Fellowship Public Talks 2018

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Get to Know Our Fellows: Four Questions with Stuart S. Miller

  1. Tell us a bit about the project you are working on at UCHI. My new book project, From Temple to Home to Community: The Survival and Transformation of Ancient Jewish Life in the Wake of Catastrophe, will present an entirely fresh perspective on the state of Jewish life and society in the centuries […]

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Get to Know Our Fellows: Four Questions with Dexter Gabriel

  1. Tell us a bit about the project you are working on at UCHI. My current project, Jubilee’s Experiment: The British West Indies and American Abolitionism, examines the ways in which the emancipated British Caribbean colonies entered into the debates over abolition and African-American citizenship in the United States from the 1830s through the […]

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Get to Know Our Fellows: Four Questions with Dorit Bar-On

  1. Tell us a bit about the project you are working on at UCHI. We humans are not the only minded creatures in the world. Nonhuman animals, too, can have various affective and cognitive states of mind. But (as far as we know) we are the only creatures who speak their mind. The question […]

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Get to Know Our Fellows: Four Questions with Ellen Litman

   Tell us a bit about the project you are working on at UCHI. My project is a novel in stories, tentatively titled Love Lessons, which tells the story of a group of friends who come of age during perestroika, in the final years of the Soviet Union. As high-school and college students, they witness […]

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Get to Know Our Fellows: Four Questions with Jason Chang

1.  Tell us a bit about the project you are working on at UCHI. This project has allowed me to learn a great deal about Asian maritime history and has taught me how little I know. My initial interest in Asian sailors who came to the U.S. but did not become immigrants has opened up a […]

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Get to Know Our Fellows: Four Questions with William McMillan

    1. Tell us a bit about the project you are working on at UCHI. My project leverages my research on a theologically conservative but culturally flexible church in Manhattan to think through the limits, tension points, challenges, and opportunities for evangelical Christianity (in conversation with other religious traditions) in the contemporary era of […]

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Get to Know Our Fellows: Four Questions with Richard Frieder

  1.         Tell us a bit about the project you are working on at UCHI. My project is called Hartford Listens.  The basic idea is to hold community dialogues using the “dialogue-to-change” approach in multiple locations around Hartford on an ongoing basis.   2.        What drew you to this topic and what exciting […]

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Get to Know Our Fellows: Four Questions with Adrian Stegovec

1. Tell us a bit about the project you are working on at UCHI.   A sentence like “She introduced you to me”, where the pronouns “you” and “me” co-occur, isn’t that easy to form in many languages. In fact, in some languages it is downright impossible for certain pronouns to co-occur in a sentence. This […]

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Get to Know Our Fellows: Four Questions with Amy Sopcak-Joseph

Tell us a bit about the project you are working on at UCHI. I will finish drafting and editing my dissertation, “Fashioning American Women: Godey’s Lady’s Book, Female Consumers, and Nineteenth-Century Periodical Publishing.”  The title “Lady’s Book” is misleading – it was actually a monthly magazine published in Philadelphia.  At its peak popularity, it combined […]

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Get to Know Our Fellows: Four Questions with Aimee Loiselle

  1. Tell us a bit about the project you are working on at UCHI. My scholarship focuses on working women in relation to gender, race, and popular culture and the modern U.S. as a hub for global labor and capital.  In my current project, I argue that U.S. colonial experimentation with the labor of […]

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