SCAS News - 8 July, 2020

SCAS Launches a New Fellowship Programme Aimed at Advancing the Study of Cultural
Diversity in a Global Perspective

The Swedish Collegium rests on a belief that science has a significant role to play in contributing to
a democratic and inclusive future. In this spirit, we are now launching a new fellowship programme,
the Barbro Klein Fellowship, which intends to advance the study of cultural diversity in a global
perspective. The fellowship is open to scholars from across disciplines in the humanities and social
sciences, with an emphasis on research on cultural and social diversity, cultural heritage and creativity,
societal structures and public resistance, and varieties of cultural expressions in local and global

Barbro Klein (1938-2018), who was Deputy Principal and Permanent Fellow at SCAS and Pro-
fessor of Ethnology at Stockholm University, devoted her research to oral narration, rituals,
museum displays and other forms of expressive culture in complex multiethnic settings. She also
worked on broad methodological issues and on the entangled disciplinary histories, with a persistent
and clear view to the diversity of the human condition and predicament.

SCAS is now delighted to announce that the first holder of this new Fellowship is Dr. Inan Özdemir
, Ankara, who will be in residence at the Collegium in the academic year 2020-21.

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