Fellows and Staff Activity

Current and former C21 fellows and staff

October 2017

Ryan Hollifield and Mick Day
former C21 fellows
Former C21 fellows Ryan Hollifield (2010-11) and Mick Day (2010-11) propose a conceptual framework for analyzing the phenomenon of the sacrifice zone within the emerging research paradigm of critical physical geography, using the illustrative case of frac sand mining in western Wisconsin: “A framework for a critical physical geography of ‘sacrifice zones’: Physical landscapes and discursive spaces of frac sand mining in western Wisconsin,” in the October 2017 issue of Geoforum

 

September 2017

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Richard Leson
former C21 fellow
Congratulations to former fellow Richard Leson (2010-11) who was one of just forty individuals to be named as a scholar-in-residence at The Getty Research Institute for the 2017-18 academic year. The Getty’s theme for the year is “Iconoclasm and Vandalism.”

 

September 2017
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Kennan Ferguson
former C21 director
Former C21 director Kennan Ferguson (Political Science) has been appointed as the UW System representative of the University of Wisconsin Press Committee, the editorial board that oversees and approves the UW Press. Congratulations, Kennan!

 

August 2017
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Ryan Holifield
former C21 fellow
Ryan Holifield (2010-11) served as co-editor (with Jayajit Chakraborty and Gordon Walker) of the recently published Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice. The handbook presents an extensive and cutting-edge introduction to the diverse, rapidly growing body of research on pressing issues of environmental justice and injustice. Congratulations to Ryan!

 

June 2017The Politics of Reproduction book cover
Katherine Paugh
2015-2016 C21 fellow
Katherine Paugh’s book, The Politics of Reproduction: Race, Disease, and Fertility in the Age of Abolition, published by Oxford University Press. The book addresses a new the frequently debated question of whether abolitionism was understood by contemporaries as economically beneficial to the British Empire, while also making new claims about the importance of Britain’s colonies in the emergence of population as a political problem. Portions of the book were written during her fellowship year at the Center.

 

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Tracey Heatherington and Bernard Perley
former C21 fellows
Former C21 fellows Tracey Heatherington (2013-14) and Bernard Perley (2007-08, 2015-16) took a peek inside the famed Global Seed Bank in Svalbard, Norway (before there was some flooding in May). Here are some of their notes: “Fieldnotes from Svalbard: How Global Dreamings Take Root in the Arctic Frontier,” EuropeNow Journal (Issue 7, May 2017).

 

April 2017Traversals book cover
Stuart Moulthrop
former C21 fellow
In April, former C21 fellow Stuart Moulthrop (2014-15), with Dene Grigar, published Traversals: The Use of Preservation for Early Electronic Writing with The MIT Press. The book continues Moulthrop’s work of documenting and preserving electronic literature—specifically those works that are now largely inaccessible because of changes in hardware, software, and platforms—by examining four influential early works (Judy Malloy’s Uncle Roger [1986], John McDaid’s Uncle Buddy’s Phantom Funhouse [1993], Shelley Jackson’s Patchwork Girl [1995], Bill Bly’s We Descend [1997]), and offering “deep readings” that consider the works as both literary artifacts and computational constructs.

 

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Thomas Haigh
former C21 fellow
Former C21 fellow Thomas Haigh (2008-09) was presented with two awards at the 2017 Business History Conference for his co-authored article, “IBM Rebuilds Europe: The Curious Case of the Transnational Typewriter” in Enterprise & Society 17, no. 2 (June 2016), 265-300. His first award was the Scranton Prize for the best overall article in Enterprise & Society and the second was the Wilkins Prize for the best article in the same journal dealing with international or comparative topics.

 

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Ali Sperling
former C21 deputy director
Former C21 deputy director Ali Sperling has a review of a recent volume of essays, The Age of Lovecraft (ed., Carl H. Sederholm and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock), in the LA Review of Books. Her review essay is titled “Acknowledgment is Not Enough: Coming to Terms With Lovecraft’s Horrors.”

 

March 2017Cold Pastoral cover
Rebecca Dunham
former C21 fellow
Congratulations to former C21 fellow Rebecca Dunham (2011-12) whose book of poetry, Cold Pastoral, was published by Milkwood Editions. Portions of the book were written during her fellowship year.

 

 

 

February 2017Nature of the Path cover
Marcus Filippello
former C21 fellow
Former C21 fellow Marcus Filippello (2013-14) had his book, The Nature of the Path: Reading a West African Road, published with the University of Minnesota Press. Portions of the book were written during his fellowship year.

 

 

 

February 2017Atari Age book cover, detail
Michael Z. Newman
former C21 fellow
Kudos to former fellow Michael Z. Newman (2011-12) who had his book Atari Age: The Emergence of Video Games in America published by MIT Press. Portions of his book were written during his fellowship year at the Center.

 

December 2016Perspectives on Politics cover
Kennan Ferguson
C21 director
C21 director Kennan Ferguson’s article, “Why Does Political Science Hate American Indians?,” was featured on the cover of the December 2016 Perspectives on Politics, a journal of the American Political Science Association. The article was part of the issue’s Reflections Symposium which also included six pieces by other scholars, followed by Kennan’s response.

 

September 2016Zone Books logo
Ivan Ascher
former C21 fellow
Former fellow Ivan Ascher (2014-15) had his book, Portfolio Society: On the Capitalist Mode of Prediction, published in MIT Press’s Zone Books/Near Futures series. Portions of his book were written during his fellowship year.

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Amanda Seligman
former C21 fellow
Former fellow Amanda Seligman (01-02) has just published her latest book, Chicago’s Block Clubs: How Neighbors Shape the City, with The University of Chicago Press.

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Christine Evans
former C21 fellow
In August, Yale University Press published Christine Evans’ book, Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television. Portions of the book were written during her fellowship year with C21, 2012-13.

February 2016Portion of ENIAC book cover
Thomas Haigh
former C21 fellow
Congratulations to former C21 fellow Thomas Haigh on the publication of his co-authored book, ENIAC in Action: Making and Remaking the Modern Computer, with MIT Press.

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Richard Grusin
former C21 director
Former C21 director Richard Grusin is presenting “Datamediation, Citizenfour, and the Affectivity of Surveillance” through the Critical Theory department at UC-Irvine, February 4.

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Nathaniel Stern
former C21 fellow
Former C21 fellow Nathaniel Stern is presenting an interactive talk on his book, Art & Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance, at the Betwixt Festival, February 25 – March 1, 2016, in Singapore. His talk is entitled “Affect, Art, and Politics: Embodied and Ecological Practices with Digital Media.”