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Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes its first Residential Fellows

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is delighted to welcome its inaugural cohort of IAS Residential Fellows for 2020-21 to campus this academic year.

This highly prestigious scheme provides the opportunity for outstanding international researchers to pursue an individual project within the scholarly community of Loughborough University through a month-long Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies.

The first Residential Fellow, Professor Songchun Moon from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology will be in residence throughout October, working on the representation of COVID-19 through social media.

The full schedule of visits is as follows:

  • October 2020 - Professor Songchun Moon, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • November 2020 - Dr Lenka Vráblíková, College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa
  • February 2021 - Dr Alexandros Kioupkiolis, School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki
  • March/April 2021 - Dr Berit Greinke, College of Architecture, Media and Design; Institute of Experimental Textile and Fashion Design, Berlin University of the Arts
  • April 2021 - Dr Jason Hawreliak, Centre for Digital Humanities, Brock University, Canada
  • May 2021 - Dr Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Art and Art History, Florida International University
  • June 2021 - Dr Cláudia de Souza Libânio, Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • July 2021 - Professor JC Gaillard, School of Environment, The University of Auckland
  • July/August 2021 - Cathy Pearl, Head of Conversation Design Outreach, Google

Colleagues are encouraged to visit the IAS website for further information about each of the Residential Fellows’ visits and how to engage with them.

Professor Marsha Meskimmon, Director of IAS said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome such a stellar cohort of international researchers to Loughborough in the first year of the IAS Residential Fellowship programme, and I hope that colleagues from both campuses will have an opportunity to engage with our Fellows during their stay.”