Interdisciplinary studies centre

Global Studies

Academic Staff

Andrew Priest
Senior Lecturer, Department of History
Research interests: US foreign policy since c1860; Public opinion and foreign policy; Anglo-American relations
Beatriz De Paiva
Senior Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Intercultural and Interlanguage Pragmatics (pragmatic aspects of conversational interactions between native and non-native speakers); Pragmatics in language teaching; Pragmatics in translation
Caspar Pearson
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Renaissance Art and Architecture; Leon Battista Alberti; Urbanism and Town Planning; Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism; The European Union
Colin Samson
Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Indigenous Peoples; Human Rights; Ethnic Studies; Colonialism; American Studies; Environmental Issues; Arts and Literature
Darren Thiel
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Social class and stratification; economic sociology; migration, globalisation and governance; globalisation and policing; policing terrorism; the criminal justice system; social policy
Ismene Gizelis
Deputy Dean(Postgrad. Research Education)(Social Sciences) & Professor (R), Department of Government
Research interests: International conflict and cooperation; Empirical study of peacekeeping and post-conflict reconstruction; Social institutions and conflict management; Empirical study of gender and conflict
Jak Peake
Senior Lecturer, Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Jeremy Krikler
Reader, Department of History
Research interests: the history of race and class; peasant/agrarian history labour history; comparative history; history of Southern Africa; history of imperialism; the slave trade
Judith Bueno De Mesquita
Lecturer, School of Law
Linsey McGoey
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
Mark Frost
Head of Department - Senior Lecturer, Department of History
Research interests: The British Empire in Asia; Print, politics and religion in the Indian Ocean world; War and memory in Asia; Public history
Matt Lodder
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: tattooing and body modification in their historical and theoretical contexts; lowbrow, outsider, countercultural, kitsch and erotic art & visual culture; the visual and cultural contexts of sex and sadomasochism, including pornography; internet and digital art; methodologies of art historical and visual culture study
Matthias Röhrig Assunção
Professor, Department of History
Research interests: History of slavery and post-emancipation societies; Agrarian and peasant history; Political history of Nineteenth and twentieth century Brazil; Latin American popular culture; Capoeira - combat games and martial arts in the Black Atlantic
Natasha Ruiz-Gomez
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Art and science/medicine; Auguste Rodin's oeuvre; Nineteenth-century French sculpture; Architecture and urban planning in nineteenth-century Paris; Auguste Rodin and science; Jean-Martin Charcot and art; Objectivity and medical imagery; Medical portraiture; Nineteenth-century medical photography; Theories of degeneration and genius
Neli Demireva
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research interests: social cohesion; multiculturalism and civic integration; crime and neighbourhood effects; job search and labour market inclusion
Peter Patrick
Professor, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Language Variation & Change; Language and Human Rights; Language Testing of Asylum Seekers; African (American) Diaspora Languages; Pidgin & Creole Linguistics, (esp on Caribbean English-related creoles); Language/Dialect Maintenance, Shift & Death; Sound Change in Sociolinguistic Context
Sandya Hewamanne
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Gender and Sexuality; Economic and Feminist Anthropology (and Sociology); Development; Human Rights; Medical Anthropology; South Asia
Shohini Chaudhuri
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
William Kennedy
Lecturer, Department of Economics
Xun Zhou
Reader, Department of History
Research interests: History of Jewish People in Asia; Social History of Drugs; Material Culture. Visual Culture, and Everyday life in Modern China (1870-1950); Social History of Modern China; History of Public Health and Medicine in 20th century China; Food and Foodways; History of Diseases, Environmental History; Medicine and Religion in East Asia, 20th Century