The IAS is delighted to announce that the first nine WIRL-COFUND Fellows have been recruited to join us for two years. During their time at Warwick, these Fellows will undertake individual research projects and partake in the Academic Careers and Leadership (AcCaLd) training programme. Many congratulations to Theodora Hadjimichael, Alice Leonard, Ellen Martus, Elisabetta Nadalutti, Elizabeth Nolte, Anirudh Rana, Stephen Seely, Olga Smith and David Fengwei Xie. We also wish to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the recruitment and selection process.
This programme is jointly funded by the University of Warwick and the European Union's Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions COFUND scheme. The next call for applications is now open.
The IAS WIRL-COFUND project has received funding the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions COFUND scheme to develop the next generation of research leaders. WIRL-COFUND will build on the successful training model developed in the IAS fellowship programmes to bring together early career researchers from around the world into an interdisciplinary research environment. WIRL-COFUND fellows will be expected to undertake research in an area that is linked to one of the Warwick Global Research Priorities.
Department of Classics, Connecting Cultures GRP
I hold a BA in Greek Philology from the University of Athens in Greece and a MA and PhD in Classics from University College London. After the completion of my PhD I held research and teaching posts in diverse academic environments in the UK, the Netherlands, and Cyprus, and have also been successful in receiving fellowships and grants for research stays in the USA. Before I moved to Warwick I was based at LMU Munich in Germany where I held a post-doctoral research fellowship that was funded by the DFG Exzellenzinitiative. My work broadly speaking focuses on Greek Lyric poetry and its reception in antiquity, as well as on ancient literary and cultural history. My first monograph The Emergence of the Lyric Canon explores the complexities of the process of canonisation of lyric poetry and is under contract for publication with Oxford University Press. As a WIRL-COFUND fellow I will explore the importance of the fourth century in the reception of sixth- and fifth-century lyric poetry by focusing on Plato and by analysing his impact on ancient perceptions of lyric.
Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, Connecting Cultures GRP
My postdoctoral project is entitled: Richard Hakluyt’s The Principal Navigations: Travel, Colonialism, Prose. The project focuses on The Principal Navigations (1598-1600), one of the most important works of English travel literature ever published. I aim to situate The Principal Navigations in the formation of global systems, such as trade, mobility and colonialism. I hypothesise that Hakluyt founded a form of colonial travel discourse which finds its way into the writing of the following century, specifically seventeenth-century prose fiction. I was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow in Early Modern English Literature at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, and I am finishing a monograph entitled Shakespeare and Error.
Department of Sociology, Global Governance GRP
Ellie’s research explores environmental politics in the post-Soviet region, with a focus on policymaking, governance arrangements and the capacity of states to protect their natural environments. She has recently published a book based on her doctoral thesis, Russian Environmental Politics: state, industry and policymaking (Routledge, 2017), and her work has appeared in Post-Soviet Affairs and Demokratizatsiya. In 2017, Ellie was a visiting fellow at ANU Centre for European Studies in Canberra. She earned an MPhil at St Antony’s College, Oxford before completing her PhD at the University of New South Wales.
Department of Politics & International Studies, Behavioural Science GRP
Elisabetta Nadalutti's research focuses on empirical and theoretical questions on global governance, regionalism and regionalisation. She is presently working on the theoretical elaboration of an ethical humanist code of cross-border governance in order to better understand the ethical dimension of CBC within the European Union and Southeast Asia. Elisabetta Nadalutti has recently been post-doctoral fellow at RELATE Centre of Excellence at the University of Oulu, Junior Fellow Marie S. Curie FCFP at FRIAS (Albert-Ludwig-Universität Freiburg). After passing her Viva at the University of Bath she has been awarded an Erasmus Mundus post-doctoral scholarship at ANU (Canberra). She was later a visiting researcher at UNU-CRIS in Brugge (Belgium) and Marie Curie and Fonds National de la Recherce Luxembourg Post-doctoral Fellow. She further developed her comparative analysis at the KHK, Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg.
Department of English & Comparative Literary Studies, Connecting Cultures GRP
Elizabeth’s research focuses on literature and politics, censorship, and bureaucracy in modern Turkey and the post-Ottoman region from the Balkans to the Middle East. She recently completed a PhD in Near & Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Washington and also holds an MA from Columbia University. Her doctoral thesis examined the modernist author Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar in the context of Turkey’s transition to multiparty democracy and the sociopolitical transformation of authorial subjectivity and changing literary practices during the Cold War. As a WIRL-COFUND fellow, she will investigate the roles of censorship and literature in contemporary political events in Turkey and how censorship of traditional media and political expression has catalysed literary production that draws on transhistorical and transnational networks through the translation and circulation of literature across digital platforms, social media, and national borders.
Mathematics Institute, Energy GRP
My research activities focus on scientific aspects of modelling and simulating real world engineering processes. My research interests and background include non-equilibrium thermodynamics, kinetic theory, molecular dynamics simulations, computational fluid dynamics and rheology, and numerical methods for hyperbolic-parabolic systems. Before joining IAS, I worked as research fellow at the Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick (2016-2017) and Gyeongsang National University, South Korea (2014-2016). I completed my PhD in mechanical engineering on Numerical simulation of rarefied gas flow in micro and vacuum devices; with Prof. Henning Struchtrup at University of Victoria (Canada) in the year 2014. During my PhD, I studied extended fluid dynamics theories, such as Grad-13 moment equations, Burnett equations, regularised moment equations, describing intriguing non-equilibrium effects in gases at micro and nano length scales.
Department of Sociology, Connecting Cultures GRP
My research focuses on the philosophical and political relationships between life, sex, and spirituality, especially as these are structured by the dominance of Western technical-scientific rationality. I earned my PhD in Women’s & Gender Studies from Rutgers University in 2016, where I specialized in feminist, decolonial, and continental philosophy. My dissertation studied the critiques of technical-scientific understandings of life and sex developed in post-Heideggerian French thought (Irigaray, Simondon, and Foucault). My postdoctoral project, “Queer Theory from the South: Creolizing Decolonial and Sexual Politics in South Africa,” will develop research I have conducted in South Africa into a monograph that investigates how indigenous and Islamic LGBT activists in South Africa have negotiated competing cultural values in both theory and practice. Through an examination of four specific cases, I ask how centering the work of these activists might shift social theory and policy discussions on sexuality, multiculturalism, and globalization. My work has been published in Women’s Studies Quarterly, Feminist Formations, Social Text, The Australian Feminist Law Journal, and my book The Spirit of Revolution: Beyond the Dead Ends of Man (co-authored with Drucilla Cornell) was published by Polity Press in 2016.
Department of History of Art, Connecting Cultures GRP
My research expertise lies in the field of contemporary art, and within that I focus specifically on photography and lens-based media. Entitled Aesthetics and Politics of Landscape Representation in Contemporary Photography in Europe, my postdoctoral research project studies representations of natural and built environments in contemporary photographic practices in Europe, with reference to issues such as national identity, urban expansion and anthropogenic climate change. I have previously held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and positions at the University of St Andrews and Tate Gallery, London. My PhD thesis was prepared at the École Normale Supérieure (Paris Ulm) and University of Cambridge, where I also did my undergraduate studies. I am the co-editor of Anamnesia: Private and Public Memory in Modern French Culture (Peter Lang: 2009) and have published in Art History, History of Photography, Fotogeschichte and Nottingham French Studies.
Warwick Manufacturing Group, Innovative Manufacturing GRP
I hold a PhD (2009) in Polysaccharide Engineering from South China University of Technology (China) and a Graduate Certificate degree (2014) in Higher Education from The University of Queensland (Australia). Since 2008, I have worked as a research fellow at University of Guelph (Canada), Université de Strasbourg (France), and The University of Queensland (Australia), being involved in multiple research projects supported by governments and industry. As a materials scientist, I am highly interested in creating advanced materials with superior properties and appealing functions that can not only improve our daily life but also address sustainability and a circular economy. My research has already generated >70 journal publications, with >2300 citations. As a WIRL-COFUND fellow, I will develop innovative manufacturing technologies to create next-generation sustainable nanocomposite materials for high-value (e.g. biomedical) and high-volume (e.g. automotive) applications.