Fall 2020 Fellows

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Participant , University of Iowa , Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
Chloe Angyal, PhD, is a journalist from Sydney, Australia who currently serves as Facilitator and Senior Fellowship Leader at The OpEd Project. The OpEd Project is a social venture founded to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world. Its goal is to increase the number of underrepresented voices contributing to key commentary forums—which feed all other media, and drive thought leadership across all industries. 
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Participant , University of Iowa , Communication Studies and GWSS
E Cram earned a PhD in Communication and Culture at Indiana University in 2015, with concentrations in Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, and Rhetoric and Public Culture. Dr. Cram’s scholarship examines intersections between queer and trans studies and the environmental humanities—exploring cultural geographies of gender, sexuality, violence, (dis)ability, and health/wellness.
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Participant , University of Iowa , College of Law
Jason Rantanen is a Professor and Ferguson-Carslon Fellow in Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. He writes in the areas of patent law, federal courts, and empirical legal studies.
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Participant , University of Iowa , Computer Science
Juan Pablo Hourcade is an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa's Department of Computer ScienceUI3 Associate Director for Informatics Education, and a member of the Delta Center.
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Participant , University of Iowa , Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures
Kendall Heitzman is Associate Professor in the Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures Department. He is currently researching two interconnected projects: he is interested in a group of outward-looking poets who came to prominence in the 1960s, some of whom spent some time at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP), including Yoshimasu Gōzō and Shiraishi Kazuko. He has also been researching the history of Japanese writers in the IWP as well as the early days of the IWP in general.
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Participant , University of Iowa , Health and Human Physiology
Lucas Carr is Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Human Physiology. Dr. Carr directs the Behavioral Medicine Lab and the Community Outreach Lab
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Participant , University of Iowa , Mathematics
Rodica Curtu is Professor, Associate Chair, and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Mathematics. Her research interests are computation neuroscience, mathematical biology, and nonlinear dynamical systems. 
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Participant , University of Iowa , History
Shuang Chen received her B.A. and M.A. in history from Peking University, and Ph.D. degree in history from the University of Michigan. She joined the Department of History in 2010. As a historian of late imperial and modern China, her research interest encompasses social, economic, and political history, with an emphasis on exploring how the interplay of state and local institutions over the long term shaped modern Chinese society.