Galin Tihanov#

Galin Tihanov
Membership Number:3325
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions

  • September 2011 – George Steiner Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature, Queen Mary, University of London
  • August 2007 – August 2011: Professor of Comparative Literature and Intellectual History and Founding Co-Director, Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures, The University of Manchester
  • November 2003 – July 2007: Professor of Comparative Literature, Lancaster University
  • June 2002 – October 2003: Reader in Comparative Literature and Intellectual History, Department of European Languages and Cultures, Lancaster University
  • October 2000 – May 2002: Lecturer in European Studies, Department of European Languages and Cultures, Lancaster University
  • October 1997 – September 2000: Junior Research Fellow in Russian and German Intellectual History, Merton College, Oxford (228 applicants for a total of four JRFs in eight eligible disciplines)
  • January 1995 – September 1996: part-time researcher for the Randomised Clinical Trials Register, The Cochrane Centre, Oxford
  • October 1994 – September 1997, Overseas DPhil Scholar, Jesus College, Oxford
  • August 1992 – August 1995: Lecturer in Bulgarian Language and Culture at the International Summer Seminars in Bulgarian Studies organised by Sofia University and by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and at the Bulgarian-American Fulbright Seminar
  • June 1992 – September 1993: Assistant Professor of Bulgarian literature, Sofia University

Fields of Scholarship
  • History of Ideas
  • Continental and American Literary and Cultural Theory
  • Cosmopolitanism and its Genealogies
  • Exile and Migration
  • Construction of European Identities
  • Comparative Literature and Cultural History

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 The Mihaly Babits Lectures (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
  • 2012 Co-Winner of the Efim Etkind Prize
  • 2011 First Holder of the George Steiner Chair of Comparative Literature
  • 2010 Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
  • 2009 Harriman Institute Lecture (Columbia University); Botstiber Lecture (Rutgers University)
  • 2008 Honorary President, ICLA Committee on Literary Theory
  • 2007 Fellow, Collegium Budapest
  • 2004/5 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship
  • 2003 Lancaster University Research Prize
  • 1999 Oppenheimer Fund Lecture Grant for giving three invited lectures at Witwatersrand University (Johannesburg) and the University of Cape Town
  • 1999 Sasakawa Fund Lecture Grant for giving three invited lectures at Osaka University and Tokyo University
  • 1997 Publication Grant from the German Foundation for the Support of Bulgarian University Education (for Genre Theory and Consciousness of Genre in Early Bulgarian Modernism)
  • 1994 The Overseas Graduate Scholarship of Jesus College, Oxford;
  • 1994 Award from the Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme, Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the UK (renewed for 1995/6 and 1996/7)
  • 1993 Soros & Foreign Office Visiting Scholarship at New College, Oxford (October 1993-July 1994)
  • 1989 The Rector's Prize for Talented Students in the Humanities, Sofia University

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