Spring 2014 Fellows
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.
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.
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 mémoire: Manifestations religieuses et littératures de la Caraïbe (2006).
Carol directs the University of Iowa Writing Center and the Writing Fellows Program and teaches courses that explore the relationships between writing, language background, culture, and pedagogy, also the focus of her research. As an Obermann Fellow this semester, Carol will analyze student writing samples, tutorial recordings from the English and Spanish Writing Centers, UI faculty survey results on writing across the curriculum, published empirical research on Spanish foreign/second language and heritage writing, and her own learning journal from a Spanish writing course in order to furth
Juan Pablo Hourcade is an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa's Department of Computer Science, UI3 Associate Director for Informatics Education, and a member of the Delta Center.
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.
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.