MemberHuw Twiston Davies

Huw Twiston Davies is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Leiden University, working on the NWO-VIDI funded project, “The Walking Dead: The Making of a Cultural Geography at Saqqara” (Feb 2018 – Apr 2021). The main focus of his research is the composition, copying, transmission, and development of ancient Egyptian literary and religious texts from the New Kingdom (c. 1550-1077 BC). He completed his PhD on the transmission of the Instruction of Ani and the Instruction of Amenemope at the University of Liverpool in 2018, under the supervision of Professor Christopher Eyre and Dr Roland Enmarch. Since September 2020, he has been a Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Manchester. From January 2016 until February 2017 , he was a Curatorial Assistant at the Garstang Museum of Archaeology at the University of Liverpool, where in addition to other duties, he was project curator for the exhibitions Meroë: Africa’s Forgotten Empire  (May-Sep 2016), and The Book of the Dead: Passport through the Underworld (May 2017 – Sep 2018).

MemberNissa Ren Cannon

I am a Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford. My research focuses on transatlantic modernism, citizenship, and print culture. My book project, which was chosen for the 2019 Penn State First Book Institute, argues that the bureaucratic and literary documents of interwar itinerancy–including passports, travel ephemera, and newspapers–shape expatriation as a distinct mode of national belonging. I have recently published on the American Chamber of Commere in Germany in Modernism/modernity’s Print+ and on Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille in  ELN. After completing my BA at UCLA, I worked in film production in Los Angeles and London before earning my Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara. Prior to arriving at Stanford, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Kilachand Honors College at Boston University.

MemberCatriona Gold

ESRC-funded PhD candidate in the Department of Geography, University College London. Supervised by Alan Ingram and Tariq Jazeel. Related positions: Editorial Board Member, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 2020-present. ESRC Visitor, Carleton University, 2019 (Sept-Nov). AHRC Fellow, Library of Congress’ Kluge Center, 2018 (Apr-Sept).

MemberJulie Laut

My work at the University of Illinois Press is exciting and multi-faceted as I work to build collaborative relationships on all three U of I campuses and in the community, and to help broaden the Press’s development program to support a second century of excellence in academic publishing.

MemberJames Hand

James Hand is a legal academic at Portsmouth Law School, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth.  His interests are predominantly related to discrimination law, but other research interests include constitutional reform (particularly reform of the House of Lords on which he has published a several pieces) and aspects of tort law (his article on the compensation culture has been cited in a number of journal articles and textbooks as well as in the Hamlyn Law Lectures (2010) and the Master of the Rolls’s Holdsworth Lecture (2012)).

MemberShachar Pinsker

…ea Meet: Israeli Yiddish Stories [Hebrew] (Magness Press, forthcoming, 2019)

Editor: Women’s Hebrew Poetry on American Shores (Wayne State University Press, 2016)

Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011); Jordan Schnitzer Book Award of the Association for Jewish Studies for the b…

Professor of Middle East Studies and Judaic Studies The University of Michigan

MemberJohn Aerni-Flessner


(In Press with the Michigan Historical Review): “Digitally Documenting Urban Renewal in Lansing, 1930s-1960s” (co-authored with Claire Marks-Wilt)

2018: Passports, Citizenship, Residency and Asylum: The Meanings of Decolonisation in Lesotho Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History

2017: Introduction: Localizing the History o…

I teach in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH), an undergraduate-only college within Michigan State University (MSU). I am a core member of the MSU African Studies Center and a Research Fellow in the Department of History at the University of the Free State (South Africa). My research primarily focuses on the history of the southern African country of Lesotho. I write about the history of development, independence, nationalism, decolonization, and the history of the border between Lesotho and South Africa. My first book, entitled Dreams for Lesotho: Independence, Foreign Assistance, and Development came out in 2018 from the University of Notre Dame Press. It is also available in Lesotho and South Africa as it was republished in 2020 by the Morija Museum and Archives ( I also research and create digital projects on local history in the Lansing, MI area with my students. The links to my sites on Malcolm X in Lansing and Urban Renewal in Lansing are below.

MemberAnne Fuchs

Anne Fuchs studied German and English Literature at the University of Konstanz, Trinity College Dublin and the Freie Universität Berlin. Her PhD examined the role of humour in the works of the Swiss writer Robert Walser. Between ‌1992-2010 she was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and then Professor of Modern German Literature and Culture at University College Dublin where she co-founded the UCD Humanities Institute in 2002, funded by the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions in Ireland (PRTLI 3). From 2002 – 2007 she was Principal Investigator of the five-year Research Programme “German Memory Contests since 1945”, funded by PRTLI3. In 2005/6 she received an IRCHSS Senior Research Fellowship, which enabled her to carry out research for her fourth monograph Phantoms of War in Contemporary German Literature, Films and Discourse. The award of a UCD Senior Fellowship in 2010 helped her to complete her research on After the Dresden Bombing: Pathways of Memory, 1945 to the Present. In 2011 she accepted the Chair and Professorship of German at the University of St Andrews before moving to Warwick in January 2012. She was a Fellow of the Max Planck research group Memory and History, University of Constance and guest researcher at the Kulturwissenschaftliche Kolleg, Universität Konstanz in 2014. She returned to UCD in September 2016 to assume the Directorship of the UCD Humanities Institute. She is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and in 2014 she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.Research interests
Memory studies (in particular German politics of memory since 1945); German literature in the 20th and 21st centuries; German-Jewish literature; Modernism; the cultural history of walking; time and temporality in the digital era.Her current research concerns the experience of historical acceleration at the beginning of the 21 century. The inability to determine the speed of social and economic developments through conventional legislation and planning in western democracy was underlined by the events in the wake of the financial crash of 2008. Indeed, the premium placed on speed and the constant drive towards innovation raise the question of how cultural connectedness to places and traditions can be assured under such radically new conditions. She was co-organiser (with Jonathan Long, Durham University) of an international conference on Faster than Light? Historical Experience, Placed Identity and Memory in the Age of Historical Acceleration which was held at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Warwick from 7 – 9 March 2012. And The Longing for Time: Ästhetische Eigenzeit in Contemporary German Literature, Film and Art, held at the Kulturiwssenschaftliche Kolleg, Universität Konstanz , 15-17 May 2014 in collaboration with Prof. Aleida Assmann.