Four Fellows to Take up New Positions

Despite a difficult job market, the Society of Fellows in the Humanities continues to boast a successful job placement record. Following Yu Zhang‘s departure last year, to take up a tenure-track position in Chinese Literature at Poly U, this year we saw a record four post-doctoral fellows accept as many positions.

Monica Lee Steinberg is now Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Hong Kong. In this role, she is continuing to research and write in the area of art, pseudonymity, and law.​

Since September 1st, 2019, Nathanel Amar has been a researcher and the director of the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC), Taipei office. Located in the Academia Sinica, CEFC Taipei was created in 1994 to promote French and Taiwanese academic cooperation and organize seminars and conferences on a wide range of subjects.

On 1 January 2020, John Gabriel will join the Musicology/Ethnomusicology faculty at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the rank of Lecturer. The Conservatorium is Australia’s oldest and largest school of music, and the University of Melbourne is regularly ranked Australia’s top research university. This is a full-time, tenure-track equivalent position.

Also starting in January 2020, Robert Kramm begins his appointment as Freigeist-Fellow and principal investigator of the research group “Radical Utopian Communities: Global Histories from the Margins, 1900-1950” at the Department of History, LMU Munich. The research is funded by the VolkswagenStiftung with over EUR 860,000 as part of their Freigeist-Fellowships, a highly competitive program for early-career scholars designed to facilitate the implementation of extraordinary research projects.

Update: December 19, 2019


Dr. John Gabriel has accepted a new position as Lecturer in Musicology (permanent, tenure-track equivalent) at University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, commencing from January 2020.

Dr. Robert Kramm receives over EUR 860,000 from the VolkswagenStiftung for his project “Radical Utopian Communities” as part of the Freigeist-Fellowship program. The project will be affiliated with the Department of History and the Munich Center for Global History at LMU Munich starting January 2020.

Update: October 16, 2019


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