Graduate Fellows 2020-2021
- Christiane Fischer
Christiane Fischer is a Ph.D. candidate in the German Department at Rutgers University. She is currently working on her dissertation, “Between Skin and Surface: The Cinematic Cut in German Film and Literature 1989-2018”, which centers on global image economies and investigates various intersections of image production, distribution, and consumption in contemporary German film, literature and media art. More specifically, her project focuses on the transition from analog to digital media technologies, thereby examining the limits of representation and the possibility of an “authentic” image. Before joining Rutgers in 2016 Christiane completed her B.A. in comparative literature at the University of Vienna and the University of St. Andrews.
- Dan Malinowski
Dan Malinowski is PhD candidate in English at Rutgers. His dissertation, “Free Float: Finance, Form, and Late 20th Century American Literature,” examines the conjunction of experimental American literature, changing media forms, and the financialization of the US economy at the end of the 20th century. In the long works of writers such as Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Nathanial Mackey, and John Ashbery, this project examines how both the digitization of formerly analog media and the ever-increasing abstraction of the labor market become problems of form for avant-garde writers
- Emmet von Stackelberg
Emmet von Stackelberg is a PhD candidate in history at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, studying the technologies of visual culture in the United States. His dissertation is a history of celluloid, the photochemical substance necessary to the making and showing of motion pictures until the middle of the 20th century. This biography of a substance braids together histories of experiment, extraction, capitalism, industry, and leisure. Reconstructing the physical, intellectual, and political work needed to make cinema possible, the project probes at the material interdependence of entertainment and industrial capitalism.
- Che Gossett
Che Gossett is a Women's and Gender Studies PhD candidate at Rutgers University whose work is at the nexus of critical black studies, queer theory and trans studies. They are currently a 2019-2020 Helena Rubinstein Fellow in Critical Studies in the Whitney Independent Study Program. Their writing has been published in Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility (MIT Press 2018) Death and Other Penalties: Continental Philosophers on Prisons and Capital Punishment (Fordham UP 2015), Transgender Studies Reader (Routledge Press 2014) as well as online publications such as the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Frieze.
- William Green
William Green is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History at Rutgers University. He studies histories of photography with an emphasis on post-WWII American photography, photobooks, and the materiality of photographs. Prior to Rutgers, he was the curatorial assistant in the Department of Photography at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York. He has curated numerous exhibitions for the Eastman Museum, including Nandita Raman: Cinema Play House (2017) and the upcoming Carl Chiarenza: Journey into the Unknown (2021). He has also contributed to publications including The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography (2013) and the exhibition catalog A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age (2016).