All Townsend Fellows

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Assistant Professor Fellow
2015-2016

In “The Occupation of Havana: Slavery, War, and Empire in the Eighteenth Century,” Elena Schneider studies the interconnected histories of British and Spanish empires through the eighteenth-century British occupation of Havana.

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Associate Professor Fellow
2015-2016

Elisa Tamarkin offers a history of the ideas of “relevant” and “irrelevant” knowledge after 1800 in her book project, “Apropos of Nothing: Histories of Relevance and Irrelevance.”

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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).”

Brandon White
Brandon White, English
Dissertation Fellow
2015-2016

In his dissertation, “Artless: Ignorance in the Novel and the Making of Modern Character,” Brandon White argues that modernist novelists retained a model of characterization that remained readable to a wide audience, but repurposed that model to help readers unlearn socially imposed standards.

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Dissertation Fellow
2014-2015

In her dissertation, “Contested Sympathies: Adam Smith and Late Eighteenth-­Century Epistolarity,” Shannon Chamberlain identifies this change with influential ethical thinking about the nature of sympathy and communities of readers, particularly in Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments.

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Julia Bryan-Wilson, History of Art
Associate Professor Fellow
2014-2015

In her book project, “Craft Crisis: Handmade Art and Activism since 1970,” Julia Bryan-Wilson examines how artists and activists in the U.S., Chile, and England have used textile hand-making to propose alternative economic and political models of making.

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Jeffrey Skoller, Film & Media
Associate Professor Fellow
2014-2015

Jeffrey Skoller’s essay film “Private Commons, and the Ends of Public Space” explores a series of questions concerning the privatization of a range of public spaces.

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Laurence Coderre, East Asian Languages & Cultures
Dissertation Fellow
2014-2015

In her dissertation project, “Consuming Revolution: Yangbanxi as Material Culture of the Chinese Cultural Revolution,” Laurence Coderre examines how the circulation and exchange of quotidian objects during the Cultural Revolution (1966-76) prefigured contemporary postsocialist market commodification.

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