Fellows in 2013-2014
31 july 2013

Fellows in 2013-2014

Fellows invited at IAS-Nantes for the academic year 2013-2014 will arrive at the Institute as of September 1st, 2013.

Here is the list of researchers that will be hosted at the Institute this year. For more details on their research projects and biography please see the dedicated webpage “2013/2014 Fellows”.

Unless otherwise mentioned, Fellows are staying in IAS-Nantes from begining of October 2013, until the end of June 2014.


Visiting Fellows


Elena ASTAFIEVA (October 2013 - March 2014)

History and Religious Studies, CNRS, Paris (France)

“The Imperial Russia in Syria-Palestine, 1847-1917.”



History, Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany)

“Between person and property: Towards a socio-legal history of the slave mother in early-modern Ottoman society.”



History and Anthropology, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

“Rulers and ruled between two civilisations: Uyghur agrarian communities in Eastern Xinjiang, 18th-21st centuries.”



Literature, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi (India)

“Strangers and the Strangeness of the Sacred: Animals, Birds, Fish, Snakes, Demons and Gods as Prophets in Miniature Paintings of the Ramayana from Chamba.”



Sociology, Center for Social and Labor Rights, Moscow (Russia)

“Post-socialist transformations of the labor relations in Russia: whether it was successful in making a breakthrough to freedom.”


Vando BORGHI (January - March 2014)

Sociology, University of Bologna (Italy)

“Work and safety, in times of democratic capitalism’s metamorphosis: fields of tensions in the informational bases of justice.”


Fatou Binetou DIAL

Sociology, Fundamental Institute of Black Africa, Dakar (Senegal)

“Aging in the South: social and economic condition for the elderly in Senegal.”


Nedim GÜRSEL (October – December 2013)

Literature and Turkish Studies, CNRS, Paris (France) - novelist

“The prophet of Islam and literature” and “Shadows and Traces: the city of Nantes”


Chris HANN

Social Anthropology, Max Planck Institute, Halle (Germany)

“Repatriating Polanyi”



Historical sciences, Yaoundé 1 University (Cameroon)

“Transfer of duties, status opportunism and survival of the dogaris or royal servants in Northern Cameroon.”



Sociology and South Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh (Scotland)

“The transformation of India’s Health Systems, 1972-2012.”



Caribbean and Francophone literatures, Syracuse University (USA)

“Genetic edition of Dézafi and Les Affres d’un défi by Frankétienne.”


Giuseppe LONGO (January - March 2014)

Mathematical computer sciences and Epistemology, CNRS, Paris (France)

“Epistemology and science of new interfaces.”


Luis MORA RODRIGUEZ (October 2013 – March 2014)

Political philosophy, University of Costa Rica, San José (Costa Rica)

“Discovery, narrative and power: inquiry into the deployment of imperial Europe in Bartolomé de Las Casas and Jean de Léry.”


Joachim NETTELBECK (April - June 2014)

Law and sociology, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Germany)

“For a good research administration.”


Abdarahmane N’GAIDE

History, Cheick Anta Diop University, Dakar (Senegal)

“Saint-Louis and its surroundings as places of identity ‘dilution’. Partial history of the Haratins from Senegal (19th-21stcenturies).”


Tamar PITCH (October-December 2013)

Philosophy and sociology of law, University of Perugia (Italy)

“Citizenship and safety and security policies.”



Economic history, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi (India)

“The Indian economy in the 18th century: Stagnation or Growth?”


Manish PUSHKALE (avril à juin 2014)

Independent artist, painter, New Delhi (India)

“Image et Imagination”



Modern Political History, University of Toamasina (Madagascar)

“From slaves to subordinates in the history of Madagascar, social mobility and sanskritisation.”


Saraju RATH

Indian Studies, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden (Netherlands)

“Siddhamātrkā: Identity and Context of an Ancient Indian Script, 6th-11th centuries CE”


Supriya ROUTH

Labour law, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Calcutta (India)

“An idea of Labour Law for informal Economic Activities.”


Luciana SOARES

Philosophy and history of religions, LabEX-HASTEC, Paris (France)

“Philosophy and Gnosticism in Late Antiquity.”


Aiqing ZHENG (January-March 2014)

Labour law, Renmin University of China, Beijing (China)

“Perspectives on labour law”



Membres associés



Law, Collège de France, IAS-Nantes Director (France)



Ethnology, CNRS, Centre of African World Studies (France)


Ibrahima THIOUB (October-December 2013 and April-June 2014)

History, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar (Senegal)

“Chromatic identities in Africa: stories, legacies and events.”


Sudhir CHANDRA (September – December 2013)

Contemporary History, Mizoram University, Aizawl (India)

“Beyond Modernity: Religion, Culture, Nation and the dream of non violence”