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Divyani Motla: JNU-SPECTRESS fellow at the Institute for Social Movements, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany.

I boarded my first airplane ever when I flew to Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany in May-2017, as perhaps the youngest SPECTRESS fellow. My academic host was Prof Stefan Berger, the Director of the Institute for Social Movements at the Ruhr … Continue reading

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Katarzyna Trzeciak: JU SPECTRESS Fellow at JNU New Delhi, India

My story about first experience in New Delhi (which was, as I see, a demanding place for a first stay in India) had a very conventional beginning. It was tough. And even tougher, because of the many culturally mediated visions … Continue reading

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Rebecca Carr: TCD SPECTRESS Fellow at Yale University

Nothing says “Welcome to New Haven” like snow! I began my three month secondment at Yale University in January 2017 and I found the weather to be a drastic change from the milder climate at my home university, Trinity College … Continue reading

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Kadri Naanu: UT SPECTRESS Fellow in São Paulo

I am a PhD student from the University of Tartu, Estonia. The SPeCTReSS programme gave me an opportunity to spend three months in the spring of 2016 in the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and do research on cultural trauma. … Continue reading

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Alexander J. Schwitanski: RUB Research Fellow at JNU New Delhi, India

For me it was my first time in Delhi and India – and outside of Europe at all. Unsurprisingly, my secondment in Delhi was a challenge which taught me a better understanding of space and time as social categories. Delhi is … Continue reading

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Jan Balbierz: JU SPECTRESS Fellow at New Delhi, India

The “Indian experience” was not new to me. The first time I came to Delhi was in winter 1990. The world I have lived in was about to change – everyone was talking about the first free elections, the opening … Continue reading

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Nicholas Johnson: TCD SPECTRESS Fellow at Yale University

The SPECTRESS network supported me to spend May – July 2016 at the Centre for Cultural Sociology at Yale University, developing a new dimension of research for my ongoing multi-disciplinary and multi-output project The Way of the Language, which explores … Continue reading

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