MemberAttila Mészáros

…Einwanderungsdebatte. Convivium. Germanistisches Jahrbuch Polen 2016. Bonn: DAAD, 2017. S. 111-130. URL:
Refugees welcome?: Eine kontrastive Diskursnetzwerkanalyse am Beispiel der deutschen und der slowakischen Einwanderungsdebatte. In: Germanica Wratislaviensia 14…

Dr. Attila Mészáros studied German and Hungaric Studies at the Philosopher Constantine University in Nitra (Slovakia) and subsequently did her PhD in the field of German linguistics at the TU Chemnitz, Germany. In his dissertation he examined the techniques of popularizing knowledge transfer in the computer field in a multilingual context. As Senior Research Assistant at the Department of German Language and Literature of the J. Selye University in Komárno (Slovakia), he is working on his habilitation project, which is dedicated to the refugee debate in the German, Hungarian and Slovak press.

MemberSebastiaan Faber

• Iberian Trans-Atlantic Studies
• Institutional History of Hispanism
• Historical Memory in Post-Franco Spain
• Spanish Cinema; Luis Buñuel; Post-Francoist Cinema
• Literature of Spanish Civil War Exile
• Representations of the Spanish Civil War and SCW refugees
• The Crisis of the Turn of the Century in Spain and Spanish America
• Intellectuals and Political Commitment
• Intellectual Contacts Between Spain and Spanish America after 1810
• Constructions of Hispanic Identity since Latin-American Independence
• Theory of Ideology
• Contemporary Spanish Fiction
• Journalism and Fiction in Latin-American Literature

MemberElizabeth Lisot-Nelson

…Recent publications include:
“Refugees of War: Federico Barocci’s Aeneas Fleeing Troy, Classical Antecedents to Contemporary Issues” in Konsthistorisk Tidskrift / Journal of Art History, Vol. 89, Issue 1 (2020): 33-56, which examines Federico Barocci’s paintings and Vergil’s Aeneid (29-19 BCE) as visual an…

Dr. Lisot-Nelson specializes in Renaissance and Baroque art history, and also teaches the history of women in art, ancient Greek, Roman, early Christian, Medieval, Latin  American Colonial and Islamic art. Her research interests include aesthetics and post-migration theory, including images representing marginalized populations such as illegitimate children, Ebrei italiani, refugees, slaves and servants.   Prior to coming to UTT in 2013, Dr. Lisot-Nelson was a visiting assistant professor with the University of Dallas at their Rome campus. Her doctoral dissertation on Federico Barocci was under the direction of Deborah Stott at University of Texas, Dallas, and her master’s thesis was chaired by Claire Farago at University of Colorado, Boulder.

MemberJennifer Way

I am an art historian specializing in the 20th and 21st centuries, with emphasis on the period from 1945 to the present. Previously, I worked in the curatorial departments of art museums in Philadelphia and Detroit and in leadership for nfp organizations. My current research explores how Americans engaged with a foreign art form in projects that intersected international agendas with domestic everyday life, and linked the United States and Vietnam on questions of diplomacy, domestication and belonging in the Free World during the 1950s. I use historical texts and contemporary theory to illuminate archival materials, object practices, and discursive meanings that arise at the intersection of politics, economy and art. Course topics I teach in relation to my research examine craft and decorative art in historiographies of modernism; visual culture, refugees and migrants; art and suffering; objects of diplomacy; heritage and memory; and the politics of exhibitions.  

MemberDavid Brady

Army Chaplain & Director of Boots and Bible Ministries. Interested in the theological combination of Game Theory, Leadership and Social Responsibility. Specializes in Religious Support during both stability operations, civil support and domestic operations; providing commanders with professional advice regarding the dynamic influence of religion and religious belief in the operational area as well as serving as liaison to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) in the operational area.  I enjoy working with Civil Affairs assisting with Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). One of a handful of Pacifist Chaplains in the US Army. I worked as Chaplain to the New York Yankees for two seasons 1996 & 1997.

MemberMichael Paul Willis

…Displacement and Discrimination: The Racial Experiences of Ugandan Asian Refugees from 1971…

I am a postgraduate researcher at the University of Huddersfield, England, specializing in British South Asian History and South Asian Diaspora History. I am currently working on an MA thesis dealing with the class-based, racial and gendered self-representation of British South Asians in cinema.

MemberJoshua Agbo

Joshua Agbo is currently doing a Ph.D. research in Southern African literature at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom. His research focuses on Bessie Emery Amelia Head’s novels, approached from the angle(s) of exile, migration, trauma, and post-colonial studies. His research interests further stretch across African history, linguistic/literary stylistics of West African literature, and Afro-Caribbean studies. He is the author of How Africans Underdeveloped Africa: A Forgotten Truth in History (2010) and Dead Wood (2015), as well as the co-editor of the book entitled as, Linguistics: An Introductory Text. He is also a member of several academic bodies/associations, and some of which include: Modern Language Association (MLA), African Literature Association (ALA), Association of Child Development and Communication Disorders, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Great Northern Postcolonial Network, New Routes Old Roots Network, Refugees & Migration Ph.D. Network, and Postcolonial Studies Association. He has published both nationally and internationally. He was longlisted for ANA Literary Award (2013), shortlist for the Barbara Harlow Prize for Excellence (2017), and awarded by Anglia Ruskin University for the Graduate Conference presentation (2017).