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Hear from a scholar-in-residence about his experience at The John W. Kluge Center. Kluge Fellow Dr. Robin Kornman, a noted Buddhist scholar who worked on a translation of the Epic of Gesar of Ling, discusses his time at the Library of Congress.Watch the video (requires free RealPlayer software)

Resident Scholars

Richard Bater
British Research Council Fellow, 2013, King's College London, "Hydropolitik, or the Love of Abstraction."

Dawn Branley
British Research Council Fellow, 2013, Durham University, "Investigating the Relationship Between Social Media Use and Engagement in Online Risk Behaviour."

Liv Birte Buchmann
Bavarian Fellow, 2013, University of Regensburg, "Commemorating Abraham Lincoln the Transnational Way: Lincoln Statues in Great Britain."

Sam Burgess
British Research Council Fellow, 2013, University of Oxford, "Faith and Politics in the West: A Burkean Analysis of Lockean Liberalism."

Joshua Caffery
Alan Lomax Fellowship in American Folklife, 2013, Independent Scholar, "Ride les Blues: The Lomaxes and the Traditional Music of Coastal Louisiana."
Lecture: "Joe Féraille: Louisiana's Ogun and the Casey Jones of the North Caribbean" (Apr. 23, 2014)
Book: "Traditional Music in Coastal Louisiana: The 1934 Lomax Recordings"

Tim Cooper
British Research Council Fellow, 2013, University of Edinburgh, "Race and Anglo-American Relations: The Role of Racial Attitudes in Interaction Between Britain and the US over East Asia, 1895-1914."

Steven Dick
NASA/LC Chair in Astrobiology, 2013, Independent Scholar, "Societal Impact of the Discovery of Life in the Universe: Critical Issues, Optimal Approaches, and the Role of History."
Book: "America in Space: NASA's First Fifty Years"
Book: "Life on Other Worlds: The 20th-century Extraterrestrial Life Debate"
Book: "Plurality of Worlds: The Origins of the Extraterrestrial Life Debate from Democritus to Kant"
Webcast: "Searching for Life in the Universe: What Does it Mean for Humanity?" (Jan. 28, 2014)
Book: "The Biological Universe: The Twentieth-century Extraterrestrial Life Debate and the Limits of Science"
Book: "The Living Universe: NASA and the Development of Astrobiology"
Article: Astrobiology Chair Steven Dick Testifies Before House Science Committee
Web site: Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology chairholders
Webcast: House Science Committee Hearing on Astrobiology (Expert Witness)
Web site: Scholar Profile: Steven Dick
Appointment: Steven Dick Named Chair in Astrobiology at Kluge Center
Other: Steven Dick, Chair in Astrobiology at John W. Kluge Center, Arrives Nov. 1
Panel Discussion: Symposium: "The Longevity of Human Civilization: Will We Survive Our World-Changing Technologies?" (Sept. 12, 2013)

Sirio Canos Donnay
British Research Council Fellow, 2013, University College London, "A Comparative Study of the Relationship Between Power, Landscape, and Settlement Patterns in West African Precolonial States."

David H. Grinspoon
Distinguished Visiting Scholar, 2013, Independent scholar, ""The Anthropocene""
Book: "Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life"
Webcast: "Searching for Life in the Universe: What Does it Mean for Humanity?" (Jan. 28, 2014)
Lecture: "Terra Sapiens: The Human Chapter in the History of Earth" (Oct. 31, 2013)
Book: "Venus Revealed: A New Look Below the Clouds of our Mysterious Twin Planet"
Web site: Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology chairholders
Article: Shaping the Future of the Earth From Inside the Library of Congress

Mathias Haeussler
British Research Council Fellow, 2013, University of Cambridge, "Helmut Schmidt and Anglo-German Relations."

Evan Jones
British Research Council Fellow, 2013, University of Nottingham, "The Xerox Machine: Its Use and Influence on Subcultural Community and Communication."

Renata Keller
Kluge Fellow, 2013, Boston University, "Mexico's Cold War: Cuba, the United States, and the Struggle over the Legacy of the Mexican Revolution, 1959-1969."
Lecture: "Mexico's Cold War: Cuba, the United States, and the Struggle Over the Legacy of the Mexican Revolution" (Feb. 20, 2014)
Web site: Boston University Faculty Page

Morton Kondracke
Distinguished Visiting Scholar, 2013, Independent Scholar, "The Jack Kemp legacy."
Book: "Saving Milly: Love, Politics, and Parkinson's Disease"

Stephan Kuhl
German Fellowship, 2013, Goethe-University, "Richard Wright and Fredric Wertham's Social Psychiatry."

Sonia Lee
Kluge Fellow, 2013, Washington University in St. Louis, "Diagnosing Difference: Psychiatrists and the Medicalization of Political Dissent, 1945-1980."
Web site: Washington University in Saint Louis Faculty Page

Emily MacGregor
British Research Council Fellow, 2013, University of Oxford, "The Symphony in 1933: Negotiating a 'Problem' Genre."

Kelly Maddox
British Research Council Fellow, 2013, Lancaster University, "Japanese Imperialism in the Context of Genocide."

Jane McAuliffe
Distinguished Visiting Scholar, 2013, Independent Scholar/past President of Bryn Mawr College, "The Qur'an as Scripture and Literature."
Book: "Abbasid Authority Affirmed" (translated and annotated)
Book: "Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an"
Book: "Qur'anic Christians: An Analysis of Classical and Modern Exegesis"
Book: "The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'an" (editor)
Book: "With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam" (editor)
Appointment: Former College President Appointed Distinguished Visiting Scholar

Michele Navakas
Kislak Fellow in American Studies, 2012, Texas Tech University, "Founding Florida: Language and Geography at the Edge of America."
Book: "The Edge of America: Founding Florida" (under contract)
Lecture: "The Edge of America: Landscape and National Identity in Early American Florida" (Apr. 24, 2014)
Web site: Texas Tech University Faculty Page

Charlotte Rogers
Kluge Fellow, 2013, George Mason University, "Off the Map? From First to Last in Amazonian Travel Narrative."
Book: "Jungle Fever: Exploring Madness and Medicine in Twentieth-century Tropical Narratives"
Web site: George Mason University Faculty Page

Natalie Rouland
Kluge Fellow, 2013, Wellesley College, "Dancing Enigma: Ida Rubinstein and the Russian Tradition."
Lecture: "Amazons in Paris: Ida Rubinstein and the Art of Travesty" (Apr. 17, 2014)

Joe Ryan-Hume
British Research Council Fellow, 2013, University of Glasgow, "Standing in Reagan's Shadow: Liberal Strategies in a Conservative Age."

Dario Sarlo
Kluge Fellow, 2013, Independent Scholar, "Jascha Heifetz: The Iconic Violinist."
Lecture: "Jascha Heifetz the Iconic Violinist" (Apr. 16, 2014)
Book: "Jascha Heifetz: Early Years in Russia"

Arun Sood
British Research Council Fellow, 2013, University of Glasgow, "The Reception and Critical Development of Robert Burns in 19th Century America."
Other: Blog post: Arun Sood on Robert Burns

Tara Tappert
David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality, 2013, Independent Scholar, "Arts and Crafts-making as a Transformational Healing Process for War Trauma."

Matthew Wright
British Research Council Fellow, 2013, Durham University, "The Emergence of a Transatlantic Development Bureaucracy."

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