An introduction to the Academic leads of CHASE
Prof Gordana Fontana-Giusti
Gordana Fontana-Giusti is an architect, architectural theoretician and urban designer. She has been the Assistant Director of Histories and Theories Programme at the AA Graduate School and was involved in setting up and teaching at the London Consortium Doctoral Programme - comprising the AA, Tate, Birkbeck College, British Film Institute and the ICA. Fontana-Giusti was the Director of Urban Design unit at Central Saint Martins Innovation Centre, University of the Arts, London, the coordinator of Agora Cities for People - The FP5 European Commission sponsored project in urban research and design. She has published articles in AA-Files, ARQ, and The Journal of Architecture and is the author of the Complete Works of Zaha Hadid (with Patrik Schumacher 2004, Thames & Hudson), Foucault for Architects (2013, Routledge) and co-editor and author of Scale: Imagination, perception and practice in architecture (2011, Routledge). Fontana-Giusti teaches both theory and design at undergraduate and graduate level. She has lectured widely in the UK and abroad including international conferences at UNESCO Paris, UIA Istanbul, Walk 21 Zurich, and at universities in Utrecht, Barcelona, Novi Sad and a number of AHRA conferences. Most recently Fontana-Giusti has been involved in collaborative regeneration and urban design projects in Beijing organised by the Architectural Society of China, and has lectured at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University and Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture. Fontana-Giusti is the Professor of Regional Regeneration and she leads the MA in Architecture and Urban Design programme taught in both Canterbury and Paris. Fontana-Giusti actively collaborates with the Turner Contemporary, KCC, CCC and other local and regional agencies.
Prof Peter Waldron
Professor Peter Waldron joined UEA in 2007, having previously worked at the University of Sunderland, University College Cork and Durham University. He is a specialist in modern Russian and European history and teaches courses on 19th and 20th century Russia and Europe. His publications include Russia of the Tsars (Thames and Hudson, 2011), Governing Tsarist Russia (Palgrave, 2007), Between Two Revolutions: Stolypin and the Politics of Renewal in Russia (UCL Press, 1998), The End of Imperial Russia, 1855-1917 (Macmillan, 1997) and the chapter on 'State Finances' in the Cambridge History of Russia (Cambridge University Press, 2006). He is now working on a project examining the response of Russian society to the First World War.
Prof Richard Fardon
Richard Fardon is Head of the SOAS Doctoral School and Professor of West African Anthropology. He gained a doctorate in Anthropology from UCL on the basis of fieldwork predominantly in Nigeria. From the 1980s he extended his research to Cameroon. His essays on ethnicity and identity are collected in 2014 Tiger in an African Palace. He has written extensively on the twentieth-century history of British social anthropology, including biographies of anthropologists Mary Douglas (1999) and Franz Baermann Steiner (with Jeremy Adler 1999). More recent research on Africa culminated in the exhibition and award-winning catalogue for Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley (with Marla Berns and Sidney Kasfir). He has been Chair of the Association of Social Anthropologists, Vice President of the Royal Anthropological Institute and editor of AFRICA. He was elected to the British Academy in 2004.