All Townsend Fellows

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Dissertation Fellow
2016-2017

In his dissertation “Public Enemies,” Christopher Patrick Miller (English) seeks to understand two related questions regarding the popular and intellectual fascination in America with transient culture and its antagonistic relationship to existing concepts of democracy.

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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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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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Kevin Block, Rhetoric
Dissertation Fellow
2016-2017

Kevin Block’s dissertation argues that after the Civil War a coalition of New York architects, architectural pedagogues, and critics determined what it meant for Americans to "know" architecture.

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Keith Budner, Comparative Literature
Dissertation Fellow
2016-2017

Keith Budner’s dissertation provides a new account of how medieval and early modern Spain studied the Iberian Peninsula’s classical-colonial past with an eye toward defining Spain’s emerging national culture.

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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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Niklaus Largier, German and Comparative Literature
Senior Fellow
2016-2017

Niklaus Largier is currently working on two book projects: one on imagination, practices of figuration, aesthetic experience, and notions of possibility; and the other on the history of practices and the poetics of prayer.

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Associate Professor Fellow
2016-2017

Nicholas Mathew’s book project brings urban studies and a material history of commerce and commodity circulation to the study of the late eighteenth century music of Joseph Haydn.

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