Cemore has an established tradition of offering fellowships to scholars external to the university. In recent years, it has been able to fund two Cemore Fellowships annually (each of up to £2,000). We are delighted to now also administer the John Urry Fellowship which is located in the Department of Sociology, where John was based for all of his working life.

There are currently no open calls although we welcome self-funded visitors at any time of the year. Visitors incur a bench fee of currently £200 per month for library access, office space and use of services and facilities. For information, please contact cemore@lancaster.ac.uk.

John Urry Fellowship

The deadline for the 2017-18 round has passed. The call for 2018-19 will open in the summer of 2018. 

Cemore Visiting Fellowships

The call for fellowships for 2017-18 is now closed.
The call for 2018-19 will probably be published around June 2018.


Cemore Visiting Fellowships 2017-2018 Have Been Awarded to:


Dr Kai Syng Tan

Dr Kai Syng Tan

CeMoRe Visiting Fellow

Dr Kai Syng Tan FRSA SFHEA is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and researcher. Her practice-led research investigates how the body and mind in motion (and commotion) relates to other bodies and minds amidst a world in motion (and commotion). Within this framework, she explores running as a creative toolkit, which was the focus of her PhD at the UCL Slade School of Fine Art. Since 2015, disability has been added to the mix. Commissioned by Unlimited and funded by Arts Council England, she is currently collaborating with Professor of Molecular Psychiatry Philip Asherson on a roving tapestry art installation investigating mind-wandering and how that relates to the arts and psychiatry. She is currently Artist-In-Residence and Visiting Researcher at King’s College London, Visiting Fellow at UC’Ls Institute of Advanced Studies, and Director of RUN! RUN! RUN! (co-directed by geographer Dr Alan Latham).

Inspired by the CeMoRe Research Day (2012) and Mobilities, Literature, Culture conference (2017) both of which she had participated in and benefitted from, and drawing on her background in exhibiting (Documenta, Biennale of Syndey), running innovative interdisciplinary programmes (her RUN! RUN! RUN! Biennale was covered in the Guardian 2014 and BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking 2017), the CeMoRe Fellowship enables Kai to not only share and extend her current research, but to collaborate with CeMoRe Director Dr Jen Southern to conceptualise the Art and Mobilities Colloquium, with the aim of opening up critical and creative spaces for ‘productive antagonisms’ between art and mobilities, showing new generations of artists how mobilities studies can open new pathways for their practice, and demonstrating to mobilities scholars the ways in which the arts can add a spring to their work.


RUN! RUN! RUN! Biennale www.kaisyngtan.com/r3fest
RUN! RUN! RUN! International Body for Research www.kaisyngtan.com  @kaisyngtan
#MagicCarpet: www.kaisyngtan.com/MagicCarpet @wesatonamat
Cristina Temenos

Cristina Temenos

CeMoRe Visiting Fellow

Cristina Temenos is an Urban Studies Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Manchester Urban Institute and Geography Department at the University of Manchester. She is an urban geographer studying the relationships between social justice and the mobilization of social, health, and drug policies across cities in the Global North and Global South. Past work has examined social movement mobilization for drug policy reform, the importation and implementation of urban sustainability frameworks, and examining mobility transitions. Her current research examines the mobilization of austerity programmes across cities and their effects on public health services in European cities. During her time at CeMoRe, Cristina looks forward to engaging with other mobilities researchers about the intersection of multiple forms of mobilities research with emerging interests on policy mobilities through reading groups, one-on-one discussions, and a workshop. Her work on urban policy mobilities has been published in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Environment and Planning A, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities. She is an editorial board member for Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space and Geography Compass.

Contact: Department of Geography, Arthur Lewis Building, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK.
Email: Cristina.Temenos@manchester.ac.uk
Twitter: @CTemenos


Katarina Damjanov

Katarina Damjanov

CeMoRe Visiting Fellow

Katarina Damjanov completed her PhD at The University of Melbourne and is currently a Lecturer in digital media and communication design in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia. Her research engages with the material and social effects of human technological progress on and off the Earth, focusing upon inquiry into the ways in which we extend our media infrastructure, processes and practices beyond our own planet. Her work in this area features in journals such as Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Science, Technology, & Human Values, Mobilities, Leonardo, the International Journal of Cultural Studies and Fibreculture. One of the streams that have emerged from her research involves considerations of the extra-planetary dimensions of human mobilities and their technological moorings. Her visit to the CeMoRe will provide a platform for developing ways of approaching this research trajectory, an opportunity to share her research and broaden its reach through collaboration and engagement with scholars making decisive contributions to the field of mobilities.

Email: katarina.damjanov@uwa.edu.au

The first John Urry fellowship 2017-2018 ever to be awarded is to: 

Professor Gillian Youngs

Professor Gillian Youngs

Visiting Fellow

Gillian Youngs is currently Professor of Creative and Digital Economy and Head of Innovation and Impact in the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster, UK. She works on innovation at the intersections of the start-up and research sectors and has a background in media, communications consultancy, and research and academic leadership. She has taught and undertaken research at universities in Europe, the USA and East Asia and is one of the longest standing researchers in the UK on the impact of internet developments on economy and society.

As an applied theorist, she is actively engaged in knowledge exchange and business and policy related processes, including through the Knowledge Transfer Network of the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK. Projects Gillian has recently led include: an ESRC research seminar series on Digital Policy and edited collection from the series titled Digital World: Connectivity, Creativity and Rights published by Routledge in 2013; a role as co-chair of the AHRC-funded Design Commission inquiry ‘Designing the Digital Economy: Embedding Growth Through Design, Innovation and Technology’, which reported in May 2014:


Gillian has been engaged with Innovate UK’s Digital Catapult Centre since its launch and while Professor of Digital Economy at University of Brighton was academic lead for the ‘Internet of Place’ concept for the launch of the Digital Catapult Centre Brighton. http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/19409/.

Gillian served on the HEFCE 2014 Research Excellence Framework Sub-Panel 36: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management. She is currently serving (2016/17) as a high level expert on the Horizon 2020 Protection and Security Advisory Group and the Advisory Group for Gender at the European Commission.

Gillian has published her research in books, edited collections, academic articles, policy-related publications and briefing papers. She was a founding co-editor of International Feminist Journal of Politics in 1999 and her books include: Globalization: Theory and Practice. 3rd ed. Co-edited with E. Kofman. London: Continuum. 2008; Global Political Economy in the Information Age: Power and Inequality. London: Routledge, 2007; Political Economy, Power and the Body: Global Perspectives. Edited volume. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000; International Relations in a Global Age. A Conceptual Challenge. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1999. She is currently working on a volume on virtual globalization for Routledge.

This is a great professional and personal honour for me as John Urry’s work has influenced and inspired me from my early days as a globalization scholar through to my more recent work on digital economy.

Time as a missing element in social analysis: John Urry’s provocations and signposts

The fellowship aims to engage creatively with John Urry’s consistent recognition of the significance of time as integral to contemporary social analysis through from the early days of globalization studies to the more recent establishment of the new academic movement focused on mobilities.

The fellowship provides an opportunity to share how this work has impacted on my own scholarship on globalization and digital developments and to explore with other students and colleagues their own research engagements with this challenging and abstract dimension of social dynamics.

The form of the fellowship will be co-creative and involve a pop-up ‘time lab’ at Lancaster to explore time and its meanings in social science and wider disciplinary contexts. Creative methodologies (such as drawing, short film, making) will be used to facilitate shared understanding of the multidimensional nature of time in social analysis.

A follow-up open presentation with photos/film clips will present some of the results of the lab work and the ways in which it will be informing my own thinking and approaches to time in future research trajectories.

The experimental approach to the fellowship is informed by the AHRC-funded Brighton Fuse ‘Fusebox’ Knowledge Exchange project (http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/19410/ ) focused on the development of, and research on, a radical new start-up support programme for innovators, integrating creative arts and design approaches alongside lean business and digital techniques.

E-mail: G.Youngs@westminster.ac.uk

Fellowship Updates: 

Time as a Missing Element in Social Analysis

As John Urry Fellow (2017 – 2018) I am focusing on the legacy of challenges left by his work on time and seeking a shared journey with others who are curious about them and their significance, or actively working on directly or tangentially related areas.

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Welcoming our 2017-2018 Visiting Fellows

We are delighted to be able to formally announce the arrival of our most recent Fellows for 2017-2018.

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Making science mobile

There is no better place for a research stay than Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe). That is why I came here… twice. CeMoRe is a hospitable, amazing, and lively place, full of delightful academic initiatives, but first and foremost amazing and...
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Automation, Labour and Future Mobilities

This reading group is an opportunity for us to explore how mobilities research is responding to pressing questions about robots, automation, and our technological futures. From the new kinds of micro-bodily movements that are created by these technologies, up to...
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