SCAS News - 22 February, 2023

SCAS Announces New Fellows for the Academic Year 2023-24 (7)

Today, we are pleased to present three of the Pro Futura Scientia Fellows who will be in residence
at the Collegium during the next academic year (2023-24).

Further names will be announced throughout the spring term.

Click here to see a list of all the Fellows who have been presented as of today (the list will be updated
along with further announcements).

Dr. David Karlander is a linguist. He earned his doctorate from Stockholm
University in 2017 and has since been a fellow in the Society of Fellows in
the Humanities at the University of Hong Kong (2018–21), and a Marie
Curie fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) at he
University of Freiburg (2021–22). He is currently assistant professor
of Scandinavian languages at Uppsala University (2023– ) and honorary
associate professor of English at the University of Hong Kong (2021– ).
Karlander’s research focuses on systems of linguistic thought. He has published
on Övdalsk language documentation, the interface of linguistics and minority language politics, the
history of sociolinguistics, worker Esperantism, and late-modern graffiti writing. His current project
is called Making Languages, Making Linguistics and takes a closer look at the uptake and use of
constructed languages like Esperanto, Novial and Interlingua in 20th century linguistics. Karlander
will spend the academic year of 2023–24 at SCAS as a Pro Futura Scientia Fellow in residence.

Dr. Iva Lučić has a PhD in history from Uppsala University and is currently
Associate Professor in the Department of Education at the same university.
She has previously held a post-doc position at the Institute for Human
Sciences in Vienna, Austria, and been a Linnaeus–Palme Fellow with the
Department of History and Department of Foreign Affairs at Kolkata
University, India, as well as having been full-time researcher at Stockholm
University’s Department of History, where she is a Docent. Her research
focuses on modern South-eastern European and East Central-European history.
Central research areas in her work include nation- and state-building processes, political mobilization
processes, religiosity as social practice during post-Habsburg transition, post-Ottoman transition in
South-eastern Europe, war in Bosnia-Herzegovina and bystanders. Iva Lučić will be working on a
project concerning extraction-based peripheralization processes in the Balkans in the 19th and 20th
centuries as Pro Futura Scientia Fellow in residence at SCAS during 2023–24.

Dr. Ester Oras obtained her PhD degree in archaeology from the University
of Cambridge in 2014. She is currently serving as associate professor affiliated
with the Departments of Archaeology and Analytical Chemistry at the University
of Tartu. Her interdisciplinary approach as archaeochemist is breaking new
ground in the field of organic residue analysis to the Baltic region. Her main
field of research is the use of biomolecular archaeology to study ancient diet,
diseases and migrations, with a specialization in pre- and protohistory of the
Baltic Sea region. Oras is the initiator and head of the Archemy lab and
research group at the University of Tartu. Ester Oras will spend the academic year of 2023–24 at SCAS
as a Pro Futura Scientia Fellow in residence.