With the astounding rise of China as a global economic and military superpower, challenging the world leadership of the United States, the question of imperial transition has once again come to the fore.
Research Partnership Opportunities
This project utilizes the ecological framework to examine selected topics of women's health in terms of access, quality, and outcomes of healthcare. The focus will be on gender-based violence, mental health, and reproductive health.
FALL 2017 PROJECT
In the past decade, deep learning methods have shaken the academic and industrial world.
Five Scarves: Doing the Impossible—If We Can Reverse Cell Fate, Why Can’t We Redefine Success for Women?
Research has shown that women’s empowerment and gender equality have catalytic effects on human development, good governance, sustained peace, and harmonious relationships between the environment and human populations. However, percentages of women in academia are low across the globe.
An important part of the book I am writing concerns the dominance of the French language among educated people in 18th-century Europe. French was the lingua franca among the European elite, but it was much more.
How did the “War on Terror” transform race and, in turn, change African American literature?
I am looking for two research partners: one with a background in theology/Christian religious studies, and one with a background in the roles of women in African societies/gender and African societies.
The advancement of computing technologies and the possibilities for novel user interfaces have opened up tremendous opportunities to build software-based tools that empower human creativity.
This project is about building a system for multi-party computation protocols to perform analytics on social science data. The research partner should have mathematical maturity, knowledge of statistics, and ease with programs.
I am looking for a research partner who would help me transcribe a collection of interviews of women from video/oral/hand-written-notes formats.
Biodiversity and Biomechanics of Gelatinous Zooplankton: An Investigation at the Intersection of Biology, Engineering, Genomics, and Soft Robotics
This project explores jellyfish from numerous different perspectives. It consists of a book project that explores the history of the intersection of humans and jellyfish.
The project will trace the California strawberry industry’s socio-natural history to show how a suite of advantages turned into interlocking threats.
The Mad Cartoonists of Cairo: The Dangerous World of Middle East Censorship and the Emergence of Arab Comix
In the past decade, and especially since the 2011 uprisings, a new movement of underground comics has electrified the Middle East and North Africa. This contemporary canon of texts enjoys great artistic, literary, and political merit.
At the center of the mass civil rights movement, children and youth dominate. They were on the frontlines in battles against adults determined to deny them access to the opportunities the nation boasted.
My project is an intellectual biography of a key political activist and academic in South Africa. The themes explored in this biography include: theories of race and gender, cross-race friendships, political spaces for women in Africa, and women in academia.
“Memories from Resistance” is an interdisciplinary architectural history and translation project that makes architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky’s 1980s German-language book Erinnerungen aus dem Widerstand available to English-speaking audiences for the first time,
I am a visual artist who uses time-based, photographic, and discursive platforms to examine “progress” and its alternatives. Recent exhibitions have focused on transparency and opacity as medium and metaphor, with a particular focus on privacy as a political gesture.
Twenty-Two Hours is part of a series of cinematic works investigating the history of utopia and internationalism in North Africa and the Middle East, through a reflection on the dialectics of authorship and history writing.
On March 10, 1970, Jean Genet—the legendary French writer and revolutionary—spoke in Cambridge, MA, along with members of the Boston Chapter of the Black Panther Party, to call for solidarity and support for the Black Liberation Movement.
After decades of progress, trends toward gender equality have slowed.
The beach was one of the most distinctive and common landscapes of the world of the ancient Greeks, the proverbial "frogs around a pond.” This project, which is at its earliest stage, will explore how the landscape of the accessible coastline generated and clarified thinking about some of t
I am writing a book on criminal law in ancient Greece.
This book examines the relationship between the 19th-century information revolution and Anglo-American literature of the time.
The project aims at analyzing a population genetic model to understand the evolution of expression in endosymbionts (in a very broad sense, including e.g., plasmids in bacteria, or mitochondria in eukaryotes).
Oil and water, which are the majority components of salad dressing, do not mix—in the words of science they form two, separate, liquid phases—or, these liquids “phase separate.” Cells contain localized regions; some are isolated by physical membranes but others self-isolat
A kinetic journey through the graphic motifs of textiles pairs figure and landscape to explore the technological development of fabric production and consumption alongside systems of visual and spoken language.
I’m working on a study about Harvard's keyboard instruments collection as part of my composition process. This research will include sample recordings, spectral analysis, elaboration of sound databases and development of musical notation.
I am completing a book titled "The Drama of Celebrity," which traces the roots of contemporary celebrity culture to 19th-century theater.
My project involves research into amnesties around immigration law violations, in the US and elsewhere.
I am looking for a research partner to help with research using online databases and news sources, then writing and summarizing their research.
This study pairs a large-scale employer survey with a field experiment of hiring discrimination to better understand the organizational bases of discrimination.
I am working on a book that investigates the writings of the Brontë sisters, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, and Margaret Oliphant as test cases for theories of literary realism, focusing above all on the ways in which realism may more properly be explored as an affective, psychological str
Creating the Next Wave of Precision Biotherapeutics: Marrying Automated Carbohydrate Synthesis to Automated Peptide Synthesis
Over 500 peptide/protein-based potential drugs are now in pre-clinical or clinical trials. However, most human proteins, including antibodies, are also linked site-specifically to carbohydrates.
We will be looking back over US decision making during key episodes of the last two decades, raising questions regarding the US role in the world, human rights, intervention, and the prospects for multilateral cooperation.
SPRING 2018 PROJECT
I am looking for research partners with programming skills in Python. Familiarity with the neo4j platform is a bonus but not essential. The research partner will come in at the ground level of an exciting project which will afford the possibility of equity and ongoing future engagement.
My project is a venture to create a web-based resource to map the world's key decision-makers and influencers and their interrelationships and relationships with institutions and corporations in order to provide governments, law enforcement, journalists, civil society, and anti-corruption activis
While at Radcliffe, I’ll be working on "Black Men in a White House," a book project that explores the historical roots of present-day racial and political polarization.
“Melanesia’s Way” explores black internationalism in Oceania, namely across Fiji, Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, New Zealand, and Vanuatu.
The proposed installation is an inquiry into two different modes of material culture production: the manufacturing of mass-produced goods in the free trade zone of Manaus in the Amazon forest, and the traditional ways of making practiced by the indigenous communities in the region.
I will be addressing a series of interconnected questions on "animality-cinemality-criminality," involving engagement with film professionals and researchers relative to actors' screen roles and their casting, exploring the relationship between appearance, measurement, and typecasting.
The aim of my project is to present a comprehensive history of concepts, images, and ways of moving in biology from the 18th century to today. Motion has always been observed, described, and visualized in the living world.
My project studies the role of supplements and continuations in Renaissance literary culture, broadly defined as texts that announce themselves as adding to, carrying forward, or finishing other texts.