The current ECF fellows in the IAS
ECF October 22/23 Cohort
ECF April 22/23 Cohort
Arianna Autieri completed her PhD in Translation Studies at the University of Warwick in September 2022. Her research was funded by CADRE (Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence at Warwick) and supervised jointly by Dr Chantal Wright and Dr Christina Britzolakis. Her thesis is entitled "James Joyce’s music performed: the “Sirens” fugue in experimental re-translation”.
Her doctoral research specifically delves into the interdisciplinary potential of translation, placing itself in between literary translation studies and Joycean Studies (with an insight into music and musico-literary studies), and aiming to contribute to both fields. In this sense, her study can be considered a continuation of Marylin Gaddis Rose’s famous investigation of translation “as a form of criticism” (1997, 13), and of Joycean scholar Fritz Senn’s “translation as approach” to Ulysses (1984). In her future research, Arianna is interested in investigating the translation experiences of “global modernists” (Wollaeger 2012) and their transnational translation exchanges, seeking to re-establish the historical value of foundational modernist translation theories and practices that have been remarkably overlooked or misrepresented in historical research in translation studies.
She has published several articles on Joyce, music and translation, and her most recent publication is “Translating Joyce’s Musical Language: ‘The Dead’” in “Language and Languages in Joyce’s Fiction”. Joyce Studies in Italy, 2019. In 2021 she was awarded the International James Joyce Foundation scholarship and in 2020 she was awarded The Friends of the Zurich James Joyce Foundation Scholarship. In 2019 she was awarded the Trieste Joyce School scholarship and the Giorgio Melchiori Grant offered by the James Joyce Italian Foundation. Her research interests include Translation Theory and Practice, Experimental Translation and Writing, Joyce, Modernism and Words and Music Studies.
Alejandro is an Early Career Research Fellow who recently finished his PhD in Hispanic Studies at Warwick. Under the title Wound Literature: Poetics of Crisis in Spain and Venezuela during the 2010s, his doctoral research focused on contemporary debates about aesthetics and politics in Spanish and Venezuelan contemporary literature. Alejandro is widely interested in contemporary Spanish and Venezuelan short fiction and poetry, critical theory, and psychoanalysis. Currently, Alejandro is developing several outputs from his doctoral research and working on his postdoctoral research on humour, politics, and ethics.
Bing (aka Alice) is a doctoral researcher and Senior Teaching Assistant in the Department for Education Studies at University of Warwick. Her doctoral research investigates how academics who have returned from overseas doctoral study conduct doctoral supervision in their home countries. Her main research expertise is in the transnational flows of academics, doctoral supervision, and post structuralist exploration of research data authenticity. Bing founded the Superb-Vision Network sponsored by Warwick Doctoral college. Bing has been recently funded by Swiss National Foundation (SNF) as an invited speaker in the international symposium on gendered academic mobility in Lausanne University. View my Warwick Profile
Haleema is a PhD candidate at the Warwick Medical School funded by the Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF), Pakistan. Her PhD focuses on political economy of using tobacco taxation for tobacco control in Pakistan. Her research is an intersection of the disciplines of Public Health, Economics and Law. As an early career fellow, she is focusing on using interdisciplinary data analysis approach for integration of findings from different aspects of her PhD thesis. She further plans to disseminate her research findings to non-academic audience particularly the policy makers in Pakistan for knowledge translation. Haleema’s research interests include health policy and systems research, tobacco control, non-communicable diseases control, using financial and legal interventions for global health.
Harry Pitt ScottHarry Pitt Scott is based in the English and Comparative Literary Studies Department, where he completed his PhD in November 2022. His doctoral research focused on the representation of ‘energy futures’ across different cultural mediums: literature, architecture, and financial writing. Broadly, his research interests include energy history and culture, financial culture, and Marxist cultural theory. His current research project focuses on the culture and economy of electrification in the context of decarbonisation.
Ian is an IAS Early Career Fellow. His doctoral studies (completed in March 2022) were funded by the Wolfson Foundation and explored how science fiction has recently emerged as a method of socio-political commentary within contemporary British theatre. His work has been published in multiple journals including Studies in Theatre and Performance, Theatre Journal and Contemporary Theatre Review. As part of his ECF, Ian will be developing a monograph based on his thesis. Ian is also a passionate teacher and has twice been a finalist for the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (PGR).
Dr Michael Hattersley completed his PhD in Psychology at the University of Warwick. Michael's research interests are in the cognitive underpinnings of different kinds of anomalistic beliefs. More specifically, his current research is on the psychology of belief in conspiracy theories, focusing on how such beliefs relate to ordinary cognition. Michael's PhD thesis--"Conspiracy Theories as Overfitted Explanations"--explores how people who believe in conspiracy theories interact with and use information in their environment. In the long term, Michael hopes to develop a theoretical framework for understanding the psychology of conspiracy beliefs.
Nora Castle is based in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. She submitted her PhD in September 2022. Her dissertation, which sits at the intersection of science fiction studies, the environmental humanities, and food studies, focuses on the future of food and environmental crisis in contemporary science fiction. Her research interests include food futures, critical animal studies, critical plant studies, and architectural design and urban planning in/as science fiction. Nora’s recent publications include “In Vitro Meat and Science Fiction: Contemporary Narratives of Cultured Flesh” (Extrapolation, 2022), and a co-edited Special Issue on “Food Futures” (2022) in Science Fiction Studies. View Nora's Warwick Profile.Link opens in a new window
I am a social historian of psychiatry based in the Centre for the History of Medicine, and my recently completed PhD explored the role of leisure in nineteenth-century British asylums. It scrutinised the extent to which confinement, management and therapy could be consolidated through recreational activities, such as concerts, art, sport, educational classes, excursions and plays. I have shared this research at national and international conferences and in a peer-reviewed article for the Medizinhistorisches Journal.
During my IAS fellowship I intend to shift my focus to religion in asylums, an area which my thesis already touched upon, but which deserves its own detailed scholarly investigation. I also plan to turn my thesis into a monograph and publish further articles based on my extended research topic. In exposing the often-positive impact of recreation and religion on asylum patients, I seek to reshape public perceptions of nineteenth-century institutional care and inform future policy making in mental health.
I am a historian of health and the domestic home and garden in twentieth century Britain, in the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick. I have recently completed my PhD entitled 'Growing Well: Dirt, health, the home and the garden in Britain, 1930-1970'. This project was funded by a Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentship (Grant no. 104966/Z/14/Z). I explore the role of hygiene in the construction of ideas of home and garden, and the way these ideas have shaped relationships between humans and the outdoors. Throughout my PhD I developed my public engagement practice, including a year seconded with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, and am currently working on engagement through social media.
Ronghui (Kevin) Zhou
Ronghui (Kevin) Zhou is a PhD candidate at the Department of Education Studies funded by the Warwick-China Scholarship Council Joint Research Scholarship. His research highlights Education for Sustainable Development concept and policy in China and global contexts. Kevin has recently been appointed as a Guest Editor for the Special Issue “Rare Earths and Critical Minerals in the Planetary Just Transition: Global and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Upstream-downstream Supply Chains in the Drive for a Low Carbon Transition” for the Journal of The Extractive Industries and Society. His research interests include Education for Sustainable Development, just transition, education inequality, discourse and power, and policy enactment.
I am an Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) and a Physics PhD candidate at the University of Warwick. My doctoral research focused on using ultrafast spectroscopy techniques to investigate charge carrier dynamics and transport in emerging materials; these materials have applications in photovoltaics, lasers and beyond. A good analogy for my research is using a high-speed camera (ultrafast spectroscopy) to track a hummingbird’s movement (processes in the material).
My current research interests involve using ultrafast spectroscopy techniques to study stability in these emerging materials, as this is vital for their future commercial applications.
Aparajita completed her PhD with the Department of Computer Science, and is now an Early Career Fellow with the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Warwick. Her research focuses on graph algorithms (e.g., studying the spread of information through a social network) and graph learning tasks (e.g., using machine learning on graphs for recommender systems). Her PhD thesis was about optimisation techniques for using such algorithms in limited resource environments (i.e., with communication, latency, memory constraints) as well as on dynamic graph inputs. More broadly, she is interested in graph neural network applications, knowledge graphs for AI, spectral techniques in graph theory, and fairness in ML/AI.
Kathryn Sidaway is a PhD candidate in the Department of Applied Linguistics funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Her PhD focuses on the language learning motivation of both forced and voluntary adult migrants learning English in England. Prior to her PhD, Kathryn taught English in FE colleges to teenagers and adults and is passionate about connecting research with the language classroom. She co-convenes the NATECLA ESOL Research Community and edits the IATEFL ESOLSIG biannual publication ‘ESOL Matters’. She also co-convenes the Language Learning Psychology PhD/ECR Community, which supports PGR students around the world through online events.
Christopher Earley recently completed his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Warwick. His doctoral research looked at the philosophical problems posed by contemporary art. His current research focuses on attempting to explain why it is that artists are increasingly encouraged to exempt themselves from the norms that guide action in other domains of life, and why looking at the normative structure of artworlds rather than the works of individual artists might help us to understand this. He is also interested in the relationship between art and epistemology and the philosophy of history.
Reece Goodall is a PhD student in French Studies, and he is working on an industrial and theoretical analysis of contemporary French horror cinema, uniting these two facets of the genre into a cohesive and complementary framework. His research interests include horror and other genres in French cinema, the contemporary horror genre, and the interplay between media, news and politics. He has previously written for French Screen Studies, Horror Studies and Animation Studies, and he is the author of forthcoming chapters on Alexandre Aja, Wes Craven, folk horror, and the Conjuring franchise.
I submitted my PhD in Politics and International Studies in April of 2023; my research focussed on the Nordic Region, wherein I studied novel kinds of bordering arrangements performed by far-right organisations and use this to interrogate the concept of sovereignty. My research lies at the intersections between political geography, philosophy, political sociology, and political psychology. I am primarily interested in biopolitics and ontological security and use these concepts to study how far-right groups influence politics and our understandings of core political concepts.
Lucrezia Sperindio is an Early Career Fellow, and has recently completed her PhD in the Department of Classics and Ancient History. Her PhD thesis, titled ‘Rethinking Horace’s Lyric modus: Horace’s Odes 1-3 and Tragic Choral Lyric’, explores the intertextual interactions between Horace’s lyric poetry and Greek and Roman tragedy, with a specific focus on tragic choral odes. Lucrezia is interested in applying the critical questions and methods of intertextuality and reader reception to Latin literature of the Early Empire. Currently, she is working to develop several outputs from her PhD thesis, as well as shaping her post-doctoral project on the Latin author Seneca and his intertextual relationship with Horace’s lyric.