APRIL 2019

Charles A. McDonald (Managing Director) will join Rice University in Fall 2019 as the Samuel W. and Goldye Marian Spain Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program in Jewish Studies.

Fellows from Mick Taussig’s 2017 ICSI seminar have collectively published a selection of articles inspired by their summer together. The special issue of New Writing (Volume 16, no. 4) will be officially released in November of 2019.

Fabiana Heinrich (ICSI Fellow, 2016) earned her Doctoral degree in Design from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) in April 2018 with the dissertation entitled Critique of experience as a commodity in the Design Field. She became an Assistant Professor of Visual Communication in the School of Fine Arts at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (EBA-UFRJ) in October 2018 and is currently working on an English version of the dissertation. 

Nick Huber (ICSI Fellow, 2017) defended his doctoral dissertation in Literature at Duke. His publication “Secular Proletarianization” is forthcoming in Theory & Event, April 2019.

Carolyn Laubender (ICSI Fellow, 2016) has published “Empty Space: Creativity, Femininity, Reparation, Justice,” Free Associations, Vol 75 (2019); “Beyond Repair: Interpretation, Reparation, and Melanie Klein’s Clinical Play Technique,” Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Vol 20.1 (2019): 51-67; and “States of Security: John Bowlby, Child Psychology, and The Cold War,” Hidden Persuaders Blog, April 1, 2019. She is the Program Director, BA in Childhood Studies, University of Essex, 2018-Present; and Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, 2018-Present.

Fernanda Magallanes (ICSI Fellow, 2016) has published Psychoanalysis, the Body, and the Oedipal Plot : A Critical Re-Imaging of the Body in Psychoanalysis. Routledge: London.

Kate Bermingham (ICSI Fellow, 2015) is the recipient of an Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher award from Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame. She has published "Time for Arendt: Political Temporality and the Space-Time of Freedom", Amor Mundi, the blog of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College (March 29, 2019).

Liliana Gil (ICSI Fellow, 2018) is the recipient of grants from the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the National Science Foundation (STS/Cultural Anthropology) for her Dissertation Research Project “Make-do Innovation: Reconfiguring Technological Improvisation in Brazil.”

Kristin Moriah (ICSI Fellow, 2017) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

Paramjit Singh (ICSI Fellow, 2017) published “The State and Accumulation under Contemporary Capitalism.”

Valentina Rozas-Krause (ICSI Fellow, 2018) published Disputar la Ciudad. [Dispute the City] Editorial Bifurcaciones: Santiago. Disputar la Ciudad deals with strategies of oppression, resistance and memory within varying urban contexts. The volume is divided into four themes: submission, resistance, memorialization and reparation. She is the recipient of a Mellon/ACLS American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2019-2020 academic year), for her dissertation "Memorials and the Cult of Apology." She is also Chair of the organization committee for the Global Urban Humanities Initiative University of California- Berkeley symposium “Techniques of Memory: Landscape, Iconoclasm, Medium and Power,” David Brower Center (Berkeley), April 17-18, 2019; and co-Chair of the paper session “Breaking the Bronze Ceiling: Memorials and Gender,” with Andrew M. Shanken, for the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Conference 2020, Seattle, WA.

Dorothy Stringer (ICSI Fellow, 2015) published “Slavery and the Afrofuture in Samuel R. Delany's Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand” in “Speculating Futures,” Parnassus Award-winning special issue of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora 42.1-2 (Fall 2016): 204-217; and “Scripture, Psyche and Women in Zora Neale Hurston’s Moses, Man of the Mountain,” Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender and the Black International 5.2 (Fall 2016): 182-202.

Yossi David (ICSI Fellow, 2016) is a Visiting Scholar at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. He received the top paper award by the Ethnicity & Race in Communication division at the International Communication Association (ICA) in 2019. He published “Too good to be true: The effect of conciliatory message design on compromising attitudes in intractable conflict” in Discourse and Society; “Reframing community boundaries: The erosive power of new media spaces in authoritarian societies” in Information, Communication and Society; “Gender-empathic constructions, empathy and support for compromise in intractable conflict” in Journal of Conflict Resolution, 62(8), 1727–1752; and “On resonance: A study of culture-dependent reinterpretations of extremist violence in Israeli media discourse” in Media Culture and Society, 40(4), 514–534.

Benjamin Hegarty (ICSI Fellow, 2015) will commence a three-year McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship in the School of Social and Political Sciences at The University of Melbourne in June 2019. His PhD thesis (Australian National University, 2019) won the Australian Anthropological Association PhD Thesis Prize, and was runner up for the Australian National University Gender Institute Prize.

Edgar Garcia (ICSI Fellow, 2017) published Skins of Columbus: A Dream Ethnography (Fence Books, 2019) and Signs of the Americas: A Poetics of Pictography, Hieroglyphs, and Khipu (forthcoming from University of Chicago Press, 2019).

Ankur Datta (ICSI Fellow, 2015) published “‘That was natural. This is just artificial’!”: Displacement, memory, worship, and connection at a Kashmiri Hindu shrine replica” in History and Anthropology.

Mayumo Inoue (ICSI Fellow, 2018) published Beyond Imperial Aesthetics: Theories of Art and Politics in East Asia (co-edited with Steve Choe, forthcoming from Hong Kong University Press in June 2019).

Andra le Roux-Kemp (ICSI Fellow, 2018) published ‘In Search of Common Values Amongst Competing Universals: An Argument for the Return to Value’s Original Meaning’ in International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 2018 Vol. 31, Issue 4, p. 877-903.

Joel Crombez (ICSI Fellow, 2017) is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Kennesaw State University.

Jessica Levy (ICSI Fellow, 2017) published "Black Power in the Board Room: Leon Sullivan and the Corporate Anti-Apartheid Response," Enterprise & Society, forthcoming; "Review of Winning Our Freedom Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960 by Nicholas Grant," Black Perspectives, October 5, 2018; "Review of Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago, edited by Robert E. Weems, Jr. and Jason P. Chambers," Business History Review, vol. 92, no. 1 (Spring 2018): 166-168. She is the recipient of the Robert W. Woodruff Library Research Travel Award, Atlanta University Center, 2018; and the Sam Fishman Travel Grant, Walter E. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University, 2018. She is a Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University, Department of African American Studies.

Kayode Kofoworola (ICSI Fellow, 2016) published “Importance of Language Communication in Dramatic Performance” in Ziky O. Kofoworola et al ed. African Theatre : Studies in Theory and Criticism, Published by Dept. of Theatre Studies Methodist University College, Ghana and Department of Performing Arts, University of Ilorin, Nigeria 2017. He was a Lead Panelist on the topic “Is the Critic dead in Nigeria’s Literary Firmament?” at the 19th Lagos Book Festival organized by the Committee for Relevant Arts (CORA) Art and Cultural Foundation in Lagos, Nigeria, November, 2017. He also attended the 2nd Lagos Summer School in Digital Humanities (LSSDH-2018) organized by the Digital Humanities Research Unit, University Of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, and Sponsored by Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, September 30-October 6, 2018.

Sabine Mohamed (ICSI Fellow, 2017) published “Ethiopian Image: Face, Trace, Interiority,” New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, Vol 18 (4): Special Issue, Convoluting the Dialectical Image. (forthcoming, November 2019); and reading list on “Afrofuturism & Counter-Futures” (December 2018) for the Network for Ethnographic Theory (NET) blog at the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA).

Nicholas Barron (ICSI Fellow, 2017) was awarded the Graduate Research Fellowship from Center for Regional Studies at the University of New Mexico for his dissertation "Applying Anthropology, Assembling Indigenous Community: Anthropology and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in Southern Arizona" and will begin teaching anthropology at Mission College (Santa Clara, California) in fall 2019. He has published “‘We hope that you will continue to teach us how best to learn’: Assembling the Pascua Yaqui Tribe at the 89th Wenner-Gren International Symposium,” Histories of Anthropology Annual; and a review of The Small Shall Be Strong: A History of Lake Tahoe's Washoe Indians, by Matthew S. Makley, Native American Indigenous Studies Association Journal.

September 2018

Jessica Ann Levy (ICSI Fellow, 2017) is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. She has recently published “Review of Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago, edited by Robert E. Weems, Jr. and Jason P. Chambers,” Business History Review, vol. 92, no. 1 (Spring 2018): 166-168.

Valentina Rozas-Krause (ICSI Fellow, 2018) has published “Apology and Commemoration: Memorializing the World War II Japanese American Incarceration at the Tanforan Assembly Center,”  History & Memory 30(2):40 (Fall/Winter 2018).

Diego Cagüeñas (ICSI Fellow, 2015) has published "Reversed Rapture: On Salvation, Suicide and the Spirit of Terrorism", Public Culture, Volume 30, Issue 3, September 1, 2018.

Lucas G. Pinheiro (ICSI Fellow, 2017) is the recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (Mellon Foundation and the University of Chicago).

Hakem Al-Rustom (ICSI Fellow, 2015) is the Alex Manoogian Professor of Modern Armenian History, Assistant Professor of History and Anthropology, University of Michigan. He has published "Between Anatolia and the Balkans: Tracing Armenians in a Post-Ottoman Order" (Chapter, 2018) and "Returning to the Question of Europe: On Arabs, Jews, and Arab-Jews" (Chapter, forthcoming). In addition, he has established a new interdisciplinary initiative titled "Global Theories of Critique" that brings together a community of thinkers and practitioners of theoretical, literary, and visual works at the University of Michigan to advance conversations between Critical and Postcolonial theories in non-European settings.

Matthew Elia (ICSI Fellow, 2016) has published “Ethics in the Afterlife of Slavery: Whiteness, Augustine, and the Problem of the Master,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 38.2, Fall/Winter 2018 and is a 2018-19 ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellow.

Nathalia Justo (ICSI Fellow, 2018) is the recipient a of Northwestern-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Award.

Diego Semerene (ICSI Fellow, 2016) is a Senior Lecturer in Film & Digital Media at Oxford Brookes University (UK), and has published “The Female Target: Digitality, Psychoanalysis and The Gangbang” in CM: Communication and Media Journal – Special Issue: “Digital Media, Psychoanalysis and the Subject.” Vol. 11, No. 38 (2017).

Prasad Pannian (ICSI Fellow, 2016) He has been designated as the Chair of the Department of English & Comparative Literature and as the Coordinator of Centre for Theory & Criticism at Central University of Kerala and won the Edward Said Fellowship ( 2018-19) instituted by the Heyman Centre for Humanities, Columbia University in the City of New York.  He has published a monograph on Edward W. Said published by SPCS, Kottayam, Kerala.

Oshrat C. Silberbusch (ICSI Fellow, 2016) has published Adorno's Philosophy of the Nonidentical: Thinking as Resistance (Palgrave Macmillan 2018).

Kate Bermingham (ICSI Fellow, 2015) co-founded Irish 4 Reproductive Health (I4RH), a non-hierarchical group that advocates for reproductive justice at the University of Notre Dame and in South Bend, IN. In May 2018, the group filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration and Notre Dame in response to a settlement between the two that attempts to impede student, staff, and faculty access to a full range of reproductive health services. 

Anastasia Kalk (ICSI Fellow, 2016) was admitted to an MA program at the New School for Social Research, graduated from the program, and is now a PhD student in the Politics Department, NSSR. 

Joel Crombez (ICSI Fellow, 2017) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Grinnell College. He is the recipient of a Stanford Lyman Memorial Scholarship for a dissertation that makes a theoretical contribution to the field. He recently defended his dissertation titled "The Anxiety and the Ecstasy of Technical Vertigo: Psychological and Sociological Foundations of Critical Socioanalysis from the Italian Renaissance to the 21st Century."

Olivia Guntarik (ICSI Fellow, 2017) has published "FIG(URATIONS): One Extended Metaphor for the Poetic Method, a Vignette for Convolute H (and an Ode to Walter Benjamin)," Critical Arts. Participants from Mick Taussig's seminar on Thought-Images, Body, and Mimesis in Walter Benjamin are working on a special issue of the journal New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing to be published by Routledge in 2019. The issue is titled "Convoluting the Dialectical Image" and includes 20 paper contributions by ICSI's research fellows as well as a foreword by Taussig. 

Sarah DeMott (ICSI Fellow, 2017) is the recipient of an SSRC-Andrew Mellon Transregional Junior Faculty Fellowship, 2018-19.

Sorelle Henricus (ICSI Fellow, 2015) received the Maurice Baker prize for best thesis in English Literature.

Manas Dutta (ICSI Fellow, 2018) recently published “Remapping the Shifting Paradigm of Geo-strategy in the Indian Ocean: Understanding the Roles of China and South India in the Post Truth Era,” Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 2018. He is the Principal Investigator, Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) Funded Project on the theme "The Native and the Coloniser's War: Exploring the Indian Soldier's Contribution in the Great War, 1914-1918” from 2018-2020.

Michael Angelo Tata (ICSI Fellow, 2017) is a Dean's Fellow, Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco. He published "Work This Cunt Bucket: Knowledge, Love and De-containment in Sapphire's PUSH," in Mapping Queer Space(s) of Queer Praxis and Pedagogy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

Amber Murray (ICSI Fellow, 2018) is Associate Professor of Human Geography & Tutorial Fellow at the University of Oxford. She published “Constant Questioning On-and-Off the Page: Race, Decolonial Ethics and Women Researching in Africa,” in Jackson R., Kelly M. (eds) Women Researching in Africa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). 

Anna-Esther Younes (ICSI Fellow, 2016) is a Scientific Research Coordinator for the Project DREAM, which researches Revolutions in the Arab World since the 1950s within the framework of an "Anthropology of Dignity" at the Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin, Germany. She recently published “Islamophobia in Germany: National Report 2017," in Enes Bayraklı & Farid Hafez, European Islamophobia Report 2017, Istanbul, SETA, 2018.

Kevin McShane (ICSI Fellow, 2018) is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at St. John's University.

Maria Cecília Almeida (ICSI Fellow, 2018) recently published “Direito e sensibilidade: impasses no discurso dos direitos humanos,” QUADRANTI - Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia Contemporanea, v. V, p. 166, 2018.

Sara Hassani (ICSI Fellow, 2015) is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Politics at Eugene Lang College, The New School, and an Adjunct Lecturer in Politics and Human Rights at Marymount Manhattan College. She recently published “Maniacal Slaves: Normative Misogyny and Female Resistors of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Iran.” International Feminist Journal of Politics. Vol.19, No.3:281-295 in 2017. She is the recipient of an NSSR Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award and an SSHRC Doctoral Award.

Nicholas Barron (ICSI Fellow, 2017) was awarded a Dissertation Fellowship from the University of New Mexico-Mellon Foundation for his project "Applying Anthropology, Assembling Indigenous Community: The Co-production of Applied Anthropology and the Pascua Yaqui Indian Tribe in Southern Arizona, 1932-2016."

Mohamed Amer Meziane (ICSI Fellow, 2015) is a Postdoctoral Fellow and part-time Lecturer at Columbia University.

Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha (ICSI Fellow, 2017) was awarded the Fulbright Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship 2018-19 for lecturing and Research in the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His Fulbright research is a comparative study of W.E.B. DuBois and B.R. Ambedkar for global solidarity and social justice and is based on his work at the ICSI.

Yossi David (ICSI Fellow, 2016) co-edited a special issue of Borderlands Issue 17.1, "Queer Safe Space," (co-edited with Lital Pascar and Gilly Hartal). 

Thomas Dolan (ICSI Fellow, 2015) is the recipient of: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Global Excellence Scholarship (2016-2018); Dr. Philip M. Kayal Fund for Arab American Research (2017); Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom Research Grant (2017); Institute for Middle East Studies Research Grant (2017); Bentley Historical Library Bordin-Gillette Fellowship (2017); and Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (2017).

Kimberly Ann Harris (ICSI Fellow, 2017) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Marquette University and the recipient of an Andrew Mellon Dissertation Fellowship (2017-2018).

Jorge Daniel Vásquez (ICSI Fellow, 2018) published “Decolonial Critique of Philosophy and double-critique from the South” (in Spanish), in Moraña, M. (2018) Sujeto, descolonización y transmodernidad. Debates filosóficos latinoamericanos (pp. 293-343). Frankfurt: Iberoamericana-Vervuert.

Sophia Kanaouti (ICSI Fellow, 2018) published “Photo tourism: monuments without memory on Instagram” (in Greek), Kaboom, No. 4, 2018, pp. 49-64. She is teaching for the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.