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Visiting Research Fellows and Visiting Research Scholars

Each year the College elects one or more Visiting Research Fellows and Visiting Research Scholars. Visiting Research Fellowships are intended for persons of high academic distinction; The position of Visiting Research Scholar is intended for persons at least five years beyond their doctorate.

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 Visiting Fellows  2018-19

    Professor Sara Lipton   Professor Chennupati Jagadish

Professor Peter Wilson (Michaelmas Term)

Peter Wilson is William Ritchie Professor of Classics at the University of Sydney, Australia. Prior to that he was a University Lecturer in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature and Tutorial Fellow of New College, Oxford. He was an undergraduate at the University of Sydney and wrote his PhD in Cambridge. He is the author of The Athenian Institution of the Khoregia: The Chorus, the City and the Stage (Cambridge 2000) and editor of The Greek Theatre and Festivals: Documentary Studies (Oxford 2007), Music and the Muses: the Culture of ‘Mousike’ in the Classical Athenian City (with P. Murray Oxford 2004),Performance, Iconography, Reception: Studies in Honour of Oliver Taplin (with M. Revermann, Oxford, 2008), Dithyramb in Context (with B. Kowalzig, Oxford, 2013) and The Greek Theatre in the Fourth Century (with E. Csapo, H. Goette, J.R. Green, Berlin 2014). He was a Visiting Research Fellow at All Souls in Hilary and Trinity terms 2018. During this time, and while at Corpus Christi, he is working on a multi-volume history of the Classical Greek theatre, to be published by Cambridge University Press, in collaboration with Eric Csapo. 

Professor Sara Lipton (Hilary Term)

Sara Lipton is Professor of History at Stony Brook University. Her work focuses on the religious and cultural history of the central Middle Ages, with a particular interest in religious identity and the interactions between ideas and lived experience, words and images. She is the author of Images of Intolerance: The Representation of Jews and Judaism in the Bible moralisée (1999), which won the Medieval Academy of America’s John Nicholas Brown Prize, and Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography (2014), which won the Association for Jewish Studies’ Jordan Schnitzer Award. She has held fellowships from the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Oxford University; has been a Visiting Professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Tel Aviv University, the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and the Institute for Advanced Studies of Hebrew University. Lipton has published in numerous academic journals as well as the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, and the Los Angeles Times. While at Corpus Christi she will be working on a book project examining invocations of art in medieval sermons (and so seeking to reassess the old ‘saw’ that pictures were the ‘Bible of the Simple’).

Professor Chennupati Jagadish (Trinity Term)

Professor Chennupati Jagadish was educated in India, worked in India and Canada prior to moving to the Australian National University in 1990 where he has established a major research program in compound semiconductor optoelectronics and nanotechnology.  He is a Distinguished Professor of the University and Head of the Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group in the Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University.  He holds honorary appointments in UESTC-Chengdu, Nanjing University, University of Tokyo, Anna University, Mangalore University.  He has served as Vice-President and Secretary Physical Sciences of the Australian Academy of Science during 2012-2016,currently serving asDirector of the Australian National Fabrication Facility ACT node and Convener of the Australian Nanotechnology Network.  Prof. Jagadish is an Editor/Associate editor of 6 Journals, 3 book series and serves on editorial boards of 17 other journals.  He has published more than 900 research papers (620 journal papers), holds 5 US patents, co-authored a book, co-edited 12 books and edited 13 conference proceedings and 17 special issues of Journals. He won the 2000 IEEE Millennium Medal and received Distinguished Lecturer awards from IEEE NTC, IEEE LEOS and IEEE EDS. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, US National Academy of Inventors, The World Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering, AP Akademi of Sciences, IEEE, APS, MRS, OSA, AVS, ECS, SPIE, AAAS,  IoP (UK), IET (UK), IoN (UK), EMA and the AIP. He has received Peter Baume Award from the ANU in 2006 (the top research award of the university), the Quantum Device Award from ISCS in 2010, IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Service Award in 2010, IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and Electronics and Photonics Division Award of the Electrochemical Society in 2012. In 2013 he was awarded the Walter Boas Medal of the Australian Institute of Physics, won the 2015 IEEE Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology, the 2015 IEEE Photonics Society Engineering Achievement Award, in 2016 won the Optical Society of America Nick Holonyak Jr Award, and won a Distinguished Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences award, in 2017 won the IUMRS Somiya award, Nayudamma Award, in 2018 Magnolia Silver Award from Shanghai Govt and AVS Nanotechnology Recognition Award.   In 2016, he has received Australia’s highest civilian honor, AC, Companion of the Order of Australia, for his contributions to Physics and Engineering, in particular nanotechnology. He is currently the President of the Australian Materials Research Society, the Chair of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Materials Science and Engineering and the President of IEEE Photonics Society (2018, 2019). 

Visiting Scholars 2018-19


Professor Pauliina Remes (Michaelmas Term)

Pauliina Remes is Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, especially history of philosophy, at Uppsala University. She has written, among other things, on soul and soul's activities, on self, and on agency and action in ancient philosophy. Her new research projects focus on self-governance and autonomy, on rationalist conceptions of self-knowledge, as well as on norms that guide good philosophical conversation, and the relationship such norms have to epistemology, in Plato and later Platonists. She is the author of Plotinus on Self. The Philosophy of the 'We' (Cambridge University Press 2007), Neoplatonism (Acumen Press 2008), and the editor, together with Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, of The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism (Routledge 2014). Her PhD is from King's College, London (2001), after which she worked as a post doctoral fellow in Helsinki, before joining Uppsala University, first as a lecturer and then full professor. She has also been a visiting scholar in Oxford before, in Wolfson college.

Dr Michael Breidenbach (Hilary and Trinity Terms)

Michael D. Breidenbach is Assistant Professor of History at Ave Maria University. His research interests concern the history of political, legal, and religious thought, especially in early America and the Atlantic World. His recent work has been published in the William and Mary Quarterly and Perspectives on Political Science, and he is co-editor of the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to the First Amendment and Religious Liberty. He received his Ph.D. in History from King's College, Cambridge, was a visiting graduate student at the Sorbonne in Paris, earned a master's degree with distinction in Political Thought and Intellectual History at Cambridge, and graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with departmental honors from Northwestern University. He has been awarded visiting fellowships and scholarships at St. John's College, Oxford, the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford, and Wolfson College, Cambridge. During his visiting scholarship at Corpus Christi, he will be finishing his book project entitled, The Pope's Republic: Liberties and Loyalties in Early America, an intellectual history of religious liberty and church-state relations.






















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