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Past Visiting Scholars (2007–2008)

David EkbladhAffiliation 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 FluetAffiliation 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 KaagAffiliation 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. MacDonaldAffiliation 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 RohdeAffiliation 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 SarfatyAffiliation 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 SehatAffiliation 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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