Collection highlight: Honorary Doctorates 2018
Today three renowned scientists whose work is of great social value will receive an honorary doctorate during the anniversary festivities on the 105th Dies Natalis of our university. Interested in their work? Check out our selection of their books and articles!
Prof. dr. Debra Satz
Prof. dr. Debra Satz receives an honorary doctorate by recommendation of the Erasmus Initiative ‘Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity’. The American philosopher’s work is of the highest quality and contributes to a wide variety of fields, such as ethics and social and political philosophy. Among other things, Satz’s work looks into moral borders in marketplaces, into the various interpretations of ‘equal opportunity’, and into the foundations of rational choice-making.
Prof. dr. George Davey Smith
Prof. dr. George Davey Smith (University of Bristol) will be receiving an Honorary Doctorate by recommendation of the Erasmus Initiative ‘Smarter Choices for Better Health’. The clinical epidemiologist is a frontrunner when it comes to innovative research in the field of health inequality. Davey Smith has published hundreds of articles on the application of techniques from genetic epidemiology in health inequality research. He recently critisised the concept of ‘co-authorship’ in the medical field, where at present it is common to have a large number of persons listed as authors of one single artice.
Prof. dr. Nina Glick-Schiller
Prof. dr. Nina Glick-Schiller (University of Manchester) receives an honorary doctorate by recommendation of the Erasmus Initiative ‘Vital Cities and Citizens’. The anthropologist connects questions of migration, identity, power, citizenship and urban development. In this field Glick-Schiller is considered a leading scientist. Her most recent work investigates migration theory based on research about the relationship between the migrant and the city.
- Nations unbound: Transnational projects, postcolonial predicaments, and deterritorialized nation-states (book)
- Transnationality, migrants and cities: a comparative approach (chapter in Beyond methodological nationalism: Research methodologies for cross-border studies)
- Migrants & city-making: Dispossession, displacement, and urban regeneration (book; will be published this month, available soon)