18 New Fellows selected to join the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
HCAS welcomes 10 new Core Fellows, two Postdoctoral Fellows in the Arts, Jane and Aatos Erkko Visiting Professor and visiting fellows participating in the Erik Allardt and Kone Foundation Fellowship programs. The new Fellows will begin their fellowship period in August 2020 or in the year 2021.

Out of some 400 applications to the Core Fellowship positions in the Fall 2019 fellowship call, 10 researchers were selected to HCAS for terms ranging from one semester to three years. The HCAS Core Fellowship Program offers researchers the opportunity to concentrate on their research projects without administrative duties and encourages interdisciplinary cooperation between scholars working in different fields of study. 

The next Jane and Aatos Erkko Visiting Professor in Studies on Contemporary Society will be Karen Knop, Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, who will spend the academic year 2020-2021 at the Collegium. HCAS will also host visiting fellows participating in the Erik Allardt Fellowship program, which promotes academic exchange between Sweden and Finland, and the Kone Foundation Fellowship program for Baltic, Belarusian, Ukrainian and Russian scholars. 

Furthermore, two postdoctoral artists funded by the Kone Foundation will join the Collegium in January 2021. The Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts Program promotes new forms of dialogue between art and scholarship. In addition to being practicing artists, all the HCAS Art Fellows hold PhDs, and they take part in the weekly Fellows' Seminar where the HCAS Fellows present their research projects. 

The next call for the Core Fellowship and the Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts will open on 17 August and close on 10 September 2020.

 

Core Fellows:

 

Heath Cabot, University Researcher

Field of Research: Antropology, ethnology, folklore

Project title: Rights in Crisis: Humanitarian Governance and Solidarity on Europe’s Mediterranean Margins

Fellowship period: 05.1.2021–16.8.2021

Current Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh

 

Mimmo Cangiano, Postdoctoral Researcher

Field of Research: History and archaeology

Project title: The Red and the Black. Interpretations of Marxism in Fascist Philosophy, Literature, and Cinema

Fellowship period: 16.8.2021–15.8.2023

Current Affiliation: Harvard University

 

David J. Collins, University Researcher

Field of Research: History and archaeology

Project title: Disenchanting Albert: Magic in the Service of Disenchantment

Fellowship period: 17.8.2020–16.8.2021

Current Affiliation: Georgetown University

 

Christine Daigle, Research Director

Field of Research: Philosophy

Project title: Rethinking the Human: Posthuman Vulnerability and its Ethical Potential

Fellowship period: 17.8.2020–16.8.2021

Current Affiliation: Brock University

 

Maria Khachaturyan, Postdoctoral Researcher

Field of Research: Linguistics and philology

Project title: Bilingualism at home and in church: a holistic study of language contact in social contexts

Fellowship period: Fall 2021-31.8.2024

Current Affiliation: University of Helsinki

 

Xin Liu, Postdoctoral Researcher

Field of Research: Social sciences

Project title: Ecological Assetization: New Configurations of Economy and Ecology

Fellowship period: 17.8.2020–16.8.2023

Current Affiliation: University of Helsinki

 

Ryan Mullins, University Researcher

Field of Research: Theology and religious studies

Project title: From Divine Timemaker to Divine Watchmaker

Fellowship period: 17.8.2020–16.8.2022

Current Affiliation: University of St. Andrews

 

Magnus Ryner, Research Director

Field of Research: Social sciences

Project title: Lost Decades: Germany, the United States, and the Political Economy of Transatlantic Relations after Bretton Woods

Fellowship period: 17.8.2020–22.8.2021

Current Affiliation: King’s College London

 

Kateryna Savelieva, Postdoctoral Researcher

Field of Research: Psychology

Project title: The Finnish Baby Bust: Psychosocial Factors Driving Falling Fertility in Finland

Fellowship period: 17.8.2020–16.8.2023

Current Affiliation: University of Helsinki

 

Corijn Van Mazijk, Postdoctoral Researcher

Field of Research: Philosophy

Project title: The Scope of Intentionalism: Phenomenology and the Contents of Consciousness

Fellowship period: 2.1.2021–16.8.2023

Current Affiliation: University of Groningen

 

Kone Foundation Postdoctoral Fellows in the Arts:

 

Angela Beatriz Moreno Acosta

Project title: ‘Comic Prose’: blending Japanese manga techniques and prose writing as a creative publishing alternative to traditional industry standards

Fellowship period: 2.1.-30.6.2021

 

Pedro Jose Silva Vieira de Oliveira

Project title: On Temporalities of (Colonial) Sonic Biometrics

Fellowship period: 2.1.2021-31.12.2021

 

Jane and Aatos Erkko Visiting Professor in Studies on Contemporary Society:

 

Karen Knop

Field of Research: Law

Project title: What should Foreign Relations Law Be?

Period: 17.8.2020-16.8.2021

Current affiliation: University of Toronto

 

Erik Allardt Fellowship:

 

Frans Svensson

Field of research: Philosophy

Project title: Descartes’ Ethical Perfectionism

Fellowship period: 17.8.2020 - 31.12.2020

Current affiliation: University of Gothenburg

 

Kone Foundation Fellowship:

 

Dmitry Dubrovskiy

Project title: History on Trial: Russian memorial laws and counter-extremism litigation

Fellowship period: 24.8. – 23.12.2020

Current affiliation: Higher School of Economics, Moscow

 

Gustavs Strenga

Project title: How to speak with Russians? A language of diplomatic gift-exchange between Livonians, Hanseatics and Muscovites during the late 15th and 16th centuries

Fellowship period: 24.8. – 23.12.2020

Current affiliation: Tallinn University

 

Kirsti Jõesalu

Project title: Remembering and staging communism at (East) European museums: the case of Estonian history and cultural museums in comparative approach

Fellowship period: 24.8. – 23.12.2020

Current affiliation: University of Tartu

 

Liia Rebane

Project title: 16th century bookbindings of the National Library of Finland

Fellowship pediod: 24.8. – 23.12.2020

 

More information:

HCAS Research Coordinator Kaisa Kaakinen, +358 2 941 22493, kaisa.kaakinen@helsinki.fi