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16 new AIAS fellows selected

A group of 16 new AIAS fellows from around the world has now been selected after a long international triple peer review process in the spring and summer of 2018.

Photo: The last AIAS Fellows cohort from February 2018. By Melissa Bach Yildirim.

The first nine fellows of this group will start at AIAS at Aarhus University on 1 October 2018; the last seven on 1 February 2019. The group of new fellows comes from 15 different research institutions from around the world, and are from research areas within both health, the natural sciences, arts and social sciences. The cohort brings to AIAS 11 different nationalities and an even gender balance, with a composition of 8 females and 8 males.

The new fellows will bring projects that span from research into HIV and the potential of a cell-based therapy to treat HIV infection; over how digitisation and digital media are transforming musical practices in the developing and developed world; to a Citizenship regimes project that seeks to rework existing legal and typological approaches to understanding citizenship, and many, many more projects.

The new fellows and their research projects at AIAS

Starting 1 October 2018


  • Assistant Professor Lucia Angelino, Dept. of Philosophy, Institute ACTE, University Paris 1, France
  • Professor Franco De Angelis, Dept. of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Professor Georgina BornFaculty of Music, Oxford University, UK
  • Professor Andrew Faulkner, Dept. of Classical Studies, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Associate Professor Sâmia Joca, Dept. Physics and Chemistry/Pharmacology, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Professor Adeline Masquelier, Dept. of Anthropology, Tulane University, US
  • Assistant Professor Renee Van der Sluis, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Australia

EURIAS Fellows

  • Postdoc Borbála Kovács, previously Central European University, Hungary
  • Associate Professor Nicholas Vrousalis, Dept. of Political Sciences, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Starting 1 February 2019


  • Associate Professor Micah Allen, Cambridge Psychiatry, Cambridge University, UK
  • Assistant Professor  Fredrik Christiansen, Cetacean Research Unit, Dept. of Biology, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Associate Professor Jennifer Galloway, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Canada
  • Professor Jo Shaw, School of Law, Dept. of Juridical Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Professor Thomas Tauris, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astro, University of Bonn, Germany

Jens Christian Skou Fellows

  • Associate Professor Martin Thomsen, Dept. of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Associate Professor Peter Dalsgaard, Dept. of Information Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Novel projects, AIAS diversity and Aarhus University collaboration

While at AIAS, the new AIAS fellows will have time to concentrate on and develop their individual research projects in collaboration and networking with Aarhus University faculty members and research environments at AU – as well as engaging with the new, ‘old’ and former AIAS fellows.


Morten Kyndrup, AIAS Executive director and Professor, kyndrup@aias.au.dk
Lena Bering, Communications Officer, lber@aias.au.dk

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