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2012-13 academic promotions announced

12 July 2013

At the last meeting of SOAS’ ninety seventh academic session, Governing Body approved promotions of colleagues to Reader and Professor, taking effect on 1 September 2013.  The announcement follows promotions to Senior Lecturer, which were agreed earlier in the year.

Professor Paul Webley said: “These promotions recognise the excellent research and teaching that colleagues carry out and the academic leadership and contribution to the broader community they provide. Their world class scholarship and teaching takes SOAS to our regions and, equally, brings our regions to us, attracting other excellent researchers and students and forging collaborations around the world.  Our congratulations to them all.”

Promotions to Professor:

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Dr Elizabeth Howard-Moore – Professor in the Art & Archaeology of South East Asia

Faculty of Languages & Cultures

Dr Francesca Orsini - Professor of Hindi and South Asian Literature
Dr Wen-Chin Ouyang – Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature

Faculty of Law & Social Sciences

Dr Laleh Khalili – Professor of Middle East Politics
Dr Laurence Smith - Professor of Environmental Policy and Development
Dr Julia Strauss - Professor of Chinese Politics

Promotions to Reader:

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Dr Magnus Marsden – Reader in Social Anthropology with reference to South and Central Asia
Dr Lucia Dolce – Reader in Japanese Religions
Dr Peter Flugel - Reader in Study of Religions

Faculty of Languages & Cultures

Dr Friederike Luepke – Reader in Language Documentation and Description
Dr Tian Yuan Tan – Reader in Chinese Studies

Faculty of Law & Social Sciences

Dr Hong Bo – Reader in Finance and Management
Dr Phil Clark – Reader in Comparative & International Politics
Dr Deborah Johnston - Reader in Development Economics
Dr Jens Lerche - Reader in Agrarian and Labour studies
Dr Carol Tan - Reader in Law

Promotions to Senior Lecturer:

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Dr Christopher Byron-Gerteis – Senior Lecturer in the History of Contemporary Japan
Dr Erica Hunter – Senior Lecturer in Eastern Christianity
Dr Konstantinos Retsikas - Senior Lecturer in South East Asian Anthropology

Faculty of Languages & Cultures

Dr Cosima Bruno – Senior Lecturer in China Studies
Dr Rosella Ferrari – Senior Lecturer in Modern Chinese Culture & Language
Dr Karima Laachir - Senior Lecturer in Literary & Cultural Studies

Faculty of Law & Social Sciences

Dr Adam Hanieh – Senior Lecturer in Development Studies
Dr Thomas Marois – Senior Lecturer in Development Studies