Eileen Babbitt – Affiliation 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 Chodat – Affiliation 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 Feimster – Affiliation 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 Hansen – Affiliation 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 Lindsay – Affiliation 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 Webb – Affiliation 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.
Ann Mikkelsen – Affiliation 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
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