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Dr Patrick Andelic

Lecturer in American History

Patrick joined the faculty at Northumbria in 2017, having previously taught at Queen Mary University of London, the University of Oxford, and Ruskin College, Oxford. His research focuses on American party politics during the late twentieth century...>>>


Victoria BazinDr Victoria Bazin

Senior Lecturer in American Literature

Victoria did her first degree in American Studies which included a year at the University of Minnesota. She then went on to study for an MA in English literature at King’s College, London followed by a brief period in publishing... >>>


Tanja BueltmannDr Tanja Bueltmann

Professor in History & Faculty Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor Strategic Planning and Engagement (Acting)

Tanja is an expert in diaspora and migration history, especially the history of ethnic associational culture. She studied at the universities of Bielefeld and Edinburgh for her MA in British Cultural Studies, History and Sociology ... >>>


Brycchan -Carey ,-Northumbria -UniProfessor Brycchan Carey

Professor of English

Brycchan has research and teaching interests in the literature and culture of the Atlantic world in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, in particular slavery and abolition, colonial America, and discourses of science and exploration... >>>


Claire Elliot 2Dr Clare Elliott

Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) English Language and Literature (sem 2)

Clare joined Northumbria's Department of Humanities as Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature in 2011. Her publishing and research activity lie in the nineteenth century with particular interests in Transatlantic Literary Studies, American Romanticism... >>>


Dr Hilary Francis

Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow in Global Challenges

Hilary joined Northumbria in March 2018 as a Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Global Challenges. She is a historian of Nicaragua and US-Nicaraguan relations. Her doctoral research - on Nicaragua’s ‘Contra’ War (1980-1990) - drew on ...>>>


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Professor of American History, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation

David came to Northumbria from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, where he was Director of the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World. He remains a research associate of it and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society... >>>


ADSS Henry Knight Facultystaff 100Dr Henry Knight-Lozano

Senior Lecturer in History and American Studies; Programme Leader BA History & Politics

Henry is a scholar of place promotion, expansion, and environment in the United States. His research on California, Florida, and Hawai'i brings together promotional, literary, and visual representations alongside ... >>>


Joe StreetDr Joe Street

Associate Professor in American History

Joe has worked at Northumbria since September 2009. He specialises in twentieth-century American and African American History.  He was educated at Sheffield University between 1996 and 2004. He joined Northumbria after stints at Sheffield University... >>>


Dr Julie Taylor

Senior Lecturer in American Studies/Literature; Programme Leader BA American Studies

Julie joined Northumbria in 2012 from a lectureship at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where she held the Randall MacIver Junior Research Fellowship 2010-2012. She completed her PhD in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York... >>>


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Professor in American Studies

Brian is Northumbria University’s first Professor in American Studies. He is a historian of the modern US South, the civil rights movement, popular music, the 1960s, and Anglo-American cultural relations... >>>


Dr Melanie Waters

Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature; Programme Leader for the Foundation Year in Humanities

After obtaining my undergraduate and Master's degrees at Newcastle University, Melanie embarked on an AHRC-funded PhD. Her research and teaching interests focus on feminism and its relationship to literary and popular culture, particularly in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries ...>>>


Dr Rebecca Wright

Lecturer in U.S. History

Before to joining the faculty at Northumbria in 2018, Rebecca was a Research Fellow in Future Health at the University of York in the Centre for Global Health Histories. Prior to this she was a Research Fellow in Mass Observation Studies at the University of Sussex ...>>>

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