My novel-in-progress is set in Israel during the immigration wave in the early 1990s. The book tells the tale of a marriage between two people swept up by the forces of history and the destructive power of ambition.
Research Partnership Opportunities
I would love to work with a research partner who plays the piano and is interested in reading a complex score with constantly shifting meters.
Research for my project will be used to identify themes, collaborators, and cast members for the development of a performance that explores the great legacy of thoughts, dreams, myths, ideas, inspirations, and intuitions which animated central plains culture before European domination.
The project is a novel about a young woman coming of age in a conservative Catholic environment. The protagonist is gay, possibly transgender. The categories are unclear to her, and to me.
This project maps the emerging governance regimes surrounding far off-shore oil exploration and extraction in West Africa's Gulf of Guinea.
This project constructs a feminist Sharia by reimagining the narrative of Äisha, Muhammad’s youngest wife.
I’m looking for a research partner to help analyze and present information collected in a recently completed study titled “Living Islam Between Text and Practice: A Case Study of Domestic Violence and Islam.” Students with a background in computer graphics and quantitative resea
My study looks at places where social movements meet literature in the specific context of contemporary Egypt.
Newspapers may contain commentary and debate about different monetary experiments in the early American colonies. This project aims to locate and analyze that commentary. Another level of debate takes place in legislative journals and assembly records.
There are three specific aims of this project. The first (and most extensive) is to conduct a broad literature search, looking for intersection of the main questions about what evidence exists, from various fields, for a role for brain reward mechanisms in behavior affecting the environment.
This project focuses on indicators of judicial independence, the relation between corruption and judicial independence, and corruption and impunity.
My project focuses on researching pioneers in computer music languages for new film/exhibition and researching sites for photography.
The recourse to "funniness" in the face of alien difference is the starting point of this project. Why do we smile, laugh, or make a joke when confronted with a world that operates differently from what we know and expect? What happens when our idea of the alien other is inflected with laughter?
In this project I am thinking about African American farming—specifically, thinking about nation, race, and land.
The research partner would work on the production of my film, including research about the subject matter of Unrest, some casting, and shooting and editing.
The research partner will contribute to the development and fine-tuning of a framework for computer vision that will aid in the automated analysis of fly behavior. The resulting data will help link neurogenetic manipulations with the behavioral consequences that result from them.
This is a collaborative project with a colleague in London who specializes in US foreign policy. We are trying to understand how domestic politics interact with international structural factors to shape the ways China and the United States have related to one another over the past century.
We wish to use the most recent publicly available data on the cosmos (in particular the Planck satellite) to understand the nature of the origin of the universe (the energy scale of inflation). To do this it is necessary to develop (statistical) tools to confront data with theory.
This project is a novel-in-progress tentatively titled “To Weave with Water.” Set on the island of Maui, the novel alternates between two historical periods.
Many computational problems in graphs become easier when we restrict attention to specific families of graphs, such as planar graphs. Many planarity-exploiting algorithms have been developed.
We have a new implementation of an algorithm for the traveling salesman problem. The algorithm is especially appropriate for road networks.
I seek help in constructing a propospographical database of references to men and women who resided in English coastal communities during the Middle Ages (particularly 1300 to 1520).
Ó, for Eight Amplified Narrators, Double Choir, Chamber Orchestra, and Pre-recorded Sounds (2010–2014)
I composed the 35-minute work Ó between 2010 and 2014.
My project will encompass research into sound studies with the goal of creating three original musical works, each distinct in character and scope.
For a project on the transformation of French commerce and imperialism in the wake of the French and Haitian Revolutions, Professor Lewis is looking for a research partner to help her work through some of the material available in Widener, Law, and Baker libraries.
“A Fearful Symmetry” uses the typewritten correspondence between filmmaker Hollis Frampton and poet Ezra Pound (1956–1958) as the basis for a digitally animated epistolary poem that enacts a complex drama of a modernist discipleship gone awry.
I am working on a book that introduces students to major themes in the study of colonialism. Chapters focus on settler colonialism, race and capitalism, Orientalism, gender and patriarchy, and liberal imperialism. The book uses case studies from across the colonial world.
Milla will be my second feature film. The film deals with teenage motherhood and is set in the north of France. The main work remaining is editing, and the research partner would function as an assistant editor.
My project is on simulations of charge transport in a simple model of a one-dimensional disordered conductor, a model for a single conducting polymer with conformational disorder in which the disorder varies slowly in time.
I am working on a book that tells the story of a reservation community, Buffalo Creek, in western New York State.
I am looking for a research partner to help me with data cleaning, analysis, and literature review. I would prefer a research partner who has experience with the statistical program Stata.
Intertwined Component Complexity of Earth Surface Processes and Ecological Responses: The Himalaya as a Natural Ecosystem Template
My project will trace the linkage between the Himalayan formation and concomitant development and evolution of elevational ecosystem and species gradients.
This project focuses on the history of psychedelic drugs, including at Harvard.
I am looking for one or more research partners who will help categorize and translate decisions from early Islamic courts that we identify together, and help plan a conference/workshop around it.
I am looking for qualified students to serve as research assistants for a book-length project on the history of police violence in Chicago. The book examines what the police reveal about the health of our democracy.
The project is a film that revolves around different forms of storytelling. As its backbone it will be a film about a film being made in Morocco.
My project is an investigation of interspecies cohabitation in experimental medical science, focused specifically on laboratory scientists' informal and private understandings of the moral use of mammalian species as research subjects.
Creating Recorded Audio Sample Databases/Creating Music-Theater Stage Props and Visual Accompaniments to Music
I am looking for a research partner to help with two key tasks. The first involves the preparing of recorded, digital audio samples (cutting, cropping, cleaning) and organizing these into directories.
The project I am developing intervenes in debates about the relationship between Atlantic slavery and modern conceptualizations of freedom, to argue that the latter depend not on a disavowal of existent regimes of slavery but on a philosophical impossiblization of humans enslaving themselves.
I am looking for two research partners to assist me in script research, as well as Boston-area scientific community outreach, especially in the fields of robotics, planetary science, and nano-medicine.
My project involves developing statistical/analytical or computational tools to analyze and interpret cosmological data. Cosmological data sets are large, very rich, and entering the "big data" category. They can be "mined" for information.
The project maps and analyzes the ecosystem of a new terrain of activism that I call activism 2.0.
“Black Helix” is a wide-ranging study into the effects of the war on terror on the direction of the biological sciences in the United States over the past decade.
As a composer, I am interested in expanding the range of performing environments for contemporary music in order to increase the engagement of the audience.
This composition/sound-art project explores the possibilities for expanding and reinterpreting performing environments to integrate multiple media and audience members.
The Molecular Networks Underlying Health and Disease: Why Some Tissues Remain Intact While Others Succumb to Diseases
The project combines state-of-the-art network biology approaches with a novel perspective into the molecular basis of human disease.
My project analyzes the process of democratization in Europe historically between 1848 and 1950, focusing primarily on Britain and Germany, reconstructing the untold story of the role of Europe's conservative political parties as critical hinges of history.