All Townsend Fellows

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Hannah Archambault, South & Southeast Asian Studies
Dissertation Fellow
2016-2017

Hannah Archambault explores the relationship between courtly centers and frontier zones in southern India.

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Dora Zhang, Comparative Literature
Assistant Professor Fellow
2016-2017

Zhang (English, Comparative Literature) traces a transformation and revaluation of literary description in Anglo-French fiction around the turn of the twentieth century, when many modernist writers denounced the descriptive “excesses” of the nineteenth century realist novel.

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Andrew Shanken, Architecture
Senior Fellow
2016-2017

Andrew Shanken is Professor in the Department of Architecture, where he teaches courses in architectural history and American Studies.

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Assistant Professor Fellow
2016-2017

Caitlin Rosenthal (History) is working on a book project on the complex relationship between slavery and capitalism in American history. Most histories of modern management focus on the factories of England and New England, only extending later to the American South.

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Visiting Assistant Professor Fellow
2016-2017

Charlton Payne’s book project, “On the Trail of Refugees: Documentality and Narrative in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century German-Language Literature and Culture,” examines how the telling of refugee stories has emerged as an engine of cultural knowledge with political, epistemological, and ethical components

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Dissertation Fellow
2016-2017

Paige explores how Richard Wagner’s understanding of “climate” — as opposed to nature — shaped both his aesthetic theories and operatic depictions of nature.

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Gilad Sharvit, Center for Jewish Studies
Postdoctoral Fellow
2016-2017

Gilad Sharvit studies the intersection of theories of history, politics, and religion in modern German-Jewish thought and literature.

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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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