Fellows | 11 April 2019

Announcing 15 New THI Graduate Fellows for 2019-2020

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The Humanities Institute is thrilled to award 15 fellowships in support of graduate student research.  Nathaniel Deutsch, Director of The Humanities Institute, announced, “THI is pleased to support a range of projects that reflect the breadth of Humanities research at UCSC.” Nathaniel Deutsch, Director of The Humanities Institute, announced, “THI is pleased to support a range of projects that reflect the breadth of Humanities research at UCSC.” Irena Polic, THI Managing Director, added, “Our Fellows engage with global thought as they research, write, and share their work in Santa Cruz and beyond. The projects funded by THI help make sense of our interconnected and increasingly complex world.”  

The diverse projects nonetheless speak to a set of shared themes and values. Multiple projects explore questions of forced migration and diaspora, queerness from poetics to classicism, Vietnam War imaginaries and American War Reportage, semantics and truth, and territories of Japanese ethnography, northeast China, and a little further afield, Mars colonization.

THI supports research at all stages as fellows receive support for preliminary graduate research, summer dissertation research, and year-long dissertation writing.

See all THI Fellows on our website. Congratulations to our newest cohort of Fellows!

 


 

THI Year-Long Dissertation Fellow

Isaac Blacksin, History of Consciousness
“Meaningful Violence: American War Reportage in Iraq, Syria, and Beyond, 2014–2018”

 

THI Summer Dissertation Fellows

Tara Thomas, Literature
“Queer Decadent Classicism: Fin de Siècle British Reception of Decadent Rome”

Thomas Roberts, Linguistics
“Dimensions of Belief in Verbal Semantics”

Trung Nguyen, History of Consciousness
“War Material: Vietnam and Transpacific Imaginaries of Capital and Transition”

Jaclyn Schultz, History
“Learning the Values of a Dollar: Childhood and Cultures of Economy in the U.S., 1825-1900”

Cynthia Tibbetts, Philosophy
“Metaphysics of the Moral Agent”

 

THI Summer Research Fellows

Daniel Butler, History of Consciousness
“A Child is Being Caged: Forced Migration and the Psychopolitics of Resignation”

Jordan Dopkins, Philosophy
“A Content View of Perceptual Experience”

Gabriel Evans Cayley, Feminist Studies
“Movement Infrastructures: Tracing Colonial Temporalities of Age, Generation and Inheritance”

Kyuhyun Han, History
“Seeing the Forest Like a State: Forest Management, Wildlife Conservation, and Center-Periphery Relations in Northeast China, 1949 – 1988”

Margaret Kroll, Linguistics
“A Matter of Perspective: Constructing Meaning and Truth”

Piper Milton, History
“Gender, Religion, and Race: Indigenous, Mixed-Race, and African-Descended Women in New Spain”

Krizia Puig, Feminist Studies
“A Garden of Stardust: Lovely Matter(s) & The Colonization of Mars

Drew Richardson, History
“Mediating Monsters: A New Media History of Japanese Ethnography”

Eric Sneathen, Literature
“The Future Unites Us: Historical Feeling and Queer Poetics in San Francisco, 1960-2010”