Spring 2021 Fellows

Carol Severino 2021
Participant , University of Iowa , Rhetoric
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
color headshot of Chloe Angyal
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. 
Eric Hirsch
Participant , Franklin & Marshall College , Earth & Environment
Eric Hirsch is an environmental anthropologist whose research focuses on the relationship between environmental change, economic development, and how marginalized communities build their livelihoods.
Michael E. Moore
Participant , University of Iowa , History
Michael Edward Moore (History) will advance his book project "The Cadaver Trial of Pope Formosus: The End of Carolingian World Order." The overall subject is the notorious cadaver trial of Pope Formosus, in which the body of Formosus was unearthed, put on trial, mutilated and thrown into the Tiber River. Moore proposes that the trial was a symptom of the collapse of the Carolingian Empire after 888, marked by violence and the deliberate violation of religious and political norms.
Theresa Donofrio
Participant , Coe College , Communication Studies
Dr. Donofrio teaches courses in rhetorical theory and criticism, media studies, political discourse and pop culture. She has taught a First-Year Seminar entitled "Memorials, Museums, and Mausoleums: Marking Sites of Tragedy" and a special topics course on "Rhetorics of Atrocity: Genocide, War, and National Anxieties over Violence."