Spring 2014 Fellows

Participant , University of Iowa , Linguistics
Alice Davison, Associate Professor of Linguistics, is writing a journal article summing up her research on a feature of languages of lndia, the understood subjects of infinitive clauses. She will be looking at information about Hindi and other languages, including Mizo, Telugu, Marathi, and others. Davis will focus on a difference among these languages. This difference has implications for a controversy among linguists about the most insightful way to account for understood subjects within a linguistic theory of sentence structure. She looks forward to the opportunity of talking to other...
Participant , Obermann Post-Doctorate Fellow , English
Andrea Charise received her PhD from the Department of English at the University of Toronto where, over the course of her degree, she also participated in the transdisciplinary research program “Health Care, Technologies, and Place.” Her doctoral dissertation (“‘Time’s feeble children’: Old Age and the Nineteenth-Century Longevity Narrative, 1793-1901”) examined how nineteenth-century British novelists sought to represent old age in the wake of acute challenges to traditional models of lifespan and life course narratives. Her book-in-progress builds on these findings by investigating how the...
Participant , University of Iowa , French & Italian
Anny Dominique Curtius is an associate professor of Francophone studies and co-directs the Caribbean, Diaspora, and Atlantic Studies Program. Her scholarship engages with Francophone studies, postcolonial theory, comparative Caribbean cultural studies, cultural anthropology, Sub-Saharan African cinema, contemporary art, and ecology. She is the author of Symbioses d’une mémoireManifestations religieuses et littératures de la Caraïbe (2006). She is currently working on her second book, entitled Unveiling the Camouflage:...
Participant , University of Iowa , Rhetoric
 Carol Severino, Professor of Rhetoric, will examine word choice e!Tors in second language (L2) writing in the writing center and in her own L2 writing. First, by combining methods of two previous vocabulary studies, she will identify and classify word choice errors in English drafts by three Chinese students whom she will also interview. Second, following from two previous language self-studies, she will identify and classify word choice errors in her Spanish writing. These studies will result in conference presentations and two published essays. The third pmi of the project is a travel...
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Participant , University of Iowa , Computer Science
Juan Pablo Hourcade is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and a member of the DeLTA Center. His main area of research is human-computer interaction, with a focus on the design, implementation, and evaluation of technologies that support creativity, collaboration, and information access for a variety of users, including children and older adults. He is also on the editorial board of Interacting...
Participant , University of Iowa , Art & Art History
Monica Correia is an Associate Professor in the School of Art & Art History in the area of Metalsmithing & Jewelry. She will dedicate time at the Obemann Center to producing and commercializing her designs in major cities in the U.S. and abroad. Using digital technologies and sustainable materials, she designs objects, jewelry and furniture. Correia will exhibit her work and attend Design Shows to establish partnerships with companies and industries to commercialize her work independently. Interaction with stores and design companies will let her create material about product...
Participant , University of Iowa , Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies and Art & Art History
Dr. Rachel Marie-Crane Williams, is an artist, teacher, and scholar with a joint appointment between the School of Art & Art History (Intermedia) and Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies. Her work as a researcher and creative scholar has always been focused on women’s issues, community, art, and people who are incarcerated. During her residency at the Obermann Center, she will be working on a book. Run home if you don't want to be killed: The Detroit Riot of 1943 is a graphic history based on a series of events that led to the worst race riot in 1943. This graphic history is...