Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)



ARIEL: connecting academics and artists across disciplines and genres


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Tim Beasley-Murray

Tim is Associate Professor of European Thought and Academic Director of the new BA in Creative Humanities.

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Haidy Geismar

Haidy Geismar is Professor of Anthropology, Inaugural director of the new School for the Creative and Cultural Industries, and Curator of the UCL Ethnography Collection.

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Nicola Miller

Nicola is Professor of Latin American History and Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies.


Steering Group

To be announced

ARIEL administrator: Lucy Stagg

IAS Research Centres and Networks
The IAS hosts 18 research centres and networks, which coordinate cross-disciplinary research and intellectual exchange on a wide range of fields of knowledge, including Language-Based Area Studies of the Global South.

UCL School of Creative and Cultural Industries (SCCI)
UCL School of Creative and Cultural Industries is orientated towards community engagement, public history and co-production, especially in the London Borough of Newham. Find out who is involved in the running and development of the School.