I am a Procter Fellow from Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, and I am associated with Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School.
In France, I am enrolled in the Geography department of Ecole Normale Supérieure, and in the Urban Planning Research Program of Paris Ouest-Nanterre University. Prior to that, I developed an academic background in Social Sciences and completed my BSc. in Management at ESSEC Business School, Paris. Travelling between theory and practice, I had the chance to work in various cities around the world: I edited a book for the French Trade Commission in Toronto, I collaborated on Urban Planning projects for Veolia Environment in Paris, and I worked within a research team on a Water management project for Infosys Labs in Bangalore. I also took part in the 2012 World Water Forum in Marseille, France, as a reporter for the Americas regional session. In Princeton, I am taking coursework in the Development studies concentration, but also in other programs such as the Program in Latin American Studies.
My research focuses on access to affordable housing and essential services in an urban context, and the implementation of participatory processes in urban projects. I am particularly interested in Water Governance issues in developing countries. I wrote my Master's thesis on "Access to water and participation in the Great Buenos Aires", under the direction of Prof. Graciela Schneier-Madanes, Emeritus Research Director at CNRS, and Prof. David Blanchon, from Paris-Ouest Nanterre University.
In my spare time, I enjoy travelling; I like to play basketball whenever I get a chance; I am a passionate hip hop dancer, and I recently started to learn capoeira.
Erin Fitzgerald is a PhD Candidate in International Relations at the University of Oxford, where she studies as a Rhodes Scholar. At Princeton she holds a Procter Fellowship and is associated with the Woodrow Wilson School. Her doctoral work investigates private military contractors' varied levels of compliance with the US Department of Defense regulatory regime in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a supplement to this research, she participated in the 2012 Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy (SWAMOS) at Cornell University and convened the the Rothermere American Institute's Seminar Series on US Politics. Erin has worked and published on a wide range of military and security issues at the United Nations, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Oxford Analytica. She has also consulted on democracy building projects in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Israel, and the West Bank. In 2012, Erin was named a Young Global Shaper and attended the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. In her spare time, she practices Karate, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
I am visiting the Princeton Department of Politics for the Fall term on the Oxford-Princeton Exchange Program: The Global Norms Collaboration. I am a Commonwealth Scholar reading for a DPhil in Political Theory at Nuffield College, Oxford. Prior to this I received an MPhil in Political Theory at St Anthony's College, Oxford after completing my undergraduate and masters degrees at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.
My research focuses on global justice and citizenship, with a particular emphasis on the ways in which these two areas intersect. Key research interests include collective responsibility, relational justice, democratic participation, and civic education. My DPhil supervisor is Prof. David Miller, and while in Princeton I am mentored by Prof. Anna Stilz.
Matthias Knolker is a DAAD exchange student in the department of Plasma Physics. He obtained a BSc with distinction in physics from the Technical University of Munich in 2013 and is interested in recent developments in the field of magnetic confinement devices and the construction of fusion power plants. He is convinced that fusion power has the characteristics necessary to meet the world's energy needs and wants to contribute to its rapid implementation. As the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a Mecca for fusion scientists, he decided to forgo Oktoberfest and instead satisfy his thirst for knowledge. In his spare time he likes traveling and heated political discussions.
I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford and hold the William Alexander Fleet Fellowship in the History of Science Department at Princeton. After completing my Bachelor’s in Modern History at Magdalen College, University of Oxford (2011) I took an MPhil in Historical Studies, specializing in transnational history, at Trinity College, University of Cambridge (2012).
My research examines the history of the sense of touch in modern Britain; how the way people have conceptualized and experienced interpersonal tactile contact between the 1870s and 1960s. I am interested in how this conditions the self’s relation to itself and the relation between the individual and the state over this period. I combine critical writing on the history of the senses, the body, and emotions with insights from the phenomenology of perception and contemporary continental philosophy, particularly Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Derrida and Michel Serres. Although centered on Britain, my research adopts a transnational approach to explore histories of tactility, especially untouchability, in a wider imperial context.
In other research I am interested in the politics and ethics of the photographic event, particularly hermeneutic interpretations of this, in early twentieth-century Tibet. I also write on the historical conditions through which photographs come to be perceived as truthful.
I am a PhD candidate in American History at the Freie Universität Berlin's Graduate School of North American Studies. Due to an exchange agreement between the Freie Universität Berlin and Princeton, and a generous research grant from the Berlin Consortium for Germanic Studies, I'm able to be a visiting PhD student at the History Department in the academic year 2013-14. My dissertation project deals with paradigm shifts in economic policy in the twentieth century. I'm conducting a comparative study on the New Deal and the "Reagan Revolution." Prior to attending the PhD program, I worked as a research assistant at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn. I earned my master's at the University of Bonn in May 2010.
I am a doctoral candidate in International Relations at Balliol College, Oxford and in Princeton I am associated with the Department of Politics as a Procter Fellow and Fulbright Scholar. My research develops insights from contract theory in order to understand how the design preferences of states with respect to international agreements are influenced by their relative power trajectory.
My academic interests include international trade, the foreign policy of China and rising states, models of rationality, and institutional theory.
At Oxford I have taught undergraduate courses on the International Relations of the Interwar Period, the Cold War, International Conflict, and International Law. I hold an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford and a bachelor’s in Politics from the University of Bristol.
Camilo Umana-Dajud is a doctoral student in economics, with emphasis on international trade, at Sciences Po in Paris. He holds a bachelor's degree from the National University of Colombia and a master's degree in economics from Sciences Po. He has previously been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science and at Yale University. Camilo is currently working on the welfare impact of the opening of the Panama Canal and the link between trade liberalization and increasing wage inequality. At Sciences Po his dissertation is being supervised by Prof. Thierry Mayer. In Princeton he is a visiting student at the Department of Economics. In his spare time, he particularly enjoys cooking and watching old French movies.
I was given my French citizenship by my mother and my Hungarian name by my father. I grew up and graduated in Paris, and I also studied in Aix-en-Provence (France), New Delhi (India) and Dakar (Senegal).
This year, in Princeton, I am enlisted with the Woodrow Wilson School and I am especially interested in the activities of the Center of Migration and Development (CMD).
I am a Procter Fellow coming from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm, Paris). In France, I am affiliated with the department of Economics and Politics, and I am gifted with two supervisors in each of these fields! My dissertation thesis aims at developing an interdisciplinary approach to international migrations. Convinced that human mobility carries along material as well as immaterial flows, I notably show how economic remittances embroiled social, cultural and political remittances.