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International Fellows

The International Fellows Program is funded by the LMK Foundation – a local foundation dedicated to supporting multifaceted and integrative research. So far, more than fifty scholars and scientists from all over the world have taken part in the program. These international experts have all contributed in making Pufendorf IAS what it is today and remain invaluable assets in the extended networks of Lund University

International Fellows between 2010-2023



Sound of Democracy
Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard, Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark
Marie Koldkjær Højlund, Associate Professor,  Aarhus University, Denmark

Roadmap to biomaterials 4.0
Berit Løkensgard Strand, Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Jan de Boer, Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Costal perspectives
Sierd de Vries, Associate Professor, Delft University, The Netherlands
Lena Rubensdotter, Geological Survey of Norway, Norway.


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


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



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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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

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

About the Pufendorf IAS' International Fellows Program

The Pufendorf IAS' International Fellows Program is funded by the LMK Foundation – a local foundation dedicated to supporting multifaceted and integrative research. So far, more than fifty scholars and scientists from all over the world have taken part in the program. These international experts have all contributed in making Pufendorf IAS what it is today and remain invaluable assets in the extended networks of Lund University.  

Read about the LMK Foundation 


For questions regarding the International Fellows Program, please contact the Institute´s coordinator, Eva Persson

Eva Persson
eva [dot] persson [at] pi [dot] lu [dot] se (eva[dot]persson[at]pi[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 46 222 62 03