Spring 2015 Fellows

Participant , University of Iowa , Urban & Regional Planning, Graduate College
Dr. Charles Connerly joined the University of Iowa planning program in 2008 as professor and director. His research has been published in top journals, and he authored a book published by the University of Virginia Press, The Most Segregated City in America: City Planning and Civil Rights in Birmingham, 1920-1980 (2005). Most recently, he co-edited Growth Management in Florida: Planning for Paradise (2007). The Most Segregated City was named one of the top 10 planning books in 2006 by Planetizen. In 2007 the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning named the...
Participant , University of Wisconsin, Madison , Anthropology
Dr. Frank Salomon is a Professor Emeritus from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He currently resides in Iowa City. As a 2014 Fall Obermann Fellow-in-Residence, Prof. Salomon will work to complete his current book project, which is a detailed study of Rapaz, a community at 4000 meters over sea level, which guards some 263 khipus in a house of traditional ritual from which villagers serve the deified mountains. The project combines close study of these khipus with archaeological, ethnographic, and architectural study of their context. Khipu research bears on questions of "proto-writing,"...
Participant , University of Iowa , Music
Jennifer Iverson is Assistant Professor of music theory at the University of Iowa, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate-level theory and analysis, with an emphasis on recent music. She earned her Ph.D. at University of Texas at Austin in 2009 with a dissertation that explored historical memory in Ligeti’s sound-mass works. Jennifer researches in the music and discourses of the mid-century European avant-garde and disability studies. Her work appears in twentieth-century music,...
Participant , University of Iowa , English and African American Studies
Lena Hill, Associate Professor of English and African American Studies, teaches courses on nineteenth & twentieth century African-American literature, American literature and drama, and visual culture. She is particularly interested in the ways writers engage visual culture to characterize the complexity of American identity. Her current book project examines the role of visual art aesthetics in African-American literature from the late eighteenth to the midtwentieth century.
Participant , University of Iowa , History and Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies
Leslie Schwalm is a historian and feminist scholar who teaches in the History and Gender Women’s, & Sexuality Studies departments. As a historian of women and American gender relations, her published work has focused on slavery, the Civil War, emancipation, and their aftermath. She also studies the relationship between the history of medicine and the histories of ideas about race in nineteenth-century America. 
Participant , University of Iowa , Classics and Religious Studies
Dr. Robert Cargill is Assistant Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at The University of Iowa, where he has taught since 2011. He came to Iowa from the University of California, Los Angeles Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. While at UCLA, he also served as the Instructional Technology Coordinator for UCLA’s Center for Digital Humanities. He is part of the Public Humanities in a Digital World cluster of faculty....