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Guest Researchers

Themes at the Pufendorf IAS can invite international guest researchers to Lund to come and work together with the Theme for a longer period of time, from 1 - 8 months. This has been made possible by the LMK foundation. Thanks to their contribution, we have an extensive guest researcher program within which we can offer salary, accommodation and work space at the institute. So far, we have welcomed around fifty visiting researchers from all over the world.

Guest researchers between 2010-2023

2023
2022/23
2021
2020/21
2018/2019
2017/2018
2016/2017
2015/2016
2014/2015
2013/2014
2012/2013
2011/2012
2010/2011

2023

2022/23

Synthetic Biology

Eleanor Hadley-Kershaw, Senior Research Fellow, Synthetic Biology Research Centre, School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK

Post Hoc Interventions

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Public Art and The New Commons

Friederike Landau-Donnelly, Assistant Professor for Cultural Geography, Radboud University, The Netherlands

Ruth Bereson, Professor Arts Management, Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, USA

Mariangela Lavanga, Associate Professor,  Department of Arts and Culture Studies, Erasmus University, The Netherlands

Designing Sustainable Digital Work

Fabian Fagerholm, Assistant Professor Dept. of Computer Science, Aalto University, Finland

Viswanath Venkatesh, Professor, Business Information Technology at the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech. USA

2021

The Air we Breathe 2.0
Camilla Geels, Senior Scientist at Aarhus University - University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Leena J Jäärvi, Professor, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research, University of Helsinki, Finland

Dominik Brunner, Professor, Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Zürich, Switzerland

Domestication 2.0
Philip Howard, Professor, Dept. of Community Sustainability, Michigan State University, USA

Hydrosolidarity 2.0 
Kaveh Madani, Ph.D., F.AGU, F.EWRI, The MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University New Haven, USA

Energy Justice 2.0 
Brototi Roy, Ph.D Environmental Science and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Sofia Avila, Ph.D Environmental Sciences and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Ethemcan Turhan, Ph.D Environmental Science and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

 

2020/21

In Search of Search
Dirk Lewandowski, Professor Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Expert
Artem Biblin, MD in Preventive Medicine, St Petersburg State Medical Academy after I.I. Mechnikov, Russia

The Future of Human Rights
 Bhupinder Chimni, Professor of international law at O.P. Jindal Global University, India

2018/2019

Domestication
Tim Crews, Research Director, The Land Institute, Agro-ecology, perennial cropping systems, Salina, Kansas

Harriet Friedman, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Sociology of food systems, food regimes, University of Toronto, Canada, 

Urban Creativity
Ilaria Hoppe, Professor, Head at the lnstitute of Contemporary Arts and Media, Department of Art History of the Catholic Private University, Linz

Annette Markham, Professor MSO, lnformation Studies & Digital Design, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, Denmark  

David Pinder, Professor of Urban Studies, Roskilde University, Denmark

Andreas Philippopulous – Mihalopoulus, Professor of Law & Theory at the University of Westminster, London, and Director of The Westminster Law & Theory Lab.

Protein Shifts
Don Stull, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Kentucky, USA

CRISIS
Jeffery Hearn, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Management & Organisation, Hanken School of Economics, Finland

2017/2018

The Air in African Cities
Michael Jerrett, Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA

Slow Light
Francois Ramaz, Associate Professor in Physics, École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, Paris (ESPCI)

Jan Harms, PhD in Physics, Assistant Professor (RTDb) Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy

Vitaly Kuzkin, PhD Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering RAS, St.Petersburg, Russia

Krishna Mohan Rupavatharam, Senior Research Scientist, Department of Physics, Montana State University 

The Nature of Peace
Florian Krampe, PhD in Peace and Conflict Research. Research School for International Water Cooperation, Dept. of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University

Ranja El-Masri, PhD in Forestry. Regional coordinator, Acknowl-EJ (Academic-Activist Co-Produced Knowledge for Environmental Justice), PhD, Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship, American University of Beirut, University of Balamand, UNDP Regional Centre in Cairo

Social Innovation                                       
Gilda Farrell, Head of Social Cohesion, Research and Early Warning Division, Council of Europe

Balaji Parthasarathy, Professor, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore

DATA
Christine Borgman, Distinguished Professor, Presidential Chair of Information Studies, UCLA

Anne Beaulieu, Associate Professor of Science and Technology Studies, University of Groningen

Michael Witt, Associate Professor, Computer science, Distributed Data Curation Center, Purdue University

Matthew Bietz, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine

2016/17

Energy Justice
Alevgul Sorman, Researcher at the Basque Center for Climate Change (BC3) and an affiliated researcher at ICTA, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Desta Mebratu, Professor, PhD in Engineering, fellow at the University of Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies and former Deputy Regional Director of UNEP Regional Office for Africa

A Plurality of Lives
Klara Anna Capova, PhD in Anthropology of Science, Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton  

Work and Organization in the Digital Age
Melissa Gregg, PhD in Cognitive/Experimental Psychology, Principal Engineer in User Experience Research, Intel, Portland

Annual report
Rudi Palmieri,  Lecturer in Strategic Communication, PGT lead and director of MSc Strategic Communication (UniLiv in London), Department of Communication and Media School of the Arts, University of Liverpool

Marlies Whitehouse, Research Associate, ZHAWSchool of Applied Linguistics, Switzerland

Alon Lischinsky, Senior Lecturer in Communication & Discourse, Oxford Brookes University

2015/2016


Exploring Challenges for New Big Science
Catherine Westfall, Assistant Professor, American Studies, History of Science and Technology, Michigan State University

Degrowth
Stefania Barca, PhD in Economic History, Senior Researcher at the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal

eHealth

Katherine Clegg Smith, Associate Professor, Health, Behaviour and Society, John Hopkins University, USA

The Credit Society
Elaine Kempson, Professor Emerita, Director of Personal Finance Research Centre, University of Bristol

Christian Poppe, Researcher, Debt- and Payment Problems/ Credit Society. National Institute for Consumer Research (SIFO) Oslo, Norway

2014/2015


HEAT
Tord Kjellström, Professor, Med Dr. Health and Environment International Trust, Mapua, Nelson, New Zealand

Healthy Indoor Environments
Pawel Wargocki, Associate Professor at Technical University of Denmark

Sustainabe Welfare
Kate Soper, Professor in Philosophy, Institute for the Study of European Transformations, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

2013/2014

The Animal Turn
Annie Potts, Associate Professor, Centre for Human-Animal Studies, University of Canterbury, United Kingdom

IMPROVE
Richard Taylor, Professor of Physics, Physics Department, University of Oregon,USA

Digitrust
Deborah Halbert, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa

2012/2013

Hydrosolidarity
Kaveh Madani, PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Assistant Professor at University of Central Florida, University Of California, Davis

Bioinspired Energy Conversion
Juan Parrondo, Professor of Physics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain 

The Generational Goal
Kirsten Gram-Hanssen, PhD in Civil Engineering, Professor at Danish Building Research Institute, Department of Town, Housing and Property, University of Aalborg, Denmark

2011/2012

All Activities, especially Black Carbon
Susan Paulson, Professor in Anthropology, Dept. of Anthropology and Latin American Studies, Miami University

Legitimizing ESS            
Sharon Traweek,  Professor in History and Women’s Studies, UCLA

2010/2011

The Global Economy
Markku Sippola, PhD in Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä

Astrobiology
Bruce Fouke, Professor in Geology and Microbiology, Department of Geology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Eric Gaidos, Professor in Astrophysics, Department of Earth Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Meet our guest researchers

Meet the DATA themes guest researchers, Dr. Anne Beaulieu,Matthew Bietz and Michael C. Witt and hear them present themselves and their work.

Theme DATA: Guest Researcher Dr Anne Beaulieu

Theme DATA Guest Researcher Matthew Bietz
Theme DATA: Guest Researcher Michael C Witt

Guest researcher portraits

Melissa Gregg - a former gender studies professor in Silicon Valley

Melissa Gregg worked as a guest researcher withing the Digiworks Theme in 2017. In this short interview, she tells us about her background and research interests ahead of her stay at the Pufendorf IAS.

Read the interview here

"I am Interested in Seeing the Principles of Library Science Applied to Research Data Curation." Guest Researcher Michael C Witt

Michael C. Witt is an Associate Professor of Library Science at Purdue University in USA. In 2017 he was a guest researcher within the DATA Theme at the Pufendorf IAS.

Read the interview here

"The Most Important Thing for Me is Curiosity About the World." Guest Researcher Balaji Parthasarathy

Balaji Parthasarathy works at the International Institute of Information Technology in Bangalore, and has a keen research interest in technological change and innovation policy, information and communication technologies for development, and regional economic development. in 2017, Balaji Parthasarathy was a guest researcher with the theme Social Innovation. 

Read the interview here