Current and Recent Five College Fellows

2013-2014 Five College Fellows

Amherst College

Kalisha Cornett
University of Chicago
Cinema and Media Studies
Dissertation: "Out of the Blur of the background: Landscape as medium in post-classical American cinema"

Hampshire College

Christopher-Rasheem McMillan
King’s College London
Theology and Religious Studies
Dissertation: "Theology and the Performing Body:  Kinesthetic Hermeneutics and Biblical Criticism"

Mount Holyoke College

Stephanie Lin
Columbia University
Religion
Dissertation: "Dying to Be Reborn: The Buddhist Deathbed and Pure Land Faith in Republican China (1927-1949)"

Smith College

Poulami Roychowdhury
New York University
Sociology
Dissertation: Saving the Oppressed: Rights and the Regulation of Intimacy in an Era of Non-governance

*at Smith, the fellowship carries the designation of Mendenhall Fellow


Recent Five College Fellows

Amherst College

2012-13
Ivone Barriga

University of Minnesota
Theater
Dissertation: "Performing Indigeneity: The performative dimension of racial formation in Puckllay"

2011-2012
Aneeka A. Henderson

University of Illinois, Chicago
English
Dissertation: "Love and Marriage: The Politics of Family in Black Popular Fiction"
Current Position: Robert E. Keiter 1957 Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Amherst College

2010-2011
Alicia Christoff 

Princeton University
English
Dissertation: "Novel Feelings"
Current Position: Assistant Professor of English, Amherst College

2009-2010
Jonathan T. Chow
University of California Berkeley
Political Science
Dissertation: "Religion, Politics and Sex -- Contesting Catholic Doctrine and International Family Planning Norms in the Philippines"
Current Position: Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of Macau

2008-2009
Nadia Guessous
Columbia University
Anthropology
Dissertation: "Aversions of Modernity: The 'Problem' of Tradition and Religion in Leftist Feminist Thought in Contemporary Morocco"
Current Position: Mellon Fellow, Institute for Research on Women (IRW) Scholar, and Postdoctoral Associate, Rutgers University

2007-2008
Arum Park
University of North Carolina
Classics
Dissertation: "Truth, Lies, and the Divine in Pindar"
Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University

Hampshire College

2012-13
Ani Maitra
Brown University
Cultural Studies
Dissertation: "Narcissism and the Scene of Reading: Towards a Global Politics of Local Aesthetics'
Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of World Cinema, Hampshire College

2009-2010
Smita Ramnarain
University of Massachusetts Amherst 
Economics
Dissertation: "Gender, Livelihoods and Survival in Post-Conflict Rural Economies: The Case of Mid-Western Nepal"
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Siena College

2008-2009
Jeannette Marianne Elizabeth Lee
Brown University
English
Dissertation: "Modernity's Black Others: The Tragedy of the Late Twentieth Century"
Current Position: English Teacher, Cambridge School of Weston

2007-2008
Sepideh Bajracharya
Harvard University
Anthropology
Dissertation: "A County of Hearsay and Rumor: King, Strongmen, and Rumor in the Urban Nepali Political Imaginary"
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College

Mount Holyoke College

2012-13
Bettina Judd

University of Maryland
Gender Studies
Dissertation: "Feelin' Feminism: Black Women's Art as Feminist Thought"
Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor in Women's Studies, Mount Holyoke College

2011-2012
Jennifer R. Corns

CUNY Graduate Center
Philosophy
Dissertation: "Pain is Not a Natural Kind"
Current Position: Research Assistant, University of Glasgow

2010-2011
Leigh-Anne Francis 

Rutgers
History
Dissertation: "Burning Down the Cage: African American Women's Prison Communities in Auburn NY 1893-1930"
Current Position: Assistant Professor of History and Africana and Latino Studies, SUNY Oneonta

2009-2010
Reighan A. Gillam
Cornell University 
Anthropology
Dissertation: "The Revolution Will be Televised: Afro-Brazilian Media Production in Sao Paulo, Brazil"
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan

2008-2009
Terrence Richard Blackman
The Graduate School, CUNY
Mathematics
Dissertation: "On the Arithmetic and Geometry of Arithmetic Fuchsian Groups"
Current Position: Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor, MIT

2007-2008
Melissa Madera
Binghamton University
History
Dissertation: "Dictating Motherhood: Public Health and Modernization in Trujillo's Dominican Republic, 193-1961"
Current Position: Founder, Empowering the Body, NY, NY

Smith College

2012-13
Daniel Rodriguez
New York University
Latin American Studies
Dissertation: "'A Blessed Formula for Progress:' Public Health and Social Welfare Policy in the Transformation of Havana (1897-1940)"
Current Position:
Mellon Post Doctoral Fellow in International Studies, Kenyon College

2011-2012
Seung-Yun Oh

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Economics
Dissertation: "Evolutionary and Institutional Models of the Family Economy"
Current Position: Research Fellow, Korea Insurance Research Institute

2010-2011
*Andrea Nicole King

University of California Davis
History
Dissertation: "Womanhood Revoked: African American Women, Respectability and Vice in San Francisco 1863-1941"
Current Position: New York City Teaching Resident and MA Candidate in Education, St. John's University

2009-2010
Gloria Melissa Garcia
Yale University
American Studies
Dissertation: "Visual Routes of Memory: Contemporary Representations of Violence in the Americas, 1980-2005"
Current Position: Interim Director of the Women's Center, Dickinson College

2008-2009
Maria C. Ramos
University of Maryland
English
Dissertation: "Spain in Twentieth-Century African American Travel Literature"
Current Position: Professor, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

2007-2008
Terza Silva Lima-Neves
Clark Atlanta University
Government
Dissertation: "Sodade: Cape Verdean Communities in the U.S. and Their Contribution to Cape Verde's Development"
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Johnson C. Smith University