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January 2019 Arrivals at Kluge

January 2019 is here, and as D.C. celebrated the start of a new year, the Kluge Center welcomed a large number of scholars into residence. Here are the projects that they will be working on:

Julia Azari, one of two incoming Distinguished Visiting Scholars, arrived from Marquette University. During her residency, Julia will focus on her project, “Weak Parties, Strong Partisanship.”

Patrick Egan, a Digital Studies Fellow, arrived from University College Cork. During his residency, Patrick will conduct research on his project, “Revealing Hidden Field Recordings through Digital Visualization and Linked Open Data.”

Kelly Hammond, one of our incoming Kluge Fellow, arrived from the University of Arkansas. During her residency, Kelly will research “China’s Muslims and Japan’s Empire.”

Michael Hill, ACLS Burkhardt Fellow, arrived from William and Mary. During his residency, Michael will concentrate on “Sino-Arabic Enlightenments: At the Limits of Comparison.”

Brian Hochman, a second Kluge Fellow who arrived this month, teaches at Georgetown University. During his residency, Brian will perform research on a book tentatively titled: “All Ears: A History of Wiretapping in the United States.”

Camille Mathieu, our incoming Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow, arrived from the University of Exeter. During her residency, Camille will work on “Replicating Power: Paris, Versailles, and the French Colonial Cities of the New World.”

Minxin Pei, Library of Congress Chair in U.S.-China Relations, comes from Claremont McKenna College, and is one of the world’s foremost experts in Chinese politics and society. His research will focus on “The Problem of Asymmetrical Openness in U.S.-China Relations.”

Susan Schneider, our second incoming Distinguished Visiting Scholar this month, is from the University of Connecticut. During her residency, Susan will conduct research on a new book project, “Mind Design: A.I., Brain Enhancement, and the Nature of the Self.”

Kimberly Tomadjoglou, our third incoming Kluge Fellow this month, is an independent scholar. During her residency, Kimberly will focus on her project, “On the Border, The Transnational Media Practice of Fronterizo Empresarios Felix and Edmundo Padilla, 1916-1937.”

Brandon Webb, an incoming Swann Fellow, arrived from Concordia University. During his residency, Brandon will research, “Laughter in the Crucible: Policing American Political War Cartoons, 1945-1965.”

Check back next month for more arriving scholars. Click here for the full list of scholars currently in residence.

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