All Townsend Fellows

Senior Fellow
2017-2018

Myra Melford is a composer known for her singular, kinetic, and lyrical voice in piano improvisation. Chicago blues, architecture, jazz, and experimental music inspire her work.

Senior Fellow
2017-2018

Setting aside the idea that a poem can be reduced to a specific “message,” Kathleen McCarthy finds in Rome a rich landscape of poetic forms to explore the kinds of communication that can happen through poetry.

Mark Goble, English
Associate Professor Fellow
2017-2018

Mark Goble is the author of Beautiful Circuits: Modernism and the Mediated Life, as well as numerous essays on American literature and film.

Seth Holmes, Public Health and Medical Anthropology
Associate Professor Fellow
2017-2018

Seth Holmes utilizes social theory in his Townsend Center project to explore the ways in which medical students learn to perceive and respond to social difference.

Rosemary Joyce, Anthropology
Senior Fellow
2017-2018

How do things make people as people make things? This question is central to Rosemary Joyce’s research as an anthropologist, archaeologist, and museum scholar.

Senior Fellow
2017-2018

Tabitha Kanogo has authored works on African social, economic, political history, including African Womanhood in Colonial Kenya, 1900–1950, and a biography of Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Dissertation Fellow
2016-2017

Kirsten Paige explores how Richard Wagner’s understanding of “climate” — as opposed to nature — shaped both his aesthetic theories and operatic depictions of nature.

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Visiting Assistant Professor Fellow
2016-2017

Charlton Payne’s book project, “On the Trail of Refugees: Documentality and Narrative in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century German-Language Literature and Culture,” examines how the telling of refugee stories has emerged as an engine of cultural knowledge with political, epistemological, and ethical components

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