New Fellows selected to the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
11 new Core Fellows, Jane and Aatos Erkko Visiting Professor and two Art Fellows participating in the Kone Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts program will begin their terms at HCAS in August 2022

Out of 450 applications in the fall 2021 Core Fellowship call, 11 researchers were selected to the Core Fellowship Program for terms ranging from one 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. 

Two postdoctoral artists funded by the Kone Foundation will join the Collegium in August 2022. The Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts Program promotes new forms of dialogue between art and scholarship. In addition to being practicing artists, all HCAS Art Fellows hold PhDs and take part in the weekly Fellows' Seminar where the HCAS Fellows present their research projects. 

HCAS will also welcome Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh, as the new Jane and Aatos Erkko Visiting Professor in Studies on Contemporary Society for the academic year 2022–2023.

Furthermore, HCAS will host visiting fellows participating in the Kone Foundation Fellowship program for Baltic, Belarusian, Ukrainian and Russian scholars. In March 2022, Kone Foundation granted additional funding for the program to support researchers fleeing the war in Ukraine. The names of the new Kone Foundation Fellows will be published shortly.

The next calls for the Core Fellowship and the Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts will open in August and close in early September 2022. The dates will be announced on the HCAS website by the end of June 2022.

 

Jane and Aatos Erkko Visiting Professor in Studies on Contemporary Society

 

Mona Siddiqui (Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies, University of Edinburgh)

Project title: Faith and Fidelity in Islamic Thought

Fellowship period: August 2022 – July 2023

 

Core Fellows

 

Adrian Blau, Research Director

Field of research: Political Science, Philosophy

Current affiliation: King's College London

Project title: Thought Experiments in Political Theory and Philosophy: A New Methodology

Fellowship period: 15.8.2022–14.8.2023

 

Kristin Ferebee, Postdoctoral Researcher

Field of research: English literature

Current affiliation: University of Ghent

Project title: Frontier of Unsettlement: New Organizations of Human-Nonhuman Nature in the Arctic

Fellowship period: 15.8.2022–14.8.2025

 

I An Gao, Postdoctoral Researcher

Field of research: Sociology

Current affiliation: University of Helsinki

Project title: Care in relationships: Re-centering Indigenous Older Women's Voices

Fellowship period: 15.8.2022–14.8.2025

 

Katja Kujanpää, Postdoctoral Researcher

Field of research: Theology

Current affiliation: University of Helsinki

Project title: Scriptural Authority and the Construction of Early Christian Identities

Fellowship period: 15.8.2022–14.8.2025

 

Charles Kurth, University Researcher

Field of research: Philosophy

Current affiliation: Western Michigan University

Project title: Taming the Passions: Emotion Cultivation and the Development of Moral Agency

Fellowship period: 15.8.2022–14.8.2024

 

Walter Rech, University Researcher

Field of research: Law

Current affiliation: University of Helsinki

Project title: Targeted Killing and International Law, 1600–1800

Fellowship period: 15.8.2022–14.8.2024

 

Cris Shore, Research Director

Field of research: Anthropology

Current affiliation: Goldsmiths University

Project title: Metricised Management, Market-Making and University Futures

Fellowship period: 15.8.2022–14.8.2023

 

Merja Stenroos, Research Director

Field of research: English philology

Current affiliation: University of Stavanger

Project title: Micro-patterns as a method of reconstructing linguistic pasts

Fellowship period: 15.8.2022–14.8.2023

 

Liubov Vetoshkina, Postdoctoral Researcher

Field of research: Education

Current affiliation: University of Helsinki

Project title: Capturing transformation of academic work with digital materiality

Fellowship period: 15.8.2022–14.8.2025

 

Mariëlle Wijermars, University Researcher

Field of research: Media Studies

Current affiliation: Maastricht University

Project title: The Platformisation of Authoritarian Control in Russia

Fellowship period: 15.8.2022–14.8.2023

 

Nina Öhman, Postdoctoral Researcher

Field of research: Musicology

Current affiliation: University of Helsinki

Project title: Audible Subversion: African American women singers and gospel vocal expression

Fellowship period: 15.8.2022–14.8.2025

 

Kone Foundation Postdoctoral Fellows in the Arts

 

Mark Aitken

Field: Film

Project title: The Presence of Absence: Trauma, empathy and Sámi knowledge in the age of Arctic exploitation

Fellowship period: 15.8.2022–14.8.2023

 

Thomas Cardwell

Field: Painting

Project title: On Patches and Paintings: The Heavy Metal Battle Jacket as Mnemosyne Atlas

Fellowship period: 15.8.2022–14.8.2023

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