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Global Fellows 2004-05

Seven Global Fellows have been selected from over 200 applicants from around the world. They received their Ph.D.s within the last 7 years.

Five of the Fellows are social scientists and two are humanists. Two are American and five come from other countries.

Rachel Adams is Associate Professor of English at Columbia University. Her first book, Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2001. During her time at UCLA, Adams will complete the manuscript of her second book, Foreign Relations: Mapping Culture on the North American Continent, which focuses on the relationship between the official boundaries that define the nations of North America and the myths of origin and identity expressed by communities through literature, fine arts, film, and photography. She will teach two courses in the English Department: a Winter Quarter seminar on "North American Border Narratives" and a Spring Quarter lecture course on "Contemporary American Fiction."

Daniel Chen is an economist specializing in development economics, applied microeconomics, and labor economics. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in June of 2004. As a UCLA Global Fellow, Chen plans to explore the impact of economic development on ethnic fragmentation and conflict. His first language is Chinese. He will be at UCLA only part of the academic year.

Chielozona Eze is a specialist in Africana Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Philosophy of Culture. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Purdue University in 2003. At UCLA, Eze will examine globalization in Africa, cultural relativism, and self-determination in his larger project, Globalization and the Quest for Authenticity: An Anatomy of Africa's Cultural Resentment of the West. He is tentatively scheduled to teach a graduate seminar in Comparative Literature in Winter Quarter on "Cosmopolitan (Transnational) Impulses in Recent Ethnic Literature" and a Spring Quarter course in English and African Studies on "African Culture through African Novels." He is fluent in Ibo, German, and French.

Austin Harrington is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leeds, and formerly Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin. The research he will pursue at UCLA builds on his current project on "Concepts of Europe in Classical Sociology," which examines a range of ideas about European identity among German social thinkers of the early twentieth century. His research will also explore some connections between the work of Austrian novelist and essayist Robert Musil and German social theorist and philosopher Georg Simmel. He is scheduled to teach two courses in sociology: a seminar on "Sociology of the Arts," and a lecture course on "Modern Social Theory" (on which he has an edited textbook forthcoming this December with Oxford University Press). Harrington is fluent in German and French.

Dominic Johnson Dominic Johnson is a member of the Princeton Society of Fellows and lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs. He has a M.Sc. and D.Phil. in biology from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in political science from Geneva University. While at UCLA, he will pursue interdisciplinary work on the psychology of cooperation, conflict and political behavior. He has a book out called "Overconfidence and War: The Havoc and Glory of Positive Illusions" (Harvard University Press, 2004), and is currently writing a new book manuscript (with Dominic Tierney) on perceptions of victory and defeat in international relations. Dominic will be dividing his time between UCLA and Princeton University during this academic year.

Nikolay Marinov is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University. He completed a Ph.D. in Political Science and an M.A. in Economics from Stanford University. At UCLA, Marinov will work on his project Democracy as an Emerging System of Global Clubs: Where will the 'Respect for Democracy' Clause Go Next and What Will It Do?, in which he will examine the implications of commitments to democracy in international organizations. He will teach a seminar in International Development Studies on "The International Dimensions of Democratization" and a lecture course on international relations in Political Science. Marinov is a native of Bulgaria.

Giovani Peri is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis. His specialties include macroeconomics and growth theory. While at UCLA, Peri will work on his project Rising Migration Flows into the U.S.: Analyzing Economic Value of Diversity in U.S. Metropolitan Areas (1970-2000). He will teach the core course in development economics in International Development Studies and a lecture course in Economics. His native language is Italian.

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