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The Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities
The 2003 Institute
Culture and Globalization
June 17th - August 11th, 2003
Gillian Harkins, Assistant Professor, English, email@example.com
Gillian Harkins, Assistant Professor (PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2002) specializes in late twentieth-century United States literature and culture. Her research explores the intersections of gender, sexuality and violence in narratives of national belonging at the end of the twentieth century, focusing on the relation between legal and literary representations of incest. Her current work-in-progress examines the role of the national family romance in contemporary U.S. incest narratives, arguing that these narratives replace genealogies of descent, which have historically coupled family and nation, with new figures of domestic inheritance that work to expose the epistemic violence of such historical coupling. Her work contributes to current scholarship on citizenship and sexuality in transnational American Studies as well as to literary studies of twentieth century fiction. Additional research interests include Modern and Contemporary American Literature, female novelists, autobiography, trauma, psychoanalysis, narrative theory, feminist and queer theory, and citizenship.
Chandan Reddy, Assistant Professor, English, firstname.lastname@example.org
My research focuses on the transformations and inventions of literary forms that issue from history of non-western migration to the "west." In particular, I've been interested in twentieth century Black and Asian migrations from the Caribbean basin and Asia to the United States. Presuming that migration is not solely a demographic phenomenon, but also a transformation of the political economic, social, and epistemological structures of "western" modernity, I approach the study of "racialized" migration as an account of the heterogeneity and unevenness of modernity and its core institutions, especially the nation-state. The project is aimed also at thinking about the intersections and discontinuities between Black and Asian immigrant racializations in various institutionalized critiques. In addition to the literary, cultural and legal study of race and migration, of political economy and the nation-state, I continue to work in the field of non-western and immigrant "gay and lesbian" sexualities. My most recent research has focused on the "individual" as an object of knowledge in contemporary globalization.
Nikhil Singh, Assistant Professor, History, email@example.com
Matthew Sparke, Associate Professor, Geography and International Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org
In recent years most of my work has been focused on globalization. I teach a large introductory course on the topic at UW called Introduction to Globalization website, and I am writing a textbook entitled Introduction to Globalization for Blackwell. Based on research funded by a National Science Foundation CAREER grant, I have also authored another book and a number of articles for academic journals on related themes: including the ways in which globalization processes are remaking nation-states, the links between globalization and American dominance, and the impact of economic interdependency on border regions. Some of the most recent of these publications are listed below.