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PIIRS invites six exceptional, international early-career faculty members for one academic year of research, writing and collaboration on a common topic. The 2019-20 academic year's fellows included:

Bouwman

Bastiaan Bouwman

Fung Global Fellow

Fung Global Fellows Program - Fall 2019

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 149A

sbouwman@princeton.edu

Bouwman received his Ph.D. in international history from the London School of Economics and Political Science. During his Ph.D., he was a doctoral fellow at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz. He also served as managing editor at "Cold War History" journal, and previously was a junior scholar at the Cold War International History Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His research focuses on the history of human rights, transnational organizations, and religion, in the context of international history since 1945, particularly the Cold War and decolonization. He is currently working on a book manuscript, provisionally entitled "Universal Rights in a Divided World: The Human Rights Engagement of the World Council of Churches from the 1940s to the 1970s." While a Fung Fellow, he will be developing a new research project, dealing with the origins and the evolution of the postwar international refugee regime.

Ayça Çubukçu

Ayça Çubukçu

Fung Global Fellow

Fung Global Fellows Program - Spring 2020

Ayça Çubukçu will join the FGFP in January 2020

Çubukçu is an associate professor in human rights and co-director of LSE Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is the author of "For the Love of Humanity: the World Tribunal on Iraq." Before LSE, Çubukçu taught for the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies at Harvard University. A transdisciplinary scholar by training, she holds a B.A. in government with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University and a Ph.D. with distinction from the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University. Çubukçu co-edits the LSE International Studies Series at Cambridge University Press and is a member of Humanity Journal’s editorial collective. Her research interests are in social, political and legal theory with a focus on internationalism, cosmopolitanism, postcolonial studies, political violence and transnational social movements. As a senior fellow with the Fung Global Fellows Program, Çubukçu will be working on a new book project on international solidarity and its entanglement with the ethics and politics of violence.

Onur Ulas Ince

Onur Ulas Ince

Fung Global Fellow

Fung Global Fellows Program - Fall 2019

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 149B

oince@princeton.edu

Ince is an assistant professor of political science at Singapore Management University. Trained as a political theorist at Cornell University, he pursues a research agenda that draws on history of political thought, political economy, history of capitalism and colonial studies. He is above all interested in how socioeconomic transformations constitutive of global capitalism have shaped various discourses of political economy since the early modern period. His first book, "Colonial Capitalism and the Dilemmas of Liberalism," examines the impact of colonial economic relations on the formation of British liberal thought between the late-seventeenth and early-nineteenth centuries. The book dissects the imagination of the British Empire as an empire of private property, free trade and free labor in the face of territorial conquest, colonial extraction and bonded labor that pervaded Britain’s imperial economy. At Princeton, Ulas will continue working on his second book project, entitled "Between Commerce and Empire." This project extends the framework of “colonial capitalism” to a study of political-economic critiques of imperialism in Britain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Together, the two books place the liberal ideology of capitalism in historical perspective and shed critical light on its contemporary manifestations in academic, institutional and popular discourses. They also contribute to a new social history of political thought through a materialist reappraisal of political theory’s relationship to colonialism and imperialism.

Kalantzakos

Sophia Kalantzakos

Fung Global Fellow

Fung Global Fellows Program - Fall 2019

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 150

sk37@princeton.edu

Kalantzakos is Global Distinguished Professor in Environmental Studies and Public Policy at New York University Abu Dhabi. Her most recent books include "China and the Geopolitics of Rare Earths" and "The E.U., U.S., and China Tackling Climate Change: Polices and Alliances for the Anthropocene." Her interdisciplinary research focuses on environmental governance, public policy and geopolitics, especially resource competition and climate change as threats that are reshaping power politics across the globe. She heads eARThumanities, the environmental humanities research initiative at NYU Abu Dhabi.

During her time as a Fung Fellow, Kalantzakos will examine how China’s rise, its vision for the Belt and Road Initiative, shifting power relations, and the land and maritime “re unification” of Eurasia and Africa have begun to reshape global institutions, norms, and governance structures, provoking a renewed intellectual debate over global relations and exchanges.  

Siegrist

Pascale Siegrist

Fung Global Fellow

Fung Global Fellows Program - Fall 2019

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 151

pascale.siegrist@princeton.edu

Siegrist obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Konstanz in 2018, having previously studied in Paris, Moscow and Cambridge. She has since held fellowships at the Global Intellectual History Graduate School at the Freie Universität Berlin and at the European University Institute in Florence. Her research deals with the "global" thought of key figures in the anarchist movement in France, Russia and across the globe. Taking the historical overlap between anarchism and geography as a starting point, her work explores themes such as cosmopolitanism, space, federalism and geopolitics in anarchist theory. At Princeton, she will finish her first monograph on how Élisée Reclus, Pëtr Kropotkin and other fin-de-siècle thinkers sought to develop anarchism into a form of "world knowledge" that was to raise global consciousness and unite humankind.

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