Fall 2011 Fellows

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Participant , University of Iowa* , Spanish & Portuguese
Ana M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez is an associate professor specializing in Early Modern Spanish Literature. She has published articles on Christian-Muslim relations in the Mediterranean during the 16th and 17th centuries, and a book exploring Spanish textual manifestations of the phenomenon of captivity during this period (Letras liberadas: Cautiverio, escritura y subjetividad en el Mediterráneo de la época imperial española. Madrid: Visor Libros, 2013). She is currently writing a book on Spanish presence in the Philippines during the first centuries of Spain's colonial rule of the...
Ana Rodriguez photo
Participant , University of Iowa* , Spanish & Portuguese
Ana M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez is an associate professor specializing in Early Modern Spanish Literature. She has published articles on Christian-Muslim relations in the Mediterranean during the 16th and 17th centuries, and a book exploring Spanish textual manifestations of the phenomenon of captivity during this period (Letras liberadas: Cautiverio, escritura y subjetividad en el Mediterráneo de la época imperial española. Madrid: Visor Libros, 2013). She is currently writing a book on Spanish presence in the Philippines during the first centuries of Spain's colonial rule of the...
Participant , University of Iowa , Journalism & Mass Communication
Durham is working on a book, TechnoSex, which explores how new media technologies impact social understandings of the body as “cultural plastic,” as well as the ways in which technologies intersect with physicality in constituting new sexual subjectivities. While there has been a great deal of popular discourse on practices like ‘sexting,’ and amateur erotic video via YouTube, scholarship to date has not directly theorized the relationship between interactive media, corporealities, and sexual subjectivities.
Participant , University of Iowa , Sociology
As immigration has increased and interracial relationships have become more common, ethnic inequality has become more complex in the United States, and research has begun to focus more on inequality within, as well as between, ethnic and racial groups. Using data collected by the New Immigrant Survey, Campbell is examining the effect of skin tone on occupational and health inequality for new immigrants to the United States.
Participant , Grinnell College , English
Shanna Greene Benjamin, Associate Professor of English at Grinnell College, is a literary critic and biographer who studies the literature and lives of black women. She has published on African American literature and black women's literary history in MELUS, African American Review, Studies in American Fiction, and PMLA. While in residence at the Obermann Center, Professor Benjamin will complete Half in Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Nellie Y. McKay. In January 2006, Nellie Y. McKay, the Evjue-Bascom Professor of American and African-American Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison...