International Guest Professorships

To strengthen diverse, inclusive research and to promote the expansion of international networks, the University of Bamberg has initiated a new funding program for international guest professorships. During their one-month research and teaching stays at the University of Bamberg, six visiting professors collaborate with Bamberg colleagues to develop diversity-related research projects and present them to the public in a series of lectures. Additionally, the international guests will contribute to teaching and advise early-career scholars from Bamberg.

2021 Diversity Guest Professors and their Joint Projects with Bamberg Scholars


Dr. Anna Nedoluzhko

Charles University Prague, Czech Republic

Formal and Applied Linguistics

Research topic: Modeling Language Learner Diversity with Prof. Dr. Sandra Birzer (Slavic Linguistics)


Prof. Dr. Sophia Labadi

University of Kent, England

Heritage Studies

Research topic: Diversity, Gender, Women, and Heritage with Prof. Dr. Mona Hess (Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation)


Pravdoliub Ivanov, PhD

National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

Psychology of Art, Art Education, and General Education

Research topic: Collective Aesthetic Situations in Theory and Practice with Dr. Notburga Karl (Didactics of Fine Arts)


Dr. Ella Peltonen

University of Oulu, Finland

Ubiquitous Computing

Research topic: Encouraging Young Female Engineers by Citizen Science and Crowd Sensing for Smart Cities with Prof. Dr. Daniela Nicklas (Mobile Systems)


Dr. Maria Nowak

University of Warsaw, Poland

Roman Law and the Law of Antiquity

Research topic: Diversity in Roman Law with Dr. Dr. Dr. Peter Riedlberger (History and European Ethnology)


Prof. Dr. Alexander Yao Cobbinah

Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil


Research topic: West-African Heritage in Colonial Brazil: Language, Culture, and Resistance in Minas Gerais with Prof. Dr. Enrique Rodrigues-Moura (Romance Literary Studies / Hispanic Literatures)