St Anne’s Academic Review 7 – 2017
Letter from the Editor
STAAR 7 – October 2017, p. i
Appearing in this seventh volume of the St Anne’s Academic Review (STAAR) are thirteen pieces from current or recent postgraduate students in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford. This edition of STAAR thoughtfully weaves together interests across academic disciplines to give readers a window into current postgraduate research at St. Anne’s. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this publication, and at the risk of forgoing consistency, I encouraged contributors to maintain writing and referencing conventions unique to their disciplines. I greatly admire each contribution’s achieved balance between technical rigour and accessibility to an audience of nonspecialists, undoubtedly a feat worthy of praise. This seventh edition invites readers into thirteen different conversations unique to the corresponding areas of research. Despite thematic and methodological differences, each piece seeks to explore its respective discipline more fully, an attribute which unifies the work of all contributors.
I am both delighted and proud to have worked alongside a team of such diverse talents to publish this edition of STAAR, and offer my sincerest gratitude to the contributors and editorial staff for the production of the issue. Not only were they a joy to work with, but I found them each inspirational in their diligence, academic integrity, and commitment to the aims of the project. Additionally, I am thankful for the guidance of Valeria Taddei, the MCR Academic Affairs Officer, and for the help of Alex Jamieson, my Assistant Editor in Chief. Their support during the editing, formatting, and publication process was essential to its successful completion. Lastly, I would be remiss not to acknowledge Kal Leung for sharing his talents in designing the cover for this publication. It has been a pleasure to serve as the Editor in Chief, and an honour to have worked alongside such bright minds and kind souls. I wish you all the best, and sincerely hope the readers enjoy our seventh issue of STAAR.
Editor in Chief
Letter from the Editor by Emily Schultz is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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