What We Do
Assistant Professor, Comparative Human Development
Becoming Normal: Cochlear Implants. (Re)distribution and Rehabilitation in India
"I investigate how both disability rights frameworks and technological interventions are creating new ideas of disability futures in India and beyond."
Bilingualism and Communities of Accent: Greek-English Bilinguals in Chicago
"I study the Heritage Greek of Greek-Americans living in the Chicago area as it appears in oral archives and newly collected data."
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Associate Professor, Germanic Studies
The Act of Life
"I describe aesthetic action in its formal difference from normal action."
Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor, English Language & Literature, Art History, and Visual Arts
Seeing through Madness
"Seeing through Madness explores representations of individual and collective madness across the media."
Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor, English Language & Literature
From Representation to Expression: A Brief Episode in the History of the Novel
"I study the 1950s debate over whether the most important things about human experience would always escape realistic representation."
Herman C. Bernick Family Professor, Classics
Narrative in the Confessions of St. Augustine
"I argue that Augustine combined a concept of truth with a distinctive voice to create narrative consistency in the Confessions."
The Nature of Musical Thought
"I explore how the unique cognitive capacities of humans make the production and understanding of music possible."
Franke Faculty Residential Fellows
Affiliated Faculty Fellow
Franke Dissertation Completion Residential Fellows
Associate Professor, Music
Porous Instruments: Circulation and Exchange in Electronic Sound
"I study the circulation of electronic sound, as it moves between science, military engineering, film, high art, and popular music."
Doctoral Candidate, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations
Watching Whiteness Work?: The Racialization of Jewish Women in Iraq and Israel/Palestine
"I show how mid-twentieth-century Iraqi Jewish women were racialized which aided their Iraqi belonging but hindered their Israeli immigration."
Doctoral Candidate, South Asian Languages & Civilizations and Theater & Performance Studies
Performances of Posterity: Theatre, Archives and Cultural Regulation in Modern India
"I analyze the ethics and aesthetics of performance preservation in the modern and contemporary Indian context."
Doctoral Candidate, Music
The Improvised Text: Bodily Regimes of Piano Improvisation in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
"I investigate how improvisation was taught and practiced by nineteenth-century European pianists and pedagogues."
Doctoral Candidate, English Language & Literature
Moral Feeling in Early Modern England
"I study how emotional phenomena circumscribe moral thought in early modern British literature."
Doctoral Candidate, East Asian Languages & Civilizations
Sounding Awry: Unusual Voices and the Problem of Speech in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Literature
"I uncover interwoven media histories of errant sounds (whistling, ventriloquism, talking birds) emerging from seventeenth-century Chinese literature."