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The Yip Visiting Fellowships

Yip Visiting Fellows

Professor George S. Yip (1966), Emeritus Professor at Imperial College Business School, and former Beckwith Professor at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and former Professorial Fellow at Magdalene College, generously endowed the Yip Visiting (American) Fellowship in 2005 and went on to endow the Yip Visiting (Chinese) Fellowship in 2013.

Visiting Fellows supported by the Yip scheme and by the College are elected for up to a period of one year. Those holding a Yip Visiting Fellowship for American academics are a full-time Faculty member of a recognized US academic institution and hold American citizenship. The Yip Visiting Chinese Fellows are full-time faculty members of a recognized Chinese academic institution and citizens of Mainland China or one of the two SARs of the PRC (Hong Kong or Macau). Both Fellowships are unlimited with respect to the field of interest.

Yip Fellows

2022-2023

American Yip Fellow

Professor Darlene Chisholm
Professor Darlene Chisholm is a Professor of Economics at Suffolk University, and specializes in empirical studies of cultural industries, with a focus on competition analysis of the motion-pictures industry. 

2021-2022

American Yip Fellow

Professor Barbara Brents
Professor Barbara Brents is a Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She specializes in political sociology, gender and sexuality. Professor Brents research uses a political economy lens to study sex and gender in neoliberal market culture.

2019-2020

American Yip Fellow
Professor Robert MacSwain

Chinese Yip Fellow

Dr Meng-Shan Tan
Dr Tan is focusing on the genetics, biomarkers, preventions and therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, and is the recipient of the 2014 International Scholarship Award from American Academy of Neurology.

2018-19

American Yip Fellow

Professor Harriet Ritvo
Historian who specializes in British history, particularly environmental history and the history of natural history. Professor of History at MIT and a member of the Program in Science, Technology and Society. Head of MIT's History Faculty from 1999-2006.

Chinese Yip Fellow

Professor Shixuan Xu
Senior Researcher and Principal Expert on Innovation Project at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

2017-18

American Yip Fellow

Professor Akinwumi Ogundiran
Chair of the Africana Studies Department and Professor of Africana Studies, Anthropology and History at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Chinese Yip Fellow

Professor Danny Wong
Professor of History, Director of the Global Planning and Strategy Centre, Director of the Institute of China Studies at the University of Malaya.

2016-17

American Yip Fellow

Dr Jennifer J Wiseman
Hubble Senior Project Scientist. Senior astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, where she serves as the senior project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope. Her primary responsibility is to ensure that the Hubble mission is as scientifically productive as possible.

Chinese Yip Fellow

Professor Geoffrey Q Shen
Professor of Construction Management. Chair of the Global Leadership Forum in Construction Engineering and Management Program atnHong Kong Polytechinic University.

2015-16

Chinese Yip Fellow

Professor Wei Li
Professor in the School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

2014-15

American Yip Fellow

Professor Martin Laird
Professor of theology and religious studies, and director of the Augustinian Institute. Villanova University, Pennsylvania.

American Yip Fellow

Professor Myles Lynk
Emeritus Professor of Law, Arizona State University.

Chinese Yip Fellow

Professor Xiang-Dong Ding
Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi'an Jiaotong University.

2012-13

American Yip Fellow

Professor François Primeau
Professor of Physical Oceanography. The University of California, Irvine.

2011-12

American Yip Fellow

Professor Deborah Reed-Danahay
Professor of Anthropology, University of Buffalo.

2010-11

American Yip Fellow

Professor Eric Loth
Professor of Aerospace Engineering. Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and serves as the Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor of Engineering. University of Virginia.

2009-10

American Yip Fellow

Dr Mark Aldenderfer
Anthropologist and archaeologist. MacArthur Professor of Anthropology at the University of California.

2008-09

American Yip Fellow

Professor Ezra Zubrow
Professor of Anthropology, University of Buffalo.

2008-09

American Yip Fellow

Professor John Hirsh
Professor of English, Georgetown University.

2006-07

American Yip Fellow

Professor Stephen Doty
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer Science, Loyola University Chicago.