Network: F - L
Dr Omolabake Fakunle
Omolabake Fakunle is a Teaching Fellow and Coordinator of the MSc Education General Pathway at the Moray House School of Education and Sports. She is Course Organiser of the MSc Course, “Higher Education in the Global Context”. She teaches MSc Education courses, including Education Policies and the Politics of Education.
Her research areas include internationalisation, student experience and employability. She is particularly interested in exploring missing voices in dominant discourses in internationalisation processes.
Dr Nini Fang
Nini’s research foregrounds the lived experiences and examines how the socio-political bears upon the personal-subjective through psychoanalysis and critical theory. She devises and works with creative, qualitative methodology in composing evocative accounts of the other and their lived domains.
An accredited psychotherapist and trainer in counselling education, her teaching pushes for a more politically sensitive curriculum that addresses social inequality in the consulting room.
Dr Nicola Frith
Nicola Frith is a Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies who focuses on memories of African enslavement within the French Republic and social movements engaged in the struggle for reparations.
She has been the holder of two AHRC grants looking at memory, slavery and reparation, and is one of the co-founders of the International Network of Scholars and Activists for Afrikan Reparations (INOSAAR).
Tanatsei is a student at Edinburgh College of Art enrolled in the BA Intermedia Art Hons program. As a geographer, historian and culture theorist at heart, she takes an interdisciplinary research-based approach to her practice. Archival material often form the basis of her work.
Her research interests include uncovering indigenous knowledge systems, post-colonial theory, and black geographies.
Dr Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra
Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra is Lecturer and Chancellor’s Fellow in Bioethics and Global Health Ethics at the School of Law. Her interests include various issues related to public health, health inequalities and global health emergencies.
She approaches these issues from the perspective of global justice, structural and epistemic injustice, and gender justice. She is also currently chair of the board of directors at Shakti Women’s Aid.
Dr Alysa Ghose
Alysa’s research interests include race, gender, sexuality, and religiosity, especially in the Caribbean context.
Her new project will examine the lived experience and material realities of pregnancy and trance for Black religious practitioners in Havana.
Dr Radhika Govinda
Radhika Govinda’s research and teaching bridge the sociology of gender, international development and South Asian studies. Her work examines questions of gender and intersectional politics in women’s movements, in development policies and practice, in everyday social relations, and in the global dynamics of knowledge production.
As a woman of colour academic from the global south who is passionate about teaching and feminism, she has a keen interest in intersectional pedagogy and decolonising feminist classrooms.
Dr Mohini Gray
Mohini Gray is an honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, Immunologist and Reader at the Centre for Inflammation Research (CIR). She is passionate about ensuring BAME students reach their full potential whilst having the best possible experience at Edinburgh University.
Together with EUSA she is setting up a BAME student mentoring scheme, which is part of the Edinburgh Diversity and Inclusion Network (EDIN) she helped to develop.
Daryl Green (FSA)
Daryl is the Head of Special Collections, which include rare books, photographs, manuscripts, personal papers, and the University archive.
He leads on academic engagement with the University’s cultural heritage collections and his area of academic work is in the early cultures of the book. He is also lead on the exhibition programming for the University’s Main Library gallery and future online exhibitions.
Lauren Hall-Lew is a Reader in Linguistics and English Language in the School of PPLS.
She is a sociolinguist, studying the relationship between language and society.
Lauren is the lead researcher of the Lothian Lockdown project.
Dr Emma Hill
Emma Hil is a Research Fellow in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. She gained her PhD from Heriot-Watt University in 2017. Her doctoral thesis, entitled Somali Voices in Scotland: Who Speaks? Who Listens? was awarded the MacFarlane Prize for outstanding contribution to research.
She is currently part of the research team for the cross-European JPI Urban/Horizon 2020 GLIMER (Governance and Local Integration of Migrants and Europe’s Refugees) Project and is an Associate Editor for Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power Journal.
Dr Sarah Hill
Sarah’s teaching and research focus on health inequalities and the social determinants of health, drawing on intersectional and political economy perspectives to examine the social and structural drivers of unequal access to health-promoting resources.
She has a particular interest in health disparities relating to race/ethnicity/Indigenous status and has worked on these issues in New Zealand, the US and the UK.
Dr Lindsey Horner
Lindsey Horner is a lecturer in Education and Development at Moray House School of Education and Sport.
She works across a number of related topics including peacebuilding education, post-development theory and initiatives and participatory research. The foundation and motivation behind all of her research is a commitment to social justice and epistemic justice.
Hephzibah’s research explores the cultural history of South Asia, focusing on the politics of translation in literary, language and religious contexts. She has researched the effects of the encounter of different conceptualisations, practices and functions of translation in colonial and contemporary South Asia. She has held an AHRC grant to study autobiographical narratives of conversion in India. Focusing on translation offers her a productive framework within which to examine and challenge reconfigurations of racial, social and religious identities.
She is passionate about developing critical thinking in her students in these areas. Her teaching at the postgraduate level on postcolonial translation reflects this. She currently holds a British Academy grant to run early career research development workshops in India.
Prof Roger Jeffery
Roger Jeffery is a Professor of Sociology of South Asia, in the School of Social and Political Science. After conducting field and policy research in South Asia for many years he now spends some of his time on researching the history of Edinburgh.
His recent research has been on the city’s role in the British Empire in India, and the effects of the relationships forged between the 1750s and the present day on contemporary Edinburgh and its major institutions.
Dr Chisomo Kalinga
Chisomo Kalinga (PhD) is a Wellcome-funded medical humanities postdoctoral at the department of Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh. Her current project examines literary traditions and health narratives in Malawi and its border countries.
She is collaborating with the Art and Global Health Centre Africa and the University of Malawi to launch the first medical humanities programmes and a network for Malawiana studies.
Dr Kristina Konstantoni
Kristina is a Senior Lecturer (from August 2020) in Childhood Studies, Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland and member of the Childhood & Youth Studies Research Group at the University of Edinburgh.
Her research interests are linked to: children’s rights and inequalities in times of the double humanitarian crises of austerity and the refugee crises; children’s human rights in informal learning public play spaces like community and business play-cafés; children and young people’s human rights and participation in research, practice and policy-making and intersecting childhood inequalities and social justice pedagogies.
Dr Marlies Kustatscher
Her research focuses on children and young people’s experiences of intersecting inequalities (race, class, gender, ethnicity, age); interdisciplinary, arts-based approaches to activism and social change; and children and young people’s human rights and participation in research, practice and policy-making.
She is using qualitative methods, including participatory action research, ethnographic research and arts-based approaches.
Dr Daniel Kyereko
Daniel is a recipient of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Postdoctoral Research fellowship currently working with the Institute for Education, Community and Society (IECS).
His research interests include immigrant education, multiculturalism from an African perspective, Marginalization and migrant integration and Social Justice and Inclusion.
Dr Jingyi Li
Jingyi is a Senior Teaching Fellow and Programme Director for MSc Education (All Pathways) in the Moray House School of Education. She is teaching, and course organising the Curriculum: Context, Change and Development, and has taught courses relating to education policy, comparative and international education. She also actively work with the ethnic minority community in Scotland to promote heritage languages.
Her research interest lies in curriculum studies, citizenship education and international education policy development. She is currently engaged in a project exploring the experience of BAME children and families in education in Scotland.
Dr Giulia Liberatore
Giulia Liberatore is Lecturer at Sociology and Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and an Academic Lead on the Muslims in Europe research theme at the Alwaleed Centre.
She is currently working on a research project on multi-religious encounters in Palermo, Sicily. She has written a book entitled, Somali, Muslim, British: Striving in Securitized Britain (2017) which chronicles the aspirations of different generations of Somali women as they respond to publicly charged questions of what it means to be Muslim, Somali, and British.
Dr Rashné Limki
Rashné is lecturer of Work and Organisation Studies. academic thinking and writing focuses mainly on the ethics and politics of work in a global context.
In particular, Rashné is interested in the role of difference (primarily, race and gender) in the emergence and distribution of new forms of work. More recently, thinking about the eugenicist underpinnings of discourses on technology.
Dr Sarah Liu
Currently a Lecturer in Gender and Politics at the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh , Dr Sarah Liu’s research focuses on the cross-national comparison of gender and politics, specifically the ways contexts shape the gender gap in political attitudes and activities.
She has published in leading social science journals and contributes to and appears on national and international media regularly to engage the wider public.