Appointment of new Senior Tutor
(13 November 2017)
St John’s College is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Rebecca Bouveng as its new Senior Tutor.
She originally came to Durham from Sweden as an undergraduate at St John’s, to study for a BA in Russian and Politics. Her PhD in politics, in the field of international relations explored narratives of messianism in Russian statecraft, geopolitics and identity.
Throughout her PhD studies she was engaged in grassroots community development, working with asylum seekers and refugees, and children and young people in socially deprived areas of the North East.
In 2013 she joined the management team of the postgraduate only Ustinov College as Assistant Principal (College Life), taking on responsibility for student support provision including complex welfare cases and the mentor system, and developing the Ustinov Global Citizenship Programme, which forms the umbrella for academic and personal development initiatives in College. Rebecca has a strong interest in student-led learning, social justice and critical approaches to global citizenship education. Over the past year and a half she has been involved in the development of global citizenship initiatives at university and international level within the Matariki Network of Universities and the emerging Matariki Global Citizenship Programme.
The Principal, Revd Professor David Wilkinson, comments:
‘We feel very fortunate to appoint someone of Rebecca’s experience and academic standing. She knows the College well but will also bring much experience from outside of the College.’
‘I am delighted to join St John’s – the friendliest and most welcoming of all Durham’s colleges – as Senior Tutor and look forward very much to working closely with students and staff in this exciting chapter of the College’s history.’
If you would like to welcome Rebecca then you can contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org