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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 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”.

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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Slade School of Fine Art

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.

Matt Paskins

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Matt Paskins

Matt 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 studied German and Russian at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and International Relations at the University of Cambridge, where he also worked at the University's Baltic States Research Unit.

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

Dr Matthew Beaumont is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English.

He studied English at LMH, Oxford, before doing an MSt and DPhil at Linacre College, Oxford. He was a Research Fellow at Keble College, Oxford, and a Teaching Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford, before becoming a lecturer at UCL in 2005, and a Senior Lecturer in 2008.

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

Dr 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Katie Meheux

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Katie Meheux

Dr Katie Meheux is Deputy Librarian of the UCL Institute of Archaeology Library, Chair of the UCL Library Services Outreach & Engagement Working Group and a Public Engagement and Impact Champion for the Institute of Archaeology.

Matthew Jones

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Dr Matthew Jones

Dr Matthew Jones is a Research Associate in the History Department, working on the AHRC project 'Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s'.

Florian Mussgnug

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Dr Florian Mussgnug

Dr Florian Mussgnug is Lecturer in Italian Literature at UCL, where he also directs the graduate programme in Comparative Literature.

Elizabeth Dearnley

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Elizabeth Dearnley

Elizabeth Dearnley holds a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship within the Department of French. She is conducting a three-year research project, Mapping the European Breton Lai, which traces the journeys made by Breton lais (fantastical short verse narratives) across medieval Europe. She also teaches medieval literature and the history of fairy tales.

Elizabeth has previously worked as a journalist in Shanghai, before completing her MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, in which she focused on French-English translation in late medieval England. She has recently finished a book based on this research, Middle English Translators' Prologues.

Belinda É. S.

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Belinda Stojanovic

Belinda É. S. is a psychologist, musician, expressive arts therapist and scholar.

Aside from music performance and composition, her photography has also been internationally awarded and exhibited in London galleries. She lectures and holds workshops on psychology, creativity and biblical studies.

Geraldine Brodie

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Geraldine Brodie

Dr Geraldine Brodie teaches Translation Studies and supervises the SELCS Writing Lab at UCL.

Her research centres on the role of translation in theatre and performance, focusing on agency, visibility and collaboration. She is a frequent speaker and writer on this topic, most recently including publications in Contemporary Theatre Review and the Vita Traductiva volume Authorial and Editorial Voices in Translation.

Iwan Morgan

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Iwan Morgan

Iwan Morgan is Professor of US Studies and Commonwealth Fund Professor of American History in UCL’s Institute of the Americas.

Vivienne Lo

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Dr Vivien Lo

Dr Vivienne Lo is director of the UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity.

She is an historian of the body and movement in ancient China and a long term practitioner of the martial arts.

Christiane Wienand

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Dr Christiane Wienand

Dr Christiane Wienand is a Research Fellow on the AHRC-funded research group 'Reverberations of War in Germany and Europe since 1945' at UCL.

Julia Wagner

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Dr Julia Wagner

Dr Julia Wagner is a Research Fellow on the AHRC-funded research group ‘Reverberations of War in Germany and Europe since 1945’ at UCL.

Mary Fulbrook

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Professor Mary Fulbrook

Professor Mary Fulbrook is Dean of the Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences, Professor of German History and Director of the European Institute at UCL.

Gaelle Fisher

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Gaelle Fisher

Gaelle Fisher is a teaching fellow in German History. She teaches courses on the social history of the GDR, the history of divided Germany and an interdisciplinary module on Berlin as a site of memorialization.

Stephanie Bird

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Dr Stephanie Bird

Dr Stephanie Bird is Senior Lecturer in German at UCL and Vice-Dean Interdisciplinary (Faculty of Arts & Humanities).

John Took

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Professor John Took

John Took is Professor of Dante Studies in the UCL Department of Italian, previously at Birkbeck College. Author of books on Dante's aesthetic philosophy, his minor works, his general ontology or philosophy of existence, and on the 'Fiore' (a version of the 'Roman de la Rose') attributed to Dante (a critical edition with translation and apparatus).

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