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Current Fellows Fall 2014

Faculty Fellows

Basak Kus

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Hari Krishan

Assistant Professor of Dance

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    • BA University of Manitoba
      MFA York University

      Hari Krishnan

David Gary Shaw

Professor of History

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    • David Gary Shaw is an historian of medieval England, of the British nations, of people as managers of meaning and identity in their inevitable social context. He has only ever been employed by Wesleyan University, where he is currently Professor of History and Medieval Studies. From 2010-13, he was the Dean of the Social Sciences and the Interdisciplinary Programs.

Sinkwan Cheng

Research Fellow and Visiting Professor 

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    • Sinkwan Cheng is the editor of Law, Justice, and Power: Between Reason and Will (Stanford University Press). Contributors to this volume include Julia Kristeva, Slavoj Žižek, J. Hillis Miller, Alain Badiou, Nancy Fraser, and Ernesto Laclau. Her writings have also appeared in MLN, Cardozo Law Review, American Journal of Semiotics, Law and Literature, and Literature and Psychology. Besides publishing in refereed journals and books in the U.S., the U.K., France, Canada, and Russia, she has a book chapter solicited  for an edited volume in Germany.

      In addition to her cross-Atlantic teaching experience, she has given faculty seminars and lectures in England, Germany, the United States (including Columbia University), the Netherlands, China, South Korea, Macau, and Hong Kong.

      Over the past thirteen years, she has been awarded nine external fellowships and grants in several countries in Europe and North America (including a Rockefeller Fellowship, a DAAD Fellowship, and an Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship at Durham University in the U.K.)

      She was also the recipient of an Excellence in Teaching Award in a campus-wide competition at SUNY Buffalo.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellows

Rosa Ficek

Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

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    • Rosa Ficek has a B.A. in Anthropology from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research brings together perspectives from postcolonial studies, science and technology studies, and environmental anthropology to consider the ways Latin American landscapes are shaped by capitalist and colonialist histories. She is currently preparing a book manuscript on the Pan American Highway that understands Latin American integration through the lens of mobility and encounter, based on fieldwork in Panama, Mexico, and the United States. Her research has been funded by the Social Science Research Council, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Mellon Mays Program, and the Ford Foundation. 

Jordan Kraemer

Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

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    • Jordan Kraemer is an anthropologist of media and technology who studies how social and mobile media are reshaping everyday life. She received her PhD in cultural anthropology from UC Irvine in 2012 and has conducted long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Berlin. Her work has also been supported by a DAAD fellowship, Intel, and the Institute for European Studies at UC Berkeley. She writes at the intersection of anthropology, science and technology studies (STS), and emerging media studies on implicit norms and inequalities in technology design, material infrastructure, normative understandings of mobility and sociality, transnationalism, and the production of space, place, and scale.

Student Fellows

Elizabeth Litvitskiy

Cal Hickox

Hibiki Mizuno

Julia Sufrin