FASS Visiting Fellowship for Distinguished Scholars
Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship
|Dr Anna Przybylska
Head of the Centre for Deliberation at the Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw, Dr Anna Przbylska studied social sciences with the scope of sociology and social policy at the University of Warsaw and of media and communication at the University of Amsterdam. She is the author of Internet i komunikowanie we wspólnocie lokalnej (The Internet and Communication in Local Communities), 2010, and the co-editor of Deliberation and Democracy: Innovative Processes and Institutions (with Stephen Coleman and Yves Sintomer), 2015. Dr Przybylska was nominated by A/P Zhang Weiyu (CNM). She visited the Department of Communications and New Media from 5 to 19 June, where she assisted in the organization of an international conference on Deliberation and Decision Making,(DDM 2017), co-edited a journal special issue, held a research sharing session, conducted a literature review, and planned future research collaboration with Dr Weiyu.
|Professor Jens Leth Hougard
Dr Jens Leth Hougard, Professor in Applied Microeconomics at the Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, visited the Department of Economics from 21 February-4 March. During his visit, he finished a paper, taught a 1-day mini course titled “An Introduction to Allocation Rules”, and gave a seminar presentation titled “A Welfare Economic Interpretation of FRAND”.
|Associate Professor David Lefkowitz
Dr David Lefkowitz is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL) at the University of Richmond, Virginia. His areas of expertise are political philosophy, philosophy of law, ethical theory, and applied ethics. Dr Lefkowitz visited the Department of Political Science from 14-23 February, where he presented a paper at the Singapore Symposium in Legal Theory, as well as at the Global Rule of Law workshop, and met with faculty and graduate students.
|Professor Susan Bayly
Dr Susan Bayly is Professor of Historical Anthropology, Director of Graduate Studies, and Chair of the PhD Committee for the Division of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests are the study of modernity and achievement; globalisation; theories of historical change; the disciplinary interface between history and anthropology; and colonialism and its cultural afterlife. She visited the South Asian Studies Programme from 20 February to 5 March, where she delivered a public lecture entitled “Images and the Moral Citizen in Late-Socialist Vietnam”, taught a Masterclass for FASS graduate students entitled “Colonialism/Postcolonialism: Reflections and Perspectives – India, Vietnam, and Beyond”, and met with students and faculty members.
|Professor Hon Chan
Dr Hon Chan is Professor of Public Policy and Administration at City University, Hong Kong. His major teaching and research interests cover public sector personnel management, performance measurement, civil service reforms, comparative institutional and policy capacity studies and environmental policies. He visited the Department of Political Science from 28 February to 10 March, where he gave a public seminar entitled “The Three Approaches to China’s Civil Service Reform: The Reformers’ Views”, delivered a guest lecture on civil service reform to an undergraduate honours module, and met with faculty members.
|Professor Jeffrey Richey
Professor from the School of Oceanography, University of Washington, WA, Dr Jeffrey Richey’s main expertise is on carbon cycles in rivers, especially in the Amazon and Mekong. He is also a visiting professor at the Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr Richey is a renowned scholar in the field of biochemical cycles in large river systems. He has published in prestigious journals such as Nature, Science, and Nature Geoscience. Dr Richey visited the Department of Geography from 14-28 January. During his visit, he gave a departmental seminar titled “Net Ecosystem Exchange of the Lower Amazon River: From Land to the Ocean and Atmosphere”, became a PhD dissertation examiner for one of the department’s graduate students, gave a guest lecture titled “Hydro-geomorphic and biochemical changes/issues from mountains to oceans: an example of the Amazon river”to an undergraduate honours module, and met with faculty members.
Archive of FASS Past Visting Research Fellows