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The Warren Center enjoys a vibrant partnership with the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities at Queen's University, Belfast.  In addition to collaborative discussions and mutual support, the centers sponsor two scholars each year to study at the other institution.

Queen's University is one of Vanderbilt University's strategic international partners, and the two universities have a very successful history of collaboration. 

Warren Center Postdoctoral Scholar at Queen's

Michael Alijewicz2013-2014: Michael Alijewicz
Michael is the first postdoctoral scholar from Vanderbilt to spend a year at the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities.  He is spending his year in Belfast revising and expanding his book project, "'Nothing Is but What Is Not': Subjunctive Aesthetics in Early Modern England."  Michael is also engaging with the other fellows at the Institute and participating in the interdisciplinary activities hosted by the Institute.  He regularly updates a blog about his research.

 

Aubrey Porterfield2014-2015: Aubrey Porterfield
As part of the Warren Center’s continued partnership with Queen’s University in Belfast, Aubrey Porterfield will be a 2014/2015 Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at their Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities. A recent Ph.D. graduate from the Vanderbilt English Department and a member of the 2013-2014 Warren Center Graduate Student Fellows Program, Porterfield will revise and expand her book project, “Modernism’s Choreographies of Stillness: The Unmaking of Race in Jean Toomer and Ito Sei.”  She will also have the opportunity to engage with the other fellows at the Institute and to participate in the interdisciplinary activities hosted by the program over the year.

Brendan Weaver 2015-2016: Brendan Weaver                                                                                                       Brendan Weaver will be a 2015-2016 Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at their Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities. A recent Ph.D. graduate from the Vanderbilt Anthropology Department and a member of the 2014-2015 Warren Center Graduate Student Fellows Program, Brendan will continue his archaeological and ethnohistorical research on the lived experience of 17th and 18th century enslaved Afro-Andean laborers on Jesuit wine estates in coastal Peru.

Queen's Graduate Student Participants in the Warren Center's Graduate Fellows Program

Aoife Laughlin2013-2014: Aoife Laughlin
Aoife is a member of Queen's School of History and is using the fellowship year to complete her dissertation entitled "Defining America: Race, Religion, and Ethnicity in the 1848 Presidential Election."  She keeps a blog on the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities website.

Read Aoife's reflections on her time at Vanderbilt here.

 

 

 

2012-2013: Paddy McQueen
"Rethinking Recognition: Establishing the Conditions of a Livable Life"

2011-2012: Tara Plunkett  
"Self and Desire: Surrealism in the Images and Texts of Federico García Lorca, Rafael Alberti, Remedios Varo, and Leonora Carrington"

2010-2011: Clive Hunter
"Troping Legba: Dany Laferrière and the Politics of Polyrhythm"

2009-2010: Gail McConnell
"Religion and Theology in Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry"




 


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