial rallies organized by members of the Promise Keeper organization for Christian males, black manhood mentorship groups, multicultural mythopoetic retreats, and the Million Man March.

Nazar AlSayyad, Architecture
Professor
1997-1998

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