Post-MFA + Postdoctoral Researchers

Post-MFA + Postdoctoral Researchers

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This program fosters cross-disciplinary exchange and professional development with the goal of facilitating fellows entry into tenure-track positions in the academic marketplace and the public arts and humanities. The valuable presence of these 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. The program includes a strong mentoring component and also offers a series of formal and informal professional development opportunities. 


Post-MFA Researchers in Creative Arts
+ Postdoctoral Fellows
2021-2022

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RASEL AHMED

Post-MFA Researcher in Creative Arts
Department of Theatre

Project Title |
 Goodbye, Snowball

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CHRISTOPHER CASTILLO

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of English

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MICHAEL CHARLES

Postdoctoral Researcher
Newark Earthworks Center

Project Title | Sustainable Solutions in the Face of Injustice

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GREGORIO GONZALES

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Comparative Studies

Project Title |
 ndn title: Kolumbia edition

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RACHEL HOPKIN

Postdoctoral Researcher
Center for Folklore Studies + Humanities Institute

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JULIA KEBLINSKA

Postdoctoral Researcher
Center for Historical Research + Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies + East Asian Studies Center

Project Title |
 From New Media in a New Era (1978-1989) to Media Nostalgia in Contemporary Postsocialism: China in Comparative Perspective with Eastern Europe

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DIONNE LEE

Post-MFA Researcher in Creative Arts
Departments of Art + Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

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AMBER WHATLEY

Post-MFA Researcher in Creative Arts
Department of Theatre

Project Title |
Black Out: Lighting Design and Technology Workshop for Black Youth

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Postdoctoral Fellows


Fede Cámara Halac
Postdoctoral Researcher, 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.

Moriah Flagler
Postdoctoral Researcher, 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.

Eric Herschthal
Postdoctoral Researcher, 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.

Harry Kashdan
Postdoctoral Researcher, 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
Postdoctoral Researcher, 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).

Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth
Postdoctoral Researcher, 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.

Danielle Schoon
Postdoctoral Researcher, 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.