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Jason Lotay

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Jason Lotay

Jason Lotay is a Reader in Mathematics at UCL who works in geometry. He seeks to describe and understand certain notions of "best" shapes in higher dimensions, and his work has connections with theoretical physics and the shape of our universe.

Lilah Fowler

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Lilah Fowler

Lilah Fowler is a London-based artist who also works for the Slade School of Fine Art. Her sculptures, prints and other elements take on the combined form of intricate installations that question the common, mutable languages that shape how we interpret our surroundings.

Marta Jenkala

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Marta Jenkala

Marta Jenkala is Senior Teaching Fellow in Ukrainian at UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies (SSEES), and also teaches Ukrainian at theUniversity of Cambridge. Her particular interests include the methodology of teaching Ukrainian grammar,as well as the development of language teaching materials, which she publishes at UkrainianLanguage.org.uk. For many years she has acted as examiner in Ukrainian, for both UK and international institutions, and is an experienced translator and editor.

Eszter Tarsoly

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Esztzer Tarsoly

Eszter Tarsoly is Senior Teaching Fellow in Hungarian at the UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies (SSEES). She co-ordinates the Language Trails project. Eszter works as a language adviser and examiner for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Balassi Institute Hungarian Cultural Centre in London. She has been a course leader on UCL's Global Citizenship summer school programme on the Danube: Intercultural Interaction strand. Her PhD thesis explores social, cultural, and language typological factors that influence speakers’ attitudes towards language. She is also interested in language contact, endangered languages, and translation.

Ruth Austin

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Ruth Austin

Ruth Austin’s research and teaching interests are focused on twentieth-century literature and film with a particular interest in responses to literature and film to the First and Second World Wars as well as twentieth century dystopian and utopian writing. Currently Ruth is looking at the German Occupation of Paris during the Second World War and in particular at the way in which Cocteau’s work from the period can be seen to engage with the city under the curfew.

Helen Hackett

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Helen Hackett

Helen Hackett is a Professor of English Literature at UCL. She has published widely on early modern writing by and about women, and her research interests include representations of Elizabeth I, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and early modern prose fiction (especially Mary Wroth's Urania). Her most recent books are A Short History of English Renaissance Drama and Shakespeare and Elizabeth: The Meeting of Two Myths. She is currently working on a book called The Elizabethan Mind.

Nicolas Gold

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Nicolas Gold

Nicolas Gold is senior lecturer in Computer Science at UCL where he leads the Music Systems Engineering Research Team (MuSERT) and teaches computer music and software engineering. He studied at the University of Durham (BSc, PhD) and has previously worked at UMIST and King's College London.

Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva

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Ana Claudia Suriani da Silva

Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva joined UCL as a Lecturer in Brazilian Studies in September 2014. Her main research area is Brazilian literature and book history. She is interested in studying the relationship between the creative process of a text, its genre and means of publication. She has edited three works by Machado de Assis, and her monograph on Quincas Borba investigates the rewriting of the novel from its serial to book publication. Her current research focuses on the genesis of the fashion press in Brazil in the nineteen century. When she has some free time, she likes to write for children. Her first children’s book is a creative writing manual for young readers, to be called Pequeno Escritor, and will be published by Peirópolis, hopefully still in 2015.

Sylvia Morgado

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Sylvia Moragado

Sylvia Morgado is a writer, text & performance artist and journalist. She came to the UK six years ago to do an MA in Creative Writing. She writes poetry and micro-contos. 'Untitled', 'It Happens!', 'Título provisório', '23 seconds' in English and '23 segundos' in Portuguese are some of her titles.

Andre Laurentino

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Andre Laurentino

Andre Laurentino is writer, art director and copywriter, currently working for Ogilvy and Mather in London. He has published various shorts stories in Brazilian newspapers and magazines, wrote TV series that aired between 2000 and 2009 and was a regular columnist for O Estado de S. Paulo. His novel A Paixão de Amâncio Amaro (Agir, 2005) was published in Italy in 2012 by Comma Publishers.

Nara Vidal

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Nara Vidal

Nara Vidal is a writer and has been living in the UK for 13 years. She has an MA in Arts and Business from the London Metropolitan University. She is the author of several children’s books and has just published her first collection of short stories for adults, Lugar Comum (Pasavento, 2015)

Hugh Stevens

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Hugh Stevens

Dr Hugh Stevens is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at UCL. His areas of specialisation include the writings of Henry James and D.H. Lawrence, sexuality, and the history of homosexual identities. He is author of Henry James and Sexuality, co-editor of Modernist Sexualities and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Gay and Lesbian Literature.

Emma Pett

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Emma Pett

Emma Pett is the Research Associate on the AHRC project 'Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s,' directed by Melvyn Stokes. Emma has considerable experience of audience research, having previously worked as a Research Assistant at the Universities of Bristol and South Wales. Her PhD (Aberystwyth) was funded by the AHRC in collaboration with the British Board of Film Classification, and explored audience responses to Asian Extreme Films in the UK. She has published in Participations: International Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, Cine-Excess eJournal, and has a forthcoming chapter in Controversies: Histories and Debates in Film Controversy (BFI/Palgrave Macmillan).

Amita Murray

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Amita Murray

Amita Murray is a creative writer whose work focuses on migration, mobility, memory, and stretched belongings between Britain and South Asia. Her short stories have been published in The Front View, Writing Disorder, Brand, Inkspill and other literary magazines, and she is the author of two novels, The Pre-Raphaelite Seamstress and Confessions of a Reluctant Embalmer. Amita is currently a Leverhulme funded Artist in Residence at UCL’s Department of Geography at UCL, where she is working with Dr. Tariq Jazeel and other members of the Department.  During her residency, she is working on a novel that links Bloomsbury’s educational institutions to the last days of colonialism in India. The residency will more broadly stimulate explorations of the potential for creative writing to analytically engage place, memory and belonging in social sciences and humanities research. She is currently running a writing workshop for staff and PhD students, whose work can be seen on the blog http://encountersroom108.blogspot.co.uk/ Amita will also be running writing workshops for UCL’s Urban Lab and Stadtkolloquium during her residency. You can find her on Twitter at @AmitaMurray

Tariq Jazeel

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Tariq Jazeel

Tariq Jazeel teaches in the Department of Geography at UCL, having worked previously at the University of Sheffield and the Open University. His research lies at the intersections of human geography, postcolonial theory and South Asian studies. Together with Amita Murray, a Leverhulme funded Artist in Residence at the Department of Geography, Tariq is involved in a project that explores the relationships between text (particularly creative writing) and place. Part of this project involves a creative writing workshop, called ‘Encounters 108’, involving a wide constituency of people at UCL Geography. Examples of their writing are available on the Encounters blog.

Vieri Samek-Lodovici

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Vieri Samek-Lodovici

Dr Vieri Samek-Lodovici is a Reader in Linguistics at the Department of Italian. Like other theoretical linguists, he is interested in understanding which components of human language are universal, i.e. present across all human languages. His current research concerns the interaction of prosody and syntax, i.e. how intonation affects word order and vice versa. He is about to publish a book with Oxford University Press entitled The Interaction of Focus, Givenness and Prosody. A Study of Italian Clause Structure.

Ellen Pilsworth

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Ellen Pilsworth

Ellen Pilsworth is in the first year of her PhD, looking at how 'Volkslieder' (folksongs) around 1800 reflect on real issues that affected the lives of the 'Volk', such as poverty, hunger, and war. She studied German and English (BA) at the University of Oxford, then spent 10 months at the Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg on a research project funded by the German Academic Exchange Service, studying the romantic folk-song collection 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn' (1805-10). She then got her MA at the University of Cambridge in Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse literature before coming to UCL to start her PhD. As is clear from her studies so far, her research interests range from the medieval to the modern. Follow her on Twitter @ellen8989

Barbara Lester

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Barbara Lester

A native speaker of German, Dr Lester gained her degrees from Birkbeck College University of London and UCL. She is a Teaching Fellow at UCL, formerly also at Royal Holloway University of London, working on German language and literature. Her special areas of interest are 19th century Realism, Thomas Mann and Günter Grass. Her doctoral dissertation was on ‘Function and Dysfunction: The depiction of family occasions in selected works of German fiction from Gotthelf to Grass'. She is a member of the Goethe, Fontane and Storm Societies.

Jeffrey Bowersox

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Jeffrey Bowersox

Jeff Bowersox is a historian of modern Germany whose research focuses on cultural contact in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Germany, with a particular interest in the intersections of colonialism, race, and nation. His first book, Raising Germans in the Age of Empire: Youth and Colonial Culture, 1871-1914 (Oxford University Press, 2013) uses commercial products, education, and reform efforts aimed at young people around the turn of the twentieth century to understand how empire became a normal part of metropolitan German culture. He has published various other articles and chapters on German colonial culture, including pieces on education, youth literature and organisations, colonial exhibitions, and the African diaspora in Germany. His current research focuses on black entertainers in Germany before the jazz age. Their performances and their reception by Germans help us see the production of racialized ideas of Germanness as well as their limits in an era of globalising popular entertainments.

Judith Beniston

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Judith Beniston

Judith Beniston (B.A., M.A., D.Phil.) studied at Jesus College, Oxford and at the University of Trier before joining UCL German Department in 1994.Her main research interest is in Austrian literature and cultural history, with particular emphases on drama and theatre history, and on the period 1890-1945. She has published a study of the revival of Catholic drama that accompanied the rise of political Catholicism in Austria in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and has written articles on numerous aspects of Austria's theatre culture, especially during the First Austrian Republic. From 2003 to 2010, she co-edited the annual journal Austrian Studies with Robert Vilain and has guest-edited the 2013 issue with Deborah Holmes. She is a co-investigator of the AHRC-funded project 'Digital Critical Edition of Middle-Period Works by Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931)', which runs 2014-2018: principal investigator Andrew Webber (University of Cambridge); co-investigator Robert Vilain (University of Bristol).

Rachel Kapelke-Dale

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

A native of Milwaukee, WI, Rachel Kapelke-Dale has a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master's from the Université de Paris VII. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Film Studies in the Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry, UCL, where she is studying under the supervision of Dr. Lee Grieveson and Dr. Melvyn Stokes. Her Ph.D. dissertation examines the characters played by European women stars of various nationalities in Hollywood from 1929-1941, and studies how representations of transnational, cosmopolitan women shifted during a moment of geo-political uncertainty and isolationism.

Rebecca Harrison

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Rebecca Harrison

Rebecca works on nineteenth and twentieth-century British film. Currently, she is writing a book on the cultural history of the cinema and the railways, which includes research on early film distribution, 1930s cinema trains and portable projectors during the Second World War. Her next project will explore the history of film policy, production and exhibition in the UK’s four constituent nations to re-evaluate the myth of ‘British’ national cinema. She is convenor of the Writing Lab in the School of European Languages, Culture and Society, and teaches on the MA in Film Studies programme, at UCL. She completed her PhD in Film Studies at UCL in 2014.  

Rene Weis

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Rene Weis

Professor Rene Weis FRSA teaches Shakespeare in the Department of English at UCL. His biography of Shakespeare, with particular reference to Shakespeare’s Stratford, appeared from John Murray in 2007. He has edited Romeo and Juliet for the Arden Shakespeare, King Lear for Longman, and Henry IV Part 2 for Oxford. He has also written books on history and human rights and is the London University Trustee of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Catherine Keen

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Catherine Keen

Catherine Keen is a specialist on Dante and the literary culture of medieval Italy. After completing doctoral and postdoctoral research at Cambridge, she taught at the Universities of Leeds and Bristol before moving to UCL. Catherine is especially interested in the relationships between poetic and political cultures in the cities of Italy during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and is currently researching the representation of exile and civic exclusion in early Italian poetry. A new project, inspired by working with UCL Library’s Special Collections of early printed books, will examine the early transmission history of Dante’s Vita Nova (New Life) in manuscript and in print.

Thomas Smith

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Tom Smith teaches in the German Department at UCL. His research interests include post-war literature and film, particularly from the GDR and contemporary Germany, as well as gender studies, philosophy and critical theory. He completed a Master of Studies in Modern Languages at Oxford University. He is currently working on a PhD on masculinities and narrative in literature and film about the East German military. He has published on the works of Helga Königsdorf and on uniform and the body in East German literature and film.

Thomas Wilks

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Tom Wilks studied at Royal Holloway, University of London (BA French and German; MA European Literary and Cultural Studies; PhD comparing Michel Leiris's and Hubert Fichte's life-writing projects, which was expanded for his first book). He was employed there and subsequently in three very different settings in Germany (Würzburg, Mainz and Braunschweig), teaching English, German and French language, translation, theatre, British cultural studies and media studies extensively. He now teaches German and comparative literature and translation practice at UCL and has recently taught at the Universities of Reading and Southampton. His current book project, on Modelling Distraction in European Literature, investigates connections between discretely signified forms of reconfigured awareness that are unified by the English term ‘distraction’. He is also evaluating the translatability of German cultural experience in novels and theatre for separate articles currently in preparation which are inspired by his contributions to recent collaborative research projects at UCL.

Dagmar Paulus

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Dagmar Paulus teaches German ab initio. Her research interests include German literature from 1780-1900, cultural memory studies and travel writing. Before joining UCL, she taught at the University of Nottingham and at Tomsk State University, Russia. In her PhD which she received at the University of Nottingham, she combines literary inquiry with research into the cultural history of nationalism, comparing the works of Wilhelm Raabe with examples of contemporaneous historiography. She received her MA in Theatre Studies, German Literature and German Linguistics at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin.

Andreas Martin Widmann

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Andreas Martin Widmann read German Literature, English Literature and Theatre Studies at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, where he also completed his PhD thesis on “Kontrafaktische Geschichtsdarstellung“ in 2008. He has taught German at Royal Holloway College and worked as a copy-writer in an advertising agency. His research interests include Historical Fiction, Modern and Post-War German Literature, Narrative Theory and Creative Writing. For his first novel “Die Glücksparade” (2012) he was awarded the Robert-Gernhardt-Preis and the Mara-Cassens-Preis, the largest prize available for a first work of fiction in German. In 2013 he co-edited the first academic book on the German-Jewish writer Hans Keilson. He is currently working on his second novel.

Jochen Hung

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Jochen Hung (Mag. Art., PhD) studied at Freie Universität Berlin, the University of Edinburgh and the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies (IGRS), University of London. At UCL, he teaches German and European History in the German Department and the Department of European Social and Political Studies. His principal research interests are contemporary German history, consumer culture and media history.

Agnieszka Szara

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Agnieszka Szara

Agnieszka Szara graduated from Cultural Studies at Jagiellonian University in Krakow and earned her MA in Russian Culture and Language specialisation.

Pip Stephenson

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Pip Stephenson

Pip Stephenson has been an Archaeologist at the Archaeology South East Unit within the Institute of Archaeology since 2012.

Florian Roithmayr

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Florian Roithmayr

Florian Roithmayr is an artist and PhD researcher at the Slade School of Fine Art.

He recently has had solo exhibitions at Site Gallery Sheffield, MOT International London, Galerie Neue Alte Brücke in Frankfurt and Treignac Projet, France.

Joanna Rajkowska

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Joanna Rajkowska

Joanna Rajkowska (born 1968) is a Polish artist based in London, working with objects, films, photography, installations, ephemeral actions, and widely discussed interventions in public space.

Dominika Akuszewska

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Dominika Akuszewska

Dominika Akuszewska has an MA in Applied Psychology from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

She has previously worked as a Dramatherapist and Community Resource Project Coordinator for “Przestrzeń” (a service dedicated to the Polish Community) which she co-founded within the national charity organisation Mind in Oxford. Nowadays she leads theatre workshops as a freelancer for different organisations in Poland, the UK, France and India.

Małgorzata Gryglicka Dawidek

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Małgorzata Gryglicka-Dawidek

Małgorzata Gryglicka Dawidek’s artistic interests are located somewhere between literature and the visual arts. She deals with the language aspect of communication – the relationship between words and their images and designata. From this viewpoint, Dawidek analyses issues of language awareness, borders and possibilities of language, as well as the human body perceived as a “reality text”.

Anthony Davie

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Mr Anthony Davie is a conductor and pianist. He studied at the London College of Music and Salzburg Mozarteum. He was awarded the Sybil-Tutton Opera Scholarship for post-graduate study in conducting. He has conducted at many well-known venues in London and has played piano at the Wigmore Hall.

Bryan Solomon

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Bryan Soloman

Bryan Solomon was born in New Zealand and majored in performance piano in his MusB(Hons) degree at University of Otago. He furthered his musical studies as a repetiteur at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, undertaking numerous concert and opera engagements in New Zealand and Australia.

Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski

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Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski

Professor Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski studied History at Queen's College, Cambridge.

His initial research on the Anglophilia of the last King of Poland. He subsequently spent several years in Poland, first as a Polish Government scholar and later as a visiting lecturer at Łódź University.

Gary Stevens

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Gary Stevens

Gary Stevens is a Lecturer at the Slade School of Fine Art.

He has worked predominantly with live performance since 1984. His background is in sculpture, installation and film and his projects reflect this diversity.

Joy Sleeman

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Joy Sleeman is senior lecturer in History and Theory of Art at the Slade School of Fine Art. Her research focuses on aspects of sculpture and landscape and her publications include articles on transatlantic dialogues in the emergence of land art and on land art and the moon landing.

Karin Ruggaber

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Karin Ruggaber

Karin Ruggaber is an artist and Lecturer at The Slade School of Fine Art.

She makes sculpture and works with a range of different materials and media considering ideas around figuration, aspects of touch and the relationship to architectural scale. Recent works include relief sculptures using materials such as concrete, plaster, fabric and wood.

Matilde Nardelli

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Matilde Nardelli

Matilde Nardelli is a teaching fellow at the Slade School of Fine Art.

She is writing a book titled Transitive Object: Cinema in Art After Modernism. Her articles and reviews have appeared in The Journal of Visual Culture, Photographies, The Soundtrack, The Oxford Art Journal, The Art Book, as well as in a number of edited collections.

Philip Horne

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Philip Horne

Philip Horne is a Professor in the English Department at UCL.

He moved to UCL after receiving his MA and PhD from the University of Cambridge, and holding a Research Fellowship at Christ’s College, Cambridge. 

Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman

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Nathaniel Coleman

Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman

Dr Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman* is a Research Fellow in the Philosophy of 'Race' in UCL Philosophy.

Jane Fenoulhet

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Jane Fenoulhet

Jane Fenoulhet is Professor of Dutch Studies in the Dutch Department at UCL.

She works across the disciplines of literary, historical and translation studies and is also known for her work in language pedagogy, especially on the effects of mobilities on language learners. Recent research has addressed the mobility of literature in translation, a topic on which she lectures and publishes widely. Nomadic Literature, a book about the life and work of the Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom appeared in 2013.

Lars Fischer

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Lars Fischer

Dr Lars Fischer was educated at Queen Mary and Westfield College (University of London) and UCL. Before returning to UCL as a Teaching Fellow in the Department of History in 2013, he was the Academic Director of the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations (CJCR) in Cambridge and previously held lectureships in German History at UCL and Modern European History at King’s College London.

Mat Paskins

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Matt Paskins

Mat Paskins is a PhD candidate in UCL’s Department for Science and Technology Studies. His main research interest is in the connections between useful knowledge and material properties in Britain during the long eighteenth century: that means grass seeds, tree accounts, potash, iron sand and varnish trees.

Richard Taws

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Richard Taws

Dr Richard Taws teaches eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European art, with a particular interest in the visual culture of the French Revolution and its aftermath.

Ben Campkin

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Ben Campkin

Dr Ben Campkin is an urbanist, an architectural historian and critic.

He is the author of Remaking London: Decline and Regeneration in Urban Culture (2013) and co-editor of Dirt: New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination ( 2007/2012) and Urban Pamphleteer (2013-). He has published widely on art, architecture and cities, with recent essays in journals such as Architectural Theory Review (2013), Architectural Design (2010) and anthologies including Urban Constellations (2011), Camera Constructs: Photography, Architecture and the Modern City (2012), The Art of Dissent: Adventures in London's Olympic State (2012) and Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender (2007). 

Lesley Caldwell

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Lesley Caldwell

Dr Lesley Caldwell is an Honorary Reader in the Psychoanalysis Unit at UCL. She is a psychoanalyst of the BPA, a member of the BPF, and a guest member of the BPAS, in private practice in London. She has been an editor for the Winnicott Trust since 2002 and was its Chair of Trustees from 2009 to 2012.

Tom Stern

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Tom Stern

Dr Tom Stern is a lecturer in Philosophy at UCL. His work focuses work on nineteenth-century German philosophy, especially the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. He also works on Aesthetics, particularly the philosophy of theatre.

Richard Mole

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Richard Mole

Dr Richard Mole is Senior Lecturer in Political Sociology at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He has a PhD from the London School of Economics and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, both in International Relations, and a BA in Russian and German from Heriot-Watt University.

Katherine Ibbett

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Katherine Ibbett

Katherine works on seventeenth century literature, culture and political thought. Her first book was on neoclassical theatre and theories of political action, and she's now finishing a book on compassion and its failures in early modern France; next up is a project on rivers and waterways in France and its colonial projects. 

Melvyn Stokes

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Melvyn Stokes

Melvyn Stokes is Reader in Film History at UCL. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Princeton, a Fulbright Exchange Professor at Mount Holyoke College and a Visiting Professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

Matthew Beaumont

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Matthew Beaumont

Matthew Beaumont, who teaches in the English department at UCL, is the author of 'Nightwalking: A Nocturnal History of London' (2015). He is also the author of 'Utopia Ltd.'(2005) and 'The Spectre of Utopia' (2012), and the editor of a number of essay collections, including 'Restless Cities' (with Gregory Dart).

Gregory Dart

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Gregory Dart

Gregory Dart teaches in the English Department and has just published a book on Romantic Cockney artists, poets and essayists. He is not a Cockney himself, but has two authentic examples under his charge, aged six and four.

Tim Causer

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Tim Causer

Dr Tim Causer is a Research Associate at the Bentham Project, in the Faculty of Laws. His main responsibility is the co-ordination of the award-winning crowdsourced transcription project, Transcribe Bentham, which is digitising and making available online the Bentham Papers at UCL and the British Library, for volunteers around the world to explore and transcribe.

Urszula Chowaniec

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Urszula Chowaniec

Urszula Chowaniec, PhD is a specialist in Polish Literature and Language. She is currently holding the post of Polish Language and Culture teacher fellow at University College London School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), where she leads the series of seminars and cultural platform of eMigrating Landscapes: the literary and artistic representation of emigration.

Nick Shepley

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Nick Shepley

Nick Shepley is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of English at UCL. He is also the organiser of “One Day in the City”: a bi-annual celebration of Literature and London at UCL.

Emily Tsui

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Emily Tsui

Emily Tsui is a lyric soprano, with a bright and dulcet timbre.

She began her training in piano from a young age, and has since successfully received an Associate Diploma from Trinity College London.

Carl Gombrich

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Carl Gombrich

Carl Gombrich is the Programme Director of the new interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences BASc undergraduate degree at UCL.

Will Bowers

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Will Bowers

Will Bowers has submitted his doctoral thesis to the English department of UCL and is awaiting examination.

Nick Booth

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Nick Booth

Nick Booth is a curator with UCL Museums and helps to look after the Teaching and Research Collections (those without museum spaces). His main responsibility is the Science and Engineering Collections.

Carole Reeves

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Carole Reeves

Carole is a Senior Lecturer in Science & Technology Studies at UCL.

Her special interests are History of Medicine, Science Communication, and contextualising medical and scientific images and objects.

Kate Smith

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Kate Smith

Kate is a cultural historian of eighteenth-century Britain, who focuses on processes of production, consumption, acquisition and loss as they relate to the material world.

Cristina Massaccesi

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Cristina Massaccesi

Dr Cristina Massaccesi obtained her PhD in Italian Studies with a thesis on postmodernity and intertextuality from UCL in 2007. She also holds an MA in History of Film and Visual Media from Birkbeck College London.

Alexander Samson

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Alexander Samson

Dr Alexander Samson lectures on the culture and history of early modern Spain and Latin America, directs the UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges and researches Philip and Mary, Spanish North America, the comedia, Anglo-Spanish political and cultural relations, as well as having interests in Digital Humanities and data visualisation.

Dilwyn Knox

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Dilwyn Knox

Professor Dilwyn Knox is Director of the School of European Languages Culture and Society but has very little say on how things are run at home.

Zoltan Biedermann

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Zoltán Biedermann

Dr Zoltán Biedermann lectures on Portuguese imperial history, language and literature in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.

Jo Volley & Henrietta Simson

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Jo Volley & Henrietta Simson

Simson&Volley is a partnership between the artists Henrietta Simson and Jo Volley.

Although practicing artists in their own right, the collaborative process allows the subsuming and exploration of shared interests.

Juliet Mitchell

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Julie Mitchell

Professor Juliet Mitchell is currently an Emeritus Leverhulme Fellow researching a book on ‘Siblings in Psychoanalysis and in the plays of Shakespeare’, and the correspondence of Louise Bourgeois.

Chris O' Rourke

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Chris O' Rourke

Dr Chris O’Rourke is a Research Associate in Film Studies at the UCL Centre for Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Projects (CHIRP).

Leonie Hannan

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Leonie Hannan

Dr Leonie Hannan is an historian of eighteenth-century gender, epistolary and material culture and a museum professional.

Richard North

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Richard North

Richard North was born in Oxford and has also lived in Cambridge and Groningen. He studied in all these places, coming to UCL in 1989, where he has since taught English literature, specialising in Beowulf and Chaucer with a little Old Norse.

Jayne Parker

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Jayne Parker is a lecturer in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art.

Jayne is an artist and filmmaker whose work has been widely shown, both nationally and internationally, in major art institutions, on television and in film and music festivals.

Jo Volley

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Jo Volley is Senior Lecturer at the Slade School of Fine Art. Her research is concerned with the investigation of methods and materials, mostly those that relate to painting, which are central to her practice and increasingly important in her teaching.

Jo Volley

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Jo Volley

Jo Volley is Senior Lecturer at the Slade School of Fine Art. Her research is concerned with the investigation of methods and materials, mostly those that relate to painting, which are central to her practice and increasingly important in her teaching.

Edward Allington

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Professor Edward Allington is Head of Graduate Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art.

Usually identified with the British object sculptors of the 1980s, Edward Allington's practice is based on drawing and the assimilation of the abhorrent through the use of contemporary artificial objects and classical imagery.

Dryden Goodwin

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Dryden Goodwin is Reader in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art.

Central to Dryden Goodwin's practice is a fascination with drawing, often in combination with photography, film and large-scale, screen-based installations with soundtracks, concerned with the interaction between people and qualities of time and space.

Lisa Milroy

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Lisa Milroy is Head of Graduate Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art.

The focus of Lisa’s work is the relation in painting between stillness and movement, the hand and eye, thought and action, and between presence and absence; how one looks at painting as a maker and as a viewer; and the wonder of the imaginative transformation of materials into an image or art object that has the potential to touch the viewer.

Susan Collins

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Susan Collins is Professor of Fine Art and Director of the Slade School of Fine Art, where she established the Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art (SCEMFA) in 1995.

David Burrows

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David Burrows is Head of Undergraduate Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art.

His current practice addresses the production of fiction as a transformative process as well as notions of impermanence and immanence, developing interests explored in earlier work that addressed violence, destruction, crisis and disorientation as structural elements in sacred, mass media and avant-garde cultures.

Hayley Newman

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Hayley Newman

Hayley Newman is a performance artist and is co-ordinator of the Practice-Led PhD programme at the Slade School of Fine Art.

Melissa Terras

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Melissa Terras


Melissa Terras is Director of UCL Centre for Digital Humanities and Professor of Digital Humanities in UCL's Department of Information Studies.

Hannah Battershell

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Hannah Battershell

Hannah Battershell is a London based artist whose detailed work includes miniature paintings on buttons, paper collages framed in vintage tins and quirky illustrations.

Jack Zipes

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Professor Jack Zipes

Jack Zipes is professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota.In addition to his scholarly work, he is an active storyteller in public schools and has worked with children's theaters in Europe and the United States.

Tom Lundskaer-Nielsen

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Tom Lundskaer-Nielsen is Senior Lecturer in Danish at UCL.

He has research interests in Danish language and literature and the history of linguistics.

Liz Rideal

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Liz Rideal (© Mike Dye)

Liz Rideal is an artist and lecturer at the Slade School of Fine Art and the National Portrait Gallery. Her work is in the Tate, the V&A, the British Museum, the Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris), the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Yale Center for British Art (USA) and the Museet for Fototkunst (Denmark).

Jonathan Wolff

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Jo Wolff

Professor Jonathan Wolff is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at UCL. From around 2002-5 he acted as an adviser to the Railway Safety and Standards Board on questions of the ethics of risk.

Timothy Mathews

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Professor Tim Mathews

Timothy Mathews is Professor of French and Comparative Criticism at UCL.

His writing explores what relating to art can tell us about relating to others. His most recent book is Alberto Giacometti: the Art of Relation (I. B. Tauris 2013).

Michael Stewart

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Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart teaches in the UCL Department of Anthropology. He has had a lifelong engagement with film and the performing arts.

Pantelis Michelakis

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Dr Pantelis Michelakis

Dr Pantelis Michelakis is Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Bristol. He works on ancient Greek theatre, literature and culture and their reception.

Maria Wyke

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Professor Maria Myke

Professor Maria Wyke (UCL Department of Latin) works on Latin poetry and the reception of ancient Rome, especially in popular culture.

Amna Malik

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Dr Amna Malik is Lecturer in Art History and Theory at the Slade School of Fine Art. She has published a number of articles examining contemporary art practice from the perspective of diaspora.

Bojan Aleksov

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Dr Bojan Aleksov

Dr Bojan Aleksov is a lecturer in Southeast European History at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. Previously he held posts at the European University Institute in Florence and the Osteuropa Institut of the Free University in Berlin.

Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel

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Rebecca Lamarche Vadel (copyright Kate Fitchard)

Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel is a French curator and writer. She studied Political Sciences, History and Art History at the Sorbonne University (Paris) and at the Frei Universität (Berlin).

François Guesnet

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Dr Francois Guesnet

Dr François Guesnet is a Reader of Modern Jewish History at the UCL Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies.

His ongoing research includes a project on Jewish intercession in Europe in a comparative perspective (18th and 19th centuries), a project on Jewish self-government in Poland from its inception until the present (in collaboration with colleagues from Poland, Israel and North America), and a comparative project on anti-Semitism in Eastern Central Europe after 1989.

Mererid Puw Davies

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Mereid Puw Davies

Dr Mererid Puw Davies is Senior Lecturer in German at UCL. She has published widely on modern literature, film and cultural studies.

Dean Machin

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Dr Dean Machin

Dr Dean Machin was an undergraduate at UCL (1996-99) and now teaches in the Department of Philosophy and works as a researcher for the Rt Hon David Willetts, Minister for the Universities and Science.

Peter Swaab

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Dr Peter Swaab

Professor Peter Swaab studied at Cambridge, Harvard and NYU before coming to UCL. He is the editor of the ‘Selected Nonsense and Travel Writings’ of Edward Lear and of the first ever editions of poetry and prose by Sara Coleridge.

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