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Staff involved in Power and Politics in Language and Literature research.

Dr Katherine Baxter

Associate Professor in English Literature

Katherine’s research interests are in modernist, colonial and postcolonial literatures, and literary bilingualism. Following he first degree in English and Hebrew, she was awarded my Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow in July 2003...>>>


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...>>>


Brycchan -Carey ,-Northumbria -UniProf Brycchan Carey

Professor of English

I spent my childhood in the west of Cornwall before leaving in the mid-1980s without much of a life plan! After several years trying out various jobs including local radio and the wine trade, I returned to education...>>>


Prof Billy Clark

Professor of English Language and Linguistics

Professor Clark leads research in linguistics at Northumbria University. His research interests include aspects of linguistic semantics, pragmatics, prosodic meaning, stylistics, multimodal meaning and semantic change...>>>


Laura FishDr Laura Fish

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Dr Fish has more than ten years’ experience in broadcast television and radio. Her second novel, Strange Music (2008) was listed for the Orange Prize, 2009, and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2009...>>>


Dr Paul Frazer

Senior Lecturer in Early Modern Literature

Paul joined Northumbria in 2012. From 2002-2010, he completed hisBA, MA, and PhD at Queen's University Belfast. Having worked within learning development for several years, he was employed as a Teaching Assistant and Writing Skills Trainer...>>>


Michael GreenProf Michael Green

Professor in English and Creative Writing

Michael was promoted to Professor and Head of English at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, then Senior Professor, before being appointed as Head of the university’s School of Literary Studies, Media, and Creative Arts before joining Northumbria University...>>>


Dr Graham Hall

Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics/TESOL

Graham teaches on the MA Applied Linguistics for TESOL, the MA TESOL, and also the BA English Language Studies and BA English Language and Literature. Graham's undergraduate degree was in Geography, after which I taught English (TESOL) in Hungary, Poland, Saudi Arabia and the UK...>>>


ADSS Adamhansen Staffprofile 255Dr Adam Hansen

Dr Hansen is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and joined Northumbria in 2007. After a BA at Oxford and an MA and PhD at York, I taught at several universities (York, Oxford, Queen's Belfast), and abroad (in Poland and Macedonia)...>>>


ADSS Gerald Kelly Facultystaff 255Mr Gerald Kelly

Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics / TESOL

After spells in various jobs (nursing, sign-language teaching, postman and others) Gerald moved into English Language Teaching through the CELTA (then RSA Prep Cert) route in 1986, and taught initially in Spain for 2 ½ years...>>>


Dr Robert McKenzie

Senior Lecturer in Sociolinguistics

Dr McKenzie received his first degree (Scottish MA) in Psychology from the University of Glasgow and then taught in Hong Kong, Italy, France, Spain and Poland. He returned to Scotland and taught at the University of Edinburgh for 2 years and completed an MSc in Applied Linguistics...>>>


ADSS Kiriaki Massoura Facultystaff 255Dr Kiriaki Massoura

Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literature

Kiriaki completed her BA in English and American Literature, Language and Applied Linguistics at the University of Athens and then spent a year teaching Language and Literature to a variety of students, from 7 to 70 year-olds...>>>


Dr Francesca Mussi

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow 


Prof Katy Shaw

Professor of Contemporary Writings

Prof Katy Shaw leads research into twenty-first century writings at Northumbria University. Her research interests include contemporary literature, especially working class literature, cultural representations...>>>


Monika SmialkowskaDr Monika Smialkowska

Senior Lecturer in Early Modern English Literature

Dr Smialkowska did her first degree (a Polish MA) in English, choosing early modern literature as the focus of her final dissertation. I continued that interest at a postgraduate level. Her first job was at the University Centre Doncaster (2002-2009)...>>>


Brian Ward - EmbedProf Brian Ward

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...>>>


Rosie WhiteDr Rosie White

Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literature, Theory and Popular Culture

Rosie joined the department as a lecturer in 1998. Her teaching and research interests include twentieth and twenty-first century fiction and popular culture, feminist theory, film and television studies...>>>

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