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Tom Wilks

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). More...

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Tom Smith

Tom Smith teaches language classes 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. More...

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Dagmar Paulus

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. More...

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Andreas Martin Widmann

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. More...

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Jochen Hung

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. More...

Agnieszka Szara

Agnieszka Szara

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

Pip Stephenson

Pip Stephenson

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

Florian Roithmayr

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Joanna Rajkowska

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. More...

Dominika Akuszewska

Dominika Akuszewska

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

Małgorzata Gryglicka-Dawidek

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”.
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Bryan Soloman

Bryan Solomon

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. More...

Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski

Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski

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

Gary Stevens

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

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. More...

Karin Ruggaber

Karin Ruggaber

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

Philip Horne

Philip Horne

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

Nathaniel Coleman

Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman

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

Jane Fenoulhet

Jane Fenoulhet

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

Lars Fischer

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. More...

Matt Paskins

Mat 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.
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Richard Taws

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.
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Ben Campkin

Ben Campkin

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

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.
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Richard Mole

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. More...

Katherine Ibbett

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.  More...

Melvyn Stokes

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.
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Matthew Beaumont

Matthew Beaumont

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

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. More...

Tim Causer

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. More...

Urszula Chowaniec

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.
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Nick Shepley

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. More...

Emily Tsui

Emily Tsui

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

Carl Gombrich

Carl Gombrich

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

Will Bowers

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

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.
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Carole Reeves

Carole Reeves

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

Kate Smith

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. More...

Cristina Massaccesi

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.
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Alexander Samson

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.
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Dilwyn Knox

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.
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Zoltán Biedermann

Zoltan Biedermann

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

Jo Volley & Henrietta Simson

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

Julie Mitchell

Juliet 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.
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Chris O' Rourke

Chris O' Rourke

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

Leonie Hannan

Leonie Hannan

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

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.
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Jo Volley

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. More...

Hayley Newman

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. More...

Melissa Terras

Melissa Terras


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

Jonathan 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. More...

Professor Tim Mathews

Timothy Mathews

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

Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart

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

Mereid Puw Davies

Mererid Puw Davies

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

Katie Meheux

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. More...

Dr Matthew Jones

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'. More...

Dr Florian Mussgnug

Florian Mussgnug

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

Elizabeth Dearnley

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. More...

Belinda Stojanovic

Belinda É. S.

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

Geraldine Brodie

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

Iwan Morgan

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

Dr Vivien Lo

Vivienne Lo

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

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. More...

Dr Julia Wagner

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. More...

Alexandra Hills

Alexandra Hills

Alexandra Hills is completing her doctoral dissertation on the legacies of war in post-war Austrian and Italian literature and film; her thesis focuses on the theory of creatureliness and explores the ways in which the body becomes the primary bearer of historical significance in reckonings with the Second World War. Her thesis deals with works by Pasolini, Cavani, Elsa Morante, Anna Mitgutsch, Elisabeth Reichart, Thomas Bernhard, Primo Levi, Curzio Malaparte and Ilse Aichinger.  More...

Professor Mary Fulbrook

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. More...

Gaelle Fisher

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. More...

Dr Stephanie Bird

Stephanie Bird

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

Professor John Took

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). More...