We are pleased to announce the following appointments as Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows in the Humanities at the Jackman Humanities Institute
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2013-2015 – Incoming Fellows
Naomi Angel, Media, Culture & Communication, New York University Dissertation: Truth in Translation: Memory, History and Nation in the Context of the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission Naomi’s research explores the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the Indian Residential Schools, asking in what ways the processes of reconciliation are also processes of translation, with special attention to the speaking and loss of mother tongues and the role of translation in public testimony. Her methodology includes media ethnography and the analysis of events and material objects to reflect on the ways that personal and collective memories are translated into the political and public sphere. Naomi will be teaching for the Cinema Studies Institute in 2013-2014.
Oisín Keohane, Philosophy, London School of Economics and Political Science Dissertation: Philosophical Nationalities: On the Philosophical Character of the National and the National Character of Philosophy Oisín is a specialist in the philosophy of language and arts, phenomenology, critical theory, and political philosophy. He has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Universities of Johannesburg (2012) and Edinburgh (2013). His work focuses on philosophical nationalism, theories of translation, linguistic justice and English as a world language, and cuts across several disciplines, including philosophy, sociolinguistics, translation studies, film studies and politics. Oisín will be teaching for the Department of Philosophy in 2013-2014.
Kavita Singh, Comparative Literature, Cornell University Dissertation: Linguistic Carnivalism: The Performativity of Language in the Caribbean Text Kavita’s work uses translation theory to explore how linguistic negotiation is more than representational: it is its own performative poetics, drawing from and paralleling a Carnival aesthetics to enact a cultural signature of exceptionalism characteristic of postcolonial literary and cultural production. She is interested in Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean literature and culture, the theory of translation and philosophy of language, cultural and postcolonial studies, women writers, comparative modernities, race, nation, and diaspora. Kavita will be teaching for the Department of French in 2013-2014.
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2012-2014 – Returning Fellows
Stacy Jameson, Cultural Studies, UC-Davis Dissertation: Food Face: Eating on the Small Screen Stacy will be teaching for the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough in 2013-2014.
Xóchitl Ruiz, Anthropology, University of Michigan Dissertation: Dining in Bethlehem: Food, Charity, and Growing Old in Bogotá Xóchitl will be teaching for the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga in 2013-2014.
Augustine Sedgewick, American Studies, Harvard University Dissertation: The American System in the World Depression, 1932-1941: The Case of the Coffee Trade Augustine will be teaching for the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga in 2013-2014