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Abul, Faisal Administrative Staff Student Administrator: Admissions Admin Staff
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Boffey, Jonathan Administrative Staff Student Administrator: Learning Resources & Student Information Admin Staff
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Fothergill, Lara Administrative Staff Head of Administration; LLB Law Admin Staff
Gillay, Eszter Administrative Staff Teaching And Student Support Manager (Job Share) Admin Staff
Hamilton, Patricia M. Administrative Staff Finance and Resources Administrator Admin Staff
Lewis, Suzi Administrative Staff Student Support Officer | Mental Health First Aider Admin Staff
Marini, Hari Administrative Staff Student Administrator: Research Student Support Admin Staff
Marsh, Huw Administrative Staff Research Manager Admin Staff
Grey, Nathalie Administrative Staff Alumni Engagement Coordinator (HSS) Admin Staff
Russell, Kate Administrative Staff Teaching and Student Support Manager (job share) Admin Staff
Stewart, Beverley Administrative Staff Executive Officer Admin Staff
Adebayo, Mojisola Lecturer Theatre making; Theatre for social change; ‘Afriquia’ / black queer theatre and performance; Theatres of the African diaspora; Creating accessible and inclusive theatre Drama Staff
Bardsley, Julia Lecturer Performance; video; photography; extreme garments; sculptural objects; configuration of the audience Drama Staff
Boyle, Michael Shane Lecturer Activist Performance; German Performance History; Marxism and Political Economy; Postdramatic Theatre; Technology Drama Staff
Campbell, Ali Professor Applied Performance with Visual Practice; AIDS education through theatre; T.I.E/issue based performance in schools; London based work with marginal groups Drama Staff
Deering, Jules Technical Staff Technical Director of Drama Drama Staff
Escolme, Bridget Professor Early modern performance practice; contemporary performance of Shakespeare and his contemporaries; the role of the audience; theatre for young people and Theatre in Education Drama Staff
Harvie, Jen Professor Contemporary theatre and performance; feminism and performance; performance and the city; conditions of making art and performance (e.g. funding, spaces) and their political effects Drama Staff
Heritage, Paul Professor Brazilian Culture and Performance (including indigenous practices); Socially-engaged arts; Cultural Policy; Theatre and performance in the criminal justice system Drama Staff
Inchley, Maggie Senior Lecturer New writing and contemporary performance; the role of the voice in the performance of contemporary identity; practitioner training; comic and popular performance; political rhetoric Drama Staff
Johnson, Dominic Professor Performance art and live art; visual cultures; oral histories; LGBT studies; archival research. Drama Staff
Keidan, Lois Academic Staff Live Art in the UK, Europe and internationally; Cultural industries and arts management; Live Art, activism and social change; Live Art and archives Drama Staff
McAvinchey, Caoimhe Professor Applied Theatre and Performance; prison, punishment and performance; documentation and archives Drama Staff
McKinnie, Michael Reader Performance and space; cultural economics of performance; performance and public policy; dramaturgy and new play development Drama Staff
Monks, Aoife Reader The histories and ideologies of acting; Critical approaches to costume and embodiment; Virtuosity and Stage Irishness; The material cultures of performance; Professional identity at the theatre Drama Staff
O'Brien, Martin Lecturer Illness and disability in performance; Durational Performance and Endurance Art; Medical Performances; Death and the Undead in art and performance; Pain and BDSM in performance Drama Staff
Oliver, Daniel Academic Staff Performance Art and Live Art; Negative Affects – esp. awkwardness; Dysfunction in Contemporary Performance and Live Art; Audience Participation; The Social Turn; Neurodiversity – esp. dyspraxia; Performance and Psychoanalysis Drama Staff
Ridout, Nicholas Professor Histories and theories of theatre and affect; intersections between theatre and philosophy; opera and musical performance; Marxist histories and theories of culture Drama Staff
Silverstone, Catherine Reader contemporary theatre and performance, especially in relation to sexuality, trauma, Shakespeare Drama Staff
Watt Smith, Tiffany Reader Cultural histories of the body, its gestures, expressions, and emotions; the cultural history of sleep Drama Staff
Weaver, Lois Professor Live art; solo performance; feminist and lesbian theatre; aging; performance and human rights; relationships between performance and public engagement Drama Staff
Welton, Martin Reader Movement and the senses in relation to the theory and practice of contemporary performance Drama Staff
Woods, Penelope Academic Staff Cultures of performance and spectatorship through history and around the world Drama Staff
Wright, David Technical Staff Drama Technical Manager Drama Staff
Halliday, Sam Senior Lecturer 19th and early-20th century American literature; history of science and technology English Staff
Valman, Nadia Professor Victorian literature; Jewish writing and writing about Jews; literature and London English Staff
Vigus, James Senior Lecturer European Romanticism; philosophy and literature; dissent in the long eighteenth century English Staff
Fleming, Katie Lecturer The classical tradition; antiquity in modern intellectual thought English Staff
Dillon, Brian Professor Creative nonfiction; The practice and history of the essay; Autobiography and memoir; Writing and illness; Literature and the visual arts. English Staff
Shiach, Morag Professor Late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century cultural history English Staff
Hughes, Michael Lecturer Prose fiction; Autofiction; Style and voice; Form and narrative; The ludic. English Staff
Rubery, Matthew Professor Victorian literature, media, and reading practices. English Staff
Colclough, David Professor Early modern literature, political thought, and religion English Staff
Howarth, Peter Professor Modern poetry; literary theory; aesthetics and politics English Staff
Gilmour, Rachael Professor Colonial and postcolonial literature and theory; African literary and cultural studies; Colonialism, postcolonialism, and linguistic thought; Black British and British Asian writing; Language politics and literary translingualism English Staff
Atkin, Tamara Reader Late medieval and early renaissance literature, especially drama; histories of reading and the book English Staff
Dinnen, Zara Senior Lecturer Digital culture; New media; Contemporary American literature; Popular culture; Visual culture English Staff
Marsh, Huw Lecturer Post-war and contemporary fiction; Comedy, humour and laughter; Representations of work; The politics of genre, particularly comedy and historical fiction English Staff
Salmi, Charlotta Lecturer Postcolonial Literature and Theory; Graphic Narratives; Literary Form; Conflict and protest literature; Borders and the state. English Staff
Bowers, Will Lecturer Eighteenth-century and Romantic Poetry; Literary and cultural exchange between England and Italy; Coteries, salons, and sociability in the long-eighteenth century; Scholarly editions and their digital future; The blank verse tradition (Milton, Thomson, Akenside, Cowper, Wordsworth, Barrett-Browning). English Staff
Duff, David Professor Romantic poetry and prose; Shelley and his circle; The 1790s; Literary theory, especially theories of genre, intertextuality and influence ; History of the book English Staff
Schwarz, Bill Professor Caribbean writing; Postcolonial; twentieth-century British history English Staff
Brady, Andrea Professor Early Modern and Contemporary Poetry English Staff
Hiatt, Alfred Reader Spatial representation, especially the history of cartography; forgery and historical writing; the medieval reception of classical texts English Staff
Dunstan, Angela Lecturer English Staff
Gamer, Michael Professor Theatre and Performance; Romanticism, and more broadly literature and culture 1660-1914; The History of Emotions; The Business of Literature; Material approaches to culture. English Staff
Rudy, Susan Professor Contemporary and experimental poetry, feminist and queer theory, women's experimental writing English Staff
Macdonald, Molly Lecturer Twentieth-century Literature; literary and critical theory; continental philosophy; psychoanalysis English Staff
Finn, Howard Teaching Fellow Modernist literature; Post-war British novel; Critical theory; International cinema and film theory English Staff
Ryan, Yann Postdoctoral Researcher English Staff
Bentick, Eoin Lecturer Medieval alchemy; Nature in medieval literature; Manuscripts and their readers; Knowledge and desire English Staff
Dhital, Pragya Postdoctoral Researcher English Staff
Ahnert, Ruth Professor Tudor literature and culture; prison writing; religious history; letters; network theory English Staff
Reynolds, Margaret Professor C18-C21 literature; poetry; the imagination of adoption English Staff
Rivers, Isabel Professor Dissenting, Methodist and Evangelical Literary Culture; Intellectual and Religious History; History of the Book – 1660-1830 English Staff
Ingleby, Matthew Lecturer London, especially Bloomsbury; Seaside resorts, especially Margate; Cities in fiction (and early film), 1800-1930; Theories of space, spatial practice and spatial representation; The Victorian novel; Early twentieth-century fiction English Staff
Maxwell, Catherine Professor C19 poetry and prose; gender, sexuality, and vision in C19 literature English Staff
Coulton, Richard Senior Lecturer Eighteenth-century literature and culture English Staff
Currie, Mark Professor Theory of narrative; philosophy of time; contemporary fiction; literary and cultural theory English Staff
Raymond, Joad Professor Early modern literature and history; cheap print; history of news communication; Milton English Staff
McCracken, Scott Professor Modernist Literature; Dorothy Richardson; Popular Fiction; Critical Theory; Walter Benjamin English Staff
McBean, Sam Senior Lecturer Sexuality and gender; Feminist theory; Queer theory; Contemporary literature; Feminist and queer new media cultures; Affect and digital technologies English Staff
van der Vlies, Andrew Professor Contemporary anglophone literatures and theory; South African writing, visual and print cultures, and cultural studies; postcolonial studies; queer theory; affect studies English Staff
Nasta, Susheila Professor The history of South Asians in Britain, especially Bloomsbury in the 1930s and 1940s; Caribbean literature, post-1950 and contemporary; Life-writing and biography; Black British writing; Material Histories; prizes, publishing, reception. English Staff
Atia, Nadia Senior Lecturer First World War writing; Iraqi literatures and cultural history; travel and other life writing. English Staff
Ahmed, Rehana Senior Lecturer Postcolonial and world literature and culture; British Muslim, British Asian and South Asian literature and culture; multiculturalism; literary controversies English Staff
Preston, Claire Professor The literary writing of science 1580-1730; Sir Thomas Browne; word and image relations 1500-1700; American literature; Philip Sidney and the Sidney circle; early-modern epistolarity English Staff
Newns, Lucinda Lecturer Postcolonial and world literatures; Migration and diaspora, especially refugees; Ecocriticism & environmental humanities; Feminist theory; Domesticity and the everyday; Theories of space and place. English Staff
Ramayya, Nisha Lecturer Contemporary and Experimental Poetry and Poetics; Critical Race Theory and Black Study; Feminist and Queer Theory; Visual, Sound, and Video Poetry, and Performance. English Staff
Grossman, Joel Lecturer Poetry from Chaucer to the sixteenth-century; Tudor manuscript culture; Poetics and versification; The production and reception of medieval texts in the renaissance. English Staff
Gregory Fox, Rachel Lecturer Postcolonial Feminism; Middle Eastern, West Asian, and South Asian Literature; Post-9/11 Literature; Literary, Visual, and Digital Media. English Staff
Brotton, Jerry Professor Renaissance intellectual and cultural history; early modern literature English Staff
Clemit, Pamela Professor English literature of the late 18th and early 19th centuries; The Godwin-Shelley family of writers; The 1790s; The literature of English religious nonconformity; Letters, journals, and autobiographical writings; Editing and editorial theory; The political novel English Staff
Taylor, Barbara Professor The British Enlightenment; Feminist Thought; Theories and Histories of Subjectivity English Staff
Barrett, Michèle Professor Virginia Woolf; First World War; literary and cultural theory English Staff
Schalkwyk , David Professor Shakespeare Studies English Staff
Hobson, Suzanne Senior Lecturer British and American modernism; critical and literary theory; literature and religion English Staff
Hamilton, Paul Professor Romanticism in Britain and Europe; philosophy, political theory, and literature English Staff
Mauger, Matthew Senior Lecturer C18 Literature; enlightenment legal writing; London and metropolitan life; global commerce, culture, and identity in C18 Britain English Staff
Ellis, Markman Professor Eighteenth-Century Studies English Staff
price, kitt Senior Lecturer Science and Technology in Culture; Parapsychology and psychical research; Dreams; mass media 1900-1940. English Staff
Tilley, Heather Lecturer Nineteenth-century literature, and its relationship to: The body and the senses; blindness; Visual and material cultures; Psychology and psycho-physiology; Disability theory and medical humanities. English Staff
Reid, Christopher Professor Eighteenth-century studies; political rhetoric and oratory English Staff
Whitehouse, Tessa Senior Lecturer Eighteenth-century studies; letters; book history; literature and religion English Staff
Boutcher, Warren Professor Interdisciplinary history of ideas; early modern European literature English Staff
Phillips, Harriet Postdoctoral Researcher Sir Thomas Browne English Staff
Flanery, Patrick Professor Creative Writing English Staff
Boffey, Julia Professor Late medieval and early sixteenth-century literature; medieval lyrics; manuscript production and early printing; literary production and reception in late medieval London; editing English Staff
Rajsic, Jaclyn Lecturer Genealogies and rolls; Brut chronicles and related histories; Materiality, manuscript studies, and the history of the book; The French of England and medieval multilingualism; The circulation of ‘English’ texts and manuscripts across the Channel; Medieval perceptions of the past; Imagined genealogies, geographies and communities English Staff