Writing-ups, Visiting Fellows and Guests 2017

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Dissertation Writing-up Fellows (in chronological order)


Catherine Larouche (March–September 2017)
  • Institution: McGill University
  • Dissertation: Spiritual and Material Development: The Politics of Islamic Charitable Work in North India
  • PhD conferred: 2018
  • Award: Nominated by McGill University for the Proquest Distinguished Dissertation Award
  • Current position: Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Laval University, Canada.

Felix-Anselm van Lier (May–November 2017)
  • Institution: Oxford University
  • Dissertation: Legal Politics in the Libyan Constitution-Making Process
  • PhD conferred: 2019
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Law & Anthropology Department, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Salman Hussain (September 2017–April 2018)
  • Institution: City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Dissertation: Together without Consensus: Class, Emotions and the Politics of the Rule of Law in the Lawyers’ Movement (2007–09) in Pakistan
  • PhD conferred: 2018
  • Award: UC Berkeley S.S. Pirzada Dissertation Prize in Pakistan Studies
  • Current position: Lecturer/Research and Teaching Fellowship, Amherst Legal Studies Program, University of Massachusetts

 Anna Wyss (October 2017– March 2018)
  • Institution: University of Bern, Institute for Sociology
  • Dissertation: Interrupted Journeys – Disrupted Control. Male Migrants with Precarious Legal Status and the European Migration Regime
  • PhD conferred: 2019
  • Awards: SNIS award for the best PhD thesis in international studies
  • Current position: Postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory for the Study of Social Processes at the University of Neuchâtel


Visiting Fellows (in chronological order)


Kyriaki Topidi (Oct 2016–Jan 2017)

University of Lucerne 

Current position: Senior Research Associate, European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), Flensburg, Germany.


Monica Maria Gusmao Costa (Nov 2016–March 2017)

Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil

Current position: advocate in human rights cases and in the defense of users of Health Plans and the Single Health System (SUS)


Katja Seidel (March–June 2017)

University of Vienna 

Current position: Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Maynooth University, Ireland


Joseph David (May–June 2017)

Associate Professor of Law, Sapir Academic College, Israel

Current Position: Visiting Professor, Yale Law School, USA


Rama Srinivasan (May–August 2017)

Brown University, Providence 

Current position: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Ca' Foscari University of Venice


Valentino Cattelan (May–August 2017)

IE Business School, Madrid 

Current position: Associate Researcher, Saudi-Spanish Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance (SCIEF), IE Business School, Madrid, Spain


Matthew Canfield (July–August 2017)

University of New York 

Current position: Assistant Professor of Law, Politics, and Society, Drake University


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