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Teaching and Tutoring Excellence Awards: School for Cross-faculty Studies Success!

Dr Bryan Brazeau and Dr Gioia Panzarella being presented with their WAPTE awards at the 2022 Degree Congregation

We are extremely proud of Dr Gioia Panzarella (Global Sustainable Development) and Dr Bryan Brazeau (Liberal Arts) for winning the 2022 Warwick Awards for Personal Tutoring Excellence (WAPTE)! The WAPTE Team received more nominations than ever before this year from both students and staff, so it is a real testament to their commitments to personal tutoring to be acknowledged at this level.

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New summary report: Rare Earth Elements, Global Inequalities and the 'Just Transition'

A new summary report details preliminary findings from the project ‘Rare Earths in the Just Transition: Connecting Global Inequalities in REEs Commodity Chains’, which was funded by the British Academy’s Just Transitions within Sectors and Industries Globally scheme. The project is led by Professor Mandy Sadan (Global Sustainable Development).

Mon 29 Aug 2022, 09:00 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development Research

New publication: 'A Critical History of Poverty Finance' by Dr Nick Bernards

Image credit: Dr Nick Bernards

A new book by Dr Nick Bernards, Associate Professor in GSD, A Critical History of Poverty Finance, has recently been published by Pluto Press. The book looks at the history of financial 'solutions' to global poverty, tracing out links between colonial-era practices and contemporary fintech fads. It shows how past and present efforts to extend access to formal financial services have reinforced and exacerbated embedded patterns of uneven development.


Prof. Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla delivers keynote at Midlands4Cities workshop

Midlands 4 Cities Workshop Banner

    Earlier this year, Professor Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla, Head of the School for Cross-faculty Studies, delivered a keynote on her research for a Midlands4Cities (M4C) workshop. The workshop was aimed at PhD students interested in oral history.

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    Mon 13 Jun 2022, 11:10 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development Research

    Professor Chris Dolan joins the GSD Department!

    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.

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    Tue 31 May 2022, 15:18 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development

    GSD funding success: Getting creative with sustainability

    Butterfly mural on Foleshill Road bridge over the Coventry Canal

    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.

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    Special issue of TRAJECTORIA on graphic anthropology featuring Dr Charlie Rumsby

    Still Image from Empathetic Ethics (Thomas and Rumsby 2020)

    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.

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    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.

    Find out more about staff research interests in the School for Cross-faculty Studies.

    Tue 05 Apr 2022, 14:53 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development Research

    Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins presents on climate justice at the University of Antwerp

    Waves coming into a Caribbean shore, with green foliage in the background

    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).

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    UN Food Price Index understates soaring real cost of food, argues Dr Alastair Smith

    Golden wheat in a field, blue sky in the background

    Dr Alastair Smith, Senior Teaching Fellow in GSD, calls on the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) to focus on real, not nominal food prices, in a correspondence piece published in Nature.


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