SOTL Fellowships

The Eden Centre is delighted to announce seven Eden Fellows in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) who will undertake research on contemporary discipline-specific approaches to teaching. This research in the form of scholarly interviews with international experts will feature in a special issue, Conversations in the Disciplines: From Pedagogy to Practice. This issue will be edited by Lee-Ann Sequeira (LSE Eden Centre) and published on the LSE Higher Education Blog and/or other publication outlets.

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Amrita Dasgupta

Topic: Caste-conscious pedagogy: creating safe pedagogic zones for the caste marginalised

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Amrita is a third-year PhD student at the School of Oriental and African Studies, a Visiting Research Student at the King's India Institute, and a guest teacher at the London School of Economics (LSE), all in London. She completed her MPhil at Jadavpur University, Kolkatta. It interrogated the impact of/relation between animal-attack widows and the changing norms of widowhood in relation to sex work in the Sundarbans. Her PhD examines transnational water borders of the Indian Ocean World and trafficking in humans. 

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Luke Davies

Topic: An interview with Jake Wright about how teaching practices in universities contribute to 'naively sceptical' responses from students that undermine the educational goals of higher education

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Luke is a Fellow in the Department of Government. Prior to starting at the LSE, he completed a PhD in philosophy at the University of Oxford. Luke's work focuses on the political philosophy of Kant, with a special focus on Kant's account of rights and duties. Luke teaches on the Introduction to Political Theory course. Prior to his PhD, Luke completed the BPhil in philosophy at Oxford and a BA in philosophy at the University of Toronto. He is from Toronto. 

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Meghan Rose Donnelly

Topic: Performance ethnography as a collaborative pedagogy situated at the intersection of the social sciences and the arts

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Meghan is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at LSE focusing on an Indonesian order of Catholic nuns. Her research investigates how selves are co-created in the company of others. Drawing on her experience as a theatre artist, Meghan experiments with playmaking as a pedagogy and research methodology. She has directed two research-based ethnographic plays: Nearly Collapsed and Convent Calling. She has taught on the Introduction to Anthropology and Advanced Theory in Anthropology courses. An American living in London, she holds a Masters’ degree from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and a Bachelors’ degree from Williams College. 

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Daniel Frost

Topic: ‘Punk pedagogies’ and other pedagogies shaped by subcultural theories and practices, within the contemporary (and increasingly digital) university

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Daniel is a contemporary political historian, and an LSE Fellow teaching on the interdisciplinary LSE100 course. His doctoral research focused on left-wing activists’ experiences of, and relationships to place and space in 20th century Croydon, south London. Daniel undertook undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at LSE and SOAS, University of London. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Mile End Institute (Queen Mary, University of London).

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Fiona Gogescu

Topic: How we can encourage Social Science students to apply quantitative methods in a useful manner while reflecting critically about their limitations 

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Fiona is a PhD student in the Department of Social Policy at LSE. Using mixed methods, she explores the relationship between educational stratification and understandings of meritocracy in different European countries. She is a co-founder of the Doctoral Research Group on Inequality and Social Mobility, an interdisciplinary forum for early career-researchers. Prior to embarking on her PhD journey, Fiona worked as a Researcher at NatCen Social Research, where she gained experience in qualitative and mixed methods. She has taught courses on research methods both in the Department of Social Policy and the Department of Sociology. 

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Philippa Mullins

Topic: As a discipline, (how) is Disability Studies’ critical, anti-ableist standpoint reflected in its pedagogies? 

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Philippa is an Assistant Professor at the American University of Armenia (AUA), where she teaches on the MA in Human Rights and Social Justice. Prior to joining AUA, Philippa completed her PhD at LSE’s Department of Social Policy. Her main research interests lie in disability studies, qualitative research methods, and civil society and social moments. 

This fellowship scheme was made possible through a partnership with the LSE Eden Centre and the LSE Department of Geography and Environment.