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Holger Afflerbach, Professor of Central European History

+44 (0) 113 34 36457

German, Italian and Austrian history 19th / 20th centuries; History of International Relations; Military history of the First and Second World Wars; Naval and Atlantic History
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Peter Anderson, Associate Professor in Twentieth Century European History

Dr. Peter Anderson is a specialist in the history and memory of the Spanish Civil War with particular interests in political violence, complicity, humanitarianism and the International Brigades.
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Nir Arielli, Associate Professor of International History Director of International History and Politics

0113 34 30227

Associate Professor of International History
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Alex Bamji, Associate Professor of Early Modern History

+44 (0)113 34 33602

Early modern Italy; cultural, religious and urban history; history of medicine.
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Sara Barker, Lecturer in Early Modern History

+44 (0)113 343 8400

Early Modern France, especially late sixteenth and early seventeenth century: history of printing, books and news, particularly international works and translation; the European Reformation.
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Julia Barrow, Professor in Medieval Studies

+44 (0)113 343 4394

Medieval ecclesiastical history 8th-13th century (particularly England); clergy; bishops and episcopal administration; charters; forged charters; historical writing.
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Silvia Bergamini, Teaching Fellow in Italian

History of the Italian language; Italian Linguistics, Style and Syntax; 20th-century Sicilian literature (particularly Leonardo Sciascia, Gesualdo Bufalino); Cultural History.
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Georgina Binnie, Impact and Research Fellow (Writing Back Project)

0113 343 6189

Loneliness; letter writing; ageing; intergenerational; public engagement; James Joyce; modernism; photography.
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Regina Lee Blaszczyk, Leadership Chair in the History of Business and Society, and Professor of Business History

+44 (0)113 34 33613

Global, British, and American business history with a cultural twist; consumer society in the US and UK; history of design, innovation, fashion, colour, marketing, and retailing; the chemical industry
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Richard Borowski, AHC Graduate School Coordinator and LUCAS Schools Project Coordinator

AHC Graduate School Coordinator and LUCAS Schools Project Coordinator
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Matthew Boswell, Associate Professor of Contemporary Literature and Culture

+44(0) 113 343 2025

Holocaust memory; Holocaust literature and film; the 1994 Rwandan genocide; testimony; culture and atrocity; literature and transgression; global memory culture; digital culture.
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Melanie Brunner, Lecturer in Medieval Studies / Project Editor, International Medieval Bibliography

+44 (0)113 343 3615

Lecturer in Medieval Studies and Project Editor, International Medieval Bibliography.
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Adam Cathcart, Lecturer in Chinese History

+44 (0)113 34 33585

Specialises in contemporary Chinese history, with a geographic focus on Manchuria and research emphasis on Northeast Asian interactions in the early Cold War (1945-1960).
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Jesús F. Cháirez-Garza, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

+44 (0)113 343 9730

Global intellectual history; late colonial India; untouchability; caste; Dalit studies, modern Mexico, pragmatism; race; mestizaje; nationalism, space, violence, affect and emotion.
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Dragoș Ciobanu, Associate Professor in Translation Studies

+44 (0)113 343 0091

Computer-Assisted Translation tools; Automatic Speech Recognition for professional translators; corpus linguistics; machine translation; e-learning
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Henry Clarke, Teaching Fellow in Roman History and Culture; Classics Study Abroad & Work Placement Year Coordinator; LHRI Visiting Research Fellow

+44 (0)113 343 3541

Roman History and Archaeology; Iron Age to Roman Spain and Portugal; Identity, Cultural Change and Landscape Studies; Roman Historiography; Latin; Ancient Greek; Historical Receptions; Ancient Rowing
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Cathy Coombs, Lecturer in History (Teaching/Scholarship); Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence Teaching Enhancement Project Co-Leader

0113 343 3159

Modern Indian History; the colonial state and the end of empire; memory and narrative of partition; Indian Civil Service notions of masculinity; innovative pedagogy and assessment; student support
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Pietro Delcorno, Post-doctoral researcher Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI) School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Post-doctoral Research Fellow Personal research project: "Crossing the Alps with Dante: Preaching the Commedia in Fifteenth-Century Europe" (NWO Rubicon grant)
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Kate Dossett, Associate Professor of U.S. History

+44 (0)113 34 33288

Women and Gender History; U.S. History; African American History; The Harlem Renaissance; Black Theatre; Feminist Archives
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Shane Doyle, Senior Lecturer in Modern African History

+44 (0)113 34 33655

Modern African History; Imperial History; Demographic History; Medical History; Environmental History; History of Sexuality
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Claire Eldridge, Associate Professor in Modern European History

History of modern France & the French empire; history of colonial & postcolonial Algeria; histories of immigration & race in France; memory studies; history of settler colonialism; the First World War
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Emily Ennis, Teaching Assistant in the School of English

I am a recent PhD graduate from the School of English, now working as a postdoctoral teaching assistant. I am also a Short-Term Postdoctoral Fellow in the Leeds Humanities Research Institute
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Matthew Frank, Associate Professor in International History

+44 (0)113 34 34470

20th Century European History, esp. Central and Eastern Europe; Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War; Politics of forced migration: ethnic cleansing and population transfers;
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William Gould, Professor of Indian History

0113 343 3612

Modern Indian History; Hindu nationalism, the Congress in north India, corruption/anti-corruption and the state in India, 'Criminal/Denotified Tribes'
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Simon J. D. Green, Professor of Modern History

+44 (0)113 34 33604

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain; Yorkshire and the North; religious history; intellectual history
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Simon Hall, Professor of Modern History

+44 (0)113 34 33596

History of the United States; the American South; the civil rights movement; post-1945 social and political history.
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Sameh Hanna, Lecturer in Arabic Literature and Translation; Director of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

+44(0)113 343 9111

History of translation in the Arabic tradition; Literary and theatre translation; Sociology of translation; Shakespeare in modern Arab culture; translation and religion
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James Harris, Professor in Modern European History

+44 (0)113 34 33591

Modern Russian History; The Stalinist political system; Interwar Europe; Anti-liberal ideas
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Tess Hornsby Smith, Education Enhancement Officer

+44 (0)113 343 8074

My role is to run projects and events which ensure that our students have the best possible learning experience whilst at University.
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Tajul Islam, Lecturer in Islamic Studies; Co-Director of the Iqbal Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam

0113 34 33424

Islamic theology; Quranic studies; Hadith studies; contemporary sectarian polemics
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Will Jackson, Associate Professor of Imperial History; Director of Postgraduate Research

0113 343 8546

Imperial history; Settler colonial history; African history; Decolonisation; History of the Emotions; History of Psychiatry
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Emilia Jamroziak, Professor of Medieval Religious History, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3592

Medieval European and British religious history 12-15th c.; monasticism, frontiers and borders in medieval Europe.
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Jonathan Jarrett, Lecturer in Early Medieval History

0113 343 6745

Power and authority in the medieval world, especially on frontiers; the Frankish frontier in Spain (Catalonia), the Carolingian Empire, coinage and numismatics, diplomatic and humanities computing
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Kevin Linch, Associate Professor of Modern History

+44 (0)113 34 33584

War, society, and culture in Britain 1688-1840; Britain’s armed forces; conflicts in the long eighteenth century, especially the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
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Graham Loud, Professor of Medieval History;

+44 (0)113 343 3601

The Normans in southern Italy (and more generally south Italian history 10-13th century, especially social and ecclesiastical); papal history and Italian ecclesiastical history,10th-13th centuries.
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Alan MacLeod, Lecturer in Modern British History.

+44 (0)113 34 32892

Twentieth century British history; history of the British intelligence services; the conflict in Northern Ireland; post-war British politics.
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Antonio Martínez-Arboleda, Principal Teaching Fellow in Spanish

+44 (0)113 343 3529

Open Educational Resources and Practice; e-Learning; Digital Humanities; Spanish Language; Spanish Contemporary Society and Politics; Undergraduate Skills; Autonomous Learning; Oral History; Poetry
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Iona McCleery, Associate Professor in Medieval History

+44 (0)113 343 4500

Medieval Iberian History; history of medieval medicine; healing miracles; medieval food and eating.
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John Moreton, Part-Time Language Tutor (Arabic & Turkish)

Arabic-English translation; teaching Arabic and Turkish as foreign languages; the diglossia problem in Arabic teaching; Turkish linguistics, history and culture.
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Alan V. Murray, Senior Lecturer in Medieval Studies and Editorial Director, International Medieval Bibliography

+44 (0)113 343 3617

The Crusades and the Latin East; Medieval Warfare, Tournaments and Chivalry; The Medieval Baltic Region; History and Literature of Medieval Germany.
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Vincent C. Müller, University Academic Fellow

Vincent is a University Academic Fellow whose research focuses on theory and ethics of technology, particularly big data and artificial intelligence.
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Samuel Perks, Sessional seminar tutor

I teach in the School of English, and research world literature, postcolonial literature, and the environmental and energy humanities, with expertise in Singaporean literature, history and culture.
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Federica Pich, Lecturer in Italian

+44 (0)113 343 3589

Early Modern and Renaissance literature and art; lyric poetry; chivalric poems; literature and visual arts; memory
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Adam Richardson, Teaching Fellow in International History

+44 (0)113 343 1526

International History between the wars; the British Foreign Office 1918-1950; British foreign policy; Britain and Europe
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Jonathan Saha, Associate Professor of Southeast Asian History

+44 (0)113 34 33544

Nineteenth and twentieth-century colonialism in Southeast Asia, focusing particularly on British Burma
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Mustapha Sheikh, Lecturer in Islamic Studies; Co-Director of the Iqbal Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam

+44 (0)113 343 3422

Islamic legal theory and theology; Critical Muslim Studies; Muslim reformist thought; Islamic Finance
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Jasjit Singh, Research Fellow

0113 343 0692

Dr Jasjit Singh's research focuses on processes of religious and cultural transmission in the lives of British South Asians, in particular British Sikhs.
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Trevor Russell Smith, Leeds Humanities Research Institute Short-Term Postdoctoral Fellow

National identity; chronicle writing; intellectual history; ethics of war
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Edward Spiers, Professor of Strategic Studies

+44 (0)113 34 33581

Army and society in the 19th and 20th centuries; Contemporary strategic thought; Chemical and biological warfare
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Caroline Starkey, Teaching Fellow

+44 (0)113 3437454

Caroline is a Teaching Fellow and joined the School in 2015. She is a sociologist of religion whose research is concerned with religion in contemporary Britain, particularly Buddhism.
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Rachel E. Utley, Associate Professor in International History

+44 (0)113 34 33609

UK foreign policy under Margaret Thatcher; French and European security and defence policies; French external relations and military interventions during the Fifth Republic; Peace operations
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Geoffrey Waddington, Senior Lecturer in International History

+44 (0)113 34 33605

International history between the wars; German foreign policy 1933-1945; Axis diplomacy in World War Two
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Janet C.E. Watson, Leadership Chair for Language at Leeds

+44 (0)113 343 7069

Documentation of Modern South Arabian languages; Arabic dialectology; phonology; morphology; acoustic and instrumental phonetics
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