Visiting Scholar

Louisa Parker

Artist and writer, author (as Una) of graphic novels: Becoming Unbecoming (Myriad Editions, 2015), On Sanity (Self, 2016), Cree, (Mayfly Press, 2018) and Eve (Virago Press, 2020). My work has been widely translated and adapted into a play in Brazil. I have a BA (Hons), MFA and PhD in Fine Art Practice.

Life-writing, drawing, comics, oral history, women's histories, social and political context.

Writer and artist
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Oxford Centre for Life-Writing

Eduardo Dias

Eduardo Dias is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physics in the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - Brazil. Currently, he is an academic visitor affiliated with the Frontiers of Quantum Physics group led by Prof. Vlatko Vedral at the Department of Physics in the University of Oxford. His main research interests pertain to the foundations of quantum mechanics (QM), including time in QM, the measurement problem, and interpretations of QM. Some of his works concern the formulation of a space-time-symmetric quantum formalism that is compatible with a possible quantum theory of gravity. He also has experience in the study of hydrodynamic instabilities on the interface between viscous fluids.

The importance of this subject is highlighted by the fact that these instabilities are one of the most critical factors in the loss of efficiency in oil extraction. In this scenario, one of his interests is to elaborate mechanisms to control the dynamics of these interfaces.

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Department of Physics

Vladislava Maria Warditz

Dr. phil. habil. Vladislava Maria Warditz (formerly Zhdanova) is Privatdozentin at the Department of Slavonic Studies of Potsdam University (Germany) since October 2014. She studied Slavonic Philology in Moscow, Tübingen and Lublin. She was (visiting) professor at the universities of Mainz (Applied Linguistics and Cultural Studies), Graz (Translation Studies), Hildesheim (Intercultural Communication, Bonn, Dresden and Jena (Slavonic Studies).

sociolinguistics, areal and contact linguistics, language change, language policy, multilingualism, syntax, morphology, cultural and historical linguistics.

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Jon Spooner

Jon is a writer, director and the Artistic Director of Unlimited Theatre - a company of artists and producers specialising in collaborating with scientists. His research is most focussed on leading edge developments in the fields of Quantum Information Theory, Human Enhancement, Biotechnologies and Space Exploration. Jon has worked with many organisations in the UK and overseas to tell the story of their research including the Quantum Information Group at the University of Leeds, the Centre for Bio-inspired Technology at Imperial, the UK and European Space Agencies and public art/science/broadcast organisations including the Science Museum Group, the BBC and major festivals including Bluedot and New Scientist Live among many other partners.

As a Visiting Scholar of Wolfson College Jon will work most closely with members of the New Frontiers Hub and the Quantum Foundations Research Cluster alongside developing his own practice in narrative structures and storytelling. He is very happy to meet any other Wolfson colleagues so please get in touch!

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Paolo Bugliani

Paolo Bugliani is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics of the University of Pisa, Italy, where he is carrying out a research project on cultural mediators of Italian literature in England during the late 18th and early 19th century. He is also an academic tutor (“cultore della materia”) in English Literature at the same Department. His monograph Le voci del saggista: Charles Lamb fra modernità e tradizione (Roma, Carocci 2019), which investigates Lamb's “London Magazine” essayistic double Elia as a heteronym formation, was awarded the Italian Association for English Studies Ph.D. dissertation prize 2018.

He has a particular interest in the study of essayistic personae as literary surrogates for biographical personal identity. Following this line, he has published articles on both 19th-and 20th-century essayists such as Charles Lamb, William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, Thomas DeQuincey, Virginia Woolf and W. H. Auden.

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Philology, Literature and Linguistics (University of Pisa)

Judit Frigyesi

Judit Frigyesi Niran is a teacher, writer, poet, musicologist and ethnomusicologist. She researched numerous composers and wrote about the meaning and context of musics from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. She is a leading scholar of Béla Bartók (Béla Bartók and turn-of-the-century Budapest, California University). She has been documenting the prayer chant of East-European Jews since the late 1970s; she was the only scholar to research this secretly practiced tradition in post-WWII Communist countries. Apart from numerous scholarly publications, she completed a documentary novel on the topic (Writing on Water –The Sounds of Jewish Prayer, CEU Press). She published short stories and poems, created photo exhibitions, installations and multimedia projects. Her theatrical montage “Fleeting Resonances”, combining poetry, film, audio, field recordings and live performance, has been staged in Germany, Hungary, and Israel.

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Oriental Studies

Pritam Singh

Pritam took his DPhil from Oriel College, Oxford where he was awarded the Edward Boyle/Charles Wallace Scholarship. He took his BA Honours School in Economics and MA Honours School in Economics degrees from Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh. He was awarded the Junior Research Fellowship by India's University Grants Commission to study at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi from where he passed his MPhil with distinction. Before coming to Oxford, he taught at University of Delhi as a Lecturer in Economics and at PU as a Reader in Economics. In 2007, he was elected as a Research Associate at Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, and he was a Visiting Professor at JNU in 2009, at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2013 and at University of Uberlandia, Brazil in 2018 . After teaching for three decades at Oxford Brookes University, he recently retired and was awarded the Distinguished Professor Emeritus status.

Pritam's research has focussed on political economy of Indian capitalism and Punjab with special reference to aspects of federal economic relations, nationalism, religion and human rights. Most recently, he has been studying from an eco-socialist perspective the sustainability implications of the spatial shift taking place in global capitalism.

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In Hwa Choi

I have been working at the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, Cultural Heritage Administration in South Korea for 15 years as an archaeologist. I have excavated palaces and capitals in seoul and tombs in other areas in South Korea. I would like to share my experience and knowledge related to cultural heritage management and excavations, especially in palaces, in South Korea.

My research topic is 'digital archaeology' this time. I hope to share opinions about it with several experts in the college and learn various cases and policies on cultural heritage management, survey, and restoration based on high-tec technology.

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Alexandra Effe

Alexandra Effe is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at Giessen University, Germany, and a Visiting Scholar at the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing and at the Centre for Life-Writing Research, King's College, London. She has studied and conducted research at Freiburg University, Germany, at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, at Jesus College, University of Oxford, and at Queen Mary University of London, where she held a Queen Mary Principal's Doctoral Scholarship. She teaches on narrative and postcolonial theory, on the novel from the eighteenth-century to contemporary literature, on world literature, and on poetry. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and a member of the International Society for the Study of Narrative and the European Narratology Network. At Giessen, she is an active member in research groups on “Cultural Narratologies” and "Identity."

Her recently published monograph, J. M. Coetzee and the Ethics of Narrative Transgression (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), explores Coetzee's self-reflexive oeuvre, drawing together authorship, readership, ethics, and formal analysis into an overarching argument about how narratives work the boundary between art and life. Currently, she is working on autofictional writing in

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