AUT academic selected for University of Cambridge visiting professorship
An anthropology lecturer at AUT University has been invited by the University of Cambridge to receive its Leverhulme visiting professorship. The professorship is awarded to UK universities so that they might invite an eminent researcher from any overseas university. The University of Cambridge chose Associate Professor Sharyn Graham Davies - the first New Zealand researcher to be selected – for her work in sex and gender studies especially in the cultural context of Indonesia.
Associate Professor Davies normally lectures and researches in the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy at AUT University, but will be spending the Michaelmas term (October – February) at the University of Cambridge where she will run classes for Master students and present three public lectures.
Associate Professor Davies’ public lectures are entitled Kinships of Shame: Moral Connectivity in Contemporary Indonesia; Surveilling Sex, Sculpting Sex: The Shaping of the Sexual Self; and The ‘G’ Factor: Gangam Style and the anthropology of policing. Date of the lectures have not yet been announced, but will be listed on the University of Cambridge’s website.
Associate Professor Davies says the experience she gains at Cambridge will be brought back to AUT where she will pass on new knowledge to colleagues and postgraduate students, it also paves the way for further staff and student exchanges with the University of Cambridge.