SOAS University of London

Travelling Academics - April 2012 – February 2013

11 February 2013

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  • Muhammad Abdel Haleem went to Tangier, Morocco, to attend a celebration of Laylat al-Qadr 13-17 August 2012.
  • Gilbert Achcar travelled to Berlin, Germany, to attend a conference 22-24 November 2012.
  • Peter Austin visited the University of Lyon, France, to assist with a PhD viva 11-12 June 2012. He then went to Reykjavik, Iceland, for a meeting of the International Advisory Committee of the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages 5-8 December 2012.
  • Mashood Baderin travelled to Khartoum, Sudan, as an UN Independent Expert 9-16 June 2012.
  • Rochana Bajpai went to Delhi, India, for research 7-11 January 2013.
  • Anne Booth travelled to South Africa 6-13 July 2012. She then travelled to Singapore for a workshop on Southeast Asia and China at the Nanyang Technological University, as part of the Singapore Stanford Partnership, 10-17 November 2012.
  • Cosima Bruno went to Beijing, China, to participate in a language course 30 June-3 August 2012.
  • Christopher Cramer travelled to Rio and Sao Paulo, Brazil, for a fieldtrip for an AFD/SOAS Research Project 22 August-2 September 2012. He then went to Johannesburg, South Africa, as a residential scholar 5-11 September 2012.He then travelled to Hebron, Birzeit, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for a lecture tour organised by the Kenyan Institute and British Council 5th-9 November 2012.He then went to Ethiopia to conduct fieldwork 9-21 December 2012.
  • Jonathan Di John travelled to Johannesburg, South Africa, to teach on the APORDE programme 6-12 September 2012.
  • Andrew Dorward went to Lilongwe, Malawi, for a workshop on evaluation of Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Programme 16-22 June 2012.  
  • Rachel Dwyer went to Rhode Island, USA, to give lectures at Brown University, as part of the University’s India Initiative 20-29 October 2012. She then travelled to India, Thailand and Burma to undertake research on Elephants for a research project 2-26 November 2012. She will then visit India, to film a wedding in Bombay; present a paper at 'Cinema Century Conference' JNU, New Delhi, hold meetings in connection in Dept's 'Hinglish' programme; speak at Jaipur Literature Festival; visit Hathigaon (Elephant Village) at Jaipur; Jodhpur and Jaisalmer; Prof Sukumar at Tata Science Foundation, Bangalore, and conduct field work at the Asian Nature Conservation Foundation, Bangalore,  Aane Maane Elephant Camp, Dubare, Karnataka 2 Jan 2013 - 5 Mar 2013.
  • Alexander Fischer travelled to Madison, WI, USA, as a visiting scholar to the Global Legal Studies Center at the University of Wisconsin Law School 23 July-24 August 2012. He then attended a conference on Federalism on South Asia in Munich, Germany, 21-23 November 2012. He then travelled to Delhi, India, to give presentations 27 December 2012 – 16 January 2013.
  • Bernhard Fuehrer went to Korea to deliver the 2012 Distinguished Scholar lectures at the Academy of Korean Studies 13-24 November 2012.  He then travelled to Taipei, Taiwan, to finish a Hokkien textbook at the National Taiwan University.  He will also conduct research for a monograph on Huang Kan's (6th Century) sub-commentary on the Analects, having been awarded a 3-month research grant by the Centre for Chinese studies at the National Library in Taipei 8 Dec 2012 - 4 Apr 2013.
  • Andrew George travelled to Norway to study Cuneiform tablets in the Schøyen Collection 11-17 September 2012. He then travelled to Iraq to study Cuneiform tablets in the Archaeological Museum, Suleimaniyah, Iraq, 4-10 November 2012.
  • Harald Heubaum went to Tokyo, Japan, to present two papers at the Earth System Governance Conference 25 January-3 February 2013.
  • Michel Hockx went to Los Angeles, CA, USA, to present a paper at an international workshop ‘The Creation of the Vernacular in early Twentieth Century China at UCLA 17-21 August. He then attended the Annual Conference of the British Association for Chinese Studies as President at Oxford University, UK, 3-5 September before presenting a plenary paper at the conference ‘Crafts of World Literature’ also at Oxford University 28-30 September 2012. He also travelled to Harvard, MA, USA to attend a meeting of the editorial board of the New Literary History of Modern China at Harvard University 20-23 September 2012.
  • Noriko Iwasaki visited colleagues and prepared for the PLIDAM doctoral seminar to be held at SOAS 21022 September 2012.
  • Phil Jaggar travelled to Bayreuth University, Germany, as an external examiner for a PhD oral exam 26-28 September 2012. He then went to Hamburg, Germany, to take part in an editorial board meeting at the University of Hamburg for the Encyclopaedia of Asia and Africa 10-11 October 2012.
  • Deborah Johnston conducted fieldwork in Uganda as part of a DFID Project 9-20 July 2012 and travelled to Ferro and Kochere, Ethiopia, to conduct fieldwork for a DFID
  • Naila Kabeer Travelled to Barcelona, Spain, to attend a board meeting and annual conference of the International Association of Feminist Economics 25-29 June 2012. She then travelled to New York, NY, USA, to present research to UN women 3-6 July 2012.
  • Tania Kaiser travelled to Uganda for research 26 April-2 May 2012.
  • Massoud Karshenas went to Istanbul, Turkey, to attend an Iranian Studies Association Conference 1-7 August 2012. He then travelled to Tunis, Tunisia, to present a paper at a conference ‘From Arab Spring to Economic Spring’ 29-31 October 2012. He then travelled to Marrakesh, Morocco, to present at a conference 22-25 November 2012.
  • Sarah Keenan travelled to Australia to present a paper at the conference ‘Radicalising Desire’ at the University of Adelaide 10-28 December 2012.
  • Griseldis Kirsch gave a paper and ran a PhD symposium at the University of Trier, Germany, 24-28 October 2012.
  • Paul Kohler visited Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, and Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA, School of Law 29 November-7 December 2012.
  • Jens Lerche attended a meeting for the project ‘Labour Conditions and the Working Poor in China and India’ 30 August-7 September 2012.  He then travelled to Delhi, India, to participate in a ‘village Restudies’ workshop at Jawaharlal Nehru University 18-23 November 2012.
  • Defeng Li attended the 1st Symposium on Translating Chinese Literature in Shanghai, China, and to give lectures at Human Normal University and the University of Macao 6-13 June 2012.
  • Andrew Lo travelled to Gaoxiong, Taiwan, to deliver a conference paper “Literati and plants – the cases of Zhang Ying (1638-1708) and Gao Shiqi (1645-1703)” at the 7th International Conference on Qing Scholarship at Zhongshan University 13-20 November 2012.
  • Friederike Lupke  went to Nijmegen, Netherlands, to visit the Max Planck Institute for Psycho-linguistics to conduct a project meeting for ‘Pots, plants and people – documentation of Bainounk knowledge sytems’ 2-7 July 2012. He will then visit the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen to attend the DoBeS meeting and conduct a project meeting for DoBeS-Project "Pots, Plants & People” a documentation of Bainounk knowledge systems 26 Dec 2012 - 03 Feb 2013.
  • Werner Menski travelled to Lucerne, Switzerland, to provide a keynote lecture for a symposium on critical legal studies 15-18 November 2012. He then went to Bangalore, India, to be a discussant in a conference on law and religion 23-30 November 2012.
  • Nima Mina went to Munich, Germany, to undertake research 17-31 August 2012. He also went to Berlin, Germany, to visit the Staatsbibliothek and FU and HU Universities 23 July-6 August 2012.
  • Irina Nikolaeva travelled to Dubrovnik, Croatia, to present a paper at a conference 1-5 October 2012
  • Machiko Nissanke went to Arusha, Tanzania, to attend and act as resource person at the African Economic Research Consortium 1-8 June 2012. She then travelled to Seoul, Korea, to give a presentation at the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation Conference  15-18 October 2012.
  • Paolo Novak went to Cambodia for a workshop and to Bangkok, Thailand to visit academics 12 July-2 August 2012.
  • Lutz Oette travelled to Lusaka, Zambia, to participate in a seminar on challenging social exclusion, inequalities and marginalisation, organised by OSISA and SOAS 19-21 September 2012.
  • Emilia Onyema travelled to Lagos, Nigeria, to conduct interviews and distribute questionnaires for a research project 15-25 June 2012.
  • Jeff Opland will travel to Grahams town, South Africa, to assume the Mellon Senior Scholarship at Rhodes University 22 July-30 September 2012.
  • Christine Oughton went to Washington, DC, and New York, NY, USA, to visit the World Bank, IMF, United Nations, Inter-American Development Bank and host Alumni meetings to promote the work, reputation and Programmes of CeFIMS 2-6 July 2012. She then travelled to Bolanzo, Italy, for teaching and research at the University of Bolanzo 5-9 November 2012.
  • Carlos Oya travelled to Uganda for fieldwork, research and a fair trade project 19-30 July 2012. He also travelled to Cornell, Ithaca, NY, USA, to give a paper and chair a panel at a conference on Land Grabs in Cornell 16-19 October 2012. He then travelled to Ethiopia for fieldwork 3-12 November 2012.
  • Colin Poulton travelled to Rwanda as part of an existing project 27 January -6 February 2013.
    Duo Qin travelled to Helsinki, Finland, to conduct research as a visiting scholar at the Central Bank of Finland 2 July-1 August 2012.
  • Itesh Sachdev went to Canada to participate in the “2012 Canada-UK Colloquium: The shifting Centre of Global Gravity” in Vancouver 13-19 November 2012. He then travelled to Singapore to participate in the ‘Workshop on Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Multilingualism and Identity,’ at Nanyang Technological University 22 November – 1 December 2012.
  • Julia Sallabank went to Jersey and the Isle of Man to meet with language policy, implementation and documentation colleagues 5-16 November 2012.
  • Laurence Smith visited Tiajin and Beijing, China, to present research on catchment management for control of diffuse water pollution 4-7 December 2012.
  • Chandra Sriram went to Utrecht, the Netherlands for an Economic and Social Research Project 15 February 2013.
  • Laixiang Sun went to China to attend a conference and public lectures following invitation by the National Science Foundations of China 10-18 September 2012. He then undertook research trips in China 30 October – 10 November 2012.
  • Carol Tan went to the National University of Singapore, Singapore, to attend a conference in the Legal Histories of the British Empire Conference 27 June-17 July 2012. She then travelled to Malaysia to conduct research on a scholar of Malaysian law 14 August-7 September 2012.
  • Tian Yuan Tan went to Rome, Italy, to engage in research collaboration and to undertake work on a book manuscript at the Sapienza University 30 June-7 July 2012. He will then present a paper at the European Association of Chinese Studies Conference and travel to France to conduct research at Bibliotheque national de France for a British Academy Project 1-9 September 2012. He was then  invited to Arizona, AZ, USA, to present a paper at the International Conference on ‘Space, Text & Performance in Chinese Literature’ organised by Arizona State University 5-10 December 2012.
  • Frauke Urban went to Berlin, Hamburg, Oldenburg and Husum, Germany, to conduct fieldwork and interviews for Technological Trajectories project, wind energy case study 10-21 September 2012.
  • Justin Watkins went to DeKalb, IL, USA, to present a paper at the Burma Studies Conference ‘Ritual Chanting in Sumtu Chin – A report of recent linguistic fieldwork’ 4-11 October 2012. He will then travel to Barcelona, Spain, to teach a week-long intensive Burmese language course at the invitation of the Centre for the Promotion of Asian Affairs in Spain 17-25 November 2012. Thereafter, he will visit Leipzig, Germany, to present a paper ‘Sumtu Chin- a fringe MSEA language losing its ritual register’ at the workshop ‘Mainland Southeast Asian Langauges: the State of the Art in 2012 at the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology 29 November-2 December 2012.
  • Lynn Welchman went to Copenhagen, Denmark, for a meeting of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network 31 May-3 June 2012.