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The visiting research fellows during 2020/21 will be Dr Anuj Bhuwania, Professor Caleb Adebayo Folorunso and Professor Stuart Ward. 

Professor Caleb Adebayo Folorunso (Lent - Easter 2021)

Professor Folorunso is currently Professor of Archaeology at University of Ibadan. He holds a doctorate from Université Paris I, Sorbonne where his dissertation focussed on ethnoarchaeological studies of Tiv settlements and material culture.

Whilst at Cambridge he will based within the Centre of African Studies conducting research relating to the Benue Valley which is home to the Tiv people. He will explore and investigate the hills mentioned in the oral tradition in order to obtain data that would elucidate on the questions of the character and nature of the settlements, the chronology, and the material culture. 

Professor Stuart Ward (Lent - Easter 2021)

Professor Ward holds a PhD in history from the University of Sydney. His research works at the intersection between Commonwealth history and the history of post-imperial Britain. Over the past three decades Professor Ward has held positions at various universities in Europe, including extended periods in Italy, Ireland, the UK, and particularly Denmark where he has served as Professor and Head of the Saxo Institute for History, Archaeology, Ethnology and Classics at Copenhagen University since 2018. 

During his period at Cambridge Professor Ward will be completing a major monograph on the global eclipse of British subjectivities throughout the Commonwealth since 1945. Entitled Untied Kingdom: A World History of the End of Britain (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press), the book is an attempt to reframe the widely debated ‘break-up of Britain’ as a pan-Commonwealth phenomenon, with its origins in the onset of decolonization.

Dr Anuj Bhuwania (Easter - Michaelmas 2021)

Dr Anuj Bhuwania is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Law, Governance and Citizenship at Ambedkar University Delhi, where his research focuses on Constitutionalism in the Global South. Dr Bhuwania interrogates institutional forms attempting to adapt the framework of modern constitutionalism to postcolonial conditions. He holds a Ph.D. in Socio-cultural Anthropology from Columbia University. 

Whilst based in Cambridge, Dr Bhuwania will continue his work: a critique of ‘Transformative Constitutionalism’ a concept that has been increasingly influential in theorizing constitutionally envisaged socio-economic transformation the world over, especially in postcolonial contexts. Dr Bhuwania's interrogation of this concept is largely based on revisiting India’s constitutional experience, but will also draw comparative insights from South Africa, Mexico and Germany, countries where this term has been variously deployed.