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2 Ph.D. Graduates Named ACLS Emerging Voices Fellows


Asadi and Goknur

Recent Duke Ph.D. graduates Torang Asadi and Sinan Cem Goknur were among 48 new Emerging Voices Fellows named by the American Council of Learned Societies for 2021.

Launched in 2020, the Emerging Voices Fellowship program allows recent Ph.D.s in the humanities and interpretive social sciences to take up one-year remote positions at select institutions in the ACLS Research University Consortium for the 2021-22 academic year. Emerging Voices Fellows will advance their research while undertaking a variety of roles including teaching, research, program development, and public engagement, based on the needs of each institution.

Asadi graduated from Duke in May 2021 with a Ph.D. in religion. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow and project coordinator at the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation was titled “Quantum Regimes: Genealogies of Virtual Matter and Healing the New Age Body.”

Goknur was a December 2020 Ph.D. graduate in Computational Media, Arts & Cultures. He is currently a Knowledge Design Fellow at metaLAB (at) Harvard. His dissertation was titled “Figuring a Queer Aesthetics and Politics of Urban Dissent in Istanbul.”