Oriel Welcomes New Fellows

  • Fellows at their service of admission
    Hindy Najman, Luca Castagnoli and Teresa Bejan with the Provost
14 September, 2015

We are delighted to announce that four new Fellows will join Oriel this Michaelmas Term.

Dr Teresa Bejan

Associate Professor of Political Theory and Tutorial Fellow in Political Theory

Dr Teresa Bejan joins Oriel from the University of Toronto, where she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. A graduate of Yale, the University of Cambridge and the University of Chicago, Dr Bejan's research has a strong focus on political philosophy and includes work on Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. Dr Bejan will teach both undergraduates and postgraduate students. 


Dr Maike Bublitz

Associate Professor in Microbial Biophysics and Tutorial Fellow in Biochemistry

Dr Maike Bublitz joins Oriel from Goethe-University Frankfurt, where she was Junior Research Group Leader in their Institute of Biochemistry. Dr Bublitz completed her PhD in Natural Sciences at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Germany. Dr Bublitz's research interests include X-ray crystallography, membrane protein structure and function, bacterial virulence and host-pathogen interactions. Dr Bublitz will teach as part of the Biochemistry team here at Oriel. 


Dr Luca Castagnoli

Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Philosophy and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellow in Philosophy

Dr Luca Castagnoli joins Oriel from Durham University, where he was a Senior Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy. Dr Castagnoli gained his PhD in Classics from the University of Cambridge and his research interests include ancient philosophy, especially ancient dialectic and logic, ancient epistemology and scepticism, and ancient conceptions of memory and learning. Dr Castagnoli will teach a variety of papers in ancient philosophy, and ethics/moral philosophy.


Prof. Hindy Najman

Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture

Professor Hindy Najman joins Oriel from Yale, where she was Professor of Religious Studies and Classics. Prof. Najman is a non-tutorial Fellow, and her current project is entitled ‘Ethical Reading: The Transformation of Text and Self’. The project considers the ethical implications both of ancient reading and writing practices, and of our contemporary practices of reading and writing about ancient texts.