All Townsend Fellows

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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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Associate Professor Fellow
2015-2016

Déborah Blocker’s current book project forms part of her broader work on the understandings of art that currently prevail in the West by historicizing the processes through which they rose to prominence in early modern Europe.

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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.

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.

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Ellen Oliensis, Classics
Senior Fellow
2015-2016

Professor of Classics Ellen Oliensis examines questions of erotics, authority, gender, and interpretation in Roman literature, especially the poets of the Augustan era.

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Assistant Professor Fellow
2015-2016

Églantine Colon studies the function of banlieues, urban peripheries, in contemporary aesthetic production and critical theory in her book project, “Tenir la marge. Poétiques et politiques du précaire (Holding the Margin: The Poetics and Politics of Precarity).”

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Liladhar Pendse, UC Berkeley Library
Library Fellow
2015-2016

Eastern European, Central Asian, and Slavic Studies librarian Liladhar Pendse’s project, “Contesting identities: Azerbaijani periodicals press of the late 19th and early 20th century,” is a bibliographic study of Azerbaijani periodicals examining their influence among Muslims throughout the Russian empire, Ottoman Empire, and Qajar Iran.

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