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Welcome to 14 new AIAS fellows

Today on 2 October 2019, AIAS gives a warm welcome to 14 new fellows who will begin their fellowship at AIAS and collaboration with Aarhus University faculty members. The researchers are at AIAS on research fellowships that will last from one up to three years.

The group of 14 new AIAS Fellows is a part of a group of 20 researchers selected in an open, international peer-review process in the Spring/Summer of 2019. The last six fellows of this cohort will commence on 1 February 2020.

The new fellows and their research projects at AIAS

Starting 1 October 2019


  • Assistant Professor, Joanna Kalucka, VIB Center for Cancer Biology, Department of Oncology, Belgium 
  • Assistant Professor, Kei Hiruta, University of Oxford, Department of Philosophy, UK
  • Assistant Professor, Hale Güney, previously University of Cologne, Ancient History, Germany
  • Assistant Professor, Christina Esteva Font, previously University of California – San Francisco, Department of Pathology, USA 
  • Associate Professor, Lisa Wu, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medical Social Sciences, USA    
  • Associate Professor, Christos Tsirogiannis, previously University of Glasgow, the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, UK 
  • Associate Professor, Laure Guirguis, Central European University, Institute for Advanced Study, Hungary   
  • Associate Professor, Sandra Eckert, Goethe University Frankfurt - Main, Department of Political Science, Germany
  • Assistant Professor, Peter Andersen, Aarhus University, previously Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA), Austria
  • Assistant Professor, Bogdan Iacob, Romanian Academy, Institute of History, Romania
  • Assistant Professor, Iwona Janicka, University of Warwick, Institute of Advanced Study, UK

Jens Christian Skou Fellows (internal AU employees)

  • Professor, Ton Otto, Aarhus University, Department of Anthropology, Denmark
  • Professor, Jens Leipziger, Aarhus University, Department of Biomedicine, Denmark
  • Professor, Christian Bendixen, Aarhus University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, 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 faculty members and research environments at Aarhus University – as well as engaging with the current and former AIAS fellows.

Meet the Fellows

To meet with the new and current fellows and hear about their individual research projects, the ‘Joint Research Presentations: Extended Fellows' Seminar’ on 9 October 2019 at 10.30am -16.00pm is open to all and will have short 6-minute research presentations by all AIAS Fellows. 


Søren Rud Keiding, acting director and Professor, keiding@aias.au.dk
Lena Bering, Communications Officer, lber@aias.au.dk

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