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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  2017-18

Professor Ken Tsutsumibayashi (academic year)

Ken Tsutsumibayashi is Professor of History of Political Thought at Keio University, Japan. Before becoming a Keio faculty member, he was a research associate at the Institute of Advanced Studies, United Nations University in Tokyo. He also spent two years in Paris at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales as a visiting scholar.He was educated at Keio (BA), Nottingham (MA), Cambridge (MPhil, PhD) and his main interests are history of Western political thought and comparative political thought. His publications include Introduction to History of Political Thought: From Homer to Rousseau (Keio UP, 2016)[Japanese], The Idea-World of Benjamin Constant (Soubunsha, 2009)[Japanese], “Bayle and Constant on Toleration,” in Vicki Spencer (ed), Toleration from Comparative Perspective (Lexington, 2017 forthcoming)[English], “Rousseau and the Future of Democracy in East Asia,” Journal of Law, Politics and Society, 85-6 (2012)[Japanese], “Deparochializing Political Theory from the Far Eastern Province,” in Melissa Williams (ed), Deparochializing Political Theory (Cambridge UP, 2018 forthcoming)[English]. His plan during his Visiting Fellowship at Corpus is to write a book (or articles) in English on the global history of political thought with a particular focus on issues related to democracy.

Professor Larry Temkin (Hilary Term)

Larry S. Temkin is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. A specialist in ethics and social and political philosophy, his publications include Inequality (Oxford University Press, 1993) and Rethinking the Good: Moral Ideals and the Nature of Practical Reasoning (Oxford University Press, 2012).  He has lectured extensively worldwide, including for the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (funded by the Gates Foundation), and his individualistic approach to inequality has been adopted by the World Health Organization and the Gates Foundation in their measurements of the Global Burden of Disease. He has received fellowships from Harvard University's Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, All Souls College Oxford, the National Institutes of Health, the Australian National University, the National Humanities Center, the Danforth Foundation, and Princeton University’s Center for Human Values, where he was the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching. He is also the recipient of eight major teaching awards.  During his term at Corpus Christi, he will be working on a book, tentatively titled Obligations to the Needy, based on his 2017 Uehiro Lectures. 

Professor Tony Corbeill (Hilary and Trinity Terms)

Anthony Corbeill is Basil L. Gildersleeve Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia. His research - focusing in particular on ancient Roman sexuality, education, and rhetoric - has resulted in three books: Controlling Laughter: Political Humor in the Late Roman Republic (Princeton 1996); Nature Embodied: Gesture in Ancient Rome (Princeton 2004); and Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome (Princeton 2015), which received a 2016 Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit from the Society for Classical Studies. Fellowships include years at the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae in Munich (a comprehensive dictionary of the Latin language), the Institute for Research in the Humanities (Madison), All Souls College, and the American Academy in Rome, where he has also served as Trustee. During the academic year 2017-2018 he is working on a philological and literary commentary of Cicero's speech De Haruspicum Responsis ("On the Responses of the Soothsayers") with Andrew Riggsby, University of Texas at Austin.


Visiting Scholar 2017-18

Dr Ceri Sullivan (Michaelmas Term)

Ceri Sullivan is Professor of early modern English Literature at Cardiff University, after careers as a chartered accountant (at KPMG London) and a finance director (with VSO Zambia). She is interested in the way that business, administrative, and religious texts use narrative, dramatic, and rhetorical techniques to create creditable and godly selves. Her monographs try (with increasing asperity) to suggest that literary techniques (like literary critics) are not merely ornamental. In 2017/18 she has a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to complete The Play Scripts of Early Modern Prayer: Shakespeare’s Histories.

























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