Sawyer Seminar at the University of Chicago, 2011-2012                               Around 1948: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Transformation 

Sawyer Project Description

Sawyer Steering Committee at the University of Chicago:
Leela Gandhi, Professor, English Language & Literature  •  Dimitris Kousouris, Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer, History  •  Deborah Nelson, Associate Professor, English Language & Literature  •  James Sparrow, Associate Professor, History  •  Christine Stansell, Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor, History  •  Lisa Wedeen, Mary R. Morton Professor, Political Science  ••  Faculty Affiliates: John Kelly, Professor, Anthropology  •  Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, Professor, Romance Languages & Literatures

Sawyer Fellows:
Dimitris Kousouris, Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow.  Dr. Kousouris received his Ph.D. in History from the Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.  His research is on “Transnational and Comparative Aspects of Legal Purges of Wartime Collaborators in Europe (1944-early 1950’s)”.

Arvind Elangovan, Sawyer Dissertation-Year Fellow.  A doctoral candidate in the History Department of the University of Chicago, he pursued his dissertation work on “A Civil Servant’s Adieu to a Nation: Sir Benegal Narsing Rau and the Making of Postcolonial India, 1935-53.”

Martha Sprigge, Sawyer Dissertation-Year Fellow.  A doctoral candidate in the Music Department of the University of Chicago, she pursued her dissertation work on “Abilities to Mourn: Musical Commemoration in the German Democratic Republic (1945-1989).”

Sponsor of the Sawyer Seminar: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
This Sawyer Seminar is coordinated by The Franke Institute for the Humanities.
Co-sponsors at the University of Chicago:  Center for Disciplinary Innovation  •  Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT)  •  Disciplines & Technologies Project of the Center for Disciplinary Innovation  •  Franke Institute for the Humanities  •  Human Rights Program  •  Sawyer Seminar on “International Women’s Human Rights: Paradigms, Paradoxes, and Possibilities” at the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality

News Articles about this Sawyer Seminar:
UChicago News (10/13/11)
“‘Around 1948’ seminar to examine political and cultural landscape of postwar period”

UChicago Tableau (Spring 2012)
“Sawyer Seminar Focuses on Global Changes”

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