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Humboldt Research Award

I’m delighted to announce that I have been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. These awards are made by the foundation each year “to internationally leading researchers of all disciplines from abroad whose… fundamental discoveries, new theories or findings have had a lasting effect on their discipline beyond their immediate research area and who are expected, moreover, to continue producing outstanding research in the future.” The award amount is €60,000.

I plan to use this funding to continue to develop my collaborations with colleagues at the Multidisciplinary Environmental Studies in the Humanities (MESH) institute at the University of Cologne. More here.

I’d like to offer my thanks to Prof. Kate Rigby, Director of MESH, for nominating me for this prestigious award. I’d also like to give a big thank you to the Humboldt Foundation for the incredible contribution that they make to recognising, supporting, and funding primary research around the world. I benefited immensely from my time as a Humboldt Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center in Munich (almost a decade ago now), and the collaborative relationships I formed then have continued to enrich my career to this day. I’m very much looking forward to this next period of research in Germany.