We are delighted to have recently welcomed Chris Dolan to the School for Cross-faculty Studies as a Professor in Global Sustainable Development.
Prior to joining Warwick, Chris’ career was largely spent in Sub-Saharan Africa, primarily in South Africa, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. From 2006-2022 Chris was Director of the Refugee Law Project in Uganda from 2006-2022, a position in which he developed work with refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) around five thematic areas: Access to Justice; Gender and Sexuality; Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing; Conflict, Transitional Justice and Governance; and the use of Media for Social Change.
Image credit: Alan Paxton
Congratulations to Dr Jonathan Clarke and Dr Alastair Smith for their successful applications to the ‘Getting Creative with Sustainability’ funding call!
The 'Getting Creative with Sustainability' funding aims to create the opportunity for local artists and creatives to work with Warwick researchers and external regional public/third sector organisations, around the broad theme of sustainability. These knowledge exchange-based collaborations will see the three parties involved sharing insights around sustainability research in its broadest sense within the context of the organisation or region. The projects will create a means for researchers, organisations, and creatives to work together via an innovative and creative collaboration, which is designed to stimulate, develop, or cement relationships between Warwick researchers and regional externals whilst supporting knowledge exchange, research development, impact, and communications.
At the end of March a special issue of TRAJECTORIA, "Ethno-graphic Collaborations: Crossing Borders with Multimodal Illustration", was published. In a piece titled "Waters of Death and Life: The Evolution of an 'Ethno-Graphic'" by Dr Charlie Rumsby (a Visiting Research Fellow in the GSD Department) and Ben Thomas (an independent digital illustrator) we see an academic thesis in the process of being turned into an ethno-graphic novel.
Professor Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla shares her research on the Cuban Internationalist Solidarity Programme
In the final episode of the Faculty of Arts at Home Series, Professor Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla (Professor in Global Sustainable Development and Head of the School for Cross-faculty Studies) gets us thinking about health and its delivery from a global perspective, by sharing her research on the Cuban Internationalist Solidarity Programme. Hear from Stéphanie about what healthcare means to the professionals on the programme, as well as how the programme itself has impacted Cuban society.
Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins, Assistant Professor in GSD, recently visited the University of Antwerp to deliver several sessions focused on climate justice. Leon was an invited Visiting Lecturer as a guest of the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Development Policy (IOB).
At the University's upcoming Postgraduate Open Day on Saturday 2 April 2022, we will be running the following online session:
- Postgraduate Study in Global Sustainable Development, 1-2:30 pm UK time.
During this session you will hear from staff and current students in the Global Sustainable Development Department. This is a great opportunity to discover more about our MASc degree and our PhD programme.
- ‘Global Multiple Migration: Class-Based Mobility Capital of Elite Chinese Gay Men’
- Wednesday 16 March 2022, 4-6 pm (GMT). The reception for this lecture will start at 4 pm and the talk will start at 4:30 pm.
- Hybrid event: Room R1.15, Ramphal Building, and online on MS Teams.
- All Warwick staff, students, and alumni, as well as the general public, are welcome to attend.
Susanne Choi Yuk Ping
Susanne Choi Yuk Ping is Professor at the Department of Sociology and the Co-Director of the Gender Research Centre at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her D.Phil. in Sociology from Nuffield College, University of Oxford. Susanne uses a feminist lens to explore a diverse set of issues related to migration, gender, sexuality, family, work, and social movements in Chinese societies. Her lead–authored book Masculine Compromise (published by University of California Press) explores how men’s rural to urban migration shapes gender and family dynamics in post-socialist China. Her articles were published by American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Marriage and Family, Sociology, British Journal of Sociology, Social Science and Medicine, Sociology of Health and Illness, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, The China Quarterly, Work, Employment and Society, Gender, Work and Organization, and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies among others.
In December, a group from the Global Sustainable Development (GSD) Department and the Economics Department helped the Grounds Team plant several trees. This idea was born out of the Warwick Climate Negotiating Forum (WCNF) 2021 which took place in Term 1. Organised by and for students, the Forum asked attendees to step into the shoes of delegates from different nations to hold their own climate negotiations. Instead of handing out freebies such as pens and lanyards at the Forum, the WCNF Team chose to instead plant trees on campus; 26 trees to be exact, in light of COP26.