Emeritus Professor in Cinema Studies, Stockholm University
I am emeritus professor in Cinema Studies, and was the first scholar given access to Swedish writer and film/theatre director Ingmar Bergman’s private papers during the last years of his life, which subsequently lead to the formation of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation. My research interests include authorship, intermediality, and production studies. My most recent book is Ingmar Bergman at the Crossroads. Between Theory and Practice (Bloomsbury Academic), co-edited with professor Louise Wallenberg, which brings international scholars from different disciplines within the Humanities together with practitioners in film, theatre and television production, all in order to explore what theory and practice can ‘do’ for each other. In bridging boundaries between theory and practice, this project also engages in certain issues concerning intermediality while intersecting with the field of production studies. Aside from research, I have served in a number of public positions. For three decades (1981-2011) I was film critic in Sweden’s largest national daily Dagens Nyheter, and in the capacity of critic I have also served as Chair of the Swedish Association of Film Critics as well as member on number of film juries, among them 'Guldbaggen', the Swedish counterpart to the Oscars. In addition, I was Board Member of the Broadcasting Commission 2003-2006, as well as Board Member of the Film Institute 2011-2016, and Chair of the Film Academy 2016-2018.
A J Brown is professor of public policy and law, and program leader, public integrity and anti-corruption, in the Centre for Governance & Public Policy, Griffith University. He is also a former senior investigator for the Commonwealth Ombudsman, Associate to Justice Tony Fitzgerald AC QC, ministerial advisor in the first Beattie Government, and current member of the board of Transparency International Australia: http://www.transparency.org.au
Disco Network Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Purdue University
I hold a PhD from North Carolina State University’s Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM) program where my expertise is in materialist and digital media studies, digital humanities, and cultural studies of technology and race. These areas of expertise inform my research and teaching interests, which, broadly sketched, are Black studies, affective labor, popular culture, urban spaces and temporal flows, and the nexus between sports and science and technology. Currently, I am a DISCO (Design, Inquiry, Speculation, Collaboration, Optimism) Network Postdoctoral Research Fellow where I work at Purdue University’s Humanities and Technoscience (HAT) Lab. Situated at the intersection of the humanities and STEM, the Humanities and Technoscience (HAT) lab will build-out collaborative, interdisciplinary relationships with Purdue’s various departments and schools and experiment with new teaching modules, possible degree programs, and a new project-based course: DISCO STEM+Humanities Technoscience, offering a hands-on, technology-based student experience.
Visiting Researcher, Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, University of the Witwatersrand
Aalia Cassim is a Visiting Researcher at the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, the University of the Witwatersrand, and a director at the National Treasury of South Africa. She has obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Witwatersrand. She also holds an Honours degree from the University of Witwatersrand and an MSc degree in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and Asian Studies at the University of London.
Researcher, PhD Candidate, Biology, University of Saskatchewan
Master’s thesis: The Biogeography of Ground Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) on the Islands of
Lac la Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada
Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia
Boley is a Canada Research Chair in Planetary Astronomy and the Co-director of the Outer Space Institute
Lecturer in Palaeontology
PhD Candidate, Research Assistant, Sessional Tutor and Assistant Lecturer at the University of South Australia.
Master of Architecture and Master of Sustainable Design from the University of South Australia; Global Voices Australian youth delegate to World Trade Organisation 2014; Rymill House Travel Scholarship recipient and presenter at Australian Heritage Week 2015.
Postdoctoral research fellow, UNSW Sydney
Aaron is a marine scientist researching how we can combine ecological, social, and economic knowledge to provide solutions to wicked problems in our world’s oceans. He works to achieve this goal, not by re-inventing the wheel, but instead by taking a creative view to the information that already exists
Aaron's areas of expertise are: data synthesis and policy recommendations, spatial statistics and analysis, quantitative analysis and forecasting, and economic assessments of environmental services
Aaron is currently working on consolidating information about the best way to restore our underwater forests (kelp beds). For this project he is creating the world's first database of kelp restoration projects, analyzing the efficacy of these projects, providing cost estimates of restoration. Following from this work, Aaron is calculating economic estimates of the ecosystem services provided by Nereocystis, Macrocystis, Laminaria, Ecklonia, and Lessonia forests.
Associate Professor in Finance, Auckland University of Technology
Ph.D. Candidate in Media, University of Adelaide
I am a Ph.D. candidate and lecturer at the University of Adelaide, where I am writing a thesis about the use of comics in education. I teach media policy and law and media research methods.
My academic writing has been published in Media International Australia, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Composition Studies, The Comics Grid, and Comics Forum.
I am also a founder and co-organiser of Inkers and Thinkers Symposium, Australia's largest academic conference about graphic narratives, sponsored by the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice.
Atmospheric Research Scientist, CICOES, University of Washington
Aaron F.Z. Levine, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean and Ecosystem Studies (CICOES) at the University of Washington. His work focuses on topical climate dynamics, sub seasonal to decadal variability, the El Niño Southern Oscillation and prediction and predictability.
Senior Lecturer in Economics, Deakin University
I am an Economist specialised in the areas of Behavioural and Experimental Economics.
Reader in Criminal Justice and Social Complexity, University of Portsmouth
I have worked in ICJS since 2003 and research, write and teach on issues related to criminology and criminal justice with a particular focus on the application of complexity theory to the ethics and practice of criminal justice. I lead the Transformative Justice Research Cluster in the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth which focuses on the work of prison and probation services in the UK and abroad and the ways these relate to social justice.
Research Associate Professor & UWA Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia
Aaron Robotham did his PhD at the University of Bristol between 2005-2008. This involved analysing the contents of groups of galaxies discovered in the Australian led 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey. He subsequently moved to St Andrews in the UK and began working on the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey, which had a large amount of observing time on the Anglo-Australian Telescope in NSW. Using this data Aaron constructed common groups of galaxies, and used this information to infer the dark matter contents of the local Universe.
In order to continue working on GAMA, and to move nearer to collaborators, Aaron moved to ICRAR/UWA in Perth in 2011. Initially this was only meant to be a short trip, but he has stayed there ever since. He continues to be involved in GAMA, and is also now working closely with Australian radio astronomers and simulators who model the Universe in order to understand what we see.
PhD Candidate, University of Sydney
Aaron Schokman is a lived experience researcher who has recently submitted his PhD thesis at The University of Sydney. Aaron was diagnosed with narcolepsy, a rare and debilitating sleep disorder in his late teens that sparked his interest in research. These include patient-physician collaboration, how we measure treatment success and looking at ways to improve end-user participation (e.g persons living with a condition, family/carers) in health policy development. His current research triangulates the experiences of families, carers, physicians, and those living with narcolepsy to identify what is and isn’t working when living and managing narcolepsy in Australia.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, UMass Lowell
My research focuses on the use of narratives in the public policy process and how the differential use of various heroes, villains, and victims can be used by policy actors to construct different understandings of policy problems.
Associate, Health & Aged Care Program, Grattan Institute
Aaron is an Associate in Grattan Institute’s Health and Aged Care Program. He previously worked at the Victorian Department of Health on projects related to mental health, digital health, and strategic commissioning.
He holds a Bachelor of Biomedicine and Master of Public Health from the University of Melbourne.
Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
I am an Assistant Professor of Rangeland Ecology and Adaptive Management in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona. My work is focused on solving emerging challenges in coupled natural human systems. I am an environmental social scientist with training in theories of human behavior and decision making and frameworks for analyzing governance institutions. I also have interdisciplinary training in climate science and rangeland ecology and management. I use this unique combination of skills to engage in transdisciplinary work with ecologists, climate scientists, and political scientists that addresses pressing management and governance challenges including biological invasions, climate change induced forest die-off, migratory species conservation, and adaptive management of rangelands. I teach in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona in our Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Rangelands program. Prior to joining the University of Arizona as a faculty member, I worked for environmental NGOs in Washington, DC and as a research professional at the University of Arizona
Senior Manager - Agrimetrics, Agricultural Research Council
Aart-Jan Verschoor has a PhD in agricultural economics and rural development. He joined the ARC in 2003, and is the Senior Manager for Agrimetrics since 2014. Responsibilities include guidance of post graduate students and interns and managing a team of statisticians. He is active in inter-institutional, trans-disciplinary R&D that integrates natural and social science. He manages an EU funded development project and conducts scientific evaluation (M&E) of various projects. He has contributed and authored scientific and popular publications. He is married and has three children, likes nature, coin collecting, music and sport.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Davidson College
My current research trajectory focuses on the attention economy; the economies constructed for information and communication technologies (ICTs), especially the internet and social media. My book Attention and Alienation: Reflections on the Many promises of ICTs for Social Progress is under contract with Columbia University Press. This book presents quantitative data on internet and mobile penetration across the world from 1990-2020 to unpack the historical impacts these technologies have had on different elements of global change, including international development and social movements. Throughout the book, I weave narratives about my own experiences growing up as a young millennial girl during the Nepali Civil War. These narratives provide the contexts, positions and perspectives that inspire my analysis of the data.
Expanding on my interests in the phenomena of technology and attention, my newer projects focus on the study of meditation and mindfulness as radical tools to reclaim our attention from “big tech” firms and social media platforms. As a teacher, I am especially keen to uncover this line of inquiry to support my students for whom digital and social media are integral aspects of living. My next book project will be at the nexus of the study of attention, mindfulness and the future of technology.
Finally, I am also continuing my work on communication technologies and society through interdisciplinary collaborative projects on the social dimensions of rapidly evolving Artificial Intelligence (AI) and language models.
Assistant Professor of Art History, Southern Methodist University
Abbey Stockstill received her B.A. in Near Eastern languages and civilizations from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in the history of art and architecture from Harvard University. Her most recent work focuses on the intersection of architecture, landscape, urbanism and identity in the medieval Mediterranean, particularly in the region of the Islamic West known as the Maghrib (comprising present-day Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia). Her first book manuscript, Marrakesh & the Mountains: Landscape, Identity, and Urban Planning in the Medieval Maghrib (forthcoming), addresses the way the landscape of Marrakesh helps define the ethnosocial identities of two medieval dynasties, the Almoravids and the Almohads. This research has been supported by a number of international institutions including the American Institute of Maghrib Studies, the Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH), Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections and the École Nationale d’Architecture du Maroc.
She welcomes applications from prospective M.A. and Ph.D. students with interests in Islamic art and architecture, especially those whose topics may fall under the research categories listed below.
PhD Candidate in the School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham
Abby Gilsenan is currently a fourth year PhD student in the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham. Her research is focused on the impact of statutory sex education in Catholic secondary schools on the lives and experiences of young women. She is particularly interested in the way youth sexuality is problematised and understood within policy contexts, and the ways we can centre young peoples’ voices within research. Her work draws on feminist sociological work, education policy and youth studies.
My study focuses on the relationship between violence and state capitalism in post-authoritarian Indonesia.
Associate Professor in Development Finance & Insurance, University of Cape Town
I have a PhD in Insurance Finance from University of Cape Town with research focus covering the industrial organisation of financial services industry (banks, insurance) in Africa and the broad area of development finance.
Postdoctoral Scholar in Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
Dr. Abhimanyu Thakur, PhD, is a biomedical scientist who loves to dig into scientific research questions and invent feasible solutions to broadly pertinent scientific questions with multidisciplinary methods. In particular, he is working to better understand the role of exosomes in diverse aspects of science, including cancer biology, theranostic, and stem cell biology. Exosomes are nanovesicles (30-200 nm) found in extracellular space of various cell types, and in biofluids; having diverse functions including intracellular communication in physiological as well as pathological conditions. Dr. Thakur has expertise in exosome, cancer research, biosensing, drug delivery, neurodegenerative diseases, and biomedical applications of machine learning.
He holds three patents and his research work have been published in top-tier peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Science Advances (IF: 14.14), Nature Communication (IF: 14.92), Protein and Cell (IF: 15.328), Biosensors and Bioelectronics (IF: 12.545), Bioactive Materials (IF: 14.119), Advance Functional Materials (IF: 19.92), Chemical Engineering Journal (IF: 16.744), Journal of Biomedical Sciences (IF: 12.771), CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics (IF: 7.035), and Brain Behavior Immunity (IF: 19.23).
His honors include prestigious awards or grants including UChicago CORE Grant Award, National Science Foundation Funded I-Corp at Polsky, University of Chicago, a Young Investigator Award by American Association for Cancer Research, Korean Cancer Association, Global Young Scientists Summit Award by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, the Chow Yei Ching Research Award, and Outstanding Academic Performance Award by the City University of Hong Kong.
Lecturer in Marketing, University of Essex
Dr Abhisek Kuanr is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Marketing at Essex Business School. Before joining EBS, he worked as an Assistant Professor, Marketing at the Jindal Global Business School, India. He also has more than 15 years of Industry experience working as a sales and marketing professional. His research interests have revolved around consumer behaviour, anti-consumption and influencer marketing. His work thereby includes the pursuit of determinants of anti-consumption behaviours, drawn from a diverse set of psychology, sociology, and marketing theories. His work has been published in leading journals such as Psychology & Marketing, Journal of Consumer Behaviour, and International Journal of Information Management Data Insights.
Associate Director at the EDHEC Infrastructure Institute, EDHEC Business School
Abhishek is an Associate Director at the EDHEC Infrastructure Institute and the Head of infraMetrics® Product Development. He has more than 10 years of experience in asset management and alternative investments including stints at Goldman Sachs and Partners Group. He holds a Masters of Science in Financial Engineering from Nanyang Business School and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology. Ten years in alternative investment research. Partners Group & Goldman Sachs alumnus.
PhD Candidate, Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, Bournemouth University
I am a PhD student and PR/Marketing specialist with over 20 years experience.
As a PR/Marketing consultant, I have elevated the brand awareness, performance and profitability of several global brands as well as start-ups. I specialise in developing consumer focused, holistic and integrated communication/marketing strategies across multiple sectors.
As a PhD student, My overarching interest is in how information can be disseminated and interpreted, understanding the impact of culture, religion and language and how to utilise them in ensuring the correct messages are not only being communicated effectively, but done so, ethically and respectfully.
Currently I am researching the reflections of the specific practices and norms in Libya with regards to the communication and education of HIV and in particular, to Libyan women. Although my research focuses on Libyan women, its relevance and impact are universal as the learnings can be applied to Muslim women, Arab women, women in developing countries as well as migrants and refugees, as the challenges they face are similar.
Professor of Work and Employment Studies, Heriot-Watt University
Director of the Centre for Research on Work and Wellbeing (CroWW).
Dean's Representative for Exam Boards
Course Co-ordinator for Changing Trends in Employment, Critical Approaches to Management, Qualitative Research Methods
Teaching - Research Philosophy & Design
Abigail’s research interests focus on workplace and community identities, social class, the meaning of work and the ICT industry.
Abigail is on a number editorial boards including Work, Employment and Society, New Technology Work and Employment and the Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting.
She has held several visiting positions including the University of Melbourne, as well as a number of external examining appointments.
Lecturer in Education, University of Sheffield
Abigail Parrish teaches on a range of programmes in the School of Education at the University of Sheffield, UK. A former modern foreign languages teacher, her research focuses on student motivation to learn a language, particularly in school settings, using Self-Determination Theory. She is also interested in student choice and multilingualism.
Profesor de Psicología, Universidad CEU San Pablo
Profesional de la psicología desde el 2011. Profesora en la Universidad CEU San Pablo desde este mismo año. Doctorada en psicología en 2020. Especializada en personalidad, métodos concretos de investigación cualitativa, gestión emocional. Con años de experiencia terapéutica. Muy interesada en una mirada humanista y en el crecimiento personal integral.
Research Fellow, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Southern Cross University
Postdoctoral research fellow, investigating the interactions between agriculture, soils and climate at Southern Cross University. I am especially interested in the links between sustainable grazing and soil carbon, how soil management can buffer against drought and the nature and causes of agricultural drought in Australia.
Professor of Finance, University of Newcastle
Abul Shamsuddin is Professor of Finance at the University of Newcastle. He received his Masters and PhD from Simon Fraser University, Canada. Abul has previously served as Head and Dean of the Newcastle Business School, Assistant Dean, Director of Postgraduate Studies, and Head of the Accounting and Finance Discipline. Abul has led the EQUIS accreditation and AACSB reaccreditation of the Newcastle Business School. He has served as a reviewer for the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative and a Peer Review Team member for the AACSB and EQUIS accreditation bodies.
Abul's research interests include Asset Pricing, Islamic Finance, Banking, and Corporate Governance. Abul has published over 40 A/A* ranked journal articles. His publications have appeared in Journal of Corporate Finance, European Accounting Review, Journal of Empirical Finance, International Review of Finance, Financial Review, Energy Economics, Journal of Fixed Income, Emerging Markets Review, Economics Letters, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Accounting and Finance, International Journal of Forecasting, Review of Income and Wealth, Quantitative Finance, and Finance Research Letters, among others.
Vice Dean for Resource, Venture, and General Administration, Faculty of Computer Science, Universitas Indonesia
I have a strong interest on information systems-related research such as information technology management, information technology adoption, and e-business.