“I kind of think of SASiety as “ohana”. It means family in Hawaiian, but it can refer to a family you find yourself in. Ohana can include best friends or anyone you feel close to. That’s what I want SASiety to be.” – Conny Kaufmann
Conny Kaufmann
IMLR PhD Candidate

About SASiety

Born within the walls of the legendary Senate House, the SASiety aims to continue a tradition of intellectualism, cultural inquisitiveness, and interest in what makes us tick not only as individuals but also, as a collective whole. Though the society was originally created to bring in together postgraduate students from different institutes within the School of Advanced Study, we are committed to bringing together people from all paths of life and we welcome anyone who wants to join in on the conversation.

We hope our blog is a safe space for everyone. Our priority is to report on the happenings within the School of Advanced Study and to also keep us in the loop about important global events. It is our duty to report factually correct news and we will always add the opinions of experts in our posts to keep you best informed.

You can participate and post your thoughts, too! Every so often we will have open calls where we will accept submissions so you can let us know what you think on certain topics.

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Your SASiety Team

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SASiety Committee

Conny Kaufmann (IMLR)

SASiety President

Conny is the SASiety president of the academic year 2021/22. Before taking on the role, she was chief-editor of our blog. Thanks to her, we have this amazing website. She is also one of the most impressive people you’ll ever meet: not only is she working full-time, she is also doing a part-time PhD, has a passion for traveling and, of course, helping others. SASiety wouldn’t be the same without Conny’s amazing work!

Natalia Fantetti (IES)

Academic Events Secretary

 

Natalia is our academic events officer for the second year running (and counting). She supervises our academic events, such as (virtual) conferences, academic talks, and more! She already put on an amazing one-day symposium for International Women’s Day and we can’t wait to see what brilliant idea she’s got next. 

Poppy Joyce (ICwS)

Treasurer

Poppy ensures that the others are not spending all of our money on balls, fairy lights, and balloons. She has the general financial oversight and helps us make to make the most of our events. 

Elena Zolotariov (IES)

SASiety Associate

 

Elena was the SASiety President in the academic year 2020/21. For her second year of full-time PhD studies, she decided to take a step back. However, it was very hard for her to say goodbye completely so she still supports SASiety in every way she can. Her amazing eye for design and decoration has helped us once or twice already.

Antimo Lucarelli (IMLR)

Editor

 

Antimo joined our SASiety team in the academic year 2021/22. While his main responsibility is to oversee our social media and marketing, he also lends a helping hand at every event. 

Francisco Herraiz (Warburg)

Assistant Academic Events Secretary

 

Francisco was an amazing addition to the SASiety committee in 2021. He helps Natalia in setting up academic events and coming up with new ideas. He also represents another one of our many SAS Institutes on our committee: the Warburg Institute.

Monja Stahlberger (IMLR)

Editor & Acting Social Events Officer 

Monja is one of our blog editors and tries to update the blog as regularly as she can. As she lives in London she has also taken on the role of acting social events officer (we are still looking for someone to fill this role!) and organizes some of our in-person events.

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