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Professor Nicola Ansell Professor Nicola Ansell
Professor of Human Geography
After obtaining a BA in Geography from Cambridge University, I taught secondary school geography for...
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Dr Nicolas Argenti Dr Nicolas Argenti
Senior Lecturer
For 20 years from 1990 to 2010 I carried out research in the Cameroon Grassfields. My work there foc...
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Dr Gary Armstrong Dr Gary Armstrong
He previously lectured in Criminology at the University of Westminster and the University of Reading...
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 Elena Baches Elena Baches
PhD Student
Dr Andrew Beatty Dr Andrew Beatty
Senior Lecturer In Anthropology
I became interested in anthropology after spending a couple of years travelling in Asia; conducted s...
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Dr Benjamin Bowles Dr Benjamin Bowles
I graduated from Durham in 2011 from the combined Biological/Social Anthropology BA and moved to Bru...
Dr Alison Carrol Dr Alison Carrol
Senior Lecturer, Politics And History
I am a historian of Modern Europe, with research interests in the history of borders, borderlands, n...
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 Michelle Carter Michelle Carter
PhD Student
Dr Liana Chua Dr Liana Chua
Senior Lecturer in Anthropology
I am a social anthropologist with long-term ethnographic interests in Borneo, ethnic politics, Chris...
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Dr Gareth Dale Dr Gareth Dale
Senior Lecturer
Gareth worked at Birkbeck College, the London School of Economics and Swansea University b...
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Professor Philip Davies Professor Philip Davies
Professor of Intelligence Studies
Although born in England, I took my first two degrees in Canada then returned to pursue my PhD at Re...
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Dr Sara De Benedictis Dr Sara De Benedictis
Lecturer in Media and Communications
Sara joined Brunel in May 2017 as a Lecturer in Media and Communications. Sara is the convenor of Me...
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Dr Monica Degen Dr Monica Degen
Lecturer In Sociology/Communications, Socrates Convenor (Cmm)
I joined Brunel University in 2004 after having worked as a Research Fellow in the Human Geography d...
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Dr Filippo Dellucchese Dr Filippo Dellucchese
Senior Lecturer
I completed my PhD in 2002 in History of Political Thought at the University of Pisa. After a four y...
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 Erin Dermody Erin Dermody
PhD Student
Dr Inge Dornan Dr Inge Dornan
I received my PhD from Cambridge University in 2000. Before joining Brunel, I taught American histor...
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Ms Claire Dungey Ms Claire Dungey
Research Assistant
I gained my Ph.D. in anthropology from Aarhus University in 2015. My Ph.D is based on research in ru...
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 Iain Farquharson Iain Farquharson
PhD Student
Growing up in Hampshire surrounded by the military I have always maintained a passionate interest in...
Professor Justin Fisher Professor Justin Fisher
Head Of Department
After nearly three years working in market research, I took my first degree and then moved on to a P...
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Dr Martin Folly Dr Martin Folly
Senior Lecturer
I studied for my PhD under Donald Cameron Watt and Antony Best at the London School of Economics, an...
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Dr Peggy Froerer Dr Peggy Froerer
Reader in Anthropology
I found my way into anthropology after an initial foray into politics, completing my PhD at the Lond...
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Mr Mohamed Gaballa Mr Mohamed Gaballa
Gaballa joined Brunel, in 2014, as the leader of the department\'s new Distance Learning programmes ...
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Dr Kristian Gustafson Dr Kristian Gustafson
Senior Lecturer
Dr. Gustafson is the deputy Director of BCISS and is the Director of Studie...
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Dr Martin Hansen Dr Martin Hansen
Director of Undergraduate Programmes (Politics & History)
I’m trained as a political scientist in Denmark and after finishing my PhD in 2008 I took up a posit...
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Dr Lesley Henderson Dr Lesley Henderson
Senior Lecturer, Sociology/Communications, Director Cmcr
Lesley Henderson is a media Sociologist with a strong track record of externally funded research con...
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Professor Eric Hirsch Professor Eric Hirsch
Divisional Lead - Antrhopology
I initially trained as an engineer but later found that anthropology was what really interested me. ...
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Dr Anita Howarth Dr Anita Howarth
Lecturer in Journalism
Anita Howarth specializes in the interaction between journalism/media, politics and risk. She has a ...
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Professor Matthew Hughes Professor Matthew Hughes
Professor of Military History
Matthew Hughes studied Geography and History as an undergraduate at the School of Oriental and Afric...
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Dr Meredith Jones Dr Meredith Jones
Meredith Jones is a Reader in Gender and Media Studies, and is Director of the Research Centre for G...
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Professor Jeffrey Karp Professor Jeffrey Karp
Professor of Political Science
Jeffrey Karp is a political scientist specialising in research on public opinion, elections, and pol...
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Dr Maria Kastrinou Dr Maria Kastrinou
Anchored in political anthropology, my research focuses on sectarian politics and national belonging...
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Dr Thomas Linehan Dr Thomas Linehan
Lecturer in History
I graduated from Ruskin College, Oxford, which has links to the labour and trade union movement, in ...
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Dr Sharon Lockyer Dr Sharon Lockyer
Lecturer In Sociology & Communications
I joined the School of Social Sciences as a Lecturer in Sociology and Communications in September 20...
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Dr John Macmillan Dr John Macmillan
Senior Lecturer
The inter-disciplinary nature of International Relations has, for me, always been one of the most st...
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Mr Mohamed Majothi Mr Mohamed Majothi
PhD Student
Formerly a soldier and police officer, now retired and into the second year of a full-time PhD resea...
Professor Sarita Malik Professor Sarita Malik
Professor of Media, Culture and Communications, Director of Rese
Sarita Malik's research examines the politics of inequality, cultural representation and institution...
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 Danil Mikhailov Danil Mikhailov
PhD Student
Dr Paul Moody Dr Paul Moody
Paul started working for the Sociology and Communications department in August 2014 as a Lecturer in...
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 Alastair Mordaunt Alastair Mordaunt
PhD Student
My undergraduate degree was in Politics at the University York. I took options in Moral Philosophy a...
Professor Kenneth Morgan Professor Kenneth Morgan
Professor of History
I am primarily an economic and social historian of the British Atlantic world in the ‘long’ eighteen...
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 Harun Muratogullari Harun Muratogullari
PhD Student
 Liliana Narvaez Rodriguez Liliana Narvaez Rodriguez
PhD Student
I undertook my bachelor studies in Bogotá, Colombia, in Political Science. Whilst undertaking these ...
Professor Mark Neocleous Professor Mark Neocleous
Department Director for Research
Mark joined Brunel University in the Department of Government in 1994. Since then he has published n...
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Dr Isak Niehaus Dr Isak Niehaus
Senior Lecturer
After attending school in Oudtshoorn (a semi-desert town which is the centre of South Africa’s ostri...
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Dr Niall Palmer Dr Niall Palmer
After completing my PhD at Bristol, I undertook a 2-year Teaching and Research Fellowship with the u...
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Dr Steve Pickering Dr Steve Pickering
Lecturer in International Relations
I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Lancaster in 2010. Since then, I have held positions at th...
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Dr Hauke Riesch Dr Hauke Riesch
Lecturer Sociology & Communications
After completing a PhD on scientists' views on philosophy of science at University College London, I...
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Dr John Roberts Dr John Roberts
Divisonal Lead - Sociology
I completed my PhD at Cardiff University in 2000 on urban space and free speech. I’ve studied and ta...
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Dr William Rollason Dr William Rollason
Senior Lecturer
Will received his PhD from the University of Manchester in 2008. His thesis was based on eighteen mo...
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Dr Katja Sarmiento-Mirwaldt Dr Katja Sarmiento-Mirwaldt
Senior Lecturer
I completed my PhD in 2007 with the support of the ESRC and the University of Essex. I then joined t...
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Professor Matthew Seligmann Professor Matthew Seligmann
Professor of Naval History & Divisional Lead
I spent my first eighteen years living and working in London before deciding to follow my passion an...
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Dr Sanjay Sharma Dr Sanjay Sharma
Lecturer In Sociology/Communications
My original training was in engineering & computing, though I found the social sciences & hu...
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Mrs Rachel Sharp Mrs Rachel Sharp
Teaching Fellow
Rachel Sharp is an experienced newspaper editor, and an award-winning multi-media journalist.She beg...
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 Diane Smith Diane Smith
PhD Student
Dr James Staples Dr James Staples
Reader in Anthropology
After completing a first degree in anthropology in 1990 I worked for nearly ten years as a journalis...
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Dr Christian Stiegler Dr Christian Stiegler
Senior Lecturer
"Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads" (Back to the Future, Part II) Dr Stiegler’s wor...
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Dr Peter Thomas Dr Peter Thomas
Senior Lecturer
Dr Peter D. Thomas has studied and worked at the University of Queensland, Freie Universität Berlin,...
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Dr Jingrong Tong Dr Jingrong Tong
Senior Lecturer in Digital Media & Communications
Jingrong Tong has been working in the area of journalism and news media for sixteen years first as a...
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Dr Varun Uberoi Dr Varun Uberoi
Department Director of Teaching and Learning
I did my first degree in politics and history at the University of Manchester, after which I joined ...
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Dr Steven Wagner Dr Steven Wagner
Before coming to Brunel, I was a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History and Classica...
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Professor Steven Wainwright Professor Steven Wainwright
Deputy Director
I am a qualitative (medical) sociologist with an unusual background in the social, earth and biomedi...
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Dr Simon Weaver Dr Simon Weaver
Simon is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at Brunel University London. He started ...
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Dr Hannah Whittaker Dr Hannah Whittaker
After completing my MA in Imperial History at Durham University in 2006, I went on to work as a Grad...
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Dr Peter Wilkin Dr Peter Wilkin
Reader In Communications Media & Cultural Studies
I worked at Lancaster University from 1994 in the Department of Politics and International Relations...
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Professor Clare Williams Professor Clare Williams
Professor Of Sociology
Having worked as a nurse and health visitor for 20 years I completed my PhD in 1998, with the suppor...
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