David Ekbladh – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D.,
Columbia University; B.A., American University. The Great American Mission:
Development and the Creation of an American World Order. An exploration
of how modernization evolved, in theory and practice, as a tool in U.S. foreign
relations throughout the twentieth century and continues to resonate in strategies
at work today. Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor of History, Tufts University.
Lisa Fluet – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Assistant
Professor of 20th Century British and Anglophone Literature, Boston College. Ph.D.,
Princeton University; B.A., College of the Holy Cross. Modernism, Human
Rights, and the Novel, 1921-1961. An examination of the historical
relations between the modern novel and human rights discourse from the founding
of international PEN (1921) to the origins of Amnesty International (1961). Current
Affiliation: Assistant Professor of English, College of the Holy Cross.
John Kaag – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D., University
of Oregon. M.Phil., University of Cambridge (U.K.); B.A./M.A., Pennsylvania State
University. Thinking Through the Imagination: The Aesthetic Basis of Human
Cognition. An investigation of the central role of aesthetic imagination
in the workings of the empirical sciences, employing the philosophy of Charles Sanders
Peirce and William James as a theoretical frame. Current Affiliation: Assistant
Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Paul K. MacDonald – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D.,
Columbia University; B.A., University of California, Berkeley. Networks
of Domination: Social Ties and Imperial Rule in International Politics.
A study of how pre-colonial social ties between European political agents and indigenous
elites helped facilitate the imposition of imperial rule in India, South Africa,
and Nigeria during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Current Affiliation:
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College.
Joy Rohde – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D., University
of Pennsylvania; B.A., University of Chicago. The Social Scientists’ War:
Expertise in a Cold War Nation. A study of how social scientific
knowledge about nation-building and revolution extended the power of intellectuals
and the Pentagon over American politics and international affairs during the Cold
War. Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor of History, Trinity University.
Galit Sarfaty – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: J.D.,
Yale Law School; M.A., University of Chicago; A.B., Harvard University.
Ethics and Accountability in International Law: An Ethnography of Human Rights
at the World Bank. An analysis of the organizational culture of the
World Bank with a focus on the bureaucratic obstacles-including the Bank’s incentive
system and the power dynamics between professional subcultures-to internalizing
human rights. Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University
of British Columbia.
David Sehat – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D.,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; M.A., Rice University; B.A., Dallas Baptist
University. The American Moral Establishment: Religion in American Public
Life. An argument that the United States had a state-supported
or established religion until the 1960s-a period in which law supported a religiously
derived morality that functioned as an ersatz or proxy religious establishment.
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor of History, Georgia State University.
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