All Townsend Fellows

Peter Sahlins
Peter Sahlins, History
Professor
2013-2014

Peter Sahlins is an historian of early modern France who has worked on a range of projects since his foundational work on the French-Spanish boundary and the construction of national identity in the borderland. His current research project, "The Symbolic LIves of Animals and the Making of Early French Modernity," begins at the Royal Menagerie of Louis XIV, founded in 1663, and traces the textual, anatomical, and visual representations of animal bodies across the domains of literature, art, and science.

Irina Paperno
Irina Paperno, Slavic Languages & Literatures
Professor
2013-2014

Irina Paperno conducts research mainly in the fields of Russian literature and intellectual history in the nineteenth and twentieth century. Her current research project is on Lev Tolstoy and the narrative of self.

Shannon Jackson
Shannon Jackson, Theater, Dance & Performance Studies
Professor
2013-2014

Shannon Jackson is Goldman Professor in Rhetoric and Theater, Dance, and Performance, as well as the Director of the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley. Professor Jackson is currently working on a book on performance and new media in the work of The Builders Association, as well as a large edited collection of keywords in cross-disciplinary art practice with the Pew Center for Art and Heritage.

Edmund Campion
Professor
2013-2014

Edmund Campion is Professor of Composition and the Co-Director at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies in the Department of Music. His music explores relationships between sound and space—creations that often involve the careful mixing of acoustic instruments with emerging computer technologies.

Katherine Chandler
Dissertation Fellow
2013-2014

Katherine Chandler's dissertation in Rhetoric, "Drone Flights and Failures: Unmanning American Military Operations between 1936 and 1976," examines how the human and nonhuman components that variously comprise drone technologies map onto the politics of targeting, unmanning, and secrecy.

Naomi Weiss
Naomi Weiss, Classics
Dissertation Fellow
2013-2014

In her dissertation, "Mousikē and Mythos: The Role of Choral Performance in Later Euripidean Tragedy," Naomi Weiss (Classics) examines the dramatic function of references to mousikē (music and dance) in the plays of Euripides, particularly in his supposedly "dithyrambic" choral odes.

Rasheed Tazudeen
Dissertation Fellow
2013-2014

Rasheed Tazudeen’s dissertation in English, "Animal Metaphor and the Unmaking of the Human: Carroll, Flaubert, Joyce, Kafka, and Woolf," analyzes the “human” and the “nonhuman” as products of historical, material, cultural, and linguistic processes subject to change according to the ways they are expressed in literature.

Ryan Bochnak
Ryan Bochnak, Linguistics
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
2013-2014

Ryan Bochnak received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Chicago. Bochnak’s dissertation, "Cross-linguistic Variation in the Semantics of Comparatives," investigates the interpretation of comparative constructions (e.g. Joe is taller than Bill) in two understudied and typologically diverse languages, Luganda and Washo.

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