GESI hosts regularly guest scholars and visiting professors under the various programmes supporting international exchange. Currently we are pleased to have the following colleagues at our institute:
Guest Scholars for 2012:
He is senior Director of Institutional Research and Planning, and professor of Ancient Studies at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. His current management portfolio at the University includes a. o. higher education environmental scanning, liaison with the national Department of Higher Education and Training on higher education policy, advising the Rector & Vice-Chancellor and the Executive Management Team on higher education policy and planning.
Detailed information about him is to be found on the website of the Division for Institutional Research and Planning of the Stellenbosch University here.
He will visit the University of Leipzig in September 2012 and participate in a number of events such as the X. International Summer School of the Graduate Center Humanities and Social Science where he will comment a panel of GESI scholars on “Higher Education Areas: Universities between New Regionalism and Institutional Cooperation.”
Mustafa Erdem Kabadayi
He is Professor of history at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Istanbul Bilgi University.
He will give a block seminar on “Middle Eastern Labour History” in the Modul GS 830 Regions in Globalization: Asia and the Middle East.
The focus of his research examines Ottoman Economic and Social History, Labour History, Economic History.
You can find further information on Mustafa Erdem Kabadayi at his website at at Istanbul Bilgi University.
He will stay in Leipzig from May 26th to June 23th.
He is Director of the Institute of Comparative Culture at Sophia University in Japan.
He gave a lecture at the “CAS Public Colloquium Summer Semester 2012” on “Global Food City: The Role of Expatriate Chefs and Restaurateurs in the Remaking of Urban Foodscapes in Shanghai” on Wednesday 11th April 2012, 5-7pm at Centre for Area Studies. For more detailed information on the lecture please see the CAS website.
The focus of his research examines Cities, Culture, Gender, Globalization, China, Japan and Asia.
You can find further information on James Farrer at his website at the Institute of Comparative Culture at Sophia University in Japan.
He will stay in Leipzig from April 11 to April 13.
She is Ph.D. at the Department of Sociology at The Catholic University of America.
In the summer term she gave a block seminar “Gender, Globalization, and Inequality: A Comparative Perspective” in the Module GS 1020 Cultural Transfers under the Global Condition. She gave a lecture at the “CAS Public Colloquium Summer Semester 2012” entitled "Swimming against the Tide: Race, Gender and Science in a Global Era" on Wednesday, 25 April 2012, 5-7pm at Centre for Area Studies. For more detailed information on the lecture the CAS website.
The focus of her research examines Gender, Education, Race, Family, Labor Markets and Quantitative Methods.
You can find further information on Sandra Hanson at her website at The Catholic University of America.
She will stay in Leipzig from April 16 to May 15.
He is Professor of history at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie University.
He will give a 2-week seminar on “The Mongols” in the Modul GS 830 Regions in Globalization: Asia and the Middle East.
The focus of his research examines medieval and early modern history of Iran, Central Asia, India, Chancellery and bureaucratic culture in the Islamic world, Shi`ism and Sufism and Euro-Islamic contacts.
You can find further information on Colin Mitchell at his website at Dalhousie University.
He will stay in Leipzig from May 15 - June 15.
Université de Yaoundé I and Georg-Forster-Awardee of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
He is a assistant professor at the Department for the Study of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at his university and pursues a project on "Kanon – Kultur – Gesellschaft: Überlegungen zur literarischen Kanonbildung in Deutschland nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg" (see the project description) Dr. Ondoa will spend a year and a half at GESI and stays from January 2011 till July 2012 at the institute.
He is Professor at the Department of History at the Boston College, U.S.
He will give a lecture in the “CAS Public Colloquium Summer Semester 2012” on “Why Europe Grew Rich and Asia Did Not: Global Economic Divergence 1600–1850” on Monday, 18 June 2012, 5-7pm at Centre for Area Studies. For more detailed information on the talk please see the CAS website.
The focus of his research examines Modern South Asian history, the British Empire, labor history and economic history.
You can find further information on Prasannan Parthasarathi under his website at Boston College.
He will stay in Leipzig from June 17 - June 19
Guest Scholars for 2011:
Professor of history (emeritus) University of Arizona
He visited the GESI in early November 2011 for a couple of days and participated in the discussion on how to bring the history of migration into a transnational history of the 19th and 20th century. He gave a talk at the weekly CAS-colloquium (link) by November, 2 which forms a part of the lecture GS 710 on Global History in the MA Global Studies and met with researchers both from the group "Transnational History of East-Central Europe" at GWZO (link) and the Research Training Group "Critical Junctures of Globalization".
David A. Smith
Professor of sociology at the School of Social Sciences, University of California at Irvine
He contributed to the annual summer school of the Graduate Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Research Academy Leipzig and discussed social science based strategies to investigate transnational phenomena with research fellows of the Research Training Group "Critical Junctures of Globalization" as well as with members of the postgraduate programme "New Europe". He stayed for about 10 days in Leipzig at the end of September 2011.