The research I am proposing will explore architecture’s role in transitional justice and putting back together societies after intense upheavals and internal conflicts, such as state violence, environmental disasters, civil wars, ethnic cleansing, and economic meltdown.
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This project explores issues related to surveillance, data collection, and technology, as well as technology and interactive art. We will explore issues connected to the corporeality and anatomy of the performers and the different ways to track and use their biometric data during a performance.
A Cultural History of the Cosmos: Depictions of the Universe in Literature, Science Fiction, and Poetry
Joanne Baker is a British writer, journalist and editor who would like help with researching and writing an extensive book on how humans relate to the cosmos.
Joanne Baker is a British writer, journalist, and editor who would like help with researching and writing an extensive book on how humans relate to the cosmos.
Internet of Things (IoT) systems—self-driving cars, precision agricultural systems, smart home environments—are usually developed to optimize for business value and technical performance.
Regularities in the structure of unrelated languages have been used to argue for shared common causes.
As with all human behavior, speaking or signing incurs in an energy cost. But how much? Are such costs very different across the languages of the world? Does it matter to understand linguistic behavior and/or language evolution?
Stigmatized diseases and conditions constitute an enormous problem for individuals and groups who are subject to prejudice, discrimination, isolation, and the violation of basic human rights.
The research partner(s) working with me will assist me on a book project that examines how the bodies, identities, and repertoire of orchestra conductors produce, legitimate, and limit their movements on the podium and off, from conservatories to coveted positions.
Diary of A Tap Dancer is an evening-length theatrical work using tap dance as the primary mode of storytelling. It also includes written, spoken and recorded text.
This project explores the rise of non-normative family structures in South Korea. Characterized as the “family crisis,” South Korea currently boasts the lowest fertility rate in the OECD and the highest suicide rate (propelled by suicides of senior citizens).
Blurring the Boundaries between Health Care and Law Enforcement: How the Opioid Crisis Facilitates Change in Professional Fields
This project examines how the fields of health care and criminal justice are addressing the opioid crisis in three states—California, Missouri, and Florida.
I am working on two large-scale pieces for large ensembles. I will be happy to have a few students to help. Research partners would assist with field recording, instrumental recordings and some electronic manipulation, website help, and editing some essay writing connected to my work.
Toward Speech Recognition of the Italian Language Based on Detection of Landmarks and Other Acoustic Cues to Features
The creation of an automatic speech recognition system that imitates the process actuated by a listener in deriving words intended by a speaker requires understanding how lexical items are stored in memory.
I will be working on a film that explores gender, sexuality, and the political climate of Turkey based on haptic theory and anti-ethnography research.
THIS PROJECT IS FOR SPRING 2020.
“Play and Counterplay” is an interdisciplinary study of dramatic ceremonies linked to the liturgy and of plays which were performed alongside and interactive with liturgical action.
THIS PROJECT IS FOR SPRING 2020.
“The 19th Amendment and the Politics of Race” uses an intersectional lens to uncover connections between the 19th Amendment of 1920 and the black freedom movements of the 1950s and 1960s, thus bringing into conversation two historical narratives that previously have been treated separ
This project studies a tipping point in the history of clothing, when monarchic sumptuary hierarchy gave way to individual style choices. At the heart of the project will be a forgotten decade of radically liberating Paris fashion for women, strongly influenced by India.
My project will be writing (at this stage both prose and drama) which focuses on issues around LGBTQ concerns specifically in the African context. Ideally I would love to work with two students who enjoy literature, love theater, and are interested in LGBTQ issues.
At Radcliffe I will begin a new series of interdisciplinary art works. These projects want to queer death: to create new references, vocabularies, and aesthetics with which to reorient our approach to surviving and dying on the planet in our contemporary times.
At Radcliffe I will begin a new series of interdisciplinary art works. I will be developing the idea of “queer death” by asking questions about self-determination, mutual aid, the fantasy of continuity, and accountability.
This book project explores the tragic story of Stella Goldschlag (aka Kübler-Isaaksohn, 1922–1994), a German Jewish Holocaust survivor, who worked as a Gestapo informer in Berlin from 1943 to 1945, allegedly turning in dozens of Jews
During my year as a Radcliffe fellow, I will be developing tools to mobilize and engage all Americans in a National Campaign Against Racism.
This project seeks research partner(s) who are interested in investigating the role of numerical and graphical representations in facilitating interdisciplinary communication and knowledge integration.
My projects include research in several different fields as I’ve yet to delineate how these projects will inform each other. I’m interested in summaries of correspondence, drafts, and the papers of Jean Valentine and Adrienne Rich.
This is an interdisciplinary project considering how tort law might be reconsidered to take into account the science of epidemiology. Should a plaintiff have to prove that this product caused her injury, even when the best evidence only shows that the product increases risk of injury?
I’m working on a highly produced podcast about the nature and history of knowledge and evidence. I’m looking for an undergraduate researcher who is interested in history and has experience working in archives.
The project aims to explore the algebraic and topological structure of important moduli spaces in algebraic geometry.
I work on multiple projects at once. But my main focus will be on “The Call of Migratory Things,” a postfrontier novel in which immigration, reproduction, and place intersect.
Disadvantaged Americans rarely vote, and they are severely underrepresented in the political system. How can a democracy break the cycle of poverty and political quiescence?
The United States, throughout its history, has endured numerous political crises that have imperiled democracy.
This project will synthesize archaeological data, archival accounts, and consultations with Native American tribal representatives, in order to demonstrate the complex ways in which mobile hunter gatherers have interacted with the northern Rio Grande landscape of New Mexico from the archaic perio
This project involves investigating a recently proposed algorithm in reinforcement learning—Randomized Least-Squares Value Iteration—to develop an algorithm that can determine the optimal frequency at which to treat a user in mobile health.
Statistical Models for the Time-Varying Effect of Mobile Health Interventions, with Application to HeartSteps
This project involves the development of statistical methods to model and analyze the time-varying effect of the mobile health activity suggestions on users’ step counts. A challenge is that the minute-level step count has many zeros ("zero-inflated").
The project examines black motherhood in an age of Black Lives Matter.
“Mzansi's Other Voices” is a book project that seeks to challenge entrenched notions on the value of indigenous African culture in the discourse on South African classical music and its historic lack of representation of black composers.
The student will aid in the research and production of projects in the intersection of art and law, specifically how collections are named and the relationship of private names to ownership; living artists’ rights over their creative output during their lifetime; and various legal issues th
In my Radcliffe work I am working on "the dramatic" (as opposed to "drama") in medieval liturgy, setting individual institutions at the center of my study.
The student will work closely with Dr. Rogers, a student attendance organization, and his research team to develop a deeper understanding of responsiveness to evidence by school district leaders.
This project will result in a site-specific performance and installation commissioned as part of the exhibition When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art at ICA/Boston, October 23, 2019–January 26, 2020.
On a far-flung island in the South Pacific, called New Caledonia, crows have evolved the curious habit of using pieces of vegetation as tools to extract nutritious prey from hiding places.
Why do so few animal species use tools, and how have humans become so technology-savvy?
Animal tool behavior is exceedingly rare, yet surprisingly varied. Some birds and primates use stones to crack open hard-shelled food, while others use pieces of vegetation to winkle insects out of hiding places.
At Radcliffe, Schedelbauer will work on a hybrid (experimental/sensory/essayistic/documentary) film project that investigates the history of half-Japanese subjectivities.
Her explorations will be filtered through a personal lens, as she incorporates her own transnational background.
The project seeks to uncover how Internet memes, gifs, and videos, while circulating virtually and virally, offer various forms of social critique that digitally materialize race and belief.
I would like to work with research partners on two dimensions of this project:
This book-length research project examines the growth of progressive constitutionalism, state formation, and citizenship during the long reconstruction of American democracy, starting with the destruction of slavery during the Civil War and ending with the passage of the 19th Amendment.
The student will partner to support the ongoing work of the Prison Studies Project's National Directory of Higher Education Programs in Prison. Please see this link for more information.
The student will partner to support the ongoing work of the Transformative Justice Initiative. Please see this link for more information.
The purpose of this research is to study the contemporary significance of black church arsons in the United States.
I am looking for a research partner who reads German well to work with me on two articles about the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). The first is a great story about a young German actor who ran a smuggling ring to help dissidents defect from the GDR in the 1960s/70s/80s.
While at the Radcliffe Institute, I plan—among other things—to work on my book of creative nonfiction, “Last Exit from Europe: How One Man Defied a Dictatorship, Outsmarted the Nazis, and Saved 30,000 Refugees.” With its focus on dictatorships, immigrants, and refugees, th
Addictive Stimulants in an Age of Global Capitalism: History and Biotechnology of the “Always On” Self in East Asia
This interdisciplinary and comparative project intends to examine the contemporary history of biomedical and pharmacological technologies for manipulating and improving human beings in an age of global capitalism.
My project, which will take the form of a book, offers a novel theory of why America’s sex culture and laws have become highly dysfunctional and offers suggestions as to what action should be taken.