The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study is pleased to announce the names of the women and men selected as 2003-04 Radcliffe Fellows. While at Radcliffe, this year’s fellows will work individually and across disciplines on projects chosen for their quality and long-term impact. Together, the fellows’ distinguished endeavors are the focus of the institute’s scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work in any of the academic disciplines, professions, or creative arts. Within that broad purpose, the institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society.

The following is a list of the 2003-04 Radcliffe Fellows:

Richard D. Alba, State University of New York, Albany, sociology, “Second Generations in Comparative Perspective.”

Amy Bach, independent journalist and lawyer, “Nonfiction Court Reporter: Stories from America’s Failing Justice System.”

Eli Ben-Sasson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), computer science, randomness and computation.

Debra Blumenthal (Sargent-Faull Fellow), University of Kansas, history, “Enemies and Familiars: Muslims, Eastern, and Black African Slaves in Late Medieval Valencia.”

Susanna Blumenthal (Sargent-Faull Fellow), University of Michigan Law School, history, “Law and the Modern Mind: The Problem of Consciousness in American Legal Culture, 1800-1930.”

Anne Brunet (Helen Putnam Fellow), Harvard Medical School, biology, “Molecular Mechanisms of Organismal Longevity.”

Sandra Chapman (Sargent-Faull Fellow), University of Warwick (U.K.), physics, “Complexity in Solar System Physics and Beyond.”

Marilyn Chin, San Diego State University, poetry, “Love Sanctuary.”

Jennifer Cole (Magalen O. Bryant International Fellow), University of Chicago, anthropology, “Sex and Money: Youth, Families, and the Intimate Politics of Globalization in Contemporary Urban Madagascar.”

Jean Comaroff (Matina S. Horner Distinguished Visiting Professor), University of Chicago, anthropology, “Policing the Postcolony: Cultural Justice and the Metaphysics of Disorder in South Africa.” Fall term only.

John Comaroff, University of Chicago, anthropology, “Policing the Postcolony: Cultural Justice and the Metaphysics of Disorder in South Africa.” Fall term only.

Wanda M. Corn (Vera N. Schuyler Fellow), Stanford University, art history, “Gertrude Stein and the Making of the Modern.”

Nancy Crowe (Frieda L. Miller Fellow), Dartmouth College, political science, “Diversification of the Federal Courts: The Effects of Sex and Race on Judicial Behavior.” Fall term only.

Junot Díaz (American Fellow), M.I.T., fiction, “Secret Histories.”

Susan Eckstein (Sargent-Faull Fellow), Boston University, sociology, “Ties That Bind and Transnational Transformations: Cuban Migration, Miami, and the Remaking of Cuba.”

Caroline Elkins (Bunting Fellow), Harvard University, history, “The Colonial Gulag: Detention and the End of the Empire in Kenya, 1952-1963.”

David Engerman (Brandeis University), history, “Know Your Enemy: American Sovietology and the Making of the Cold War.”

Ann Fessler, Rhode Island School of Design, visual arts, “Everlasting.”

Luis Ricardo Fraga, Stanford University, political science, “Gender and Ethnicity: The Political Incorporation of Latina State Legislators.”

Jane Gaines (Sargent-Faull Fellow), Duke University, film/media studies, “Women Film Pioneers: Their Fictions, Their Histories.”

Oded Goldreich, Weizman Institute of Science, computer science, randomness and computation.

Mary Gordon, Barnard College, Columbia University, English, “Transatlantic: A Collection of Novellas.” Spring term only.

Fiona Griffiths, Walter Jackson Bate Fellow, Smith College, history, “The Garden of Delights: Education, Spirituality, and Community in the 12th Century Female Monastery.”

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, history, “Writing a Way Home: Katharine DuPre Lumpkin, Grace Lumpkin, and the Dream of a New South.”

Paula T. Hammond (Benjamin White Whitney Scholar), M.I.T., chemical engineering, “On Polymer Assembly at Surfaces and in Solution.” Fall term only.

Jennifer Harbury, Texas Rural Legal Aid, Inc., history and law, “The CIA and Torture: Case Studies, the Law, and Government Accountability.”

Darlene Clark Hine (Emeline Bigelow Conland Fellow), Michigan State University, history, “Black Professionals and Race Consciousness: Origins of the Civil Rights Movement, 1890-1955.”

Jennifer L. Hochschild, Harvard University, government, “Madison’s Constitution and Identity Politics.”

Christina Jones-Pauly (Rita E. Hauser Fellow), Harvard Law School, “Islamic Law, Women, and Cultural Diversity: Case Studies.”

Riva Kastoryano, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, sociology, “Transnational Politics of Immigrants in Europe and the United States.”

Cindi Katz, City University of New York, geography, “Re-theorizing Childhood.”

Jennifer Knust, College of the Holy Cross, religion, “Loose Texts, Loose Women: A History of Jesus and an Adulteress.”

Meira Levinson, Boston Public Schools, political theory, “Civic and Multicultural Education in All-Minority Settings.” Fall term only.

Soledad Loaeza (Ford Fellow), El Colegio de Mexico, political science, “The Mexican Presidency in the 20th Century: An Analysis of Power and Constraints.”

Ilana Löwy, French National Institute for Health and Medical Research, history of science, “Hereditary Risk of Cancer in Historical and Comparative Perspective.”

Marie Machacek, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, astronomy, “Probing the Evolution of Galaxies with Hydrodynamical Simulations.”

Laura Miller (American Fellow), Harvard University, architectural design, “Denatured Domesticity.”

Erika Naginski, M.I.T., art history, “Sculpture and Enlightenment.”

Gabriele Charlotte Nebe (Benjamin White Whitney Scholar), Universität Ulm, mathematics, “Integral Representations of Finite Groups.” Fall term only.

Mae Ngai (American Fellow), University of Chicago, history, “Immigrant Incorporation and the Interpreter Class: The History of a Chinese American Family, 1870-1950.”

Melissa Nobles (Evelyn Green Davis Fellow), M.I.T., political science, “The Past Is Present: Official Apologies and Multicultural Citizenship.”

Susan Moller Okin (Matina S. Horner Distinguished Visiting Professor), Stanford University, political science and ethics in society, “Gender, Economic Development, and Women’s Human Rights.”

Senam Okudzeto, independent artist, visual arts, “Ghana Must Go.”

A. Laurie Palmer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, sculpture, land.

Katharine Park, Harvard University, history, “Visible Women: Gender, Generation, and the Origins of Human Dissection.”

Reuel R. Rogers, Northwestern University, political science, “Between Race and Ethnicity: Afro-Caribbean Immigrants, African Americans, and the Politics of Incorporation.”

Dana Ron, Tel Aviv University, computer science, randomness and computation.

Ronitt Rubinfeld, NEC Research Institute, computer science, randomness and computation.

Omowunmi A. Sadik (Grass Fellow), State University of New York, Binghamton, chemistry, “Polyvalence Theory and the Design of a Intelligent Molecular Nanoreactor.” Fall term only.

Arielle Saiber, Bowdoin College, literature, “Literature’s Geometry in Renaissance Italy.”

Lucy Salyer (Constance E. Smith Fellow), University of New Hampshire, legal history, “Pledging Allegiance: American Naturalization Policy, 1898-1952.”

Madhu Sudan, M.I.T., computer science, randomness and computation.

Heike Trappe, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, sociology, “Gender Stratification after Reunification in East and West Germany.”

Salil Vadhan, Harvard University, computer science, randomness and computation. Fall term only.

Tandy Warnow (Emeline Bigelow Conland Fellow), University of Texas, computer science, “Reconstructing Network Models of Evolutionary Histories in Historical Linguistics and Molecular Biology.”

Irene Winter (Jeanne Rosselet Fellow), Harvard University, art history, “Mesopotamian Aesthetics: Value in the Verbal and Visual Representation of Men, Women, and Works We Call ‘Art’.”

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