New chapter for College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Flinders University is pleased to welcome Professor Vanessa Lemm as its inaugural Vice-President and Executive Dean of the new College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences from 22 January 2018.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling says Professor Lemm is an internationally recognised philosopher and a strategic and visionary academic leader.

Professor Lemm comes to Flinders from the University of New South Wales where she has been Head of the School of Humanities and Languages for more than four years.

Her prior roles include Director of the Institute of Humanities at the Diego Portales University in Santiago de Chile and DAAD Visiting Professor at the Institute for Philosophy at the University of Potsdam, Germany.

She is an internationally recognised expert on Nietzsche and political philosophy and has published widely on contemporary issues in community, justice and biopolitics.

She is also Chief Editor of the flagship journal, Nietzsche Studien, and is fluent in five languages.

“Professor Lemm brings world-class experience in education and research and is a powerful advocate for the importance of the contributions made to society by disciplines in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences,” Professor Stirling says.

“I am confident that Professor Lemm will contribute greatly to Flinders’ vision of leading a world of educational innovation and creative intelligence, and I look forward to her joining the Flinders executive team in 2018,” Professor Stirling says.

Professor Lemm says she’s inspired by Flinders’ record of excellence in the humanities, social sciences and creative arts.

“Flinders has a long-standing reputation for excellence in education and research and I look forward to building on that record of achievement into the future.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the new College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at an exciting time for the University as it works towards the ambitions of the 2025 Agenda,” Professor Lemm says.

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