Staff profiles

Academic Staff
Dr Susana Afonso Lecturer in Portuguese (Language contact, variation and change. Cognitive linguistics and construction grammar)
Ms Angulo Rufs Ana Belen Associate Lecturer in Spanish (E&S)
Carla Azevedo Associate Lecturer in Portuguese (E&S)
Dr Jamal Bahmad Associate Research Fellow
Ms Caroline Blay Associate Lecturer in French (E&S)
Professor Michelle Bolduc Professor in Translation Studies
Dr Zoë Boughton Senior Lecturer in French (The sociolinguistics and dialectology of French)
Dr Jonathan Bradbury Lecturer in Hispanic Studies (Golden Age Spanish literature; Spanish prose miscellanies of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries)
Kate Cameron Associate Lecturer (E&S)
Professor Nuria Capdevila-Argüelles Professor in Hispanic Studies and Gender Studies (Modern and contemporary Spanish feminism, particularly representations of generic and sexual ambiguity and the relationship between woman and nation)
Professor Emma Cayley Associate Professor of Medieval French (Medieval French poetry and culture 1350-1550, particularly Alain Chartier and Christine de Pizan; gender studies; manuscript studies and the History of the Book; digital humanities)
Dr Hadaya Chisholm-El-Saad Associate Lecturer in German (E&S)
Professor Aidan Coveney Associate Professor of French Language and Linguistics (Variation and change in the French language)
Dr Fiona Cox Senior Lecturer (French) (Reception of classical literature, especially Virgil and Ovid, in literature and culture since the nineteenth century; contemporary women’s writing in French)
Professor Sonia Cunico Director of Language (E&S) (Italian)
Christopher Day Associate Lecturer (E&S)
Dr Emmanuel Destenay Associate Lecturer in French (E&S)
Alice Farris Lecturer in Italian (E&S)
Professor Sally Faulkner Head of Modern Languages, Professor of Hispanic Studies and Film Studies (Spanish-language cinema including peninsular and Mexican film ; Spanish TV; literary adaptations in cinema and TV; film under the Franco dictatorship; middlebrow cinema)
Professor Derek Flitter Professor in Hispanic Studies (Spanish Romanticism, nineteenth- and twentieth- century Spanish intellectual history and poetry, the recovery of historical memory in Spain)
Dr João Florêncio Lecturer in History of Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture
Dr Juan Garcia-Precedo Lecturer in Hispanic Studies (E&S)
Dr Damien Gaucher Associate Lecturer in French (E&S)
Dr Francesco Goglia Senior Lecturer (Italian) (Multilingualism and language contact in Italian immigrant communities)
Florence Gomez Lecturer (E&S)
Dr Ting Guo Lecturer in Translation (Chinese) (The role of translators and interpreters in the context of wars and political crises in China)
Dr Fiona Handyside Senior Lecturer (French) (Feminism, postfeminism and cinema, the films of Eric Rohmer and spatiality in cinema)
Professor William Higbee Professor in Film Studies and Programme Link Manager for the London Film School Partnership (Representations of Marginality and Ethnicity in French cinema since 1980)
Dr Thomas Hinton Lecturer in French (French and Occitan literature of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries)
Dr Danielle Hipkins Associate Professor of Italian Studies and Film ((Post)Feminism and Italian film)
Professor Katharine Hodgson Associate Professor in Russian (The twentieth-century Russian Poetic Canon, before and after the collapse of the USSR)
Dr Clare Horackova Lecturer in French (E&S)
Professor David Houston Jones Professor of French and Visual Culture (The visual legacy of conflict, trauma and testimony in French culture. Visual archives and installation art)
Yuliya Kostyuk Associate Lecturer in Russian (E&S)
Maria Lafuente-Marruedo Associate Lecturer in Spanish (E&S)
Dr Jane Lee Associate Lecturer in French (E&S)
Dr Emily Lygo Senior Lecturer (Russian) (Russian poetry of the Soviet period; Soviet Literary Politics and Policy; Literary translation in Russia; Anglo-Soviet Relations)
Dr Eliana Maestri Lecturer in Translation Studies
Dr Muireann Maguire Lecturer in Russian (Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian literature. Cultural reception of science and scientists in Russian and Soviet culture. Tolstoy’s classicism; childbirth in Russian literature)
Dr Richard Mansell Senior Lecturer in Translation (Hispanic Studies) (Translator strategies and translation history (Spanish))
Ettore Marchetti Associate Lecturer in Italian (E&S)
Dr Ana Martins Lecturer in Portuguese (Portuguese feminism and Lusophone postcolonial cultural studies)
Mr Paul Merchant Lecturer in Spanish (E&S)
Dr Melisa Moore Senior Lecturer (Hispanic Studies) (Latin American cultural studies. Politics, Poetics and Visual Culture in 1920s Peru)
Isabel Moros Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies (E&S)
Christian Mossmann Lecturer in German (E&S)
Dr Katharine Murphy Senior Lecturer and Director of Programmes, Hispanic Studies (Spanish and English Modernists; Comparative Literature, knowledge exchange and transnational connections; Naturalism and regenerationism; Spanish post-war fiction)
Professor Fabrizio Nevola Chair in Art History and Visual Culture (Public space, urban identity and the representation and perception of community groups within cities in Early Modern Italy. The street as social space across history)
Professor Luciano Parisi Associate Professor of Italian literature (Nineteenth- and twentieth- century Italian literature and contemporary Italian culture)
Professor Chloe Paver Associate Professor in German (German museum exhibitions and memorial sites; cultural memory; representations of the Third Reich in German and Austrian fiction and film; fiction since the Wende)
Professor Melissa Percival Associate Professor (French, Art History and Visual Culture) (Art, literature and the history of ideas of the French eighteenth century)
Ms Lei Qin Lecturer in Chinese (E&S)
Dr Lucie Riou Associate Lecturer in French (E&S)
Professor Hugh Roberts Professor of French Renaissance Literature (French Renaissance Literature; gossip, nonsense and obscenity in French Renaissance texts)
Isabelle Rodrigues Lecturer in French (E&S)
Jordina Sala-Branchadell Lecturer in Hispanic Studies (E&S)
Dr Isabel Santafé Associate Lecturer in Hispanic Studies (E&S)
Professor Ricarda Schmidt Professor in German (Education and violence in the work of Heinrich von Kleist; intermediality in 20th-century German literature; 20th-century German women’s writing, particularly GDR literature; early 20th-century writing; gender in the work of Heinrich von Kleist and E.T.A. Hoffmann)
Dr Maria Scott Lecturer in French (French literature of the nineteenth century, particularly Baudelaire's poetry and prose poetry and the novels of Stendhal; thinking about the visual, about gender, and about reading/reception from the nineteenth century to the present)
Professor Sara Smart Associate Professor (German) (German Court festivities of the Early Modern Period; early German musical theatre; women at court; the Berlin court 1680-1713)
Mr Diego Soto Hernando Associate Lecturer in Hispanic Studies (E&S)
Dr Helena Taylor Lecturer in French (Early modern French literature; classical reception; women's writing)
Dr José Carlos Tenreiro Prego Lecturer in Spanish (E&S)
Dr Maria Thomas Lecturer in Hispanic/Latin America (Anticlerical violence and iconoclasm in 1930s Spain)
Dr Stefanie Van De Peer Associate Research Fellow
Dr Helen Vassallo Senior Lecturer (French) (Contemporary women's writing in French and the legacy of the Algerian War of Independence)
Professor Gert Vonhoff Associate Professor in German (German Poetry from 1750 to 1850 and the development of prose writing; Friedrich Schiller)
Ying Wang Associate Lecturer in Mandarin (E&S)
Professor Adam Watt Professor of French and Comparative Literature (Marcel Proust; French Poetry of the late nineteenth and the twentieth century; literary and poetic translation)
Dr Yan Wen-Thornton Lecturer (E&S)
Dr Zhiguang Yin Lecturer in Chinese
Samir Zarqane Associate Lecturer in French (E&S)
Dr Yue Zhuang Senior Lecturer in Chinese (The philosophy of Chinese landscapes and European interaction with Chinese landscapes)
Professor Ulrike Zitzlsperger Associate Professor (The culture and literature of twentieth-century Berlin, particularly in the 20s and 90s; the phenomenon of the Department Store)
Postgraduate Teaching Assistants
Giulia Baso Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (Italian)
Marianne Connors Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (French)
Tamsin Graves Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (French)
Patricia Melo Peñaloza Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (Hispanic Studies)
Support Staff
Allison Brett Administrator (Programme Support)
Alastair Crocker Academic Programme Support Manager
Elisabeth Saunders Administrative Assistant (part-time)
Katie Worth Administrative Assistant (FLC)
Emeritus Professors
Professor Malcolm Cook Emeritus Professor of French
Professor James Kearns Emeritus Professor of French
Professor Martin Sorrell Emeritus Professor
Honorary University Fellows
Dr Roger Cockrell Honorary University Fellow
Dr Mark Davie Honorary University Fellow
Dr Cynthia Gamble Honorary University Fellow
Professor Susan Hayward Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Mark Waddicor Honorary University Fellow