2013-14 Newhouse Resident Fellows


Marié Abe is Assistant Professor of Music in the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at Boston University, and received her PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her scholarship is driven by her interest in investigating how auditory culture produces social space. While at the Newhouse Center, she will be working on her book project Resonances of Chindon-ya, which investigates the intersection of music, affect, and public space in contemporary Japanese urban life through ethnographic analysis of a street musical advertisement practice called chindon-ya.

Anne Harrington is Acting Chair and Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, as well as Director of Undergraduate Students for the department.  She specializes in the history of psychiatry, neuroscience, and the other mind and behavioral sciences. Professor Harrington is the author of three books: Medicine, Mind and the Double Brain (1987), Reenchanted Science (1997) and The Cure Within; A History of Mind-Body Medicine (2007). She is currently working on a new book project on the history of psychiatry.  She has also published many articles and produced a range of edited collections including The Placebo Effect (1997), Visions of Compassion (2000), and The Dalai Lama at MIT (2006).  For six years, Harrington co-directed Harvard's Mind, Brain, and Behavior Initiative.  She will be in residence at the Newhouse Center for the spring 2014 term.

Sonia Sabnis is Associate Professor of Classics and Humanities at Reed College.  She received her Ph.D. in Classics from UC Berkeley. She is the author of articles on Apuleius and Lucian, with special focus on slavery, empire, and reception. At the Newhouse Center she will be working on a book titled: The Extraordinary Animal; Conceiving the Human in Apuleius.  She will be in residence at the Newhouse Center for the fall 2013 semester.


Duncan White received his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford and is the author of the forthcoming Coarse Print, Durable Pigments:  Vladimir Nabokov's Bibliopoetics. His new research project is about the Russian cultural influence on American literature during the Cold War, with a particular focus on Jewish-American fiction. In his research he is interested in the intersection between formal, historical and sociological approaches to literature. He is a literary critic for The Daily Telegraph.