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Art History

Dr Rixt Woudstra

BA, MA, PhD (MIT)

Assistant Professor in Art History

Dr Rixt Woudstra is an Assistant Professor in Art History. At New College of Humanities, she teaches a variety of undergraduate courses on architectural and urban history, material culture and cultural heritage. Dr Rixt ...

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Dr Niamh Bhalla

BA, MA, PhD

Course Leader & Assistant Professor in Art History

Dr Niamh Bhalla is Course Leader & Assistant Professor in Art History at New College of the Humanities. Niamh came to NCH in 2018, having previously lectured and worked on research projects at The Courtauld Institute...

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Dr Susan Green

BA (Wales), GradDip, MA, PhD (Courtauld)

Associate Professor in Art History

Dr Green joined NCH in 2016 as a Lecturer in Art History and in 2019 became Head of Faculty. From August 2021, Susie will be stepping down as Head of Faculty, but will continue working at the college as an Associate Prof...

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Dr Kate Grandjouan

BA, MA, PhD

Course Leader and Lecturer in Art History

Dr Kate Grandjouan is a Lecturer in Art History at the New College of Humanities where she teaches European and North American painting post-1700. She joined NCH in 2019 from the Courtauld. Since September 2020, she has ...

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Creative Writing

Dr Amita Murray

BA, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor in Creative Writing

Amita Murray is a novelist and short story writer. Her novel The Trouble with Rose came out with Harper Collins in 2019. In 2016, she won the SI Leeds Literary Prize for her short story collection Marmite and Mango Chutn...

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Economics

Dr Marianna Koli

BSc (UMIST), MSc (Manc), PhD (Manc)

Dean for Education in Business & Economics, Head of Faculty and Senior Lecturer for Economics

Dr Marianna Koli joined New College of the Humanities for its first teaching year, and has held a number of responsibilities at the College. In her current role, she is responsible for overseeing the College’s LAUNCH p...

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Sabina Crowe

MA (Nantes), PhD (SOAS)

Assistant Professor in Economics

Sabina Crowe is a Assistant Professor in Economics at New College of the Humanities where she teaches first-year courses in International Business, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Over the last eight years she has wor...

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Dr. Andrea Gatto

PhD, MSc, MA, BSc

Lecturer and Course Leader in Economics

Dr. Andrea Gatto is Lecturer and Course Leader at NCH, where he teaches Economic Development, International Development, and Research Design & Data Collection. An economic and business consultant, Andrea is President...

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Dr Ahmad Seyf

BA (Tehran), PDip (Glas), MA (Manc), PhD (Rdg)

Course Leader and Lecturer in Political Economy

Dr Ahmad Seyf is Course Leader and Lecturer in Political Economy at New College of the Humanities. Qualifications PhD, University of Reading (1982) MA Econ, University of Manchester (1975) Postgrad Dip, University of Gla...

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Dr Tom Sander

Diplom (Europa Fachhochschule Fresenius), MBA (Europäische Fernhochschule Hamburg), Dr.sc.admin (University of Latvia)

Course Leader and Lecturer in Communication and Public Understanding of Economics

Dr Tom Sander is Course Leader and Lecturer in Communication and Public Understanding of Economics at New College of the Humanities. Qualifications Dr.sc.admin, University of Latvia (2016) MBA, Europäische Fernhochschul...

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Dr Mike Peacey

BSc, MA, PhD (Bris), DipFA, FHEA

Associate Professor in Economics

Dr Mike Peacey is a Associate Professor in Economics at New College of the Humanities. He has a Doctorate in Economics (PhD) from the University of Bristol for his thesis entitled Essays in Applied Microeconomics. He als...

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Dr George Zouros

BSc (QMUL), MSc (Imp Lond), PhD (LSE), PGCE (KCL)

Assistant Professor in Economics

Dr Zouros has worked as a Assistant Professor and Senior Tutor in Economics at NCH since its foundation, teaching Mathematics, Statistics and Further Mathematics. He received his PhD in Philosophy of Science in 2007 from...

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Dr Yaprak Tavman

BSc (METU), MSc (York), PhD (York)

Assistant Professor in Economics

Dr Tavman is an Assistant Professor in Economics teaching 3rd, 2nd and 1st year undergraduates at NCH. After the completion of her PhD in Economics at the University of York, Yaprak started working as a Lecturer in Econo...

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Dr Sebastian Ille

MSc (HU), PhD (UNISI)

Associate Professor in Economics

Sebastian is an Associate Professor in Economics at New College of the Humanities (NCH). He completed his Master’s degree in Economics and Management Science at Humboldt University. He holds a PhD in Economics from the...

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Dr Mahmoud Shahin

PhD (Exeter)

Lecturer in Economics

Dr Mahmoud Shahin is a Lecturer in Economics at New College of the Humanities. He is teaching on Principles of Microeconomics for Northeastern University (The N.U.in Program). He graduated from Faculty of Economics, Univ...

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Professor Monojit Chatterji

BA (MU), BA, MA, PhD (Cantab)

Professor of Economics

Monojit is a Professor of the Economics Faculty. He has previously held academic appointments at several British, US, Indian and Australian Universities. He has acted as an External Examiner in leading Universities aroun...

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English

Dr Catherine Brown

BA (Cantab), MSc (LSE), MA (UCL), Dip (Cantab), PhD (Cantab)

Head of Faculty & Associate Professor in English

Dr Catherine Brown is Head of Faculty and an Associate Professor in English at New College of the Humanities. She studied English at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. She then moved out into academic and practical p...

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Dr Charlotte Grant

BA (Cantab), MA (Courtauld Institute), PhD (Cantab)

Associate Professor in English

Dr Charlotte Grant is a Associate Professor in English. She studied English at Trinity Hall Cambridge, where she also did her PhD on Eighteenth-Century literature and visual culture following a Masters in Art History at ...

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Dr Peter Maber

BA, MA, MPhil, PhD (Cantab)

Associate Professor in English & Lead on Academic Engagement

Dr Peter Maber is a Associate Professor in English and Lead on Academic Engagement at New College of the Humanities (NCH). He has degrees from the University of Cambridge in English and American Literature and completed ...

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Dr Daniel Swift

BA (Oxon), PhD (CU)

Associate Professor in English

Dr Daniel Swift is a Associate Professor in English. He has a BA from Oxford University and a PhD from Columbia University in New York. He has written books about William Shakespeare, Ezra Pound, and the poetry of the Se...

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Riyukta Raghunath

BA, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor in English and Education

Dr Riyukta Raghunath is an Assistant Professor in English and Education at the New College of the Humanities. She teaches on and is also the course leader for First-Year Writing Studio, a course that applies key principl...

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Dr Chiara Alfano

BA (Oxon), MA, PhD (Sussex)

Assistant Professor in English and Education

Dr Chiara Alfano is an Assistant Professor in English and Education. She has a BA from the University of Oxford University, and a MA and PhD from the University of Sussex. She was an IASH postdoctoral fellow at the Unive...

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History

Dr Estelle Paranque

BA, MA (Aix), PhD (UCL), FHEA, FRHistS

Assistant Professor in Early Modern History

Dr Paranque is Assistant Professor in Early Modern and Public History. She joined NCH in September 2017 having previously taught at King’s College London, University of Winchester and UCL. She is a co-convenor of the...

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Dr Michael Peplar

BA, MA (Ebor) PhD (Greenw) FRHistS

Lecturer in History

Dr Michael Peplar joined NCH in 2020 as Academic Director of Student Mobility Programmes and Lecturer in History. Before this, he was for many years Academic Director of Boston University’s London campus, where he also...

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Dr Olly Ayers

BA (Manc), PhD (Kent)

Associate Professor in History; Director of Graduate Studies

Dr Olly Ayers is a Associate Professor in History. He received a first-class honours degree in History from the University of Manchester before completing a PhD in history at the University of Kent in 2013, where he was ...

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Dr Lars Kjaer

BA (AU), MPhil, PhD (Cantab)

Head of Faculty & Associate Professor in Medieval History and temporary Head of Art History

Dr. Lars Kjaer works on elite life and culture in medieval Europe, especially the period from c. 1000 to c. 1300. He has a background in social anthropology and is interested in the opportunities and challenges of interd...

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Dr Edmund Neill

MA, DPhil (Oxon), MSc (LSE), FRHistS

Assistant Professor in Modern History

Dr Neill is a Assistant Professor in Modern History at New College of the Humanities. He gained a BA in Modern History at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, where he was a college scholar. Subsequently, he gained an MSc ...

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LAUNCH

Rebecca Maccabe

BA (Northumbria), PGCE (Warwick), MA (Warwick)

Assistant Professor of Professional Education

Rebecca joined NCH as a Lecturer in Professional Education in 2019.   Qualifications PhD, Educational Research – Higher Education, Lancaster University (2023) MA, Educational Innovation with Specialism in Busi...

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Law

Ursula Smartt

JP, PGDipjur, MA, MPhil

Assistant Professor in Law

Ursula Smartt is a Assistant Professor for the Law LLB at NCH and the Careers Counsellor (Law) at NCH. She holds a BA in English and German from the University of Hull, a PGCE from the University of Hull, a MA in German ...

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Dr Alice Schneider

BA (Cambridge), LLB (King's College)

Head of Faculty and Assistant Professor for Law

Alice Schneider is Head of the Law Faculty and and Assistant Professor in Law at New College of the Humanities. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford and holds qualifyin...

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Dr Dimitrios Kyriazis

LLB (Athens), MPhil, MJur (Oxford)

Honorary Research Fellow in Law

Dr Dimitrios Kyriazis is an Honorary Research Fellow in Law. He previously served as Head of the Law Faculty and Senior Lecturer in Law (2017-2020). He joined NCH in 2017, having taught for several years at Oxford Univer...

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Philip Hunter

Solicitor (non practising) LLB (Hull) PGDip (MMU)

Lecturer in Law

Philip Hunter joined NCH in 2017 as a Lecturer in Law.  Philip started his legal training in 1980 at Hull University, completing a law degree in 1983. He completed his Law society finals at Nottingham Trent University i...

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Professor Elizabeth Mytton

Emeritus Professor, Doctor of Education (S'ton), Master of Laws (S'ton), BA (Hons) (CNAA)

Course Leader and Lecturer in Criminal Law

Professor Elizabeth Mytton is Course Leader and Lecturer in Criminal Law at New College of the Humanities. Qualifications Doctor of Education, University of Southampton (2001) Master of Laws, University of Southampton (1...

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Murilo Lubambo de Melo

LLM, PHD (UCL)

Lecturer in International Business Law

Murilo Lubambo de Melo joined NCH in 2018 as a lecturer in Public International Law. From August 2019, Murilo has taught the International Business Law course for the N.U.in program. Qualifications LLM (Master of Laws) &...

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Stephen Dnes

MA (Cantab), LLM (UVA Law)

Assistant Professor in Law

Stephen Dnes is a Assistant Professor in Law at NCH. Following legal education at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, and the University of Virginia School of Law, Stephen was admitted to the New York Bar and devel...

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Philosophy

Professor A C Grayling

BA (SUS), BA (Lond), MA (SUS), DPhil (Oxon), FRSL, FRSA

Master of New College of the Humanities

A C Grayling CBE, MA, DPhil (Oxon) FRSL, FRSA is Master of New College of the Humanities, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford. Until 2011 he was Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, Universi...

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Dr David Mitchell

BA, MA, DPhil (Oxon), MSc (LSE)

Associate Professor in Philosophy

Dr David Mitchell has been a faculty member of Philosophy at New College of the Humanities since September 2012. He currently leads courses in the first, second and third year undergraduate curriculum and in the MA in Ph...

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Dr Paula Boddington

BA, BPhil, LLM, DPhil

Associate Professor in Philosophy

Dr Boddington has held academic positions at the University of Bristol, the Australian National University, Cardiff University, and Oxford University. She has received research awards from the Future of Life Institute, t...

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Dr Naomi Goulder

BA (Hons), MA (Cantab), PhD (Lond)

Dean for Academic Development & Innovation and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

Naomi is Dean for Academic Development & Innovation and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at New College of the Humanities. As a founding member of the college, she has played a significant role in the institution’s de...

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Dr. Gulzaar Barn

BA, MA, DPhil (Oxon)

Assistant Professor in Philosophy

Dr. Gulzaar Barn is a Assistant Professor in philosophy at the New College of the Humanities. Gulzaar convenes and teaches on the Applied Ethics course as part of the NCH Diploma. This involves teaching an overview of ap...

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Dr Brian Ball

BA (McGill), BPhil, DPhil (Oxon)

Head of Faculty and Associate Professor in Philosophy

Dr Brian Ball is the Head of Faculty and Associate Professor in Philosophy at New College of the Humanities. He received a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University with Honours in Philosophy and a Minor Concentration in L...

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Dr Jade Fletcher

BA (Hons), MA, PhD (Leeds)

Lecturer in Philosophy

Dr. Jade Fletcher is a Lecturer in Philosophy at New College of the Humanities. She completed her degrees (BA, MA, and PhD) at the University of Leeds. In the final year of her PhD she was awarded the Analysis Trust Stud...

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Dr Dimitris Mylonas

MSc (UAL), PhD (UCL)

Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Dimitris is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Director of the Data Science minor and BA Philosophy & Cognitive Science at New College of the Humanities at Northeastern. He holds a PhD from the Department...

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Dr Bianca Serwinski

BSc (Kent), MSc, PhD (UCL)

Course Leader and Assistant Professor in Psychology

Dr Bianca Serwinski is Course Leader and Assistant Professor in Psychology at NCH in the Psychology minor and in the NU.in programmes, having joined in 2018. She further lectures in Psychology, health-science and social ...

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Dr Alexandros Koliousis

MSc, PhD

Associate Professor in Computer Science

Alexandros Koliousis is a Associate Professor in Computer Science. He joined NCH in 2020. Previously, he held research positions in industry (Graphcore, 2019-2020) and academia (Imperial College London, 2012-2019; Univer...

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Dr Christoph Schuringa

Qualifications BA (Cantab), MA, PhD (Lond)

Assistant Professor in Philosophy

Dr Christoph Schuringa holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Cambridge (King’s College) and a PhD from the University of London (Birkbeck College).   Qualifications PhD in Philosophy, Birkbeck, Universi...

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Dr Mark Windsor

MA (Sussex), BA (Hons), PhD (Kent)

Assistant Professor and Course Leader in Philosophy

Dr Mark Windsor is a Assistant Professor and Course Leader in Philosophy at New College of the Humanities. Before coming to NCH in 2019, he was an Associate Lecturer at the University of Kent and a Teaching Fellow in Phi...

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Dr Ioannis Votsis

BA (UC Berkeley), PhD (LSE)

Associate Professor in Philosophy

Ioannis Votsis holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley (BA 1998) and the London School of Economics (PhD 2004). He is a Associate Professor in Philosophy at the New College of the Humanities and a Fello...

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Politics & International Relations

Dr Diana Bozhilova

BA (Hons), PhD (KCL)

Head of Faculty and Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations

Diana completed her PhD at King’s College London where she was jointly an ORC UK and an Open Society New York Scholar. Diana then held posts at LSE and KCL, before joining New College of the Humanities as Head of Facul...

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Xuechen Chen

BA (Beijing), MSc (LSE), PhD (KCL)

Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations

Xuechen Chen is Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations at the New College of the Humanities. She is leader of the course “Comparative Politics”. She also convenes the courses “the European Unio...

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Dr John Wolfe Ackerman

BA, MA, PhD

Lecturer in Political Theory

Dr John Wolfe Ackerman is a Lecturer in Politics & International Relations at New College of the Humanities. John teaches Political Theory.   Qualifications MA, PhD (Political Science) Northwestern University (2...

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Dr Pablo Calderon Martinez

BA, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations

Pablo is a Assistant Professor in Politics & International Relations at the New College of the Humanities. Prior to joining NCH, Pablo was a Lecturer in Spanish at Aston University, a Visiting Assistant Professor (Re...

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Dr Callum Barrell

BA, MPhil (Cantab), PhD (QMUL)

Associate Professor of Political Thought

Dr Barrell joined New College of the Humanities in September 2016 as Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations, having taught here as Visiting Lecturer. He is now Associate Professor of Political Though...

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Dr Sara Raimondi

BA (Milan), MSc (Milan), MA (Westminster), PhD (Westminster)

Lecturer in Politics & International Relations

Dr Sara Raimondi joined New College of the Humanities in July 2019 and she is currently an Assistant Professor in Politics & International Relations. She is currently course leader for several Level 5 courses in ...

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Visiting Professors

Howard Jacobson

BA (Cantab)

Visiting Professor of Creative Writing

Mr Jacobson lists Samuel Johnson, Jane Austen and Dickens among his foremost inspirations, and has written variously about comedy, Australia, Jewishness and love. His novel, The Finkler Question (2010), won the Man Booke...

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Sir Trevor Nunn

MA (Cantab)

Visiting Professor of Drama

Trevor Nunn is one of Britain’s most well-respected and influential theatre directors. After studying English under F R Leavis at Downing College, Cambridge, he became Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) at...

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Professor Sir Christopher Ricks

BA, MA, BLitt (Oxon), FBA

Visiting Professor of English

Sir Christopher Ricks delivers lectures for the English BA at New College of the Humanities. He is Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University, having formerly been professor of English at the University of B...

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Professor Simon Blackburn

BA, MA, PhD (Cantab)

Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Well known for his efforts to make philosophy accessible to a wider public, Simon is one of the country’s leading philosophers. He is well regarded as a proponent of a distinctive approach to ethics and a defender ...

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Professor Daniel Dennett

BA (Harvard), DPhil (Oxon)

Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Professor Daniel Dennett is a University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He has held visiting positions at Harvard Unive...

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Professor Rebecca Goldstein

BA (Columbia), PhD (Princeton)

Visiting Professor of Philosophy & Literature

Professor Rebecca Goldstein is both a philosopher and a novelist. She received her PhD in Philosophy from Princeton University and has taught philosophy at Barnard College, Rutgers, and Trinity College in Hartford, Conn...

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Professor Steven Pinker

BA (McGill), DPhil (Harvard)

Visiting Professor

Professor Pinker was born in Canada and took his BA in Psychology at McGill University before moving to the US to study for a PhD in Experimental Psychology at Harvard. He has subsequently taught at MIT, Harvard and Sta...

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Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta

BSc (Delhi), BA, MA, PhD (Cantab), FBA, FAAAS

Visiting Professor of Economics

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was named a Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s 2002 Birthday Honours List for services to economics. He has the rare distinction of being a Fellow of both the British Academy and the Roy...

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Professor Peter Singer

BA, MA (Melbourne), BPhil (Oxon)

Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Professor Peter Singer was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1946, and educated at the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford. He has taught at the University of Oxford, La Trobe University and Monash Univer...

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Professor Dibyesh Anand

MA (Hull), PhD (Bristol)

Visiting Professor of Politics and International Relations

I am often considered as a curious scholar, a lifelong student, a passionate lecturer, or a public intellectual. I did my PhD (1998-2002) from the Department of Politics at University of Bristol and the topic was related...

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Professor Adrian Zuckerman

LLM (Jerusalem), MA (Oxon)

Visiting Professor of Law

Professor Adrian A S Zuckerman, Emeritus Professor of Civil Procedure at Oxford University and Emeritus Fellow of University College, Oxford, is a prominent civil litigation scholar and a notable commentator on the admin...

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Professor Gregg D. Caruso

AAS, BA, MPhil, PhD (City University of New York)

Visiting Fellow

Gregg D. Caruso is Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Corning, Visiting Fellow at New College of the Humanities (NCH London), and Honorary Professor of Philosophy at Macquarie University. He is also Co-Director of the ...

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Dr Suzanna Mason

BSc, MRes, PhD

Visiting Lecturer of Science Literacy

Dr Suzanna Mason is a Visiting Lecturer teaching on the Science Literacy Programme at the New College of the Humanities. She teaches second-year undergraduates about ecology, the impacts of climate change, the importance...

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