Three SPC Fellows win OU Distinction Awards

Three SPC Fellows win OU Distinction Awards

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

St Peter's is delighted to announce that three of its fellows have been recognised in the 2018 Recognition of Distinction Awards, made by the University of Oxford.

Daron Burrows, Fellow and Tutor in Medieval French, Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, Manika & Harjeev Kandhari Fellow and Tutor in Politics, and Nick Lakin, Rank Fellow and Tutor in Biochemistry, have been conferred the titles of Professor of Medieval French, Professor of the International Politics of Africa, and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, respectively.

Their awards follow on from the 2017 award made to Prof Sondra Hausner, who was conferred the title of Professor of Anthropology of Religion.

OU Distinction Awards recognise distinguished contributions in both research and teaching, as well as service to the wider University.

Prof Burrows is a leading expert of the Anglo-Norman world, whose research has dealt with a diverse range of subjects including hagiography, Apocalypse manuscripts, Coronation orders, dance steps, and genital anthropomorphism.

Prof Soares de Oliveira's research interests include African politics (particularly West and Central Africa), the geopolitics of energy, and international political economy. His book, Magnificent and Beggar Land, was shortlisted for the African Studies Association of the UK Fage and Oliver Prize in 2016.

Prof Lakin's research concerns the molecular basis of genome stability, and aims to address the fundamental questions of how DNA damage is signalled to facilitate repair, how this maintains genome integrity, and how its de-regulation contributes to tumorigenesis and other disease states.