Open house

IAS Friends and Fellows Lunch

On Monday 13th May we will be hosting an IAS Friends and Fellows Lunch on the Loughborough London campus, where we will be joined by all Fellows here for a week of activity under the IAS Annual Theme Gestation: Bodies, Technologies, Ecologies, Justice - Dr Lindsay Jane Barnes, Ms Nompumelelo Gumede, Dr Åsa Virdi Kroik, Dr Sophie Lewis, Dr Luiza Prado and current IAS Open Programme Fellow Dr Marina Cino Pagliarello.

Please feel free to book using the button below, to come along and join us for an informal in-person gathering at the Loughborough London campus over lunch to meet our Fellows.

Dr Lindsay Jane Barnes (Jan Chetna Manch Bokaro)

Originally from UK, Dr Barnes went to New Delhi, India for higher studies in 1982. After completing her PhD in sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 1989 she has continued to live and work in a remote village nearby the area where her doctoral field work was located, in the northern state of Jharkhand.

Ms Nompumelelo Gumede (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Nompumelelo ‘Mpume’ Gumede is a participatory health communication for development scholar at the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Her research interests are in Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC), with a special focus on bottom-up approaches to Health Communication.

Dr Åsa Virdi Kroik (Boska publishing house)

Åsa Virdi Kroik received her PhD in religion, specialized in Indigenous and Sami philosophies, from Uppsala University in Sweden 2022. Among her interests is decolonisation, silence, revitalisation, and indigenous studies.

Dr Sophie Lewis (Independent Scholar)

Sophie Lewis is a writer and independent scholar living in Philadelphia as an Anglo-Franco-German transplant. Her marxist-transfeminist essays (including viral analyses of octopus documentaries and other wannabe-heterosexual televisual artifacts), have been published in journals (Paragraph, Signs, Feminist Theory, Dialogues in Human Geography), magazines (n+1, the LRB, Boston Review, Harper’s) and newspapers (the New York Times).

Dr Luiza Prado

Luiza Prado De O. Martins is an artist, activist and researcher. Her work moves between installation and food, using performance and ritual as a way of invitation and activation for audiences. Her practice explores relations and knowledge between food, infrastructures and technology, and questions what structures and process are needed for collective concerns of care. She holds a PhD from the University of the Arts Berlin, and an MA from the University of the Arts Bremen.

Dr Marina Cino Pagliarello (European University Institute)

Dr Pagliarello is currently Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute in Florence. She was previously an ESRC post-doctoral Fellow at the LSE, London, and has held academic positions as lecturer in EU politics, public policy and European political economy.

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