Three St Cross Fellows Awarded Professorships

Three St Cross Fellows have had Professorships conferred upon them in the 2018 Recognition of Distinction Exercise.

The exercise confers the title of Professor upon individuals engaged in academic or senior research roles who have an excellent and internationally recognised ongoing research record with a significant influence on their field, an outstanding teaching record, and significant involvement in University and/or College life, such as the holding of College offices or service on committees, activities connected to industry, or commitment to public engagement. 

Dan Hicks, Professor of Contemporary Archaeology


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Professor Hicks is Professor of Contemporary Archaeology and Curator of Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum. He is also Lecturer in Archaeology and Anthropology at St John's College, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA) and a full Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA). Dan served as the Junior Proctor of the University of Oxford from March 2017 - March 2018.

Professor Hicks won the RAI Rivers Memorial Medal for 2017, and his edited volume "Archaeology and Photography" will be published by Bloomsbury later in 2018. Professor Hicks has curated a major temporary exhibition on the visual and material culture of the Calais 'Jungle', which will open at the Pitt Rivers Museum in March 2019.

Anna Lora-Wainwright, Professor of the Human Geography of China




Professor Lora-Wainwright's latest publication, Resigned Activism (The MIT Press, 2017) covers her fieldwork in China producing ethnographies of three severely polluted villages, analysing villagers' responses to pollution and disease, and providing an insight into environmental activism, a growing phenomenon in China. 

Resigned Activism won the BBC Thinking Allowed/British Sociological Association Ethnography Prize, an award given to a book or article that has made a significant contribution to ethnography - the in-depth, descriptive analysis of a culture or subculture. Professor Lora-Wainwright has also written about her fieldwork in the latest edition of Crossword, which you can read here.

Lars-Erik Malmberg, Professor of Quantitative Methods in Education


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Lars-Erik Malmberg is Professor of Quantitative Methods in Education at the University's Department of Education, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Learning and Instruction from 2018 to 2021.

Professor Malmberg has published on the effects of education, childcare and parenting on development and educational outcomes, and teacher development, and he applies advanced quantitative models to the investigation of substantive research questions in education. He has recently completed an ESRC-funded seminar series called "Network on Intrapersonal Research in Education". 


Ella Bedrock

13 August 2018