Lianne Habinek is the author of The Subtle Knot: Early Modern British Literature and the Birth of Neuroscience (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2018). Her work has appeared in the journals Textual Practice, Shakespeare, and Configurations, as well as in essay collections.
She has received fellowships from Wellesley College, Yale University's Medical Library, and the Huntington and Folger Shakespeare Libraries.

Her undergraduate work, in literature and in neuroscience, was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; her graduate work was at King's College, Cambridge and Columbia University.
Her research interests are in 17th and 18th century British literature and natural philosophy, book history, and the history of (neuro)science.
Most recently she was an Assistant Professor at Bard College. She is currently a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study of the University of Strasbourg (2019-2021).


Jumana Bayeh, Lecturer at Macquarie University and an Honorary Associate of the Department of Arabic Language and Culture at the University of Sydney was SEARCH’s fellow for 2018.

She has held research fellowships in the University of Toronto (2014), and the University of Edinburgh (2013).
She is the author of The Literature of the Lebanese Diaspora: Representations of Place and Transnational Identity (I.B. Tauris, 2015) as well as a number of book chapters and articles on Arab diaspora fiction.
Her current project examines the representation of the nation-state in Arab diaspora litterature, from writers based in Australia, North America and the United Kingdom, to illustrate how the nation is reimagined by this transnational community.


Artur Skweres, Assistant professor at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, was SEARCH’s fellow from September 24 to November 24, 2015, thanks to a grant from his University.
On  October 9, he gave a paper entitled « Humour as a Weapon in American Popular culture. » His CV.

In partnership with the Erasmus Mundus Al Fihri Programme, Dr Wassim Jday from the Institute of Applied Languages of Moknine, Tunisia, was SEARCH’s fellow for 2015.


Prof. Stefano Ghislotti from the University of Bergamo was SEARCH’s fellow for 2014. His CV.



Prof. Anna Maria Cimitile (Università degli Studi di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’) was SEARCH’s fellow for 2013. Her CV.

Feedback : The SEARCH Fellowship at the Université de Strasbourg was a most rewarding experience, allowing a period of reseach – for which the University offered good resources and facilities – during which I had the privilege to be part of the lively academic community of the Department of English and North-American Studies.
During my stay I presented some of my work and was involved in the different research activities of the Group at both local, national and international level; discussions on those occasions and at other times always proved fruitful.
I met doctoral students of the early modern culture as well as of other fields of research, and it was a pleasure to discuss topics and issues with them all.
Good memories of the friendliness of the group, of Strasbourg and Alsace, the Humanist Library in Sélestat and other locations of research, too.


Prof. Bodh Prakash  (University of Dehli) was SEARCH’s fellow for 2012. His  CV.

Feedback : « As a SEARCH fellow at the University of Strasbourg I was privileged to be a part of the Department of English Studies. My colleagues were extremely supportive and made my tenure academically rewarding. The Bibliotheque Nationale and the University library have comprehensive holdings and their services are on par with international standards. The opportunity to present my work to scholars from partner universities and discuss issues regarding literatures of Anglophone countries was really useful. I was also very pleased to be able to interact with students who had an interest in Indian literatures. I enjoyed my stay in Strasbourg which is historically very important and culturally vibrant. »