WHO’S HERE? A brief introduction to fellows and researchers joining CRASSH this Lent Term. Feel free to contact our fellows and join our weekly Research Practice Seminars. Visit our Fellowships Programme page to find out how to become a Fellow at CRASSH.

Fellows joining CRASSH in Lent Term

Sherin Basheer Saheera

Sherin is Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow at CRASSH and will be working on her project ‘Reconciling Faith, Modernity and Nation: A Study of Early Muslim Women’s Journals from South India’, undertaking analysis of women’s journals in Kerala of the early twentieth century.

Thibaud Boncourt

Thibaud is a Visiting Fellow for Lent Term. During his stay at CRASSH, Thibaud will work on a comparison of research integrity policies in France and the UK. He will also seek to further develop France – UK collaborations around the topic of academic freedom.

Warawoot Chuangchai

Warawoot is a CRASSH Visiting Fellow for 2024, and will be conducting research among vulnerable populations, particularly people with disabilities, focusing mainly on public design within social spaces.

  • Research Practice Seminar: Title TBC on 7 March 2024

Giovanna Di Matteo

Giovanna is CIRN Intesa Sanpaolo Visiting Fellow. At CRASSH she will be working on her project ‘The im(mobile) archipelago: old and new devices of isolation’, drawing parallels between ships and islands.

Victoria Gbadegesin

Victoria holds a Visiting Fellowship for Scholars from the Global South. During her stay at CRASSH, she will work on female agency and gender ideologies in ‘Earth Women’; a Nigerian climate change documentary. She intends to examine how gender as a social variable moderates the effect of climate change on individuals and groups as represented in the docu-drama.

Emma Mackinnon

Emma is an Early Career Fellow this term. She is interested in contemporary political theory and the history of political thought, with broader research interests in histories of human rights and humanitarianism, anticolonialism, international political thought, and the relationship between history and politics.

Geoffrey Maguire

During his Early Career Fellowship at CRASSH,  Geoffrey will work on a new research project entitled, ‘Un/Natural: Marine Sexualities and the Queer Ecological’This collaborative project addresses the recent upsurge of the queer-animal story in cultural, media and theoretical texts.

Giovanni Mantilla Casas

Giovanni is an Early Career Fellow and during his term at CRASSH, he will focus on a project about the historical expansion of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Swati Moitra

Swati holds a Visiting Fellowships for Scholars from the Global South, and during her time at CRASSH she will engage with the poetry of Toru Dutt, an early Indian poet in English through her project ”A Nice Garden’: landscapes of power in Toru Dutt’s poetry’.

Mariela Pena

Mariela holds a visiting Fellowship for Scholars from the Global South. During her stay at CRASSH, she will be focusing on an ongoing ethnographic study conducted in marginalised rural areas of northern Argentina.

Researchers joining CRASSH in Lent Term

Emanuelle Degli Esposti

Emanuelle is currently also a Visiting Fellow at the Cambridge Centre of Islamic Studies. Most recently, she has been involved in the Commission on the Integration of Refugees – a national Commission aimed at reviewing the UK asylum and refugee system to shape refugee policy, due to report to the House of Lords in early 2024.

Richard Latham Lechowick

Rick has joined the Global History Lab at CRASSH as a Research Associate. An aid worker as well as an academic, Rick has specialised in working in conflict and post-conflict zones, including Iraq, the West Bank, and Aceh, Indonesia. He has taught refugees and Internally-Displaced Persons, leading classes in English, as well as Drama, Improv, and Video Production.



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