Sidney admits five new Fellows

We are delighted to be admitting five new Fellows to Sidney.

Dr Tania Demetriou, Fellow in English

Tania Demetriou read English at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge and after completing a PhD at Trinity College, Cambridge held a Research Fellowship at St John's College, Oxford, and a Lectureship in Early Modern English at the University of York. She comes back to Cambridge as a University Lecturer in Drama. She works on a range of topics relating to classical reception in the early modern period, with an emphasis on the reception of Greek literature in England and English drama in particular, and on the interaction between the practices of reading, scholarship, translation, and literary imitation in this period.

Professor Ira Katznelson, Pitt Professor 

Ira Katznelson has been Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University since 1994 and, since 2012, president of the Social Science Research Council. His most recent book, Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time (Liveright, 2013), has been awarded the Bancroft Prize in history, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award in political science, the Sidney Hillman Prize for Book Journalism, and the J. David Greenstone Book Prize in history and politics. Professor Katznelson has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and he is a research associate at the Centre for History and Economics.

Dr Ruth Jackson, Research Fellow in Theology

Ruth Jackson hails from Bury in Greater Manchester. She studied Theology and Religious Studies at Sidney and in 2015 completed at PhD at Corpus Christi. She then took up a research fellowship at CRASSH on 'Bible and Antiquity in Nineteenth-Century Culture'.

Ruth's research sits at the intersection of theology, philosophy, literature, and intellectual history. Her PhD thesis reappraised the early work of the German theologian and philosopher, Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834). Her next project will consider the relation between theology and politics in the nineteenth-century German imagination, with a specific focus on anti-Judaism and anti-semitism.

Miss Natasha Morrison, Research Fellow in Mathematics

Natasha Morrison completed her undergraduate studies in Mathematics at University College, Durham. She matriculated at Sidney in 2012 to take Part III of the Mathematical Tripos and will soon obtain her DPhil from Merton College, Oxford. Her research lies in the field of Combinatorics, a branch of Pure Mathematics. She has a wide range of interests including extremal combinatorics, graph colouring and processes related to bootstrap percolation.

Professor Silvère Bonnabel, Visiting Fellow

Silvère Bonnabel received his PhD from Ecole des Mines ParisTech in 2007 in Mathematics and Control, and he is currently a Professor at the Centre for Robotics of Ecole des Mines ParisTech, PSL Research University, Paris, France. His current research focuses on the development of mathematical abstractions for the design of automatic control systems, and their implementation in various real industrial products. He has worked on automatic crane control, radar tracking algorithms, guidance and navigation of aircrafts. His academic interests include non-linear state estimation and control, probabilistic robotics, and optimization on manifolds. He will be working with Rodolphe Sepulchre.

News item posted Friday, 6th October 2017

  • Dr Tania Demetriou, Fellow in English
  • Dr Tania Demetriou, Fellow in English
  • Professor Ira Katznelson, Pitt Professor
  • Professor Ira Katznelson, Pitt Professor
  • Dr Ruth Jackson, Research Fellow in Theology
  • Dr Ruth Jackson, Research Fellow in Theology
  • Miss Natasha Morrison, Research Fellow in Mathematics
  • Miss Natasha Morrison, Research Fellow in Mathematics
  • Professor Silvère Bonnabel, Visiting Fellow
  • Professor Silvère Bonnabel, Visiting Fellow