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Fellows News 2010-2011

This page announces news from our 2010-2011 Fellows.  If you have news, please contact Kim Yates to get it posted here.

Andrew Campana (Jackman Humanities Institute Undergraduate Fellow, 2010-2011) has been awarded a SSHRC doctoral fellowship commencing in 2011, which will support his work in the direct-entry Ph.D. program in East Asian Studies at Harvard University.

Hannah Wells (Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities, 2009-2010) has accepted the postion of Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Drew University.  She will commence teaching in January 2012.

Mohan Matthen (Jackman Humanities Institute Faculty Research Fellow) has been awarded a partnership development grant to study the senses.  The participating institutions are the Departments of Philosophy at Toronto (Principal Investigator: Mohan Matthen), Harvard (Co-Investigator: Susanna Siegel), MIT (Co-Investigator: Alex Byrne), the Centre for the Study of the Senses at the University of London (Co-Investigator: Barry Smith), and the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience at the University of Glasgow (Co-Investigator: Fiona Macpherson). Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and by the partner institutions, this will be a philosophy-led, interdisciplinary, international network of researchers to study how the brain/mind integrates information from the senses.  The five partners aim to bring together the leading strands of work in philosophy and the sensory sciences, bring it to immediate, timely, and wide discussion in all the relevant disciplines.  Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from the partner units will team up to initiate wide web-based discussions among qualified professionals by creating reports and position papers subsequent to each workshop. The partnership will provide graduate students unprecedented opportunities for working with senior researchers in all five partner institutions, as well as career-sustaining networks with their peers across the network.

Julia Bolotina (Jackman Humanities Institute Undergraduate Fellow) has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to support her MPhil studies in Anglo-Saxon literature at Cambridge University, starting in September 2011.  Gates Scholarships are awarded to graduate students at all levels and in all disciplines worldwide; for further information, click here.

David Taylor (Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanties) comments on rising tuition in the Times Higher Education.

Tania Ahmad (Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities) has accepted the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster PA.

David Taylor (Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities) has accepted the position of Assistant Professor in the Departments of English (UTSG) and English and Drama (UTM), University of Toronto.

Atsuko Sakaki (Faculty Research Fellow, East Asian Studies) has published the first piece of new scholarship coming out of her current Fellowship: "Tanizaki Jun'ichirō, or photography as violence" in Japan Forum, Vol. 22, Issue 3-4 (2010) pp. 381-404. For University of Toronto users, see the article here.

David Taylor (Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities) comments on Britain's student protests in the Guardian.

Stefan Dolgert (Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities) has accepted the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Connecticut.

Atsuko Sakaki (Faculty Research Fellow, East Asian Studies) has published a new article:  "The Taming of the Strange:  Arakida Rei Reads and Writes Stories of the Supernatural" in The Female as Subject: Reading and Writing in Early Modern Japan. Edited by P.F. Kornicki, Mara Patessio, and G.G. Rowley.  Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, Monograph #70, 2010.  Further details here.

Mohan Matthen (Faculty Research Fellow, UTM Philosophy) has been awarded the University of Toronto Mississauga Research Excellence Award.  This award honours a faculty member who has "made a relevant and sustained impact through contributions to his/her field of study, is able to stimulate and challenge the research ability of students, to communicate results effectively, and to maintain mastery of his/her subject area."

Jon Bath (INKE Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Information) has been interviewed on CBC Radio, on the topic of book length. You can hear him here.


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