Daniel Foster – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Assistant
Professor of Theater Studies, Duke University. Ph.D., University of Chicago; B.A.,
St. Johns College. The Transatlantic Minstrel Show: British Romanticism
and American Blackface. A history of blackface minstrels as a movement
bringing together scholarship and art, parody and emulation, social misfits and
social reformers, black and white, England and America. Current Affiliation: Senior
Lecturer in Drama, University of East Anglia.
Louis Hyman – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D.,
Harvard University; B.A., Columbia University. Debtor Nation: How Consumer
Credit Built Postwar America. An analysis of the political and
economic institutions, consumer behaviors, and legal framework that converged, by
the 1970s and 1980s, to bring about a major personal debt crisis with deep implications
for American society. Current Affiliation: Associate Consultant, McKinsey &
Rocío Magaña – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D.,
University of Chicago; B.A., California State University, Fresno. Bodies
on the Line: Life, Death, and Authority on the Arizona-Mexican Border.
An examination of the complex social, economic, moral, and political space that
constitutes the U.S.-Mexico border and the tension among securing the border, procuring
the safety of those who try to cross it illegally, and managing the bodies of those
who die in the attempt. Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Anthropology,
Erez Manela – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Dunwalke
Associate Professor of American History, Harvard University. Ph.D., Yale University;
B.A., Hebrew University, Jerusalem. The Eradication of Smallpox: An International
History. A study of the World Health Organization’s Global Smallpox
Eradication Program that provides insight into the history of the Cold War, postcolonial
international relations, the role of transnational organizations in globalization,
and the development of modern medicine and international public health. (SPRING
2009). Current Affiliation: Professor of American History, Harvard University.
Michael Pasquier – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D.,
Florida State University; B.A., Louisiana State University. Catholic Creole
Frontier: Religion and Colonialism in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
An analysis of religion in the frontier society of the Lower Mississippi Valley,
illustrating the impotence of state-sponsored Roman Catholic officials in controlling
the religious beliefs and practices of European missionaries and settlers, displaced
Native Americans, and free and enslaved persons of African descent. Current Affiliation:
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Louisiana State University.
David Singer – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Assistant
Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ph.D., Harvard
University; B.A., University of Michigan. International Finance within
Families: Migrant Remittances in the Global Economy. An examination
of migrant remittances that will contribute to our understanding of the financial
implications of immigration, the influence of global capital flows on government
policymaking, and the dilemmas facing U.S. policymakers as they consider immigration
policy, foreign aid, and financial deregulation. Current Affiliation: Associate
Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Victoria Solan – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D.,
Yale University; B.A., Oberlin College. Healthy Design: Modernist Architecture
in Los Angeles in the 1920s. An examination of health and the American
house within the context of twentieth-century California architecture, focusing
on the persistence of seemingly anti-modern, folkloric or homeopathic elements among
proponents of some of the most technologically advanced and aesthetically forward-looking
design in America. Current Affiliation: Lecturer in Art History, Tufts University.
Thomas Stapleford – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Assistant
Professor of Liberal Arts, University of Notre Dame. Ph.D., Harvard University;
B.A., University of Delaware. Home and Market: Women, Economics, and the
Study of Consumption, 1910-1960. An exploration of the discipline
of home economics in universities and government agencies, focusing on the work
of female social scientists and their influence on the understanding of modern consumption.
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts, University of Notre Dame.
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