Professor Liam Semler
University of Sydney, Australia
12 September - 17 November 2017
Nominated by Dr Paul Prescott, Department of English & Comparative Literary Studies
Liam Semler is Professor of Early Modern Literature at the University of Sydney and project leader of the collaborative partnership ‘Better Strangers’ which runs the open-access Shakespeare Reloaded website. His research focusses on the place of Shakespeare and Literary Studies in modern educational systems. He is author of Teaching Shakespeare and Marlowe: Learning versus the System (Bloomsbury, 2013) and co-editor of Teaching Shakespeare beyond the Centre: Australasian Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). He also researches the form and meanings of the ‘grotesque’ in early modern English texts, theatre and visual arts. While at the University of Warwick he will be collaborating with Dr Paul Prescott and other colleagues on various initiatives around innovative approaches to Shakespeare pedagogy. This will involve exploring synergies between Prof. Semler’s collaborative project work and collaborative educational projects based at Warwick. He will also share his extensive archival research into the English textual record of the grotesque from 1500-1700.
Monash University , Malaysia
10 October - 19 October 2017
Nominated by Professor Shaun Breslin, Department of Politics & International Studies
My research examines the origins of new sustainability norms through studying palm oil sustainability governance. Palm oil, a major global commodity, has gained notoriety as a driver of deforestation, carbon emissions and social conflict, as seen in its principle producing countries, namely Malaysia and Indonesia. During my fellowship, I hope to discuss three social mechanisms explaining the emergence and diffusion of hybrid norms addressing environmental and developmental concerns -- contestation, traceability practices, and brokerage – and their potential to legitimise the more encompassing global sustainability norms advanced by non-state actors (NGOs and corporations). The study is located within IR’s “agentic constructivist” approach that emphasises agents and their practices in the origins and consolidation of new norms.
Friday 13th October
Room S1.50 (Social Sciences) at 11am
'Private Sustainability Standards, the Market and Public Authority in Global Governance'
Monday 16th October at 1pm
The Oculus 1.05
Professor Nesadurai will be giving a talk on opportunities of working with Monash Malaysia in social sciences and humanities.
Dr Oxana Palesh
Stanford University Medical Center, USA
Nominated by Dr Pasquale Innominato, Warwick Medical Scool
I direct the Stanford Cancer Survivorship Laboratory and I am also the Director of the Stanford Cancer Survivorship Research. I have over 10 years of experience conducting behavioral medicine research and randomized clinical trials involving interventions for stress, sleep, and health behaviors in cancer patients and post-treatment survivors. My clinical and research expertise are in the development of behavioral interventions for patients with chronic illnesses. As a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford and later a National Cancer Institute fellow at the University of Rochester, I conducted research on the relationship between dysregulation of the neuroendocrine stress response system, sleep problems, fatigue, and disease progression in traumatized and chronically ill patients. I have substantial experience in developing assessments for stressed populations (e.g., cancer patients and survivors, traumatized populations) as well as new measures.
Professor Basil Duffalo
University of Michigan, USA
24 February - 3 March 2018
Nominated by Dr Victoria Rimell, Department of Classics & Ancient History
My current research focuses on Latin poetry of the Roman Republic (from about 240 to 27 BCE). I am writing a book about the theme of getting lost in these poetic texts and how this theme expresses an ambivalent attitude toward Rome’s rapid imperial expansion in this period. During my time at Warwick I will be developing this work primarily by giving a research paper on current theoretical understandings of disorientation as it relates to notions of identity and empire, and arguing for the applicability of these ideas to my material. I will also give a public lecture with an overview of the book project, which will help me articulate my argument in its full scope.
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Ms Dubravka Ugrešić
1 - 16 March 2018
Nominated by Dr Mila Milani and Dr Linda Shortt, School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Dubravka Ugrešić was born in 1949 in Yugoslavia. Following degrees in Comparative and Russian Literature, she taught at the University of Zagreb’s Institute of Literature for many years, successfully pursuing parallel careers as a writer and a scholar. In 1991, when war broke out, Ugrešić took a firm anti-war stance. Subjected to prolonged public ostracism and persistent media harassment, she left Croatia in 1993 and is now based in Amsterdam. Translations of her work into English include The Ministry of Pain (2006), Baba Yaga Laid an Egg (2009), Europe in Sepia (2014) and Fox (due to be published in May 2018). She is the winner of several major literary prizes (Austrian State Prize for European Literature 1998; finalist of Man Booker International Prize 2009; Jean Améry Essay Prize, awarded for her essayistic work as a whole, 2012; while Karaoke Culture was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 2011). In 2016, she was awarded the Vilenica Prize and Neustadt International Prize for Literature.
While at the University of Warwick, Dubravka Ugrešić will be collaborating with Dr Mila Milani, Dr Linda Shortt and Dr Chantal Wright and other colleagues from Humanities on a series of high profile cross-faculty and wider community-based events in March 2018. She will share her original and insightful perspectives on topics which inform her writing such as conflict and conflict resolution, memory and identity, migration, (trans)nationalism and the cultural inbetween.
Dr Matthew Hughey
University of Connecticut, USA
8 April - 10 June 2018
Nominated by Professor John Solomos, Department of Sociology
Dr. Matthew W. Hughey is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. Professor Hughey’s research concentrates on (1) white racial identity; (2) racialized organizations; (3) mass media; (4) political engagements; (5) science and technology, and; (6) public advocacy with racism and discrimination. He has published over eighty scholarly articles and seven books, some of which include The White Savior Film: Content, Critics, and Consumption (Temple University Press, 2014), which received the 2016 Outstanding Publication Award from the Southwest Sociological Association and White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race (Stanford University Press, 2012), which was co-winner of the Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Outstanding Book Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems in 2014. He has been honored with the 2014 Distinguished Early Career Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the 2016 Mentoring Excellence Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. Professor Hughey has also served as visiting fellow and/or professor at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University (New York, USA), The University of the Free State (South Africa), Warwick University (England), and Trinity College-Dublin (Ireland). He is also currently a Research Associate for the Centre for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Africa).
Professor Lawrence Principe
John Hopkins University, USA
7 - 11 May 2018
Nominated by Professor Ingrid de Smet, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance
My work is currently focussed on the changing nature of chymistry at the Académie Royale des Sciences, roughly 1666-1730. I will present some results of this research both formally and informally while at Warwick and benefit from the insights and discussions with the scholars there, some of whom are working on the same time and place. This will assist in improving a book-manuscript on the topic that is very near completion. I have also been studying the value and practice of reproducing historical experiments and will explore this topic also with colleagues at Warwick, particularly in terms of how it can aid both historical research and scientific pedagogy.
PD Dr Bernhard Woytek
Austrian Academy of Sciences
2 May - 10 June 2018
Nominated by Professor Suzanne Frey-Kupper, Department of Classics and Ancient History
Dr Bernhard Woytek is the Director of the Division ‘Documenta Antiqua’ at the Institute for the Study of Ancient Culture at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna. Documenta Antiqua assembles a wide range of disciplines essential to the study of ancient documentary sources, such as Numismatics, Epigraphy and Papyrology. He is also a lecturer at the University of Vienna where he currently supervises two PhD students.
Dr Woytek is an ancient historian specialising in ancient numismatics and economy, and in reception studies from the Renaissance onwards. He is the author of two monographs, both landmarks in Roman numismatics: Arma et Nummi on Roman Republican coinage and the monetary history of the years 49-42 BC (published in 2003) and a two-volume work on the imperial coinage of the emperor Trajan (published in 2010). He authored numerous articles and is about to publish his second edited book, Infrastructure and Distribution in Ancient Economies. He has been awarded two major research grants by the Austrian Science Fund FWF (2013-2015 & 2017-2020) to investigate, with his team, the life and the works of the famous numismatist Joseph Eckhel (1737-1798), and of his Austrian precursors Erasmus Fröhlich and Joseph Khell, decisive in shaping the current discipline of numismatics. He held various visiting professorships and fellowships in recent years, for example in Cambridge, Orléans and Stanford.
Dr Dallas Trinkle
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
12 - 25 August 2018
Nominated by James Kermode, Department of Engineering
Dallas Trinkle (Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) is an expert in computational techniques for materials modelling. He is an international leader in Green’s function methods, modelling dislocations - possibly the most important class of material defects - and in particular multi-scale modelling in metals. While at Warwick, this expertise will provide crucial input into the hosts' (Christoph Ortner and James Kermode) ongoing Leverhulme project on multi-scale modelling for metals. The IAS fellowship visit will provide a means to establish a long-term collaboration and to raise the profile of Warwick’s growing strength in the area of predictive materials modelling.