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New Dean of Arts & Humanities Announced

8 November 2016

New Dean of Arts & Humanities Announced

The Faculty is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Stella Bruzzi FBA as the new Dean of Arts & Humanities. Professor Bruzzi will join UCL at the beginning of Term 3 (24 April 2017), and will be based in the English Department. She succeeds Professor John Mullan, who is currently interim Dean of the Faculty, and will return to his post as Head of UCL English.

Professor Bruzzi is currently Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick, where she has served as Head of Department and Chair of Faculty (Arts). Prior to that, she spent 13 years at Royal Holloway, University of London. She holds a BA in English and Drama from Manchester and a PhD from Bristol. She is the author of several books, including Undressing Cinema: Clothing and Identity in the Movies, New Documentary and Men's Cinema: Masculinity and Mise-en-Scene in Hollywood. In 2013 she was made a Fellow of the British Academy.

Distinguished community of scholars

Professor Bruzzi said, “I am absolutely delighted to be joining UCL's Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and very much look forward to becoming part of such a distinguished community of scholars, teachers, administrators and students.”

Professor Michael Arthur, UCL President & Provost, said, “UCL Arts & Humanities is a faculty of great intellectual diversity, and has recently risen to 4th in The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. Professor Bruzzi is an outstanding appointment as Dean of the Faculty, and brings an exceptional academic and leadership profile to the position. I look forward to working with her as part of UCL’s Senior Management Team.”

About UCL Arts & Humanities

UCL Arts & Humanities generates world-leading scholarship across the departments of English, Philosophy, Greek and Latin, Hebrew & Jewish Studies, Information Studies, European Social & Political Studies, the Slade School of Fine Art, the School of European Languages, Culture and Society, and the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BASc). The Faculty’s centres and research groups include specialisms in archives & records management, African studies, comparative literature, digital humanities, early modern studies, translation, linguistics and publishing.