Alessandro Iandolo

BA Roma Tre, MPhil Camb, DPhil Oxf
Fellow by Special Election in Politics
College Lecturer in Politics

Selina Siak, former Fellow, publishes new book

When the Future Comes too Soon

Selina Siak, who was an Atlas Research Fellow at St Catherine’s from 1989 to 1992, has published her second novel. The book is called When the Future Comes too Soon (AmazonCrossing, 2017) and follows her critically acclaimed debut, The Woman who Breathed Two Worlds, which was published last year. Selina’s writing has been likened to Amy Tan, Pearl S Buck and Arthur Golden, and When the Future Comes Too Soon is an intensely emotional story, blending an exotic setting with eternal questions of life, love and loss that cross cultures and time.

Professor Philip Torr features on BBC Horizon

St Catz are proud to see our very own Professor Philip Torr appearing on a fascinating BBC documentary about driverless cars. Being at the forefront of research in Computer Vision, an intriguing area of AI technology, his contribution to this exciting project cannot go unacknowledged.

Announcing the Maison Française/St Catherine's College Visiting Fellows in Modern and Medieval Languages

St Catherine’s is pleased to announce that from Michaelmas 2017, the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages will welcome the first Maison Française/St Catherine's College Visiting Fellows in Modern and Medieval Languages. They will lecture in the Faculty, be housed at the Maison Française Oxford (MFO) and be Research Associates at the College. The MFO was founded as a research institute after the end of the Second World War as a way to maintain links with French universities and encourage Franco-British academic collaborations.

Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy

Professor Sheryll Cashin (1984, Law)

Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy (Beacon, 2017)

This book was released in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia, which struck down bans on interracial marriage. In it Cashin explores the history and future of interracial intimacy and its potential impact on American culture and politics.

Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia

Dr Michael Vatikiotis (1980, Anthropology & Geography)

Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2017)

‘The gun is never far removed from the political arena in Southeast Asia,’ writes Michael Vatikiotis in his part memoir and part political study of the dynamics of modern Southeast Asia, a frontline of two of the most important global conflicts: the struggle between a declining West and a rising China, and that between religious tolerance and extremism.

Bird's Milk

Jana Bakunina (1999, Economics & Management)

Bird's Milk (Matador, 2017)

In Bird’s Milk, Jana Bakunina tells the story of her childhood in the Soviet Union from the early days of perestroika to the collapse of the USSR, offering a unique insight into the lives of ordinary Russians. Bird’s Milk reveals a period of turbulent political and economic changes but also a heart-warming world of blini and pelmeni, weekends spent at the family dacha and summer camps on the Black Sea.

Painting by Numbers: The life and art of Ferdinand Bauer

Professor David Mabberley (1967, Botany)

Painting by Numbers: The life and art of Ferdinand Bauer (NewSouth Publishing, 2017)

Ferdinand Bauer is seen by many as the greatest natural history painter of all time. This fascinating new study of Bauer’s work includes reproductions of never-before-published works from collections in Europe and Australia. Written by one of the world’s foremost botanical scholars, Painting by Numbers reveals Bauer’s innovative colour-coding technique for the first time.

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