Centre Steering Committee
Hindi Literature; North Indian literary cultures; Hindi; Urdu.
Tel: + 44(0)20 7898 4242 Email: email@example.com Room: 419 Office Hours: Mondays 1-3pm
Swahili literature; African philosophy; Afrophone philosophical discourses; literatures in African languages
Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4372 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: 413 Office Hours: Tuesday 3-5pm
Classical and modern Arabic literature and culture, with emphasis on narrative and storytelling, comparative narratology and critical theory, and gendered thinking and discourse.
Comparative Literature, 19th and 20th Century Arabic Literature, hermeneutics, modern philosophy and theory.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4355 Email: email@example.com Room: 423 On Sabbatical:On leave 2015-16
Modern Japanese literature, with particular interest in representations of the native place (furusato), gender/sexuality and modernity
Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4216 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: 381 Office Hours: Wednesday 3-4pm/Email for an appointment
Modern Thai Cultural Studies, Cinema and Literature; gender studies with reference to Thailand; literary criticism and South East Asian Literatures in a comparative context; Western film set in South East Asia
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4247 Email: email@example.com Room: 455 Office Hours: Fridays 1.30-3.30pm
Modern Vietnamese cultural studies (literature, film, gender); Vietnamese social and cultural history (the Vietnam War; art and politics); the sociology of contemporary Vietnamese literature; the Vietnamese diaspora
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4252 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: 465 On Sabbatical:On sabbatical, 2016-17
Nepali literature; the Nepali media; Nepali politics; Bhutanese refugees.
Tel: 020 7898 4286 Email: email@example.com Room: B400 Office Hours: Email for an appointment
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: 377 Office Hours: Email for an appointment
Korean and East Asian literary traditions (prose and fiction); literary and intellectual history; travel literature and cultural encounters; critical theory and comparative literature
Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4290 Email: email@example.com Room: 385 Office Hours: Tuesday 2-3pm/Thursday 3-4pm (term time only)
Literary and cultural studies: postcolonial studies, diaspora studies and comparative literature
Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4336 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: 365 Office Hours: Fridays 12-1.30pm
Women & gender in the Middle East; women’s movements and feminism in Middle East; secularism and Islamism; transnational migration, diaspora mobilization; gendering violence, war and peace; history of Iraqi women; impact of sanctions, war and occupation on Iraqi women, Iraq.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4547 Email: email@example.com Room: 452A Office Hours: Wednesdays 10-11am and Thursdays 3-4pm On Sabbatical:Term 1
The Novel; 20th Century Turkish Literature; Turkish Cinema; World Literature; Comparative Literature; 20th Century Literary Criticism; Modernity and Modernization in late 19th and 20th Century Turkey.
Classical Arabic literature, Popular literature, Comparative literature
Contemporary Chinese poetry; translation studies; Chinese language art; Sinophone literatures
Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4421 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: 456 Office Hours: Term 1: Wednesdays 2-3pm
Islam in South Asia; Afghanistan and Pakistan; Indo-Persianate sociocultural history; transnational non-Western history; activism and social movements.
Modern and contemporary art and critical theory; Southeast Asian art history and visual studies (expertise in Vietnam and Cambodia); urban studies; postcolonial studies; theories of subjectivity, space, diaspora, transnationalism, intermedia and aesthetics.
Tel: 0207 898 4452 Email: email@example.com Room: B318 Office Hours: Mondays 2-4pm
Early Anatolian Turkish; Ottoman language and literature; Ottoman history; Turkish-Greek relations; modern Turkish culture
Tel: +44(0)20 7898 4344 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: 424 Office Hours: Friday 15:00 - 17:00
Armenian History and Culture
African film and video (particularly their intersection); filmic mediations of African performance arts (music, dance, theatre); literary adaptation in Africa; contemporary film theory and 'World Cinema'; exile/immigration and violence in relation to African screen media; structures of film production, distribution, and exhibition in Africa; use of African languages in film
Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4388 Email: email@example.com Room: 404 Office Hours: Email for an appointment
Hindi Cinema; Indian popular culture; Indian film; Hinduism; new middle classes; Mumbai/Bombay; Gujarati language and literature; Gujarati diaspora esp UK and East Africa; comparative Indian literature.
Tel: 020 7898 4294 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: 457 Office Hours: Please e-mail for an appointment On Sabbatical:On Research Leave, Term 2 (2016-17)
Colonial and postcolonial studies, especially South African literature (the Cape, Wicomb, Coetzee); gender and the culture of travel; Indian Ocean diasporas; theories of fiction and history.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4373 Email: email@example.com Room: 394 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment
Chinese-language theatres; Chinese-language cinemas; intercultural performance; theories and practices of the avant-garde
Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4047 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: 399a Office Hours: Term 1 ONLY: Thursday 11.30-12.30 or appointment* On Sabbatical:Term 2, 2016/17
Classical Chinese philology, rhetoric, philosophy and literature; the history of Sinology in Europe; reception of the canon with specific reference to the Analects
Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4218 Email: email@example.com Room: 398 Office Hours: Tuesdays 12-1pm
Japanese literature, drama and thought, primarily of the Tokugawa period, with particular interest in Bunraku and Kabuki theatre and the plays of Chikamatsu
Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4207 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: 390 Office Hours: Wednesday 11am-12noon/Email for an appointment
Senior Lecturer in Arabic Popular Literature & Culture.
Tel: 020 7898 4518 Email: email@example.com Room: 438 Office Hours: Wednesday 2-3pm; Friday 11am-12pm
Narrativity; Cultural Memory; Religion and Gender; Feminist Historiography; Postcolonial theory; Postsecularism and gender; Intellectual history in the study of religions.
Tel: 020 7898 4215 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: 337 Office Hours: Thursdays 11am-12pm
Music of southern Africa and the African Horn (Sudan); advocacy ethnomusicology; sound/music, memory and place; forced migration, cultural mapping and borderland identities; human rights and development.
Tel: 020 7898 4433 Email: email@example.com Room: 518 On Sabbatical:Term 2 - 2015/16
Classical Arabic literature, Islamic Prophetic Literature, Comparative literature
Chinese language (Cantonese and Mandarin); fiction and prose from the Ming-Qing periods; cultural activities of Ming and Qing scholars, especially games; export paintings; traditional horticulture
Tel: 020 7898 4213 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: 393 Office Hours: Mondays 11am-12noon/Fridays 11am-12noon
Chinese film history and criticism; modern Chinese popular culture; visual culture and media technology; cultural governance; socialist modernity
Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4670 Email: email@example.com Room: 453 Office Hours: Thursdays 3 - 4 pm, Term 3 Research Leave
Classical and Modern Persian literature, Orientalism in 18th-20th century Europe, Middle Eastern minority writers in Europe, Diaspora studies, music performance, translation studies
Tel: 020 7898 4315 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: 422 Office Hours: Tuesdays 13:00-15:00 / Weds 11:00-13:00
Modern Indonesian cinema and literature; queer studies and sexuality in Indonesia; representation
of genders and sexuality in Southeast Asian film and literatures; traditional Malay literature
Tel: +44(0)20 7898 4248 Email: email@example.com Room: 466 Office Hours: (Term 2) Monday 1-2pm, Thursday 2-3pm
Somali language and literature; metrics and use of language in poetry; the relationship between language and music; Amharic.
Post-colonial writing with special reference to anglophone and francophone African writing and African American writing; comparative national literatures; African literature and nationalism; gender in literature; literature and society in Southern Africa; African cultural studies with reference to the Akan of Ghana and the Igbo of Nigeria; literature and human rights in Africa.
Sanskrit language and literature; classical Indian religions; folklore and music of Baltistan
Arabic Literature Classical and Modern; Comparative Literature; Qur’an and Hadith Studies; Islamic Art; Sufism and Neoplatonism; Refugee and Exile Studies
Middle East: states and ideologies, war, Islamic political thought
Tel: 020 7898 4748 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: 214 Office Hours: Wednesdays 10- 12
Urdu language and literature; post-colonial literature and theory; gender studies; South Asian literatures in English; feminism in a Third World context; gender and politics in Pakistan
Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4305 Email: email@example.com Room: 470 Office Hours: Thursday 11am-12pm; Friday 2.30-3.30pm
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: 396 Office Hours: Tuesdays 4-5pm(Term Time), or by email appointment
Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4337 Email: email@example.com Room: 415 Office Hours: Thursdays 2-4pm
Arabic language and literature, modern Islamic studies
Youth cultural studies/production, transnational & diasporic Muslim youth identities; race, gender & culture in education; qualitative research methodologies.
Comparative partitions; conflict and post-conflict literature and cinema; border studies; migration and diaspora studies; South Asia; Ireland; Israel/Palestine.
Postcolonialism and Islam; or 'Islamic Postcolonialism', images of Islam and Muslims in contemporary British novel, colonial and postcolonial novel
Women's Literature, Gender, Sexuality, Diaspora, Ethnicity, Ecofeminism, Postcolonialism, Multiculturalism, Transnationalism, Pedagogy
Metafiction; literary and cultural studies; postcolonial literatures in English and Portuguese.
Religious Studies, Comparative Literature, Islamic Intellectual Traditions, Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Theories of Power, Secularism and Subjectivity.
Comparative literature; world literature; modern Chinese poetry and poetic theory
Critical Theory (especially Postcolonialism), Contemporary Arab and South Asian Literatures, Concepts of Exile and Diaspora, Humanistic Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, Cultural Histories, World Cinema
African intellectual history, African philosophy, African critical theory, History of African political thought, Ethiopian history, Ethiopian literatures (particularly Amharic), Intellectual history of the Horn of Africa, Literatures in African languages, Political philosophy, Philosophy of history, Cultural studies.