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September 2019 Arrivals at Kluge

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The Kluge Center welcomed a large group of new fellows into residence this September. Get to know them and the projects they will be working on.

Gregory Afinogenov, a Kluge Fellow, arrived from Georgetown University. During his residency, Gregory will work on a project titled “Seated at the Right Hand: Russia and World Revolution, 1770-1830.”

Paulina Alberto, an ACLS Burkhardt Fellow, arrived from the University of Michigan. Paulina will conduct research on her project, “Black Legend: The Unexpected Story of ‘El Negro Raul’ and the Untold History of Race in Argentina.”

Dana Burton, a NASA/SHOT Fellow, arrived from George Washington University. Dana will work on “Tracing Harmful Contamination in NASA’s Search for Life on Mars.”

Ernesto Capello, the inaugural Phillips Lee Phillips Map Society Fellow for the History of Cartography, arrived from Macalaster College. Ernesto will research his project, “Mapping Mountains: A Review of Cartographic Depictions of Mountains.”

Gaetano Di Tommaso, a Kluge Fellow, arrived from Sciences Po – Paris. Gaetano’s project is titled “Petro-Modernity and Statecraft: The U.S. Energy-National Security Nexus Reconsidered (1890s-1920s).”

Katrina Forrester, a Kluge Fellow, arrived from Harvard University. Katrina will concentrate on “Feminism and the Transformation of Work.”

Nicholas Grant, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow, arrived from the University of East Anglia. Nicholas will work on a research project titled “Task Force Africa: The NAACP and Black Internationalism in the 1970s.”

Andrew Hammond, a Kluge Fellow, arrived from Aston University. Andrew will conduct research on: “‘Why We Serve’: A Veterans Oral History of 9/11 and the War on Terror.”

Samantha Iyer, a Kluge Fellow, arrived from Fordham University. Samantha’s project is “The Agricultural Superpower: The Politics of Food in India, Egypt, and the U.S., 1870s-1970s.”

Andrea Matwyshyn, a Kluge Digital Studies Fellow, arrived from Penn State. Andrea will research a project titled “Owning Our Votes.”

Peter Maurits, a Bavarian Fellow, arrived from FAU Erlangen-Nurnberg. Peter will focus on “Emancipatory Speculative Fiction? A Forgotten Debate in American Pulp Magazines.”

Claire Webb, a NASA/SHOT Fellow, arrived from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Claire’s project is titled “Technologies of Perception: The Search for Life and Intelligence Beyond Earth.”

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

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