About Dr Alistair Robinson

Dr Alistair Robinson is a Lecturer in English. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cambridge, a Master’s from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD from University College London. He was a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of English Studies before he joined NCH London in the summer of 2019.



BA in English Literature, University of Cambridge (2012)

MSc by Research in English Literature, University of Edinburgh (2015)

PhD in English Language and Literature, University College London (2019)



Dr Alistair Robinson's Research

Dr Robinson’s research is focused on the cultural representation of poverty and mobility in Britain and the British Empire during the nineteenth century. He has recently published articles on Charles Dickens and Robert Louis Stevenson and is currently working on a monograph project entitled Victorian Vagrancy: The Wandering Poor in the Long Nineteenth Century.



‘Beachcombers: Vagrancy, Empire, and Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Ebb-Tide’, Review of English Studies 70.297 (2019), 930-949

‘Vagrant, Convict, Cannibal Chief: Abel Magwitch and the Culture of Cannibalism in Great Expectations’, Journal of Victorian Culture, 22.4 (2017), 450-464.

Dr Alistair Robinson's Teaching

Dr Robinson teaches the Cultures of London course at NCH.

Before coming to NCH, Dr Robinson taught in University College London’s English Department as a Teaching Assistant and Seminar Leader (2016-19). He was also the Module Leader for courses on urban literature and nineteenth- and twentieth-century print culture run by UCL’s Institute of Education (2018-19).