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; Peacekeeping and post-conflict reconstruction; Social institutions and conflict management; Gender and conflict resolution; Health institutions;
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
Reader, 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 Rohrig Assuncao
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 Ezrow
Deputy Dean (Education) (Social Sciences) and Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Authoritarian Regimes; International Development; Third World Politics;
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 Chinese Perceptions of Jews,; Social History of Opiates in China,; Material Culture and Everyday life in Modern China (1870-1950),; Social History of Photography in Modern China,; Health and Modernity in 20th Century China a visual history, and; Food and Foodways in China;