2008-09 Class of Kluge Fellows Selected
In its sixth full year of operation, the John W. Kluge Center continues to attract the world’s brightest minds to the Library of Congress where they pursue humanistic and social science research making use of the Library's large, varied collections and expert staff. While in residence, they also have the opportunity to interact with the Washington, DC diplomatic community as well as each another.
Kluge Fellowship recipients, all of whom are within seven years of having received the terminal advanced degree in their respective areas of study, spend four to ten months in a collegial residential setting at the John W. Kluge Center in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building.
The fellows are selected by the Librarian of Congress based on the appropriateness of their proposed research application to Library collections by LC staff and recommended by a panel of their peers assembled by the National Endowment of Humanities.
Below is a listing of those arriving this Summer and Autumn followed by their academic affiliation and proposed research project:
Johanna Bockman, George Mason University, "The Socialist origins of Neoliberalism"
Elizabeth Crist, Princeton University, "Music that matters: American music in the 1930s"
Marcy Dinius, University of Delaware, "The role of the Daguerreotype in the literature, rhetoric, and visual culture of American abolition 1833-1860"
Monica Dominguez Torres, University of Delaware, "Armorials of the Anahuac: The production, regulation and consumption of indigenous heraldry in 16th century Mexico"
Petr Eltsov, Freie Universität Berlin, "A study of the Harappan society from the point of view of archaeological data and ancient Indian sociopolitical theory"
Christine Johnson, Washington University, "The German nation of the Holy Roman Empire, 1440-1556"
Agnes Kefeli, Arizona State University, "The contest over education and civic identity: Islam, Christianity, and Secularism in Post-Soviet Tatarstan"
Karen Leal, St. John’s University, New York, "The Ottoman Empire and the Classical tradition at the turn of the 18th century"
Neil Maher, New Jersey Institute of Technology, "Ground control: An environmental history of NASA and the Space Race"
Srividhya Swaminathan, Long Island University, "In service of commerce: British arguments for slavery in the era before abolition, 1660-1790"
Zachary Schrag, George Mason University, "History of riot control from the 1870s to the present in America"
Junchang Yang, Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology, "Gold, silver, and mercury in Ancient China: Archeological, art historical and metallurgical studies"