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Faculty of Languages and Cultures

Key Staff

Associate Dean (Undergraduate)

Professor Andrew R George BA, PhD (Birmingham), FBA

Associate Dean (Masters)

Dr Griseldis Kirsch MA, PhD (Trier)

Associate Dean (Research)BA, PhD (London)

Dr Tian Yuan Tan MA (Singapore) PhD (Harvard)

Faculty Administrator

Roger Nuthall BA MA(SHEFFIELD)

Academic Staff

Lutz Marten
Dean of Faculty
Lutz Marten

Bantu languages and linguistics; syntax; semantics; pragmatics; historical linguistics; language and society in Eastern and Southern Africa

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4653
  • Email: lm5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 360
  • Office Hours: Please email for an appointment
Tian Yuan Tan 陳靝沅
Associate Dean (Research)
Tian Yuan Tan Pre-modern Chinese literature, with emphasis on drama, fiction, and poetry in the later dynasties; Chinese literary history and historiography; court theatre and performance; cross-cultural interactions between China and other countries
  • Tel: +44(0)20 7898 4570
  • Email: tt26@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 396
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 4-5pm, or by email appointment

Griseldis Kirsch
Associate Dean (Masters)
Griseldis Kirsch

Contemporary Japanese culture, with particular interest in Japanese media and popular culture, representations of 'Otherness', social phenomena and war memory.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4288
  • Email: gk10@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 377
  • Office Hours: Mondays 11am-1pm and by appointment
Andrew R George
Associate Dean (Undergraduate)
Andrew George Cuneiform and Ancient Mesopotamian studies
  • Tel: +44(0)20 7898 4335
  • Email: ag5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 414
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 4-5pm/Friday 2-3pm

Narguess Farzad
Senior Tutor
Narguess Farzad Persian language and literature. Organiser of SOAS-Cambridge Undergraduate workshops
  • Tel: +44(0)20 7898 4346
  • Email: nf1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 440
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 1-2pm/Thursday 3-4pm/Email for appointment

Administrative Staff

Roger Nuthall
Faculty Administrator, Faculty of Languages and Cultures
Roger Nuthall

Academic Support Office

Maxine Brown-Faragallah
Team Leader (Academic Support)
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Deborah Nelson
Faculty Officer (Academic Support)
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Kerri Ann Ramkissoon
Faculty Officer, Academic Support (Maternity Cover)
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Zakaria Mahfudz
Assistant Faculty Officer (Academic Support)
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Student Support Office

Lisa McSweeney
Team Leader (Student Support)
Lisa McSweeney
Hifzah Tariq
Faculty Officer (Student Support)
Hifzah Tariq

Sarah Goodyear
Faculty Officer (Student Support)
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Eleanor Feldman
Assistant Faculty Officer (Student Support)
Eleanor Feldman