All Townsend Fellows

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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.

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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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Sugata Ray, History of Art
Assistant Professor Fellow
2015-2016

In his book project, “Sensorium and Sacrament in a Hindu Pilgrimage Town: Theological Aesthetics, Ecology, and the Islamicate, 1550–1850,” Sugata Ray takes the aesthetics of seeing nature as locus of inquiry to trace a history of environmental aesthetics in early modern and colonial South Asia.

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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Katie Kadue, Comparative Literature
Dissertation Fellow
2015-2016

In her dissertation, “‘The living labours of publick men’: Poetic Production as Domestic Practice from Rabelais to Milton,” Katie Kadue explores how early modern French and English male authors conceived of their work as a form of domestic and reproductive labor, better understood as iterative rather than innovative.

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