Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh – Affiliation during Fellowship
Year: Ph.D., Indiana University; B.A., University of Arizona. The Advance
of American Archaeology and Resurgence of Native America. A study
of the shifting moral landscape of professional archaeology, focusing on the discipline’s
complex social and intellectual relationship with native America. Current Affiliation:
Curator of Anthropology and NAGPRA Officer, Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Jenny Davidson – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Assistant
Professor of English, Columbia University. Ph.D., Yale University; A.B., Harvard
University. Breeding: Nature and Nurture Before Biology.
An investigation of modern British debates about human nature before the coinage
of modern scientific terms like biology and genetics that traces eighteenth-century
writers’ use of the term “breeding” to negotiate questions about education and inheritance
in relation to the physical workings of people, plants and animals. Current Affiliation:
Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University.
Elizabeth Lyman – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Assistant
Professor of English and American Literature and Language, Harvard University. Ph.D.,
University of Virginia; A.B., Stanford University. Performing Visual Information:
Stage Directions Past, Present, and Future. An interdisciplinary
exploration of how elements of visual information combine to communicate complex
performance ideas that are fundamentally non-verbal in nature. Current Affiliation:
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance, Southern Illinois University.
Jennifer Marshall – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D.,
University of California, Los Angeles.; B.A., University of Arizona, Tucson.
The Stuff of Modern Life: Formalism and Pragmatism in Interwar American Aesthetics.
An examination of the crucial role that ordinary things played in the formation
of American modernism during the interwar decades, focused on the Machine Art Exhibit
held at the Museum of Modern Art in 1934. Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor
of Art History, University of Minnesota.
Jason Puskar – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D.,
Harvard University; M.Phil., University of Oxford; B.A. and B.S.J., Ohio University.
Underwriting the Accident: Narratives of American Chance, 1871-1936.
An analysis of the ways that changes in thinking about chance and accident influenced
American literature and culture from Reconstruction to the New Deal, particularly
the new opportunities that American ideas about social and economic uncertainty
created for narrative and the novel. Current Affiliation: Associate Professor of
English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen – Affiliation during Fellowship
Year: Assistant Professor of History, University of Miami. Ph.D., Brandeis University;
B.A., University of Rochester. Neither Rock nor Refuge: A History of Nietzsche
in America. An account of the influence of Friedrich Nietzsche’s
ideas and image on 20th-century American society, including the American appropriation
of Nietzsche’s “Ubermensch” (Superman), his claims for the death of God, and his
critique of Christianity and democracy. Current Affiliation: Merle Curti Associate
Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Sarah Song – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Assistant
Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., Yale
University; M.Phil., Oxford University; A.B., Harvard University. The Pursuit
of Equality: Justice, Gender, and Multicultural Politics. An examination
of the theory and practice of group rights, including special accommodations for
religious and cultural minorities, with a focus on the tension between group rights
and gender equality. Current Affiliation: Professor of Law and Associate Professor
of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley.
Sharon Weiner – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Assistant
Professor of International Politics and Foreign Policy, School of International
Service, American University. Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A.,
University of Lancaster; B.A., Truman State University. Our Own Worst Enemy?
U.S. Bureaucracies, Nonproliferation Policy, and the Former Soviet Union.
A critique of the United States’ recent funding of efforts to reduce the risk that
scientists from the former Soviet Union’s weapons of mass destruction complex will
sell their knowledge to proliferant states or sub-national groups. Current Affiliation:
Associate Professor of U.S. Foreign Policy, School of International Service, American
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