We are pleased to announce that the following doctoral candidates will be joining us in 2016-2017 on the annual theme of Time, Rhythm, and Pace.
Chancellor Jackman Graduate Fellows in the Humanities, 2016-2017
Noa Reich, English Temporalities of Inheritance in the Victorian Novel Noa’s dissertation explores the trope of inheritance in Victorian novels as a both a diachronic and synchronic phenomenon that creates paradoxical temporal overlaps. In the process, her reassessment of the literary treatment of time also sheds light on the ways that historically “past” temporalities continue to impact and to be impacted by “present” and emergent ones.
Jacob Nerenberg, Anthropology Temporalities of Circulation and Contested Theologies in Highlands West Papua Jacob’s dissertation investigates the ways that religious rhythms inflect the politics of infrastructure in the highlands of West Papua. Global agencies sponsor infrastructure programs geared toward national autonomy, and in response, Christian leaders draw on millennial discourses to campaign for new projects. His analysis leads to a reformulation of political theology that proposes the notion of “theologistics” to address the ways that global demands for acceleration are entangled in oscillating temporalities of promise, threat, and transcendence.
Anna Flaminio, Law Beyond Gladue: Urban Indigenous Youth Healing through Wahkotowin and Kiyokewin Anna’s SJD doctoral research addresses Cree kinship relations (wahkotowin) in the context of the fast pace of Canadian criminal and family courts. Indigenous legal traditions require adequate time and space for healing and restoring kinship relationships through the reconciliatory approach of visiting (kiyokewin). Visiting and gathering protocols involve natural cycles such as sunrise and sunset, yet clock time is rarely invoked. Anna proposes a kinship-visiting approach to be applied in the context of criminal and family law as an urban dispute resolution mechanism and as a component of the necessary work of reconciliation.
Amilcare Iannucci Graduate Fellow in the Humanities, 2016-2017
Elliot Carter, Philosophy The Perception of Time Elliot’s thesis examines the temporal aspects of perception. He argues that time is experientially unique from other perceptions. At the intersection of cognitive psychology and philosophy, he questions current theoretical assumptions about the ordering of events in conscious experience to create a space for the mind’s own activity in structuring temporal experience.