Humanities & Arts

Medieval Law and Resistance

For this project, I will work on late medieval law in France and in Europe. Part of my time will be spent revising the metadata for a…

The Wave of the Sixties: The Impact of Nouveau Réalisme on French Visual Culture

I am going to be conducting extensive research across visual culture to identify the principal currents in the visual arts during the 1960s…

Macron’s Presidency Three Years in: A Database and Analysis of Presidential Discourse

During my research project, I will build a database of all Macron's presidential discourses since May 7th, 2017 for f

Paris and the Global University

My research project looks at a new and untapped archive at the Cité…

Reimagining and Reconstructing the Renaissance Banquet

This project confronts a collection of untapped sources about Renaissance feasting. Focusing on a banquet that took place in Tours, France in 1457, we…

The Infernal Urban Aesthetics of Louis-Ferdinand Céline & Curzio Malaparte

I intend to fill the lack of systematic studies concerning the similar trajectories, both literary and biographic, of the Italian author Curzio…

Undergraduate Internship - Gagosian Gallery

Beckett on Aging

Religion, Literature, Society: Greek & Roman Hymnic Traditions & the Performance of Community

In
 the
 ancient
 Greek
 and
 Roman
 world,
 entire
 cities
 participated
 in
 the
 performance
 of
 hymns
 during
 religious
 festivals.
 These
 “cultural”
 and
 civic
…

Power Struggle

Power Struggle by Olga Kisseleva is a live battle between four anti-viruses commented by actor using the tone of an altercation or a political confrontation. Each anti-virus…

Race, Immigration, Technology and the Creative Process in Performance

This project is proposed as a first step to establish a strong collaboration between the Aesthetics of Performing and Spectacular Arts Department (EsPAS) headed by Ivan Magrin…

X-ray Imaging of Cultural Heritage - Bringing to Light Our History

Over the past decade there has been a rapid growth in the use of X-ray imaging techniques to study cultural heritage and related fields including art, archaeology and…

A comparative Study of French and American Cultural Involvement in the Persian Gulf States Since 1991

Two Persian Gulf states, mainly Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, have managed during the last decade to diversify their image in the West through culture. They are not…

Between
 Modern 
and
 Traditional:
 Comparative 
Urban
 Study
 of 
Paris
 and
 Chinese 
Cities

This 
is 
a comparative 
cultural
 project 
that
 examines 
the
 evolvement
 of 
Paris
 in to
 the 
capital 
of
 the 
modern
 world 
in 
the
 nineteenth
 and
 twentieth 
…

Exploring the role of Heritage Ethics in the Management and Planning of Cultural Landscape

As one of the category of World Heritage, as the intervention between human and nature, cultural landscape has complicated geography and cultural background; under the…

IRCAM

It is an honor to be selected as a Visiting Student Researcher by the France Stanford Center and to carry out my research in technology and music at the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustic/Music, the worldʼs largest research center dedicated to both musical expression and scientific research in Paris. This research will allow me the opportunity to acquire real, technical  autonomy with a number of computer programs on IRCAM software such as Max, OpenMusic, Modalys, AudioSculpt, and Spat.

Priests’ Wives and Concubines in the Medieval West (800-1200)

Our project focuses on clerical celibacy in its medieval context—the celibacy rulings of the eleventh century and their Carolingian precedents—examining the implications of celibacy not just for priests (as others have done), but for women, and particularly for priests’ wives. In these linked workshops, we examine the celibacy movement from a gendered standpoint, investigating the effects on medieval communities and families of the movement to eliminate priests’ wives.

Abstraction before the Age of Abstract Art

In the winter of 2021, I will be working remotely under Dr. Vincent Debiais at L'École des Hautes Etudes en sciences Sociales in Paris. My internship will be an extension of my work as a research assistant to Dr. Debiais at the Stanford Humanities Center in the winter and spring of 2019. I will be continuing work on his project entitled "Abstraction before the age of Abstract Art".

The Multiplicity Turn: Theories of Identity From Poetry to Mathematics

In the last century, major breakthroughs in our understanding of ‘identity’ have changed the way that we think about ourselves and the world around us. In the Humanities, fields such as Race and Ethnicity Studies, Gender Studies, History, and Literary Studies have taught us to think of who we are and how we identify ourselves from an intersectional, multicultural, and interspecies viewpoint.

Medieval Law and Resistance

For this project, I will work on late medieval law in France and in Europe. Part of my time will be spent revising the metadata for a digital map of the dioceses of medieval Europe, to be published in the fall. This will aid the progression of Professor Dorin’s broader project on resistance in medieval canon law, a collaborative effort with French colleagues that has already received support from the France-Stanford Center. I will also carry further the research done for my honors thesis, with an eye to future publication.

The Wave of the Sixties: The Impact of Nouveau Réalisme on French Visual Culture

I am going to be conducting extensive research across visual culture to identify the principal currents in the visual arts during the 1960s in Paris including French new wave cinema and nouveau réalisme. I will be analyzing the effect the riots of May ’68 and French interest in Indo-China had on visual culture. Questions I will be answering include: how did this compare and contrast with that was happening in New York with the abstract expressionist movement? What was the impact on galleries and the overall market in Paris?

Macron’s Presidency Three Years in: A Database and Analysis of Presidential Discourse

During my research project, I will build a database of all Macron's presidential discourses since May 7th, 2017 for future text mining and political communication analysis. This will include retrieving, cleaning up and indexing texts from various official sources, drafting the metadata of all files and identifying every discourse addressed to the French public, including videos which will be later transcribed into texts.

Reimagining and Reconstructing the Renaissance Banquet

This project confronts a collection of untapped sources about Renaissance feasting. Focusing on a banquet that took place in Tours, France in 1457, we want to deepen our understanding of Renaissance cooking techniques while investigating how food and feasting intersected with diplomacy, politics, music, dance, art, theater, religion, science, and medicine. Our focus is a fifteenth-century banquet whose source material is unusually extensive and strangely understudied.