English Department Celebrates Four Postdoc Successes
12 February 2021
Over the past week, four members of the Department of English have been awarded prestigious postdoctoral fellowships.
Dr Doug Battersby, who is coming towards the end of a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship with the English Department, has been awarded an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship for a project on ‘The Novel and the Heart: 1840-1940’. Dr Battersby will spend 3 months at Bristol, followed by 21 months at Stanford, followed by 12 months at Bristol. He will be working with Professor Ulrika Maude at Bristol and Professor Alex Woloch at Stanford.
Dr Louise Benson James (PhD, Bristol 2020 and currently on a fixed-term lectureship in English) has been awarded an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship based at Ghent University. Her project is on ‘Intracorporeal Narratives: Reading Internal Biology in Women’s Literature, 1880s-1930s’.
Dr Sarah Daw, who recently completed a Vice Chancellor’s Fellowship with the English Department and is currently on a fixed-term lectureship, has been awarded an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship for a project on ‘Imaging the (Eco)Future: Ecotopian Thought in an Age of Climate Breakdown’. She will first be at UCLA for two years and then back at Bristol for a year. She will be working with Professor Ralph Pite at Bristol and Professor Ursula Heise at UCLA.
Dr Arthur Rose, who is coming to the end of a Vice Chancellor’s Fellowship with English Department, has been appointed as Engaged Research Fellow on a Wellcome Trust-funded research project on ‘Shame and Medicine’ (based in Exeter and Birmingham). The post is for four years, after which it will convert to a permanent legacy Lectureship in Medical Humanities at Exeter University.
The department warmly congratulates Doug, Louise, Sarah and Arthur on these fantastic achievements and wishes them well in their new roles.
Click to listen to a podcast of our four successful postdocs discussing their research.