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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 Sam Kemp

BA (Hons), MA, PhD, FHEA

Assistant Professor in Creative Writing

Dr Sam Kemp is a poet and lecturer in Creative Writing. He joined the New College of Humanities in August 2021 and teaches on a variety of writing crafts, including all aspects of poetry, hybrid and experimental forms, a...

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Deborah Walker

Assistant Professor in Creative Writing

Deborah Walker is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing. In a writing career spanning three decades, Deborah has been a travel writer, novelist, ghost writer, editor, commercial content writer and editor, literary c...

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Dr Claire Griffiths

BA Hons, MA, PhD, FHEA

Programme Director and Assistant Professor in Creative Writing

Dr Claire Griffiths is Programme Director and Assistant Professor in Creative Writing at NCH/Northeastern University London. She studied American Literature with Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where s...

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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 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 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) and Editor-in-Chief of the International Social Science Journal (ISSJ) published by Wiley. Before joining NCH, he taught for two yea...

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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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Dr Serhiy Kovela

MSc, PhD, MBA

Associate Professor in Project Management

Serhiy is an educator, scholar and practitioner with over 21 years of experience in project management and business IT. I deliver educational and training programmes for university and executive audiences and provide adv...

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English

Dr Catherine Brown

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

Head of Faculty & Associate Professor in English

Dr Catherine Brown is Associate Professor in English, and was the founding Head of English at New College of the Humanities from 2012 to 21. She studied English at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. She then moved ou...

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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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Tony Attwood

BA, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor in Academic Writing

Dr Tony Attwood is an Assistant Professor in Academic Writing at the New College of the Humanities. He teaches on the First-Year Writing Studio, a course that applies key principles from design thinking to writing. Previ...

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Jacob McGuinn

BA, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor in English

Jacob is Assistant Professor in English at the New College of Humanities, having also taught literature at Goldsmiths, University of London and Queen Mary, University of London. He received his PhD in English at Queen Ma...

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Orlando Reade

BA, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor in Academic Writing

Dr Orlando Reade is an Assistant Professor of Academic Writing. He has a BA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Renaissance Studies from the University of London. He received his PhD in En...

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Tomas Elliott

BA, MA, PhD

Adjunct Lecturer in English

Tomas Elliott is an Adjunct Lecturer in English at the New College of the Humanities. His research focuses on literary and cinematic adaptation, transmedia studies, and translation. He has taught courses in world literat...

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Dr Sam Waterman

BA, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor in English

Dr Sam Waterman is Assistant Professor of English at the New College of Humanities. His teaching specialties include Shakespeare, 19th, 20th and 21st century Anglophone literature and literary theory. Sam read English ...

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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 an Assistant Professor specialized in early modern and public history. She joined the college in 2017, after previously teaching at King’s College London, Winchester University, University College London...

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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

Associate Professor in Law

Ursula Smartt is Associate Professor in Law at Northeastern (NCH London) and Legal Careers Counsellor for all students in the Faculty of Law. She holds the Master of Philosophy in Social Policy and Criminology from the U...

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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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Dr Aislinn O’Connell

BA, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor in Law

Aislinn has been a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at NCH since January 2020. Aislinn has also held posts at Royal Holloway University of London and St Mary’s University Twickenham, as well as acting as visiting lec...

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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

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 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 Alessandro Rossi

BA, MA, MPhil, PhD

Assistant Professor in Philosophy

Dr Alessandro Rossi is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at New College of the Humanities. He obtained a PhD in Philosophy from the University of St. Andrews (2021) with a dissertation entitled ‘Existence, Actua...

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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 Bianca Serwinski

BSc (Kent), MSc, PhD (UCL)

Course Leader and Assistant Professor in Psychology

Dr Bianca Serwinski is Programme Director 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 so...

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Dr Robb Dunphy

BA, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor in Philosophy

Dr Dunphy is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the New College of the Humanities. He studied philosophy at the University of Warwick for his undergraduate and master’s degrees. His PhD in philosophy is from the University of...

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Dr Mark Bowker

MA, MLitt, PhD

Associate Professor in Philosophy

Mark Bowker studied Philosophy at the University of St Andrew and was awarded his PhD in 2016. He has since held postdoctoral fellowships at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy and University College Dublin. In...

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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 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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Dr Xuechen Chen

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

Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations

Dr 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 U...

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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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Computer Science

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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Data Science

Dr Dimitris Mylonas

MSc (UAL), PhD (UCL)

Assistant Professor in Computer Science; Director of Data 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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Research Scientists

Dr Emily C. Collins

BA, MSc, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

Dr. Emily C. Collins is an interdisciplinary Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Research Scientist. Her research interests include human-robot interaction, trustworthy autonomous systems, the ethics of robotics and AI, biomi...

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Visiting Professors