At: 22/09/2022 4:30pm, in cooperation with:


Wulf Kansteiner
Hannah Scott
Ethel Tungohan

MSA Mentorship Programme: Launch & Roundtable, hosted by: Catherine Gilbert, Jenny Wüstenberg

This event marks the re-launch of the MSA Mentorship Programme and will include a panel discussion on mentorship structures and best practices followed by a Q&A.

We will hear from the MSA Mentorship Programme co-ordinators Dr Catherine Gilbert and Dr Jenny Wüstenberg, as well as panellists Professor Wulf Kansteiner (President-Elect of the MSA), Dr Hannah Scott (co-ordinator of the UCML Early Career Support Network), and Dr Ethel Tungohan (producer of the Academic Aunties podcast).

Those interested in participating in the scheme – both mentors and mentees – are invited to join us to find out more! You can join us via Zoom and participate in the Q&A, or watch the live-stream via Youtube. You can also read about the MSA Mentorship Programme here.


Wulf Kansteiner is Professor MSO in the history department at Aarhus University. He is a cultural historian, historical theorist, and memory studies scholar. His research focuses on cultural memories in film, television, and digital culture; the narrative structures of historical writing; the methods and theories of memory studies; and the history and memory of the Holocaust and other genocides. He is co-editor of the Sage-Journal Memory Studies and president-elect of the Memory Studies Association. Current projects include the Oxford Handbook of History & Memory.

Hannah Scott is a NUAcT Fellow in the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle, researching the role of popular music in responding to experiences of disease, medicine, and public health, especially at the Parisian café-concert. She founded the UK-wide University College of Modern Languages Early-Career Support Network in 2020, which seeks to pair senior and early-career colleagues for professional mentoring to help overcome some of the isolation of the first years of the unstable academic career path.

Ethel Tungohan is an Associate Professor and a Canada research chair in the department of politics at York university in Toronto, Canada. Her work looks at migrant social movements and immigration and social policy. She is also the host of the podcast “Academic Aunties.”


Catherine Gilbert is an Academic Track (NUAcT) Fellow in the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University, UK. Her research interests span postcolonial African literatures and cultures, with a particular focus on cultural memory, trauma and narrative. Her current project examines genocide commemoration and education in the Rwandan diaspora, working with communities in Belgium, France and the UK to explore questions of locatedness and the intergenerational transmission of memory. Her first monograph, From Surviving to Living: Voice, Trauma and Witness in Rwandan Women’s Writing (Pulm, 2018), received the Memory Studies Association Outstanding First Book Award in 2019.

Jenny Wüstenberg is Professor of History & Memory Studies at The Nottingham Trent University (UK), co-founder and Past-President of the Memory Studies Association. After receiving her PhD in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, Jenny worked at the School of International Service at American University, at the Free University of Berlin, for the Independent Academic Commission at the Federal Ministry of Justice for the Critical Study of the National Socialist Past, and York University in Toronto.