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Past Visiting Scholars (2003–2004)

Eileen BabbittAffiliation during Fellowship Year: Assistant Professor of International Politics, Fletcher School, Tufts University. Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.A., University of California, Berkeley. Shotgun Marriage: Can Coercion Create Reconciliation?. An examination of whether coercive laws and structure are the only way to keep “enemies” together when refugees return and try to reintegrate into communities where they are not welcome, and whether this coercive strategy leads to voluntary coexistence or undermines peace-building efforts. Current Affiliation: Professor of International Conflict Management Practice, The Fletcher School, Tufts University.

Robert ChodatAffiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D., Stanford University; B.A., McGill University. The Pattern of Persons: Ideas of Agency in American Literature and Philosophy. A study of meaning and action in twentieth-century American literature and philosophy, focusing on how certain narrative texts from Gertrude Stein, Don DeLillo, Saul Bellow and others articulate competing pictures of mind, intention, and personhood. Current Affiliation: Associate Professor of English, Boston University.

Crystal FeimsterAffiliation during Fellowship Year: Assistant Professor of African-American History, Boston College. Ph.D., Princeton University; B.A.; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching in the American South. An analysis of the varied roles played by black and white women in the history of lynching in the southern regions of the United States. Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor of African American Studies and American Studies, Yale University.

Jonathan HansenAffiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D., Boston University; B.A., Haverford College. Apostate’s Return: American Expatriates and the Dilemmas of National and Ethnic Identity. An exploration of the cultural criticism of twentieth-century American expatriates whose return home reveals the ineluctable grip of national allegiance on twentieth-century selfhood while providing a fresh perspective on American national identity. Current Affiliation: Senior Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University.

Matthew LindsayAffiliation during Fellowship Year: J.D., Yale Law School; Ph.D. candidate, University of Chicago; B.A., University of California, Irvine. Market Competition as Equal Citizenship: The “Colorblindness” Ideal and the Meaning of Race Since the Second Reconstruction. An investigation into the ascendance of the “colorblindness” ideal in American political and constitutional discourse, focusing on the increasing equation over the past three decades of racial justice with social and economic competition among individuals. Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Law, University of Baltimore.

Adam WebbAffiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D., Princeton University; A.B., Harvard University. A World, Not a Globe: Towards an Alternative Vision of Intercivilizational Dialogue and Political Cosmopolitanism. An exploration of encounters among the major pre-modern civilizations, and the lessons they provide for an ethically richer view of cross-cultural collaboration and a future world order. Current Affiliation: Resident Professor of International Politics, Johns Hopkins-Nanjing Centre.

Associate Scholar

Ann MikkelsenAffiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D., University of California, Irvine; A.B., Harvard University. Voices from the Field: Pastoral, Pragmatism, and Twentieth-Century American Poetry. A project on twentieth-century poets who called attention to social, economic, and political inequities and attempted to reconcile these with their own relatively privileged, but simultaneously marginal, status as representative voices of a democratic society. Current Affiliation: Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Vanderbilt University.

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