St Anne's academics recognised at Recognition of Distinction Awards 2016

Two St Anne's Fellows have been recognised for their outstanding research, alongside excellent teaching, in the 2016 Recognition of Distinction Awards. The University of Oxford conducts an annual review, conferring the title of full professor to successful applicants. St Anne's would like to congratulate the two academics recognised in this years awards.

Jonny Steinberg, Supernumerary Fellow and Associate Professor Non-Tutorial Fellow in African Studies


Professor Steinberg's research covers contemporary South African policing, violence and social theory. He published A Man of Good Hope in 2015 which takes in the life history of a young Somali man named Asad Abdullahi, both a brief history of one man's life and an exploration of one of the great migrations of recent times. It is being adapted for the stage by the Young Vic Theatre Company.

Martyn Harry, Tutor in Music, Dorset Foundation Lecturer in Music, Annie Barnes Fellow in Music


In January 2009, Professor Harry took up his present post as a university lecturer at the Faculty of Music, specialising in Composition, with tutorial responsibility for music at St Anne’s. His most recent compositions include “At His Majesty’s Pleasure”, a large-scale work for sagbuts and cornets released on CD by His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts; his children’s opera, “My Mother Told Me Not To Stare” to a libretto from Fin Kruckemeyer, which has been toured nationally twice in theatres, concert halls and schools around the UK; and his orchestral work, “Galgenhumoreske”, which received its premiere at the Barbican Centre in 2012.

The full criteria for the Recognition of Distinction Awards are set out below:

Research: An ongoing research record which is characterised by a significant influence on the field of study, and is of a high order of excellence and of international standing, and the quality of which in terms of research distinction is at least equal to that expected of those appointed to full professorships at other leading international research universities. 

Teaching: An ongoing record of effective teaching for the University and for colleges concomitant with the duties of the university post and the college fellowship (where one is held).

Good citizenship: An ongoing record of involvement in University and/or college administration concomitant with the duties of the university post and the college fellowship (where one is held), and demonstrable competence in such administration.

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