LIAS announces new fellows

Posted by ep273 at Jun 22, 2018 02:06 PM |
The Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies is delighted to welcome our inaugural cohort of LIAS Fellows.

“The Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowship programme is one of our core areas of activity, enabling our researchers to build interdisciplinary collaborations with scholars from the UK and beyond. I am delighted to welcome the inaugural cohort of Fellows to the University of Leicester, and very much encourage staff from across all three Colleges to engage with the Fellows, and their research expertise, by coming along to events and making time to meet with them to explore areas of mutual interest.” (Dr Lisa Smith, LIAS Director)

Professor Paula Morgan

Professor Paula Morgan (University of the West Indies Saint Augustine) will focus her Fellowship on the ways in which sexual violation lies at the heart of discourses of imperialism. Drawing on anthropology, sociology, psychology, media discourses and criminology, Prof Morgan will understand the linkages between societal rupture, intimate relations and criminal acts that lead to motherhood in childhood. Prof Morgan ( is hosted by Dr Lucy Evans (Arts).

Associate Professor Grace Wamue Ngare

Hosted by Prof Teela Sanders (Criminology), Associate Professor Grace Wamue Ngare (Kenyatta University)’s Fellowship will examine and document the models of social transformation that have helped the Gikuyu overcome Female Genital Mutilation, and respond to questions surrounding what has replaced the rite, core participation and gatekeeping. Contact Prof Wamue Ngare at

Professor Charles Hodgman

The Leicester Microbial and Infectious Disease Network (LeMID) are hosting Prof Charles Hodgman (Emeritus Professor, University of Nottingham) on a part-time Fellowship, intended to foster new interdisciplinary partnerships with colleagues in Mathematics and Informatics. Prof Hodgman brings 30 years of multi- and interdisciplinary experience in Nottingham, Cambridge, and GlaxoSmithKline to this project. Contact Prof Hodgman at

Dr Sadiyya Haffejee

Our LIAS early career Fellow is Dr Sadiyya Haffejee, who was recently awarded her PhD from the University of Pretoria. Dr Haffejee will work with Prof John Maltby (Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour) to explore the potential of participatory methods, particularly digital storytelling, for understanding the psychosocial resilience of young people in challenging circumstances. Contact Dr Haffejee at

Prof Iain Gillespie (PVC Research and Enterprise) has welcomed the LIAS Fellows: "We have created the Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies to stimulate and support world class interdisciplinary research. The four LIAS Fellows represent the strength and depth of our ambitions, and I'm very pleased to welcome them to Leicester.”

You can engage with the LIAS Fellows in one of the following ways:

  • Contact them via email
  • Keep an eye on the LIAS events page for seminars, symposia and workshops led by our Fellows and their Hosts
  • Join us at 10am on Tuesdays and Fridays for coffee at 7-9 Salisbury Rd
  • Sign up for the LIAS e-zine, by emailing
  • ‘Meet the Fellows’ on the fourthTuesday of every month between 2pm-3pm, starting from Tuesday 24 July

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