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Dr Neveen Shaaban Abdalla Dr Neveen Shaaban Abdalla
Lecturer in International Relations (Defence and Intelligence)
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Mr Matthew Adams Mr Matthew Adams
PhD Student
Anthropologist researching the place of minorities in China's new cyber society. Qualifications:MS...
Miss Bandana Adhikary Miss Bandana Adhikary
PhD Student
Mr Chentiba Ahmed Mr Chentiba Ahmed
PhD Student
I am a Doctoral Researcher from Ghana, West Africa, studying Sociology and Communications at the Soc...
Mr Adisa Akintola Mr Adisa Akintola
PhD Student
As a new doctoral researcher, I delve into the fascinating realm of racial categorization and ethnic...
Mr Tareq Alnaimat Mr Tareq Alnaimat
PhD Student
Dr Ayushman Bhagat Dr Ayushman Bhagat
Lecturer in Political Geography
I am a political geographer with a research focus on the spatial politics of anti-slavery and  ...
Miss Iram Bhatti Miss Iram Bhatti
PhD Student
Mr Mamoon Bhuyan Mr Mamoon Bhuyan
PhD Student
I am a Doctoral Researcher at the Division of Sociology and Communications at the Department of Soci...
Miss Udita Bose Miss Udita Bose
PhD Student
I am Udita Bose, from India. I hold an undergraduate (2018), a postgraduate (2020) and M.Phil (2023)...
Miss Mercy Brown Miss Mercy Brown
PhD Student
Mr Tom Butler Mr Tom Butler
PhD Student
I am an AHRC-funded Doctoral Researcher in the College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences. My res...
Dr Alison Carrol Dr Alison Carrol
Reader in European History
I am a historian of Modern Europe, and I am interested in the history of borders, borderlands, natio...
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+44 (0)1895 267980 Marie Jahoda 215
Dr Owen Coggins Dr Owen Coggins
Lecturer in Sociology
Owen is a Lecturer in Sociology, and recently completed a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (Septem...
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+44 (0)1895 265402 Marie Jahoda 217
Mr Steven Cohen Mr Steven Cohen
Senior Lecturer (Education) in Journalism
Steve is a former award-winning regional newspaper editor who later set up his own successful public...
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Dr Gareth Dale Dr Gareth Dale
Reader in Political Economy
Gareth is Associate Head of the Department of Social and Political Sciences. He worked at Birkbeck, ...
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Professor Philip Davies Professor Philip Davies
Professor - Intelligence Studies / Director of BCISS
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
Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Communications
Sara joined Brunel in May 2017. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Communications i...
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Professor Monica Degen Professor Monica Degen
College Creative Industries Lead / Professor
Dr Mónica Degen is Professor in Urban Cultural Sociology in the Political and Social Sciences...
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Dr Inge Dornan Dr Inge Dornan
Divisional Lead / Reader in the History of Race and Gender
My research and teaching focus on histories of race and gender in Britain and the Americas. I joined...
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Mr Regan Ebsworth Mr Regan Ebsworth
PhD Student
Thesis title: “Resistance, Collaboration and the Spaces in Between: the Internment of British ...
Mr James Farmer Mr James Farmer
PhD Student
I have always had a keen interest in history since an early age.  Growing up near to Windsor an...
Dr Monica Fernandes Dr Monica Fernandes
Lecturer in Modern African History
I am a scholar specialising in modern African history and transnational women's activism. I have a B...
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+44 (0)1895 266147 Bannerman Centre 019D
Dr Martin Folly Dr Martin Folly
Reader in International History
I studied for my PhD under Donald Cameron Watt and Antony Best at the London School of Economics, an...
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+44 (0)1895 266823 Marie Jahoda 230
Mr Alexander Giannakouras Mr Alexander Giannakouras
PhD Student
I started my PhD in January 2023 under the supervision of Mark Neocleous and Maria Kastrinou. My res...
Dr Katalin Halasz Dr Katalin Halasz
Research Fellow
Katalin is a body scholar working across film, video art, installation, performance, cross-dressing ...
Dr Richard Hammond Dr Richard Hammond
Senior Lecturer in War Studies
I am a Senior Lecturer in the History and Politics Division. Prior to this I held positions at King'...
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Dr Sam Han Dr Sam Han
Lecturer in Sociology
Sam Han is an interdisciplinary social scientist, working primarily in the areas of social/cultural/...
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+44 (0)1895 267706 Marie Jahoda 231
Dr Martin Hansen Dr Martin Hansen
Associate Dean (QA) / Reader - Politics
Dr Martin Ejnar Hansen is a political scientist specialising in Comparative European Politics and Pu...
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+44 (0)1895 267715 Marie Jahoda 220
Dr Amani Hassani Dr Amani Hassani
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Amani Hassani is an urban ethnographer working at the intersection of sociology, anthropology, ...
Dr Eleanor Tiplady Higgs Dr Eleanor Tiplady Higgs
Lecturer in Sociology
I am an interdisciplinary feminist scholar in humanities and social sciences. After completing my Ph...
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Ms Kelly Holmes Ms Kelly Holmes
PhD Student
Thesis title: The First Step or Short Vision?: The Influence of the British Film Institute ...
Dr Anita Howarth Dr Anita Howarth
Senior Lecturer in Journalism
Anita Howarth's research interests lie at the intersection of media/journalism and social justice is...
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+44 (0)1895 267047 Marie Jahoda 223/223a
Professor Matthew Hughes Professor Matthew Hughes
Professor of Military History
Matthew Hughes studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies and at the London School of Eco...
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+44 (0)1895 266872 Marie Jahoda 210
Dr Victor Jatula Dr Victor Jatula
Lecturer in Communications and Journalism
My research is located in the general field of press and politics. I explore media studies, democrac...
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Professor Jeffrey Karp Professor Jeffrey Karp
Professor - Comparative Politics
Jeffrey Karp is a political scientist specialising in research on public opinion, elections, and pol...
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+44 (0)1895 265632 Marie Jahoda 232
Dr Anneleen Kenis Dr Anneleen Kenis
Lecturer in Geographies of Political Ecology and Environmental Justice
Anneleen Kenis is a critical human geographer working on the (de)politicisation of environmental iss...
Mrs Janine King Mrs Janine King
PhD Student
Hello All, I am an international, Ph.D. student from Grindstone, Pennsylvania, a small coal-mining t...
Mrs Nieke Monika Kulsum Mrs Nieke Monika Kulsum
PhD Student
Nieke is a recipient of an International Ph.D. scholarship in the Department of Social and Political...
Dr Amanda Lanzillo Dr Amanda Lanzillo
Lecturer in South Asian History
I am an historian of South Asia, researching labour, technology, and social change within South Asia...
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+44 (0)1895 265405 Marie Jahoda 215
Dr Sharon Lockyer Dr Sharon Lockyer
Associate Dean – Equality & Diversity (Students) / Reader - Sociology & Communications
Sharon Lockyer is a Reader in Sociology and Communications with an international research track-reco...
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Dr John Macmillan Dr John Macmillan
Senior Lecturer in International Relations
The inter-disciplinary nature of International Relations has, for me, always been one of the most st...
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Miss Nicole Maib Miss Nicole Maib
PhD Student
I am a PhD student in Politics and History. I am originally from the United States where I completed...
Professor Sarita Malik Professor Sarita Malik
Associate Pro Vice Chancellor – Research Impact / Professor - Media, Culture and Communications
Sarita Malik has been Professor of Media and Culture in the Division of Sociology and Communications...
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+44 (0)1895 266874 Marie Jahoda 236
Miss Angeliki Martinou Miss Angeliki Martinou
PhD Student
I am a researcher in Intelligence and Security at Brunel University London, with a background in Int...
Mr Beowulf Mayfield Mr Beowulf Mayfield
Lecturer (Professional Practice) in Journalism
Beowulf "Wulfie" Mayfield worked as a local newspaper journalist in the Midlands and London for more...
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Dr Paul Moody Dr Paul Moody
Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications
Paul is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, with research interests in British cinem...
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+44 (0)1895 267804 Marie Jahoda 203
Professor Kenneth Morgan Professor Kenneth Morgan
Professor - Maritime History
I am primarily an economic and social historian of the British Atlantic world in the ‘long’ eighteen...
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Dr Benedetta Morsiani Dr Benedetta Morsiani
Research Fellow - Leverhulme
Benedetta is currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow at Brunel University London, with a research pro...
Professor Mark Neocleous Professor Mark Neocleous
Professor - Critique of Political Economy
I am Professor of the Critique of Political Economy in the Department of Social and Political Scienc...
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+44 (0)1895 266824 Marie Jahoda 237
Miss Jaspreet Nijjar Miss Jaspreet Nijjar
PhD Student
Jaspreet has been studying for her PhD in the department of Sociology and Communications on a part-t...
Dr Billur Ozgul Dr Billur Ozgul
Senior Lecturer in Political Communications
I joined the School of Social and Political Sciences as a Lecturer in Political Communications in Au...
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+44 (0)1895 267943 Marie Johoda 213
Dr Niall Palmer Dr Niall Palmer
Lecturer in American Politics
I studied for my BA in Politics at Swansea University and graduated in 1984. I then undertook my PhD...
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Professor Julian Petley Professor Julian Petley
Honorary Professor - SPS
During his career, Julian has moved back and forth between working in the media and t...
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Dr Magali Peyrefitte Dr Magali Peyrefitte
Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Deviance
I completed a PhD in Sociology (ESRC 1+3) from the University of Nottingham in 2011. After having wo...
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+44 (0)1895 265795 Marie Jahoda 213
Dr Rohini Rai Dr Rohini Rai
Lecturer in Sociology of Race
I am a sociologist of race & ethnicity, and am a Lecturer in the Sociology of Race at the Depart...
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+44 (0)1895 265256 Marie Jahoda 201
Dr Ebony Reid Dr Ebony Reid
Lecturer in Criminology
Dr Ebony Reid is a Criminologist and Ethnographer specialising in research on street crime/violence ...
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+44 (0)1895 265429 Marie Jahoda 208
Dr Kevin Riehle Dr Kevin Riehle
Lecturer in Intelligence and Security Studies
Dr Kevin Riehle retired in 2021 from a 30+ year career in the U.S. national security community, with...
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+44 (0)1895 268549 Marie Jahoda 205
Dr Hauke Riesch Dr Hauke Riesch
Deputy Head of Department / Divisional Lead / Senior Lecturer in Sociology
I am a sociologist of science with a particular interest in science communication, risk and environm...
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+44 (0)1895 266854 Marie Jahoda 217
Professor John Roberts Professor John Roberts
Professor - Sociology and Communications
I completed my PhD at Cardiff University in 2000 on urban space and free speech. I’ve studied ...
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+44 (0)1895 266377 Marie Jahoda 232
Dr Katja Sarmiento-Mirwaldt Dr Katja Sarmiento-Mirwaldt
Vice Dean Research (CBASS) / Reader
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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+44 (0)1895 267717 Marie Jahoda 219
Dr Manu Savani Dr Manu Savani
Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Public Policy
My research uses mixed method experiments to answer questions about health and political behavi...
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+44 (0)1895 267985 Marie Jahoda 203
Professor Matthew Seligmann Professor Matthew Seligmann
Professor of Naval History
I Joined Brunel as a Reader in 2012 and became a professor in 2015. I am a specialist on intelligenc...
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Mrs Rachel Sharp Mrs Rachel Sharp
Senior Lecturer (Education) in Journalism
Rachel Sharp is a senior lecturer in Journalism here at Brunel. She is an experienced newspaper edit...
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+44 (0)1895 267108 Marie Jahoda 223/223a
Dr Fabio Simonetti Dr Fabio Simonetti
Lecturer in European Politics and History
I am an historian specialising in Italian and European Modern History, transnational and gendered en...
Miss Isabel Sykes Miss Isabel Sykes
PhD Student
In October 2022 I began studying an AHRC-funded PhD student at Brunel. My doctoral project, funded b...
Professor Peter Thomas Professor Peter Thomas
Head of Department / Professor - History of Political Thought
Professor Peter D. Thomas is an historian of political thought, an historian of philosophy and a pol...
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+44 (0)1895 267573 Marie Jahoda 229
Dr James Thomson Dr James Thomson
Honorary Research Fellow - SPS
Doctoral Researcher at the Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies at Brunel University ...
Mr Kenn Toft Mr Kenn Toft
Lecturer (Education) in Shorthand
Kenn Toft started his career at Brunel University as an industry expert in data gathering and media ...
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+44 (0)1895 267584 Marie Jahoda 223/223a
Miss Lili Toitot Miss Lili Toitot
PhD Student
Dr Steven Wagner Dr Steven Wagner
Senior Lecturer in International Security
I am an historian of intelligence, security, empire and the modern Middle East. Before coming to Bru...
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+44 (0)1895 268984 Marie Jahoda 217
Dr Simon Weaver Dr Simon Weaver
Simon is a Reader in Media and Communications at Brunel University London. He is an intern...
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+44 (0)1895 265029 Marie Jahoda 203
Dr Hannah Whittaker Dr Hannah Whittaker
Senior Lecturer in Modern African History
I am an historian of modern Africa. My research is mainly focused on issues relating to colonialism,...
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+44 (0)1895 267174 Marie Jahoda 225
Dr Peter Wilkin Dr Peter Wilkin
Reader - Comms, Media & Cultural Studies
I studied at Southampton University (1987-2004) before taking up my first post at Lancaster Universi...
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