All Townsend Fellows

Kate MacKay, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Museum Fellow
2019-2020

Kate MacKay (Associate Film Curator, BAMPFA) studies the intersection of social, political, and formal resistance in cinema since 1960.

Associate Professor Fellow
2019-2020

A scholar of American legal history, Karen Tani (Law) is completing a book manuscript on the history of disability law in the late twentieth century.

Sarah Vaughn, Anthropology
Assistant Professor Fellow
2019-2020

Sarah Vaughn (Anthropology) works at the intersection of political thought and technoscience to explore the formation of climate adaptation projects, institutions, and expertise in the context of the Caribbean and Latin America.

Atreyee Gupta, History of Art
Assistant Professor Fellow
2019-2020

Using India as a case study, Atreyee Gupta (History of Art) is completing a book project on the artistic and intellectual currents of the Non-Aligned Movement, which inaugurated the Third World project at the height of the Cold War.

Dissertation Fellow
2019-2020

Desmond Sheehan’s (Music) research on German Protestant music in urban environments traces the aesthetic, media, and institutional transformations that musical harmony underwent in Berlin between 1760 and 1840.

Townsend-Global Urban Humanities Joint Fellow

Ellen Feiss, History of Art
Dissertation Fellow
2019-2020

Ellen Feiss (History of Art) probes the role played by art and artists in President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty.

Albert Lepawsky Fellow

Elisa Russian, Italian Studies
Dissertation Fellow
2019-2020

Elisa Russian (Italian Studies) examines 20th- and 21st-century French and Italian autobiographies that explore the social nature of personal identity.

Professor Norman Jacobson Memorial Fellow

Eric Falci, English
Senior Fellow
2019-2020

Eric Falci (English) studies modern and contemporary poetry, especially British and Irish poetry after 1945.

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