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Our Staff

Centre Director
Dr Helen Birkett Senior Lecturer (Twelfth-century Britain and Ireland, intellectual and religious culture, medieval monasticism, hagiography, and communication)
Arab and Islamic Studies
Professor Dionisius Agius Al Qasimi Professor of Arabic Studies and Islamic Material Culture (Islamic material culture, maritime ethnography and Arabic language and linguistics)
Dr István Kristó-Nagy Lecturer in Arab & Islamic Studies
Professor Ian Netton Sharjah Professor of Islamic Studies (Classical Arab and Islamic history; Islamic theology and philosophy; sufism; medieval Arab travellers; Arabic and Islamic bibliography; Islamic art and architecture; comparative textuality and semiotics; and comparative religion)
Professor Sajjad Rizvi Associate Professor of Islamic Intellectual History (Islamic philosophical traditions, mystical theology and Shi'ite thought)
Dr Emily Selove Senior Lecturer of Medieval Arabic Language and Literature (Senior Lecturer of Medieval Arabic Language and Literature)
Professor Oliver Creighton Professor of Archaeology (Medieval archaeology; landscape studies; medieval town and country; medieval castle studies)
Dr Hajnalka Herold Senior Lecturer in Historical Archaeology (Early medieval archaeology (AD 400-1100))
Dr Catriona McKenzie Senior Lecturer in Human Osteoarchaeology
Professor Stephen Rippon Professor of Landscape Archaeology (Landscape archaeology; wetland archaeology; Roman-medieval transition)
Art History and Visual Culture
Professor Fabrizio Nevola Chair in Art History and Visual Culture
Classics and Ancient History
Professor Richard Flower Associate Professor in Classics and Late Antiquity (Roman and late Roman history; religious identity; late-antique and Christian 'patristic' literature, especially invective and heresiology; the many and various forms of authority)
Dr Naomi Howell Lecturer
Professor Eddie Jones Professor (Middle English; middle English religious history; hermits and anchorites; medieval religious history; interrelation of textuality and history in late medieval culture)
Professor Elliot Kendall Associate Professor (Middle English, Ricardian literature, the aristocratic household in medieval society, intersections of ‘literary’ and ‘official’ texts, medieval apocalyptic)
Professor James Clark Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Transfer, Professor of History (Late medieval monasticism, late medieval humanism and historical writing)
Dr Jennifer Farrell Lecturer in Medieval History
Professor Sarah Hamilton Professor of Medieval History (The religious and social history of Early Medieval Europe, c900–1100; monasteries, bishops and medieval kingship; the institution of penance in Lotharingian, German and Italian society)
Dr Gregory Lippiatt Lecturer in Medieval History (E&R)
Professor Yolanda Plumley Professor (Music, literature and court culture, especially in late Medieval France and Italy)
Professor Catherine Rider Associate Professor in Medieval History (Religious history, history of magic and the church's attitude to magic, history of medicine and the body )
Professor Levi Roach Associate Professor (Political and religious history of western Europe, 900–1100; charters and documentary culture; feudalism)
Dr Hester Schadee Senior Lecturer in European History, 1450 - 1750 (Fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Italian humanism; cultural history of ideas; and classical reception)
Professor Jane Whittle Professor of Economic and Social History (The history of rural England, 1250-1750 (especially 1350-1650))
Modern Languages
Professor Michelle Bolduc Professor in Translation Studies
Dr Thomas Hinton Senior Lecturer in French
Professor Ulrike Zitzlsperger Associate Professor (The literary figure of the fool, pamphlets in the Early Modern period, and the role of women)
Theology and Religion
Professor Emma Loosley Professor (Late antique byzantine culture in the near east)
Professor Morwenna Ludlow Professor (Early medieval monasticism and eschatology)
Honorary Research Fellows and Other Members of the Centre
Dr Peter Cramer Honorary Research Fellow
Marion Glasscoe Former member of staff in English (Medieval mysticism)
Dr Robert Higham Honorary University Fellow (Medieval British archaeology; castle studies; medieval settlement)
Professor Richard Hitchcock Emeritus Professor for Modern Languages (Medieval Hispanic studies literature; Hispano-Arabic studies)
Dr Jonathan Hughes Honorary Research Fellow
Professor Alan Robertshaw Emeritus Professor for Modern Languages (Late medieval German lyric, especially the works of Tyrolean poet-composer Oswald van Wolkenstein (c1377-1445))
Professor Michael Swanton Emeritus Professor for English (Old English)
Dr Kim Taylor-Moore Honorary Associate Research Fellow
Dr John Withrington Honorary Research Fellow (Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur; Middle English Arthurian romance; the role of the Arthurian legend in Medieval and Renaissance notions of history and nationhood)