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June 29, 2023

Announcing New 3CT Fellows

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of three new fellows to our collective: Allyson Nadia Field, Julian Go, and Daragh Grant. These distinguished scholars have long affiliations with the center, and we look forward to them joining us in our ongoing endeavor of theorizing the present. This brings us to a total of twenty-one fellows from across the Social Sciences and Humanities, enabling imaginative collaborations across the disciplines.

Allyson Nadia Field is an Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. Her primary research interest is in African American film, both silent era cinema and more contemporary filmmaking practices, and is unified by two broad theoretical inquiries: how film and visual media shape perceptions of race and ethnicity, and how these media have been and can be mobilized to perpetuate—or challenge—social inequities. Her work is grounded in sustained archival research, integrating that material with concerns of film form, media theory, archival theory, and broader cultural questions of representation. She is the author of Uplift Cinema: The Emergence of African American Film & The Possibility of Black Modernity (Duke University Press, 2015).

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Julian Go is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. His research explores the social logics, forms and impact of empires and colonialism; postcolonial/decolonial thought and related questions of social theory, epistemology, and knowledge; and global historical sociology. Much of Go’s work has focused on the US empire, resulting in his sole-authored books: American Empire and the Politics of Meaning (Duke University Press, 2008), Patterns of Empire: the British and American Empires, 1688 to Present (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and Policing Empires: Militarization and Race in Britain and America, 1829-present (Oxford, 2023), which explores imperialism’s impact upon police militarization in the US and Britain.

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Daragh Grant is Co-Chair of the Classics of Social and Political Thought core sequence in the College. Between 2012 and 2015, he was a Harper-Schmidt Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. His intellectual interests include the history of colonialism and empire, the history of slavery, and the development of understandings of sovereignty and subjecthood from the sixteenth century to the present. Grant is currently preparing his book manuscript for publication, which is tentatively titled “Experiments in Order: Sovereignty, Jurisdiction, and State Formation in Early New England.”

Read Grant’s full biography.