This program fosters cross-disciplinary exchange and professional development with the goal of facilitating fellows’ entry into tenure-track positions in the academic marketplace. The valuable presence of postdoctoral fellows adds intellectual energy and vitality to the College of Arts and Sciences as a whole, contributing to interdisciplinary collaboration between academic units and the development of innovative scholarship and curricula.
Fede Cámara Halac
School of Music + ACCAD
Cámara Halac’s work focuses on live multimedia performance, instrumental and computer music, and immersive music for massively-multichannel systems. He designs and theorizes audio and image database systems that explore the relationships between sound, image, space and performance.
Departments of Theatre + Comparative Studies
Flagler is a teacher, theatre maker and scholar. Her research focuses on community-based devising, applied improvisation and digital storytelling. She is the artistic director of Be the Street — a community partnership in the Hilltop neighborhood of Columbus.
Department of African and African American Studies
Herschthal’s research interests include the history of slavery and abolition; African American history from the colonial era through Reconstruction; early American history; and the history of science, medicine and technology.
Department of French and Italian
Kashdan’s research focuses on the food cultures of the contemporary Mediterranean and how experiences of migration and diaspora are expressed in Italian, Arabic and Sephardi Jewish literature. His current projects examine the literary qualities of Mediterranean cookbooks.
Sona Hill Kazemi
Department of English
Hill Kazemi is a multi-lingual postdoctoral researcher of migration studies, disability studies and medical humanities. Her research program is located in contradictions among transnational disability rights frameworks in the context of global and regional imperialism(s).
Center for Folklore Studies
Waugh-Quasebarth teaches the Ohio Field School course and coordinates the Sharing Visions Project. His recent research interests have involved craft economies and production in global mountain forests, with a focus on Carpathia and Appalachia and collaborative methods.
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Schoon is a cultural anthropologist with interests in migration, performance studies and the politics of identity. Her current research focuses on the ‘politics of presence’ for Roma (“Gypsies”) in Turkey and Turkish migrants in Europe and the United States.
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