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Institute of Advanced Study Fellows

(5 October 2017)

The Institute of Advanced Study is delighted to welcome its first cohort of Fellows connected with its 2017/18 Structure year. Building on its capacity to attract leading international scholars, the IAS is hosting a range of researchers from the sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. Please read on for further details.

The Fellows in residence for Michaelmas term are:

Nicholas Aroney (University of Queensland) is Professor of Constitutional Law whose research interests include: constitutional law, comparative constitutional law and legal theory.

Dennis Beach (University of Gothenburg) is Professor of Education. His research interests lie within ethnography and the sociology and politics of education and teacher education.

Professor Tiziana de Rogatis (Siena) is a scholar of the major twentieth-century poet and Nobel Prize laureate (1975) Eugenio Montale (1896-1981). Her most recent research focuses on the theme of female identity investigated through the comparison between classical myth and contemporary Italian, European and North American literature.

Dr Jörg Kreienbrock (Northwestern University) is Associate Professor whose research and teaching interests include German literature from the 18th to the 21st century with an emphasis on literary theory, contemporary literature, the history of science, and popular culture.

Dr Wahbie Long (University of Cape Town) is Senior Lecturer whose research interests include the history, theory and indigenization of psychology.

Dr Andy Martin (University of Melbourne) is Associate Professor of Physics. His research focuses on the theoretical investigation of complex systems.

Dr Tom Murray’s (Macquarie University) research interests concern the capacity of screen media to open new ways of understanding in cross-cultural environments, the aesthetic and narrative structures of storytelling and sense-making more generally, and the methods by which particular narratives impose social meaning and sustain authority.

Christian Ruby (University of Lorraine) is Professor of Materials Science. His research expertise is in the synthesis and reactivity of iron containing compounds, in particular FeII-FeIII layered double hydroxides (LDH), more commonly called “green rust” (GR).

Bill Thompson (Macquarie University) is Professor in Psychology. His research intersects music, language, emotion, and cognition. Current research is focused on understanding the role of music for atypical and outlier communities, including individuals with neurological impairment, fans of alternative and violent music, and diaspora populations.

Dr Kathryn Yusoff (Queen Mary University of London) is a Human Geographer whose research interests include critical theory and environmental change, feminist philosophy, political aesthetics, and extraction.

Fellows will be engaging and collaborating with colleagues on a number of different interdisciplinary projects connected to the Structure programme. Engagement with the Fellows is strongly encouraged. Further details of this year’s theme can be found in the Structure programme. Details of all of this term’s Fellows and how to contact them can be found by visiting:

 Any queries related to a Fellow or activity should be addressed to