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2017 Humanites Center Fellows

The Humanities Center is pleased to announce its 2017 Fellows. Alumni College Fellows received a $2,000 fellowship and will present their work at Alumni College, a Humanities Center event taking place during Homecoming Week on Wednesday, October 18th at 6:00 PM at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. Faculty Fellows received a course release during the 2017 spring semester. Each faculty fellow will give a talk during the 2017-2018 academic year (talk dates are listed next to each name). Below the photo is a list of the Fellows and their research projects.

2017 Fellows Standing, left to right: Paul Reinsch (Theatre & Dance); Leo Eko (Journalism and Electronic Media); Belinda Kleinhans (CMLL); Abigail Selzer King (English); Paul Bjerk (History); Julie Zook (Architecture); Jacqueline Kolosov (English); Barnaby Chesterton (Visiting Fellow); Bruce Cammack (SWC/SCL); William Wenthe (English); Joe Hodes (Honors College).Seated, left to right: Christopher Hom (Philosophy); Randy McBee (History); Julie Willett (History); Dorothy Chansky, Humanities Center Director; Anna Novotny (Anthropology); Alicia Miklos (CMLL). Not pictured: Ryan Hackenbracht (English). Photograph by Ashley Rodgers.


Paul Bjerk (History) "Corruption as a Secular Witchcraft in
Socialist Tanzania"

Bruce Cammack (Southwest Collection/Special Collections
Library) "Seeing the Elephant with the Boys: The Texas Diaries
of Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt, 1876-77"

Leo Eko (Journalism and Electronic Media) "American Religious
Neutralism, French Secular Republicanism and Islamic
Veils: Freedom of Religion versus Freedom from Religion?"

Joe Hodes (Honors College) "Partition: The Creation of Israel
and India, Pakistan and Palestine"

Christopher Hom (Philosophy) "The Semantics of
Racial Epithets"

Abigail Selzer King (English) "How do organizations use
metaphoric systemicity?: A rhetorical examination of documents
from the Women of the Ku Klux Klan (1923-1931)"

Belinda Kleinhans (Classical & Modern Languages
& Literatures) "The Joy of Killing: Perpetrators, Violence
and Media"

Alicia Miklos (Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures)
"Meditated Intimacies: Gender Violence and Representation in
Postwar Nicaragua"

Anna Novotny (Anthropology) "An Ethnoarchaeological
Study of Yucatec Maya Exhumation Rituals and Their Implications
for Understanding Ancient Maya Funeral Practices"

Paul Reinsch (Theatre & Dance) "Recovering the Lost
(Cinema) Sounds of D. C.: Good to Go"

Julie Willett and Randy McBee (History) "Nothing
to Laugh At: The Vietnam War and the Comic Stage."

Julie Zook (Architecture) "The Flow of City Life in Film"


Jacqueline Kolosov (English) "Burning Country: Syria, and the Challenge of Art to Ameliorate, Heal & Transform(?)" Wednesday, September 6, 2017, English 201

Ryan Hackenbracht (English) "Renaissance Apocalypse: The End of the World at the Beginning of Modernity" Tuesday, October 31, 2017, English 201

William Wenthe (English) "The Poetry of Nature / The Nature of Poetry" Thursday, January 25, 2018, English 201


Barnaby Chesterton "The Role of Media in the Representation of Future Reception in Ancient Greek Poetry, from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Period." Thursday, April 20, 2017, School of Art B01

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