All Townsend Fellows

Jessica Maxwell
Jessica Maxwell, History of Art
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
2013-2014

Jessica Maxwell earned her Ph.D. in the Department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton University in 2013. Her monographic dissertation, "Heterogeneous Objects: The Sculptures of Martin Puryear," explores the central analogy between subject-making and object-making in Puryear's studio work.

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Dissertation Fellow
2013-2014

In her dissertation, "Technologies of Expression: Writing Poetry in Postwar America," Rebecca Gaydos (English) examines the relation between the literary arts and technoscience in post-World War II America.

Cori Hayden
Cori Hayden, Anthropology
Associate Professor Fellow
2013-2014

In her book project, "New Same Things," Cori Hayden (Anthropology) argues that generic pharmaceutical developments in Mexico offer strong evidence countering arguments that Latin American popular politics are no longer organized around “the domestic copy,” the famous hallmark of consumption, production, and national identity in the era of 20th century import substitution.

Saira Mohamed
Saira Mohamed, Berkeley Law
Assistant Professor Fellow
2013-2014

Saira Mohamed’s work on deviance in international law originates in an understanding that the perpetrator of mass atrocity is different from the perpetrator of the ordinary, domestic crime. Mohamed seeks to understand how institutions responsible for developing and applying international criminal law characterize individuals before them as deviant rather than normal.

Jun Sunseri
Jun Sunseri, Anthropology
Assistant Professor Fellow
2013-2014

In his book project, "Moving Targets: Situational Identities along the Raiding Frontier of Colonial New Mexico," Jun Sunseri (Anthropology) argues that northern New Mexico communities used shrewd cross-cultural navigation between indigenous and colonial practices to negotiate strategic alliances with both sides of generations-old conflicts.

Chenxi Tang
Chenxi Tang, German
Associate Professor Fellow
2013-2014

Chenxi Tang’s project in German, "Imagining World Order: International Law and Literature in Europe, 1500-1900," is an intellectual and literary history of international order.

Klaus Corcilius
Klaus Corcilius, Philosophy
Associate Professor Fellow
2013-2014

In his book project, "Aristotle’s Conception of Animal and Human Agency," Klaus Corcilius (Philosophy) reevaluates Aristotle’s theory of animal and human agency. Corcilius argues that this theory is embedded in Aristotle’s natural philosophy and that Aristotle is able to defend the existence of autonomous human and animal agency in a causally closed universe.

Majel Connery
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
2013-2014

Majel Connery completed a Ph.D. in musicology at the University of Chicago in June 2013. A scholar of contemporary opera, Connery’s academic work explores the relationship between music and movement, and visual aspects of the modern operatic stage.

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