Announcing our 12 Visiting Fellows for AY 2024/2025

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Edinburgh Futures Institute is proud to announce our very first cohort of Visiting Fellows for Academic Year (AY) 2024/2025.

Edinburgh Futures Institute is proud to announce our very first cohort of Visiting Fellows for Academic Year (AY) 2024/2025. The 12 awardees coming from 11 different countries will take up their posts from September 2024 and will spend a period between 3 and 6 months at Edinburgh Futures Institute. Their expertise focuses on our research themes, ranging from the performativities of moral discourses in data science, the role of cartography in analysing environmental discourses in the Global South, and the impact of festivals on tourism and their contribution to the local and national economy.

Our 12 Visiting Fellows

Anissa Tanweer (University of Washington) – All well and good: Mobilizing moral discourses in the spread of data science

Audrey Borowski (Bonn University) – The Politics of “Surplus Data”

Chris Smith (University of Sydney) – Deep Labs: Co-opting Mine Infrastructure as Laboratory Architecture

Enric Bas (University of Alicante) Edinburgh 2050: alternative futures, civic resilience and the new economy. A participatory foresight / speculative scenarios design-based exploratory research

Ernesto Valero Thomas (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) – Climate Emergency in the Global South: Redrawing cities through maps of infrastructure policies

Isabela Motta (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro) – Evaluating the effects of transparency strategies for in-vehicle Voice Assistants (VA) on users’ perceptions of Automated Vehicles: Differences among Brazillian and Scottish users

Ivan Diaz-Rainey (Griffith University) – Flooding the REPO Market: Bottom-up climate stress test of mortgage-backed securities

Judith Opoku-Boateng (University of Ghana) – Fostering Cultural Bonds: The Intersection of Festivals and Tourism

Miranda Anderson (The Open University), – Fission-Fusion Perspectives and Complex Issues

Senja Pollack (Jožef Stefan Institute) – Digital Humanities for Public Health

Shaimaa Lazem (City of Scientific Research and Technology Applications) – Storytelling to Unpack the Entanglements of Designing Responsible AI

Sunghan Ryu (USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry) – Long-term Effects of Crowdfunding Success on Enhancing Entrepreneurial Outcomes in Creative Industries: A Community-based Trust Perspective

One of our fellows, Dr Anissa Tanweer, said:

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to spend time among the vibrant intellectual community centred around the Edinburgh Futures Institute. The visiting fellowship will allow me to make significant strides on my book project, an ethnographic take on the rise of data science within the academy.”

Another fellow, Ivan Diaz-Rainey, said:

“I am excited to be taking up this Fellowship at the EFI. I will be working with UoE colleagues on a range of climate finance topics and in particular an exciting interdisciplinary collaboration drawing on data science, GIS mapping, credit risk and banking expertise that explores the implications of river flooding on financial stability in the UK. This Fellowship represents a return to my alma mater, where I spent four very happy years, that were deeply enriching personally and intellectually.”

Professor Enda Delaney, Edinburgh Futures Institute Director of Research, said:

“We look forward to welcoming our wonderful cohort of Visiting Fellows to the Futures Institute in the next academic year, each fellow bringing new expertise and knowledge to add to our vibrant and diverse ecosystem”.

A vibrant research environment

Visiting fellows will be able to take part in our seminars and events programmes, access our training courses, and interact with other academics affiliated with the Futures Institute, our partners from the business and third sector, and our students. The scheme will therefore help the fellows to develop their research in conversation with colleagues in Edinburgh but will also allow Edinburgh Futures Institute and the wider University to foster new international collaborative links.

A new call for scholars visiting in AY 2025/2026 will open in Autumn 2024. Please sign up to our newsletter and follow our social media channel to receive updates.

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