Announcing the RCC Fellowship Cohort 2015-16!

The RCC is pleased to announce the 31 recipients of fellowships for the 2015-16 cohort. In our most competitive round to date, a committee of five members from both the RCC and LMU evaluated the applications to choose the new fellows, who will also be the first fellows of Phase II of the Carson Center. Only around 7% total were selected to be fellows. All of the following fellows will be in residence in Munich between 1 September 2015 and 31 December 2016. Congratulations to all future fellows!

2015–16 Fellowship Recipients

Carson Writing Fellowships

  • Saskia Beudel, University of Sydney (Australia), “Science as Culture: Transgressing Disciplinary Boundaries 1850–2050”
  • Amanda Boetzkes, University of Guelph (Canada) “Contemporary Art and the Drive to Waste: Locating Aesthetic Transformations in their Relationship to the Oil Economy and Global Warming”
  • Jeon Chihyung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea), “A Dredged Nation: The Four Rivers Restoration Project and the Envirotechnical Transformation of South Korea”
  • Pey-Yi Chu, Pomona College, California (USA), “Permafrost Country: Science and Environment in Eastern Siberia, 1830s-1950s”
  • Gregory Cushman, University of Kansas (USA), “The Anthropocene and the Age of Revolution: A People’s History of the Earth under Human Domination”
  • Elsa Devienne, “École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France, ‘Beaches in the City: A Social and Environmental History of Los Angeles’s Shoreline, 1920s-1970s”
  • Arnab Dey, State University of New York at Binghamtpon (USA), “Commodity Empires and the Nonhuman: Tea ‘Culture’ in Eastern India, 1840-1940”
  • Yan Gao, University of Tennessee, Memphis (USA), “Transforming the Water Regime: State, Society, and Ecology of the Jianghan Plain in Late Imperial and Modern China”
  • Tom Griffiths, Australian National University, “The Lore of the Land: Australian Natural Histories”
  • Jeanne Haffner, Harvard University (USA), “The Environment Built: Mass Housing and Ecological Thought in Transatlantic Urbanism”
  • Cassie Hays, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania (USA), “Safari: Racial Topographies of African Natures”
  • Vimbai Chaumba Kwashirai, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), “Transformations in Environment and Society in Makonde District, Zimbabwe: 2000-2015”
  • Ernst Langthaler, Institute of Rural History (Austria), “‘The ‘Miracle Bean’ and the Transformations of the Global Food Regime, 1870s–2010s”
  • Alan MacEachern, University of Western Ontario (Canada), “The Miramichi Fire”
  • Bernhard Malkmus, Ohio State University (USA)/Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften (Germany), “The Scandal of Nature Literature and the Environment”
  • Salma Monani, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania (USA), “Indigenous Eco-Visions: The Ecological Sensibilities of Fourth Cinema”
  • Lisa Pettibone, Musuem für Naturkunde Berlin (Germany), “Follow-up study on the Ideological Aspect of Sustainability Transformation”
  • Vidya Sarwesvaran, Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, “Where the Bougainvillea Blooms: Stories of Place from a Resilient Landscape”
  • Lise Sedrez, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), “National Waters, Public Space: State and Environment in Guanabara Bay, Brazil, 1905-2005”
  • Jana Sprenger, Niedersächsischer Landesbetrieb für Wasserwirtschaft, Küsten- und Naturschutz (Germany), „Das schädlichste Geschöpf Gottes“? Wahrnehmung und Verfolgung von Wölfen in Deutschland vom 17. bis zum 19. Jahrhundert
  • Paul Sutter, University of Colorado Boulder (USA), “Pulling the Teeth of the Tropics: Environment, Disease, Race, and the U.S. Sanitary Program in Panama, 1904-1914”
  • Allen Thompson, Oregon State University (USA), “Ethics of Novel Ecosystems”
  • Paula Ungar, Alexander von Humboldt Institute (Colombia), “Drawing Ecosystems: Negotiations Between Science and Politics Around the Delimitation of Páramos in Colombia”
  • Sebastián Ureta, Universidad Alberto Hurtado Santiago (Chile), “Waste Assemblages: The Multiple Lives of Tailings in Contemporary Chile”
  • Kirsten Wehner, National Museum of Australia, “The Ecological Museum: Re-imagining Collections and Exhibitions in the Anthropocene”
  • Robert Wilson, Syracuse University (USA), “Forging the Climate Movement”

Outreach Fellowships:

  • Greta Schiller, Jezebel Productions, Earth Repair (Documentary Film)
  • Nicoloas Humbert, Wild Plants (Film)

Interdisciplinary Fellowship:

  • Sarah, Strauss (University of Wyoming, USA), Carrick Eggleston (University of Wyoming, USA), Eric Poettschacher (energyspotter GbR, Germany), Christina Rappich (energyspotter GbR), “Cultures of Energy: Societal Transformations in the Service of Sustainable Systems”

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