Dr Troy Sternberg held a British Academy Postdoctoral
Fellowship in 2010-2013. He is a researcher in the School
of Geography at the University of Oxford.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 24 (Summer 2014).
At the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Symposium on 22 April
2009, Dr Alice Forbess contributed to a discussion on how scholarship
can offer perspectives on ‘global interactions’. Here she describes how a
failure to understand local culture has complicated a well-intentioned
initiative aimed at fostering reconciliation in Kosovo.
Dr Mandy Sadan is a former British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, and is now Reader in the History of South East Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monograph, 'Being and Becoming Kachin: Histories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds of Burma' (published in September
2013), considers why the Kachin State (in the north of Burma, sharing borders with China and India) has such a long history of armed resistance against the political heartland of Burma. In the following article, Dr Sadan considers the implications of the recent changes in Burma for the development of an inclusive higher education system.