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Professor Nicola Ansell Professor Nicola Ansell
Professor - Human Geography
Since I arrived at Brunel in 1999, my interests have focused on social and cultural change in the li...
T: +44 (0)1895 266085
E: nicola.ansell@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 266085 nicola.ansell@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 133
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...
T: +44 (0)1895 265943
E: andrew.beatty@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 265943 andrew.beatty@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 141
Dr Liana Chua Dr Liana Chua
Reader
I am a social anthropologist with long-term ethnographic interests in Borneo, ethnic politics, Chris...
T: +44 (0)1895 265429
E: liana.chua@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 265429 liana.chua@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 140
Mr Steven Cohen Mr Steven Cohen
Lecturer in Journalism
Steve is a former award-winning regional newspaper editor who later set up his own successful public...
T: +44 (0)1895 268384
E: steven.cohen@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 268384 steven.cohen@brunel.ac.uk Gaskell Building 174
Dr Sara De Benedictis Dr Sara De Benedictis
Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Communications
Sara joined Brunel in May 2017 and is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Communications. Sara conven...
T: +44 (0)1895 265662
E: sara.debenedictis@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 265662 sara.debenedictis@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 148
Dr Monica Degen Dr Monica Degen
Reader
I joined Brunel University in 2004 after having worked as a Research Fellow in the Human Geography d...
T: +44 (0)1895 265940
E: monica.degen@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 265940 monica.degen@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 149
Professor Bernardine Evaristo Professor Bernardine Evaristo
Professor - Creative Writing
Professor Bernardine Evaristo was joint winner of the Booker Prize 2019, the world's most prestigiou...
T: +44 (0)1895 267240
E: bernardine.evaristo@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 267240 bernardine.evaristo@brunel.ac.uk Gaskell Building 132
Dr Peggy Froerer Dr Peggy Froerer
Reader - Anthropology
I found my way into anthropology after an initial foray into politics, completing my PhD at the Lond...
T: +44 (0)1895 265456
E: peggy.froerer@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 265456 peggy.froerer@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 143
Dr Lesley Henderson Dr Lesley Henderson
Reader - Sociology and Communications
Lesley Henderson is a Sociologist with specific expertise in communications and social change. Lesle...
T: +44 (0)1895 265459
E: lesley.henderson@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 265459 lesley.henderson@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 144
Dr Eric Hirsch Dr Eric Hirsch
Reader - Anthropology
I initially trained as an engineer but later found that anthropology was what really interested me. ...
T: +44 (0)1895 265953
E: eric.hirsch@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 265953 eric.hirsch@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 134
Dr Anita Howarth Dr Anita Howarth
Senior Lecturer in Journalism
Anita Howarth specializes in the interaction between journalism/media, politics and risk. She has a ...
T: +44 (0)1895 267047
E: anita.howarth@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 267047 anita.howarth@brunel.ac.uk Gaskell Building 176
Dr Meredith Jones Dr Meredith Jones
Reader
Meredith Jones is a Reader in Gender and Media Studies, and is Director of the Research Centre for G...
T: +44 (0)1895 268058
E: meredith.jones@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 268058 meredith.jones@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 147
Dr Maria Kastrinou Dr Maria Kastrinou
Lecturer in Anthropology
Anchored in political anthropology, my research focuses on sectarian politics and national belonging...
T: +44 (0)1895 265059
E: maria.kastrinou@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 265059 maria.kastrinou@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 136
Dr Max Kinnings Dr Max Kinnings
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
Max is the author of four novels, HITMAN (2000), THE FIXER (2001), both published by Hodder & St...
T: +44 (0)1895 267769
E: max.kinnings@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 267769 max.kinnings@brunel.ac.uk Gaskell Building 128
Mr Frazer Lee Mr Frazer Lee
Creative Writing Senior Lecturer
Frazer Lee is a novelist, screenwriter and director. His screen credits include the award-winning sh...
T: +44 (0)1895 266578
E: frazer.lee@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 266578 frazer.lee@brunel.ac.uk Gaskell Building 130
Dr Sharon Lockyer Dr Sharon Lockyer
Reader - Sociology & Communications
I joined the School of Social Sciences as a Lecturer in Sociology and Communications in September 20...
T: +44 (0)1895 267373
E: sharon.lockyer@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 267373 sharon.lockyer@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 146
Professor Sarita Malik Professor Sarita Malik
Professor - Media, Culture and Communications
Sarita Malik's research examines the politics of inequality, cultural representation and institution...
T: +44 (0)1895 266874
E: sarita.malik@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 266874 sarita.malik@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 152
Dr Paul Moody Dr Paul Moody
Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications
Paul started working for the Sociology and Communications department in August 2014 as a Lecturer in...
T: +44 (0)1895 267804
E: paul.moody@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 267804 paul.moody@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 158
Mr Daljit Nagra Mr Daljit Nagra
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
T: +44 (0)1895 268711
E: daljit.nagra@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 268711 daljit.nagra@brunel.ac.uk Gaskell Building 135
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...
T: +44 (0)1895 267413
E: isak.niehaus@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 267413 isak.niehaus@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 139
Dr Ozge Ozduzen Dr Ozge Ozduzen
Lecturer in Sociology
Research I am a lecturer in sociology and communications. I was previously British Academy Newton In...
T: +44 (0)1895 267738
E: ozge.ozduzen@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 267738 ozge.ozduzen@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 156
Dr Billur Ozgul Dr Billur Ozgul
Lecturer in Political Communications
I joined the School of Social and Political Sciences as a Lecturer in Political Communications in Au...
T: +44 (0)1895 267943
E: billur.ozgul@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 267943 billur.ozgul@brunel.ac.uk Marie Johoda 154a
Ms Sarah Penny Ms Sarah Penny
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
Sarah Penny emigrated to the UK from South Africa in 2003 to lecture in Creative Writing at Brunel U...
T: +44 (0)1895 266581
E: sarah.penny@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 266581 sarah.penny@brunel.ac.uk Gaskell Building 131
Dr Magali Peyrefitte Dr Magali Peyrefitte
Senior Lecturer in Sociology
I completed a PhD in Sociology (ESRC 1+3) from the University of Nottingham in 2011. After having wo...
T: +44 (0)1895 265795
E: magali.peyrefitte@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 265795 magali.peyrefitte@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 150
Dr Hauke Riesch Dr Hauke Riesch
Lecturer in Sociology
After completing a PhD on scientists' views on philosophy of science at University College London, I...
T: +44 (0)1895 266854
E: hauke.riesch@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 266854 hauke.riesch@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 142
Dr John Roberts Dr John Roberts
Reader - Sociology and Communications
I completed my PhD at Cardiff University in 2000 on urban space and free speech. I’ve studied ...
T: +44 (0)1895 266377
E: john.roberts@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 266377 john.roberts@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 155
Dr Will Rollason Dr Will Rollason
Senior Lecturer in Anthropology
Will received his PhD from the University of Manchester in 2008. His thesis was based on eighteen mo...
T: +44 (0)1895 265041
E: william.rollason@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 265041 william.rollason@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 135
Dr Sanjay Sharma Dr Sanjay Sharma
Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Communications
My original training was in engineering & computing, though I found the social sciences & hu...
T: +44 (0)1895 265835
E: sanjay.sharma@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 265835 sanjay.sharma@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 156
Mrs Rachel Sharp Mrs Rachel Sharp
Senior Lecturer (Education) in Journalism
Rachel Sharp is an experienced newspaper editor, and an award-winning multi-media journalist.She beg...
T: +44 (0)1895 267108
E: rachel.sharp@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 267108 rachel.sharp@brunel.ac.uk Gaskell Building 177
Dr James Staples Dr James Staples
Reader - Anthropology
After completing a first degree in anthropology in 1990 I worked for nearly ten years as a journalis...
T: +44 (0)1895 267412
E: james.staples@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 267412 james.staples@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 137
Mr Matt Thorne Mr Matt Thorne
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
Matt Thorne is the author of six novels, including Eight Minutes Idle, which won an Encore Award for...
T: +44 (0)1895 265839
E: matt.thorne@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 265839 matt.thorne@brunel.ac.uk Gaskell Building 133
Dr Anna Tuckett Dr Anna Tuckett
Lecturer in Anthropology
Dr. Anna Tuckett received her PhD from the London School of Economics in 2014. She specialises in p...
T: +44 (0)1895 266195
E: anna.tuckett@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 266195 anna.tuckett@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 154a
Dr Simon Weaver Dr Simon Weaver
Senior Lecturer
Simon is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at Brunel University London. He started ...
T: +44 (0)1895 265029
E: simon.weaver@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 265029 simon.weaver@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 145
Dr Peter Wilkin Dr Peter Wilkin
Divisional Lead / Reader - Comms, Media & Cultural Studies
I studied at Southampton University (1987-2004) before taking up my first post at Lancaster Universi...
T: +44 (0)1895 267241
E: peter.wilkin@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 267241 peter.wilkin@brunel.ac.uk Marie Jahoda 154
Professor Benjamin Zephaniah Professor Benjamin Zephaniah
Professor - Creative Writing
Professor Benjamin Zephaniah was one of the pioneers of the performance poetry ‘scene’ i...
T: +44 (0)1895 265294
E: benjamin.zephaniah@brunel.ac.uk
+44 (0)1895 265294 benjamin.zephaniah@brunel.ac.uk Gaskell Building 137