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Tim McLellan joins Northwestern Buffett

Tim McLellan has joined Northwestern Buffett as a visiting postdoctoral scholar. He will work half-time with Executive Director Annelise Riles on her Maier Award activities and research. The other half of his time will be spent working with the Global Collaboration team, building interdisciplinary research collaborations among faculty and practitioners designed for impact on global challenges.

Tim is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Center for Chinese Studies. He received his PhD in Anthropology from Cornell University, an MSc in Law and Anthropology from the London School of Economics (LSE), and a BA in law and Chinese from SOAS University of London.

In 2018, Tim was awarded The David Hakken Prize by the American Anthropological Association for his paper, “Comparing Theories of Change.” In 2010, LSE awarded him the Issac Schapera Prize for his MSc dissertation, “Welfare exploitation, identity and (mis)recognition in contemporary Australia.” 

Tim has published an array of articles, has extensive research and teaching experience, and speaks fluent Chinese.