Institute of Archaeology


UCL Senior Promotions success for Institute of Archaeology staff

9 July 2020

Congratulations to Corisande Fenwick and Rhiannon Stevens who have been promoted to Associate Professors in UCL's Senior Academic, Research and Teaching Fellow Promotions for 2019-20.

View of exterior of the UCL Institute of Archaeology, Gordon Square

This was the third round of promotions to be based on the new UCL Academic Careers Framework and saw 29 members of UCL academic staff from the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences gaining promotions for their outstanding contributions to research, education and enabling and leadership at UCL.

Corisande Fenwick's research interests encompass Roman, Late Antique and Islamic archaeology covering North Africa and the Mediterranean region. She is Co-ordinator of the Islamic Archaeology Research Network which encourages collaboration, promotes research and generates new agendas amongst researchers working on the Islamic world at the Institute and beyond. Corisande has been awarded fellowships from various bodies, including the Leverhulme Trust, British Academy, Social Science Research Council, Dumbarton Oaks, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Loeb Foundation for her research and is currently the UK lead of collaborative AHRC-funded research on 'Conquest, Ecology and Economy in Islamic North Africa'. She teaches courses on the archaeology of the Islamic World at undergraduate and graduate level, and contributes to the MA in Mediterranean Archaeology at the Institute.

Rhiannon Stevens is currently leading the ERC-funded UP-NORTH research project which explores the relationship between climate change and human behaviour in northern latitudes following the last Ice Age during a period of rapid climate change, the last major global warming event on earth. State-of-the-art scientific techniques are being used to create integrated chronological, palaeoclimatic and palaeoecological frameworks that are directly linked to the Late and Final Palaeolithic archaeological record in these regions. Rhiannon teaches Applications of Archaeological Science at undergraduate level and contributes to a range of other undergraduate and graduate modules at the Institute.

The UCL Academic Careers Framework is designed to support every type of academic career path, making sure that personal impact is measured consistently across UCL.

Promotions are effective from 1 October 2020.

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