Fung Global Fellows Program

Fung Global Fellows 2020-21

PIIRS invites six exceptional international scholars for one academic year of research, writing and collaboration on a common topic. For the first time, scholars will engage virtually, rather than on campus, due to current coronavirus-related travel restrictions. 

The 2020-21 academic year's fellows include:

Awol Kassim Allo

Fung Global Fellow

Allo is an associate professor of law and co-director of the LLM international law program at Keele University. His research interests are in social and legal theory, with a particular focus on comparative constitutional law, critical international legal theory, transitional justice and human rights. His edited volume, “The Courtroom as a Space of Resistance,” is a critical exploration of Nelson Mandela’s life-long engagement with the law both as a sword and a shield. His forthcoming monograph, “Law and Resistance: Toward a Performative Epistemology of Legal Mobilization,” is a genealogical investigation into law’s conditions of possibility for progressive social and political change. At Princeton, Allo will continue work on a book, tentatively titled “From Eurocentrism to Afro-Centrism: Power, Knowledge, and the Ideas-Making Industries,” that explores the effect of new emerging spatial metaphors, ideal types, and strategic counterfactuals across the African continent and their potential to open up new vistas in which the exclusionary assumptions and operations of Eurocentric epistemologies becomes visible and an Afro-centric epistemology becomes possible. 

Thana Cristina de Campos

Fung Global Fellow

de Campos is an assistant professor of law, ethics and global public policy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She is also a research scholar at the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, where she directs the Dignity and Equity in Women’s Health Issues initiative. She also holds research affiliations at the Von Hügel Institute (University of Cambridge) and the Las Casas Institute (University of Oxford).

At Princeton, de Campos will finalize her new book project, titled “Rule of Love: Love-Based Governance for Global Health,” which focuses on how the ethical principle of love can supplement the ethical principle of justice in further justifying the allocation of duties of care to reduce the suffering caused by illnesses that spread across political borders. This project will build on her  most recent monograph, titled “The Global Health Crisis: Ethical Responsibilities,” which examined how the ethical principle of justice justifies the allocation of duties to remedy poverty-related diseases, unjustly exacerbated by certain global institutions.  

de Campos holds a DPhil in law from the University of Oxford.

Jiazhi Fengjiang

Fung Global Fellow

Fengjiang received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2019. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. Her ongoing book project explores the political, moral and economic lives of ordinary people who strategized volunteering and charitable work in coping with political-economic restructurings in contemporary China. Her broader research interests span political and economic anthropology, anthropology of development, ethics and humanitarianism, gender, work, mobility, and East Asian studies, as well as visual and graphic anthropology. During her time as a Fung Fellow, she conducted a new research project on Chinese transnational humanitarianism in southeast Asia.  Fengjiang joined us for the Fall 2020 semester only.

Jernej Habjan

Fung Global Fellow

Habjan is a research fellow at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Ljubljana. He was a postdoctoral researcher in the "Globalization and Literature" program at the University of Munich and a research fellow at the IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna. His research interests are in world literature studies, cultural sociology and critical theory. His first book, “Ordinary Literature Philosophy,” offers a critical account of cultural translation as a possible theory and politics of a global society. As a Fung Global Fellow, he will be working on a global history of the idea of global literature.

Fabrice Langrognet

Fung Global Fellow

Langrognet is an associate researcher in migration history at the University of Paris 1/CNRS, where he is participating in a project on the history of marginalized housing, and he is also a non-residential fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute, a Berlin-based think tank. He is currently completing a monograph adapted from his doctoral research at the University of Cambridge, which consisted in a microhistorical study of a migrant-occupied tenement in the Paris area in the early 20th century. His research interests lie in the sociocultural, political and legal aspects of modern migrations. Langrognet's new project, which he will be starting at Princeton, will venture into a more recent time period, and will be informed by his previous experience as a judge in his native France. It will explore how a culture of disbelief towards refugees and asylum seekers emerged at the global level in the 1980s and 1990s. Langrognet will then carry on with this research as a Leverhulme ECF fellow at the University of Oxford from 2021 to 2024.