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Writers and Artists in Residence

The School of Law established a Writer in Residence programme in 2010 with the appointment of its first Writer in Residence, Professor Timothy Campbell. The programme was established to assist research students with the process and craft of writing.

The writer in residence programme enables a three-week period of residence for a scholar who has achieved distinction in the field of critical theory to support the development of the whole or part of a major scholarly work. Through a series of seminars with PhD students and staff, recipients of the fund will work through the theoretical, empirical and methodological questions that arise in the writing process.

The success of this programme led to the establishment in 2014 of a further programme, the Artist in Residence. Previous Artists in Residence are listed here.

2017 Writer in Residence: Jodi Dean, Professor of Political Science, HWS


2017/18 Artist in Residence: Tings Chak

Tings Chak is a Hong Kong-born and Toronto-raised activist and artist, who holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto. Her work draws inspiration from and contributes to the migrant justice and internationalist working class struggles she is and has been a part of. Her graphic novel, Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention (2017), explores the role of architecture in the control of migrant bodies and the politics of visual representation. She is currently based between Johannesburg and São Paulo, contributing to popular political education projects and crafting designs towards a socialist future. Find out more about Tings' work her website and on Instagram.