Eight leading academics awarded British Academy Global Professorships

1 Dec 2022

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The British Academy’s latest cohort of Global Professors will lead research examining topics ranging from the environmental impact of African economic development to changing craft practices throughout the history of Islamic Art.

Supported by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Global Professorships provide mid-career to senior scholars, active within any discipline from the humanities and social sciences and based in any country overseas, with the opportunity to relocate to the UK for four years to pursue individual research goals while contributing to UK research and higher education.

The full list of 2022 Global Professors is:

  • Professor Saliha Belmessous, University of Oxford – “Legal Encounters at the Origins of International Law”
  • Professor Jane Duncan, University of Glasgow – “Public Oversight of Digital Surveillance for Intelligence Purposes: A Comparative Case Study Analysis of Oversight Practices in Southern Africa”
  • Professor Tendai Mangena, University of Leeds – “Uncoupling Heteropatriarchy in African Feminism: Unmarried Women and Indigenous Knowledges of Gender and Sexuality among the Shona of Zimbabwe”
  • Professor Arkebe Oqubay Metiku, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) – “The Greening of African Economic Development: A Comparative Study of Productive Transformation and Drivers of Industrial Hubs”
  • Professor Marcus Milwright, University of York – “Making Meaning: Craft Practices and the Process of Change in Islamic Art”
  • Professor Irini Papanicolopulu, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) – “Freedom of the Seas and Human Rights Protection”
  • Professor Kathryn Sampeck, University of Reading – “A New Culinary Archaeology of Chocolate: Food Histories of Mesoamerica in Holistic Perspective”
  • Professor Eric Winsberg, University of Cambridge – “Complex Modelling and Political Decision Making: Addressing Technical and Moral Problems”

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