All Townsend Fellows

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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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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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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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Chloe Kitzinger, Slavic Languages & Literatures
Dissertation Fellow
2015-2016

Chloe Kitzinger's dissertation, “Illusion and Instrument: The Lives of Characters in Dostoevsky and Tolstoy,” focuses critical attention on a problem in the history and theory of the novel: that realist characters exist independently from the author’s control, and even from the constraints of form.

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Dissertation Fellow
2015-2016

Stephanie Moore's dissertation, “Allegory as Cognitive Technology in Early Modern England,” examines the role of allegory in English literary history by revealing its affinities with scholarly methods of sorting, retaining, and retrieving information.

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Jane Raisch, Comparative Literature
Dissertation Fellow
2015-2016

In her dissertation, “Fictions of Scholarship: Hermeneutics & Hellenism in Early Modern England,” Jane Raisch reimagines the period-defining narrative of the Renaissance as the age of classical rediscovery by investigating the impact of Greek antiquity on early modern English literature.

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Dissertation Fellow
2015-2016

In his dissertation project, “Flesh Be Made Spirit: Theology, Materialism, and Radical Religion in Early Modern England,” Samuel Robinson considers the relationship between conceptualizations of God and matter in seventeenth-century England.

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Joshua Williams, Theater, Dance & Performance Studies
Dissertation Fellow
2015-2016

In his dissertation project, “Don’t Show A Hyena How Well You Can Bite: Performance, Race and the Animal Subaltern in Eastern Africa,” Joshua Williams focuses on the animal in the political and performance history of colonial and postcolonial East Africa.

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