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Distinguished Visiting Fellows

Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Visiting Fellows

Each year academic Schools within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences host a number of Distinguished Visiting Fellows (DVF). The aim of the scheme is to support international research by hosting major scholarly figures for a period of time at Queen Mary.

How to apply

DVF scholars interact with and enhance the intellectual community within the Faculty. Entry to the scheme is by nomination from Schools within the Faculty, followed by approval of the Vice-Principal’s Group. Funding covers the costs of the Fellow’s on-campus accommodation during the period of residency. For further details on the application process, click here.

Former Distinguished Visiting Fellows

Academic Year 2020-2021 & 2021-2022

DVF John Durham Peters


John Durham Peters, Rosa María Menocal Professor of English, Professor of Film and Media Studies at Yale University will be hosted by Professor Matthew Rubery, School of English and Drama.








DVF Rita Felski



Rita Felski, John Stewart Bryan Professor in the English Department at the University of Virginia and Niels Bohr Professor at the University of Southern Denmark will be hosted by Professor Scott McCracken, School of English and Drama.



DVF Ron Levi


Ron Levi, Professor of Global Justice at the University of Toronto will be hosted by Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, Department of Law.






DVF Dennis Denisoff



Dr. Dennis Denisoff, McFarlin Professor of English at University of Tulsa will be hosted by Professor Scott McCracken, School of English and Drama.  





DVF Dario Melossi Larger image 




Dario Melossi, Alma Mater Professor of the University of Bologna and Distinguished Affiliated Scholar of the Center for the Study of Law and Society, UC Berkeley will be hosted by Professor Penny Green, Department of Law 



DVF Robin Fretwell Wilson




Robin Fretwell Wilson, Professor of Illinois College of Law, I and Director of Institute of Government and Public Affairs will be hosted by Dr. John Adenitire, School of Law.



DVF Thomas Laqueur 





Thomas W. Laqueur, Professor of Department of History, UC Berkeley will be hosted by Professor Barbara Taylor, School of History.



Mark LeVine DVF 







DVF James Steintrager 



Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and European Languages & Studies School of Humanities James Steintrager, University of California will be hosted by Professor Kiera Vaclavik, School of Languages Linguistics and Film.