All Townsend Fellows
Susan Schweik is a scholar of disability studies.
Karin Sanders is a scholar of Scandinavian literature, visual arts, and theater.
Namwali Serpell’s book project, “Faces: Unintended Pleasures,” reads the face not as a locus of subjectivity, but instead as a mediated and mediating thing.
Jonathan Sheehan is a historian of early modern Europe.
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.
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.
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.
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.