Starting in September 2012, Anne-Sophie Bentz (political science/URPP Asia and Europe) accepted a position as associate professor of South Asian history at Paris Diderot University.
Samir Boulos (Islamic and Middle Eastern studies/URPP Asia and Europe) completed his doctoral thesis “Cultural entanglements and missionary spaces: European evangelicals in Egypt (1900–1956).”
Laura Coppens (social and cultural anthropology/URPP Asia and Europe) was awarded a Fellowship for Prospective Researchers from the Swiss National Science Foundation, enabling her to continue her research at New York University.
Lisa Indraccolo (URPP Asia and Europe/Chinese studies) was awarded a research fellowship from the Fonds zur Förderung des akademischen Nachwuchses (FAN) of the Zürcher Universitätsverein (ZUNIV).
Justyna Jaguścik (Chinese studies/URPP Asia and Europe) was awarded a Forschungskredit from the University of Zurich for the completion of her doctoral thesis and she works now as a research associate at the University of Zurich’s Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – East Asian Studies.
Nikolas Kosmatopoulos (social and cultural anthropology/URPP Asia and Europe) completed his doctoral thesis “Governing Conflict: Expert networks in Lebanon and beyond.” Additionally, he was selected for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, allowing him to spend 18 months at the Columbia Global Centers – Europe at Reid Hall in Paris and a semester at Columbia University in New York City.
Linda Maduz (political science/URPP Asia and Europe) took up a position in September 2012 as a project collaborator at the University of Zurich’s Department of Political Science and she was awarded a Fellowship for Prospective Researchers from the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Angelika Malinar (Indian studies/URPP Asia and Europe) has been awarded a research fellowship at the Max-Weber-Kolleg of the University of Erfurt. From September 2013 onwards she will be joining the research group on “Religious Individualization in Historical Perspective.”
Simone Müller (Japanese studies/URPP Asia and Europe) submitted her habilitation “Das zerrissene Bewusstsein: Wiederholung und Differenz im japanischen Intellektuellendiskurs (chishikijin ron) der Zwischen- und Nachkriegszeit” to the University of Zurich and successfully completed her habilitation review.
Claudia Nef Saluz (social and cultural anthropology/URPP Asia and Europe) completed her doctoral thesis “Living for the Caliphate: Hizbut Tahrir Student activism in Indonesia” and took up a research position at the Department of Social Work of the University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen.
Matthäus Rest (social and cultural anthropology/URPP Asia and Europe) is a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford thanks to a Fellowship for Prospective Researchers from the Swiss National Science Foundation.
During July and August 2012, Raji C. Steineck (Japanese studies/URPP Asia and Europe) held a visiting professorship in ethics at Doshisha University in Kyoto.
Sven Trakulhun (URPP Asia and Europe/history) submitted his habilitation “Asiatische Revolutionen: Europa und der Aufstieg und Fall asiatischer Imperien, 1644–1818” to the University of Konstanz and successfully completed his habilitation review.
In April 2013 Christoph Uehlinger (study of religions/URPP Asia and Europa) will hold a visiting professorship in ancient Levantine iconography, epigraphy, and religion at Doshisha University, Kyoto.
Ralph Weber (URPP Asia and Europe/political philosophy) was appointed as “Book Review Editor (Europe)” of the journal Philosophy East and West, edited by Roger T. Ames (University of Hawai’i).
(Asia & Europe Bulletin, 2/2013, p. 19)