All Townsend Fellows

Edward Tyerman, Slavic Languages & Literatures
Assistant Professor Fellow
2018-2019
Edward Tyerman (Slavic) studies Soviet writers, filmmakers, and artists who engaged with China in the 1920s in an effort to create an “internationalist aesthetics” that could provide the grounding for an internationalist community.
 
Sandra Eder, History
Assistant Professor Fellow
2018-2019

Sandra Eder (History) is completing a book manuscript on the concepts of sex, gender, and sexuality — with a focus on the emergence of the sex/gender binary — in mid-20th century American medicine.

Sarah Cowan, History of Art
Dissertation Fellow
2018-2019

Sarah Cowan (History of Art) explores the development of a black feminist approach to abstraction through a study of the work of contemporary American artist Howardena Pindell.

Catherine Ceniza Choy, Ethnic Studies
Senior Faculty Fellow
2018-2019

Catherine Ceniza Choy (Ethnic Studies) works on histories of the US global presence in Asian countries, Asian migrations to the United States, and the impact of trans-Pacific migration on American and Asian societies.

Dissertation Fellow
2018-2019
Brandon Callender (English) studies diverse forms of black gay consciousness in post-1945 American literature, focusing on shifts in identification that authors negotiate at the level of style.
 
Irving and Jean Stone Fellow
Katherine Bruhn, South & Southeast Asian Studies
Dissertation Fellow
2018-2019

Katherine Bruhn (South & Southeast Asian Studies) studies the history of Indonesian fine art and the production of creative ecosystems from the early 20th century to the present.

Townsend-Global Urban Humanities Joint Fellow
Senior Faculty Fellow
2018-2019

Benjamin Brinner (Music) is a musicologist whose work focuses on Indonesia and Israel. He explores how the knowledge that musicians bring to performance is affected by their interaction with one another across socio-cultural environments.

Adam Benkato, Near Eastern Studies
Visiting Faculty Fellow
2018-2019

Adam Benkato (Near Eastern Studies) is a scholar of Arabic and Iranian studies whose two current areas of research are medieval Iranian manuscripts, and modern Libyan literature and hip hop.

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