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03 April 2018

Dr Giulio Pugliese awarded British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr Giulio Pugliese has been awarded prestigious funding from the British Academy, the voice of the humanities and social sciences.

Exterior of the British Academy
Exterior of the British Academy

Dr Guilio Pugliese has been awarded a prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship from the British Academy, the voice of the humanities and social sciences.  Dr Pugliese lectures on Japan and East Asian Security and is the co-covnenor of War and Strategy in East Asia. He specialises in the politics, both domestic and international, of the Asia-Pacific with a focus on Japan, China and the United States. 

Dr Guilio Pugliese  commented, “Through the British Academy post-doctoral fellowship I’ll be able to enrich and complete a manuscript on leadership in Japanese foreign policymaking and venture into new areas of research on East Asian strategic communications. For instance, through the BA’s travel research grant, this summer I will be doing extensive fieldwork in Japan, where I will present my earlier co-authored book on Sino-Japanese power politics at local universities, the National Press Club and the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. The generous research-intensive fellowship will certainly aid my career objectives, while conveying two modules, that I’ve devised, at War Studies.”

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships enable early-career academics in the humanities and social sciences to conduct a significant piece of research leading to publication over a period of three years. This year the British Academy has awarded a record 85 Postdoctoral Fellowships to outstanding early-career scholars, an unprecedented two-thirds (64%) of whom are women. More awards have been made thanks to a £10m boost in funding from the government’s Global Talent Fund for an extra 40 fellowships, enabling the British Academy to make the most awards in the scheme’s 30-year history.

Chief Executive of the British Academy, Alun Evans, said: “It is particularly exciting to recognise the achievements of so many women at early-career level. This is a promising trend - both for our disciplines and academia as a whole – as Postdoctoral Fellows often go on to stellar academic careers.”

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