Celtic and Teutonic mythology, folklore, medieval and heroic literature. Medieval European literature. Arthurania/Arthurian romance literature. Ancient history. Tang Dynasty poetry. Works of Tolkien.
Chinese medical doctor with a research focus in materia-medica, Qing dynasty exegesis of the classic text “Treatise on Febrile Diseases Caused by Cold”, and Chinese medical anatomy and physiology. Currently writing a masters thesis which offers a new understanding of the pharmacological action of the Chinese medicinal Gan-cao (licorice root) based on Qing Dynasty analysis of the herb as utilized in the “Treatise on Febrile Diseases Caused by Cold”.
I’m a social geographer with a PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE), at LISER since 2015, and with interests ranging from urban planning to continental philosophy. What unites my research trajectory is a concern with the spatial dimension of social inequalities, from an empirical and a theoretical perspective. My research focuses on the points at which the disciplines of geography, economics and urban sociology intersect, with the aim of exploring the insights revealed by the confrontation of different types of data, methods and analytical frameworks. I have published on Haussmann’s transformation of Paris, on gentrification linked to the private rental sector in the United Kingdom and on the application of the ideas of contemporary philosopher Alain Badiou in the social sciences. I am currently working on the mechanisms underlying the long-run concentration in the ownership of land and housing in Luxembourg as part of the project ‘Territorial Inequality’ supported by the Luxembourg National Research fund (FNR).
PhD in contemporary history, Frédéric Clavert oriented its research towards the use of the historian’s sources in the digital age. After two years as a research engineer at the University of Paris Sorbonne and two years as lecturer in Contemporary History at the University of Lausanne, he is now Senior Researcher at the University of Luxembourg.