Dr Steven Tait
Indiana University, USA | 28 August - 28 December 2018
Nominated by Professor Giovanni Costantini, Chemistry
Steven L. Tait is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Admissions in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Prof. Tait obtained a BS degree in Honors Physics and University Honors from Brigham Young University, then MS and PhD degrees in Physics from the University of Washington. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany. Prof. Tait’s research at Indiana University applies an interdisciplinary approach to problems in surface chemistry to advance new solutions to grand challenges in materials and energy.
Professor Márcio Seligmann-Silva
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil | 1 October - 12 October 2018
Nominated by Professor Paulo de Medeiros, English and Comparative Literary Studies
From the 1 to 12th October 2018 I will be developing my project "Performing violence memory in post dictatorial Latin America" at the Institute of Advanced Study. It includes a seminar about “The new Culture of Memory and Testimony in Latin America” that will present a reading of the “culture of memory” in Latin America emphasizing Brazil, Argentina and Chile, three countries marked by dictatorships. The seminar will also serve as a platform to present the Memory and Trauma Studies that have flourished in recent years in Latin America. In another activity I will deliver a lecture about “Resisting through art: artists and their strategies of surviving in dark times in Brazil”.
Professor Nian Lin
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology | 15 October - 07 December 2018
Nominated by Professor Giovanni Costantini, Department of Chemistry
My research focuses on the following three areas:
- to understand the self assembly phenomena of suparmolecular systems on surfaces,
- to characterize charge transport and energy conversion at single molecules and
- to design organic-based two-dimensional structures exhibiting novel quantum phases.
While at the University of Warwick, I will be collaborating with Prof. Giovanni Costantini and Prof. Steven Tait on various research and educational activities. In particular, we will explore charge transfer in metal-organic systems at surfaces. We will organize an international symposium on this topic during my fellowship.
Dr Lilit Thwaites
La Trobe University, Melbourne | 22 October - 03 November 2018
Nominated by Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes, School of Modern Languages & Culture
I was born in Czechoslovakia and raised in England, Scotland and Canada, speaking Czech at home and otherwise, mainly English. I took up Spanish at McGill University, and completed my MA and PhD at the University of Toronto in contemporary Spanish literature. Between 1981 and 2011, I worked full-time as an academic at La Trobe University, Melbourne. My research focuses on contemporary Spanish literature, in particular, the work of women writers. Since 2011, I have focused on literary translation, my most recent translation being Antonio Iturbe’s The Librarian of Auschwitz (2017). At Warwick, when not interacting with students and staff, I will continue to work on finalising current translations (La loca de la casa, Rosa Montero and Australian Connection, various authors), and making/re-establishing contact with translators and publishers in the UK, to source future work. Main areas of interest [and translation projects]: (literary) translation; contemporary Spanish literature, women writers in particular; Spanish society and cultures; notions of (inner) exile, memory and identity [Josefina Aldecoa’s “trilogy”]; the portrayal of older women in Spanish literature and film [Josefina Aldecoa’s La fuerza del destino and Lourdes Ortiz’ Urraca]; (Spanish) literature and/through film.
Professor Zrinka Stahuljak
University of California, USA | 17 February - 27 February 2019
Nominated by Dr Elena Giusti, Department of Classics & Ancient History
While at Warwick, I will assess current and develop new approaches to Translation and Interpreting Studies. I will focus on translation in situations of conflict (whether or not armed) and the lived experience of fixers (military and journalistic interpreters) in medieval and contemporary contexts. How do these experiences and contexts challenge our notions of translation (authorship; uses of communication), transnationalism (polity and translation), multiculturalism (identity and translation)? How does communication, not as a goal of translation, but as a political necessity, change our perspective on ethics, economy, and history? In short, what is translation today?
Professor Radhika Singha
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi| 24 February - 4 March 2019
Nominated by Professor Anne Gerritsen, Global History and Culture Centre
Radhika Singha is Professor of Modern Indian History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her research interests focus on the social history of crime and criminal law, colonial governmentality with specific reference to identification practices, borders and border–crossing. A second intersecting research track is the mobilisation of human, fiscal and material resources from India for World War one. At Warwick University she hopes to enrich her engagement with trans-national history in dialogue with Professor Anne Gerritson, Professor Shirin Rai, Dr Aditya Sarkar, Dr Sarah Hodges and Dr Guillemette Crouzet and to review the research and teaching programme of the Global History and Culture Centre.
Professor Mary Hawkesworth
Rutgers University, USA | 28 April - 8 May 2019
Nominated by Professor Shirin Rai, PAIS
At a moment when increasingly racist forms of ethno-nationalism are surfacing around the globe, it is important to analyze how academic disciplines and state practices contribute to the production of inequities and injustices. In contrast to received views in political science that depict sex, gender, and race as natural modes of embodiment, my recent work challenges the illusion that bodies exist outside politics and beyond the reach of the state. Drawing insights from critical race, feminist, decolonial, postcolonial, queer, and trans* theory, I show how accredited conceptions of embodiment, gender, liberty, public/private, and the nation-state relegate women, people of color, sexual minorities, and gender-variant people to inferior status despite constitutional guarantees of equality before the law. While at Warwick, I look forward to working with scholars and students to theorize conceptual practices of power and to envisioning strategies to make racialized gendering visible and actionable.