On June 12, OID hosted the 2018 Collegium of University Teaching Fellows (CUTF) Spring Reception to welcome the 2018-19 CUTF cohort to the program.
The CUTF is a highly sought-after program with limited slots that provides graduate students with a valuable opportunity to develop and teach a lower division seminar in their field of specialization. This experience serves as a “capstone” to the teaching apprenticeship, preparing them for the academic job market and their role as future faculty.
Each year, 19 students are selected to participate in the program. The 2018-19 CUTF fellows and their respective seminars are:
- Sohaib Baig, History – “Full Moons Rising in Splendor”: Muslim Scholars, Poets, and Mystics in 18th Century South Asia
- Lianne Barnes, Pyschology – The Science of Empathy: How Empathy Leads Us to Help – and Hurt – Others
- Laura Beebe, Gender Studies – The Violence of Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Feminist Self-Representation
- Kathryn Cai, English – The Entangled Body: Narratives of Bodies and Environments Across Scales
- Elizabeth Collins, French & Francophone Studies – Decolonizing French Food through Literature and Film
- Adriana Guarro, Italian – Transgressive Voices: Women in the Italian Renaissance
- Matthew Hayes, Asian Languages & Cultures – Pilgrims, Patrons, and the Sacred: Ritual Participation in Japanese Religions
- Stefan Love, Law – Questions of Interpretation: Reading Law, Reading Music
- Abigail Mack, Anthropology – Cultures of Mental Health in the United States
- Carolyn Merritt, Anthropology – Worlds of Well-Being: Anthropological Perspectives on Health and Wellness in the Age of the Happiness Industry
- Oscar Moralde, Film, Television, and Digital Media – Video Games, Aesthetics, and Politics
- Farrah O’Shea, Theater – Listening to Intimate Musical Performance: From Beethoven to Beyoncé
- Mehrenegar Rostami, Ethnomusicology – Musical Activism as Political Contestation
- Veronika Rozhenkova, Education – Diversifying the University through Internationalization: New Directions, Challenges, and Opportunities
- Elaine Sullivan, World Arts & Cultures/Dance – Curating and Contemporary African Arts
- Gwyneth Talley, Anthropology – Animals in Anthropology
- Jenna Tamimi, Theater – Embodying the Past: A Desire for Queer Temporality
- Schuyler Whelden, Musicology – Prince and U.S. Culture in the 1980s
- Katharine Winchell, Chemistry & Biochemistry – Clean Energy from the Ground Up
Special thanks to the CUTF Faculty Advisory Committee for their hard work in reviewing the 50+ applications this year.