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Humanities institute names 2013-2014 fellows
July 12, 2013Tweet
Twenty faculty members, graduate students, undergraduate students and visiting scholars have been named as 2013-14 fellows for The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH).
Formed in 2009, IASH support research, teaching, and programming in the humanities and about topics relevant to the humanities, inspire the cross-pollination of ideas, encourage emerging knowledges and ways of knowing, and spark meaningful campus-community engagement at Binghamton University. Fellows will present a lecture on their research topic during the school year and take part in the discussion of others.
The 2013-14 IASH fellows and their topics are:
• Barbara Abou El Haj, Art History, fall 2013, spring 2014: “Lordship and Commune: A Comparative Study of Building and Decorating in Reims and Amiens.”
• Tina Chronopoulos, Classic and Near Eastern Studies, spring 2014: “Aetas Horatiana: Reading Horace’s Odes in Twelfth-Century England and France.”
• Heather DeHaan, History, fall 2013: “In the Neighborhood of Empire: Baku Communities in the Interwar Period.”
• Randy Friedman, Judaic Studies, spring 2014: “Gods of Becoming.”
• Olivia Holmes, English and CEMERS, spring 2014: “Boccaccio and Exemplarity: Setting a Bad Example in the Decameron.”
• Nicole Hassoun, Philosophy, fall 2013: “Human Rights, Global Health, and the Rules of Trade.”
• Adam Laats, School of Education/ joint title in History, fall 2013: “The Other School Reformers: The Conservative Tradition in American Education.”
• Denis O’Hearn, Sociology, spring 2014: “Exilic Spaces and the World-Economy: Territorial and Structural Escape.”
• Paul Schleuse, Music, spring 2014: “Identity, Alterity, and Abstract Opera: Robert Wilson and Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach (1976–2012).”
• Brian Wall, Cinema, fall 2013: “What Cinema Isn’t: Boredom, Blindness, and the Uncinematic.”
• Wendy Wall, History, fall 2013: “’To Wage the Peace’: The 1965 Immigration Act and the Cold War Politics of Immigration Reform.”
• Matt Applegate, Comparative Literature, fall 2013, spring 2014: “Biopolitics and the Imperatives of Guerrilla Discourse: Partisanship, Power, and the Aesthetics of Resistance.”
• Kristine Jennings, Comparative Literature, fall 2013: “Narcissistic Sensibilities.”
• Layoung Shin, Anthropology, fall 2013: “’Performing Like a Star’: Pop Culture and Sexuality Among Young Women in Neoliberal South Korea.”
• Angelique Szymanek, Art History, spring 2014: “The Fear of Rape, the Threat of Looking: Performance, Activism and Spectatorship.”
• Zehra Tasdemir, Sociology, spring 2014: “Capital, Nation-state and Nature: Oil and Reproducing Mosul in the Modern World Economy.”
• Ilana Ben-Ezra, History and Political Science, fall 2013: “The Sixth Crusade: Antichrist, Fredrick II, and Muslims in Western Eschatology.”
Dean’s Research fellow
• Diana Gildea, fall 2013, spring 2014: “Reproducing the Food/Body Regime.”
• Klaus Kornwachs, Humboldt-Study Center for Humanities, University of Ulm, spring 2014: “Technological Rules and their Modal-logical Structures.”
• Bilge Firat O’Hearn, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Istanbul Technical University, fall 2013, spring 2014: “Infrastructure and Regional Integration around the Bosphorus: Material Futures or Political Dreamscapes?”
For more information about the institution, go to http://binghamton.edu/iash.