Announcing the Spring 2017 Global Urban Humanities - Townsend Fellows

We are pleased to announce the Spring 2017 Global Urban Humanities - Townsend Fellows, a group of faculty and graduate students engaged in the study of contemporary and historical global cities. Fellow affiliations include Architecture, Slavic Studies, Rhetoric, Anthropology, English, History, and Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, and will meet regularly in the spring to discuss their research projects. These fellowships are offered in collaboration with the Townsend Center for the Humanities. 

The 2017 Global Urban Humanities - Townsend Fellows are Kevin Block (Rhetoric), Isobel Palmer (Slavic), Valentina Rozas-Krause (Architecture), Associate Professor C. Greig Crysler (Architecture), Associate Professor Daniel Fisher (Anthropology), Assistant Professor Catherine Flynn (English), Professor Scott Saul (English), Professor Louise Mozingo (Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning), and Professor David Henkin (History). 

The Global Urban Humanities Initiative brings together scholars and practitioners from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, city and regional planning, and multiple arts and humanities disciplines to develop new theoretical paradigms, research methods, and pedagogical approaches to the study of global cities. It is a joint venture of the UC Berkeley Arts & Humanities Division of the College of Letters & Science and the College of Environmental Design, generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Since its establishment in 1987, the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities has encouraged an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship, fostered innovation in research, and promoted intellectual conversation among individuals from the humanities and related academic disciplines.

Read more about the Spring 2017 Class of Global Urban Humanities - Townsend Fellows here