Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies

Dean of Postgraduate Research and Education and Professor (R), Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Research interests: comparative literature; psychoanalysis; womens and gender studies; the arts and transitional justice
Professor, Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Research interests: notions of world cinema, intercultural and transnational cinema; film and human rights; gender and feminist theory; film theory and affect
Reader, Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Research interests: Media and Democratization; Arab Media; Journalistic Practices and Models; Media Systems; Media in Transitions; Media Policy
Executive Dean (Science and Health) - Professor (R), School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Multi-agent systems and autonomous adaptive systems; Data exploration analysing and modelling complex data Big data analysis and modelling of structured and unstructured data; Machine learning modelling opponents learning behaviours from data; Reasoning and analytics over multiple streams of data Internet of Things (IoT) reasoning and analytics; Individual and collective user profiles profile adaptation contextualised profiles; Recommender systems collaborative filtering reputation systems; complex systems modelling dynamics of financial systems and markets; Market mechanisms negotiation protocols strategic interaction supply chain management; Semantic matching resource search cloud computing resource allocation; Trust in agent societies trust mechanisms trust in decision making; Formal theories of agents and multi-agent systems BDI agents; Cognitive agents knowledge and belief self-reference; Software engineering methodologies for agents and multi-agent systems; Social dynamics regulation of agent societies roles and power institutions; Self-organisation team formation; Serious games for education and learning collaborative learning
Senior Lecturer, Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Research interests: Parliamentary reporting, the media and democracy
Professor, Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Research interests: Caribbean literatures, art and cinema; literature and place; border studies (especially concerning the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic); literature and the environment; migration and literature; human rights and literature; literature and the visual arts; contemporary poetry; literary and filmic rewritings, adaptations, translation and comparative studies; contemporary Caribbean and US relations (especially regarding the Dominican and Haitian Diasporas); the work of Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, Junot Diaz, and Edwidge Danticat; postcolonial studies; women writing; Italian cinema and literature
Professor, Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Research interests: playwriting; eighteenth-century drama and literature
Dean of Partnerships (Education) and Senior Lecturer (R), Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Professor, Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Research interests: Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer

School of Philosophy and Art History

Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Modernity in Latin America; Visual culture; Space and politics; Memory politics; Human-nature relations; Water, hydraulics, liquid ecologies in the arts; Environmental aesthetics; Photography; Digital culture; Contemporary visual production in Latin America; VENEZUELA RESEARCH NETWORK. With Dr. Penélope Plaza (University of Reading), Dr. Rebecca Jarman (University of Leeds).
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Matt works on issues at the intersection of phenomenology; action theory; and research in the cognitive and social sciences.
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Professor, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Theory, history and practice of autonomy; Frankfurt School (especially Adorno); Ethics (particularly Kants and Kantian ethics); Political Philosophy
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Research Interests
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: modern and contemporary art history; art and politics; activist-art; institutional critique and its futures; visual and material cultures of social movements and of social control; aesthetics and affect in social movements; curatorial studies; intersections of curating, critique and political organising
Professor, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Philosophy of Psychiatry; Phenomenology (esp Hume, Husserl, Heidegger, Th Lipps, L&oslashgstrup); Kant and post-Kantian idealism (esp Fichte); The history and philosophy of logic; Philosophy and painting; Self-Consciousness; Autonomy and the Regulation of Care; Political Philosophy; Will, Agency and Contract
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Social and Political Philosophy (focus on contemporary theories and 19th century German authors); Frankfurt School and Contemporary Critical Theory; Aesthetics and Politics

Department of Sociology

Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Crime and the Media; Cultural and Social Geography; Popular Music and Sociological Thinking; Punishment and Human Rights; Sociology of Imprisonment; Visual Sociology; Youth Culture
Head of Department - Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: modern social and cultural history; social policy, social justice and criminal justice; gender relations; youth justice, child rights, family law
Reader, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Gender and sexuality; Sex work and sex industry studies; The intersection of sexual and economic citizenship; Fiscal sociology and critical taxation studies; Comparative methods and psycho-social methodologies
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Regulation and social control of uncivil behaviour; Criminalisation of sex work; Urban policing; Environmental movements/protest; Non-science-based health practices and their social harm; urban studies; social media protest; Penalisation of dissent
Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Surveillance and society; Digital Sociology; Security and the city; Terrorism and counter-terrorism; Urban sociology; Resilience and climate change; Informal and criminal economies; Human trafficking
Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Human Rights; Indigenous Peoples; Sustainable Development; Social Movements; Refugees
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research interests: police and tech ethics, digital policing, surveillance, security, criminal records, domestic abuse, vulnerabilities,, and human trafficking; Domestic abuse
Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Gender and Sexuality; Economic and Feminist Anthropology (and Sociology); Development; Human Rights; Medical Anthropology; South Asia
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Social Psychology; Medical Sociology; Reproductive Health; Women's Health; Marriage and Family; Social Norms; Men and Masculinity; Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
Professor, School of Health and Social Care
Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: International Migration; Social Stratification
Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Social theories of knowledge and ignorance; Economic sociology; Global health governance; Human rights-based approaches to health and development
Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Sociology of Rights; Cosmopolitanism; Citizenship; Human Rights; Trans-national migration; Asylum; Welfare
Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Gender, sexuality and citizenship, with particular reference to kinship, assisted reproduction and migration; feminist epistemology; research methodology; ESRC funded project about Sexuality, 'Citizenship and migration: the Irish Queer Diaspora in London'
Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Indigenous Peoples; Human Rights; Ethnic Studies; Colonialism; American Studies; Environmental Issues; Arts and Literature
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Algorithmic Power; Web Scraping; Text Mining; Digital Cultures; Software Studies; Hacker Subcultures; The Dark Web; Science and Technology Studies; Computational Social Science