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Meet the 2016 Kluge Fellows

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We at the Kluge Center are very pleased to announce our 2016 Kluge Fellows.

This diverse group of scholars hails from institutions across the U.S. as well as one scholar from Ireland and one scholar from Russia. They represent the disciplines of political science, romance languages, modern language and literature, art history, foreign affairs, and various sub-disciplines of history, including political history, world history, Civil War history, American history and British history. All Fellows have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years, as per the eligibility requirements for the Fellowship.

The 2016 Kluge Fellows are:

Christy Chapin
Christy Ford Chapin is an assistant professor of twentieth-century political history at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. At the Kluge Center she will research a book project that traces the rise of financial capitalism in the U.S. since WWII, titled “The U.S. Economy and the Emergence of Financial Capitalism.”

Benjamin Cowan
Ben Cowan is an assistant professor of history at George Mason University. At the Kluge Center he will research a project titled “Mundane Magic: Brazil, Christian Fundamentalism, and Transnational Anti-Modernism, 1930-1985.” The project investigates the origins and development of Brazil’s fundamentalist Christian conservatism.

Luke Harlow
Luke Harlow is a historian of the nineteenth-century United States at The University of Tennessee Knoxville. At the Kluge Center he will research a new religious history of the Reconstruction era in a project titled “Religion, Republicans, and the Defeat of Reconstruction.”

Margarita Karnysheva
Margarita Karnysheva is a Russian historian and independent scholar. At the Kluge Center she will research a project titled “The Misrepresented Mission: Confronting Unfortunate Myths on America’s Siberian Expedition (1918-1920),” which will examine President Woodrow Wilson’s decision to dispatch American troops to Siberia during World War I.

Daniel J. Levine
Daniel J. Levine is an assistant professor of political science at The University of Alabama. At the Kluge Center he will research a project titled “The Politics of Jewish Fear: Late-Modern Vulnerability and the Birth of Israeli National Security Doctrine.” The project explores whether there is a uniquely ‘Jewish’ form of fear.

Erik Linstrum
Erik Linstrum is an assistant professor of history at the University of Virginia. At the Kluge Center he will research a project that examines violence in the postwar British Empire titled “Questions of Evidence: Documenting Violence in the Postwar British Empire.”

Lanie Millar
Lanie Millar is an assistant professor in the Department of Romance Languages at University of Oregon. At the Kluge Center she will research her book manuscript on post-revolutionary literature from Cuba and Angola. Her project is titled “Cuba and Angola: Cultural Conversations Before and After the Cold War.”

Alan Noonan
Alan Noonan is a historical consultant based in Ireland. At the Kluge Center he will research a project titled “Unearthing Traditions: Poems, Songs and Stories of Mining Communities throughout the United States,” which examines 20th century songs, poems and stories from mining communities in the United States.

Kevin L. Schwartz
Kevin L. Schwartz is Class of 1955 Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Political Science Department at the United States Naval Academy. At the Kluge Center he will research trends in the social and intellectual environment of Persian literary culture in a project titled “Demarcating Persianate Worlds: Tazkirah Production and Circulation in West, Central, and South Asia, 1800-1900.”

Kristen Shedd
Kristen Shedd is Visiting Assistant Professor in Oklahoma State University’s Department of History. At the Kluge Center she will research a project titled “The Liberal Protestant Dilemma: The Mainline’s Resistance to a Free-Enterprise America,” which will study liberal Protestantism and its role in postwar Keynesian economics.

Chelsea Stieber
Chelsea Stieber is Assistant Professor of French at The Catholic University of America. At the Kluge Center she will research a project titled “Writing Before ‘Haiti’: Regionalism in the Creation of Modern Haitian Literature, 1890-1940,” which investigates the development of modern Haitian literature.

Xin Wu
Xin Wu is an assistant professor in the art & art history department at The College of William & Mary. At the Kluge Center she will research a project titled “Gardens & Landscape as Neo-Confucian Metaphors: Vision, Memory and Place-making in Song Academies,” which will demonstrate the agency of the gaze in the Confucian formation of identity and place-making.

This year’s appointed Fellows will be in residence at the Kluge Center at various points over the next year and a half. The Fellows will conduct residential research in the Library of Congress collections and participate in the intellectual life of the Library and Washington, D.C.

For more information about Kluge Fellowships, click here.

For a complete list of current and former scholars at the Kluge Center, visit our website.

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