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.