Anne Fuchs (MRIA, FBA) is Professor and Director of the UCD Humanities Institute. Internationally known for her work on German cultural memory, modernist and contemporary literature and on temporality in the 20th and 21st centuries, she has overseen major funded research projects and acts as a regular grant assessor for the German Scientific Council, the DFG, the Swiss National Fund and the ERC. As a member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Fellow of the British Academy she has served on strategic committees, such as the RIA Council, the RIA Higher Education Futures Group, the RIA Committee on Research Infrastructure, RIA Brexit Taskforce. She serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Open Research Europe (ORE, see https://open-research-europe.ec.europa.eu/#), the EU platform for the publication of research stemming from Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe and/or Euratom funding across all subject areas. She is also Collection Advisor of the ORE Collection Transnational Literature.
Research Lead | Transnationalising the Humanities project
Bianca Cataldi, the UCD HI Research Lead for the Transnationalising the Humanities (TNH) project, is a scholar in Italian Studies; she is a published author of works of fiction, a professional translator and has strong transdisciplinary research interests. Bianca will liaise with the Director of the HI, colleagues in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, and members of the TNH strand to develop collaborative research on TNH. Her research interests include transnational literature, migration narratives and comparative female writing, and has published widely about narratives of labour, alienation, and factory utopias in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Italian literature. She is the co-founder and general editor of the SIS Postgraduate journal Notes in Italian Studies.
Valerie Norton has worked in UCD since early 2002 and has been manager of the UCD Humanities Institute since October 2003. Valerie reports to the Institute Director and she directs operations at the UCD Humanities Institute across multiple functions with responsibilities including research management, financial and strategic planning, office management and operational planning, IT management, HR, marketing and communications. Valerie is a member of URMAN, the University Research Managers and Administrators Network since 2014, and sat on the Board from 2016-2018. She is also a member of the UCD College of Arts and Humanities Research Advisory Committee.
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Ricki Schoen joined the UCD Humanities Institute in 2012 as Research Administrator for the John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies academic research programme. She took on the role of HI Executive Administrator in 2014. Her responsibilities include organising the HI Lunchtime Seminar Series and other events at the Institute, updating the HI website and providing administrative support to the Institute Director and Institute Manager.
She joined the University Research Managers & Administrators Network (URMAN) in 2014 and was a member of the Advisory Group from 2016-2018. Having completed her BA in Geography at the University of Winnipeg and a Business Administration Diploma at the Management Institute Zurich, she went on to complete an MEconSc in European Economic and Public Affairs and subsequently an MSc in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict at UCD. Ricki was also a staff member of the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning (IICD) from 1998-2011.
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