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We are a close-knit department within the School for Cross-faculty Studies and our students benefit from the expertise of a wide range of academics from across the University as well as from the undivided attention of our dedicated team of Liberal Arts academics, support staff, and administrative team.

Where to find us: Our department is based in the Ramphal Building on central campus. Our main office is in room R3.38, on the third floor of the Ramphal Building.

For general enquiries: Please contact LiberalArts at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Athena SWAN

The School for Cross-faculty Studies was awarded a Bronze Athena Swan Award in September 2021 and is now engaged in implementing its five-year Athena Swan Action Plan.


Professor Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla
Professor Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla
Head of the School for Cross-faculty Studies | Academic Director for Liberal Arts

Email: S dot Panichelli at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: R3.17A (Ramphal Building)

Research interests: Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies (Oral History, Sociology, Cultural Studies), Humanitarian Aid and South-South Cooperation.

 
 
Dr Kirsten Harris
Dr Kirsten Harris
Associate Professor | Deputy Head of School (Liberal Arts)
Kirsten is on parental leave until August 2023

Email: K dot Harris dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: R3.17 (Ramphal Building)

Office hours: Mondays 12-1 pm, Tuesdays 3-4 pm. Book an appointment.

Research interests: Walt Whitman; 19th century British, American and transatlantic literary cultures; fin de siècle British socialism; utopian texts, thought and practice; Afrofuturism; art and political/social activism; interdisciplinary and liberal education pedagogies.

 
 
Dr Lauren Bird
Dr Lauren Bird
Assistant Professor
Lauren is on parental leave until December 2022

Email: Lauren dot Bird at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: R3.32 (Ramphal Building)

Research interests: Gender dynamics in families, social inequalities in health, family structures and implications for family well-being and child development.

 
 
Dr Bryan Brazeau
Dr Bryan Brazeau
Associate Professor | Director of Student Experience | Director of Postgraduate Teaching (PGT)

Email: B dot Brazeau at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: R3.31 (Ramphal Building)

Office hours (for 21/22 Term 1): Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm, Wednesdays 10:30 am - 12 pm, Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 pm. Book an appointment.

Research interests: History of liberal arts education (from ancient world to present day), early modern poetics, Italian renaissance epic (Boiardo, Ariosto, Tasso), Christian epic (Sannazaro, Vida, Tasso, Milton), Dante and medieval philosophy, Counter-Reformation culture, history of emotions and affect theory, early modern reception of Virgil and Aristotle, digital humanities, translation studies (Italian-English, neo-Latin), interdisciplinary and multilingual pedagogies, transviciniar learning.

 
Dr William Rupp. Dr Rupp is smiling at the camera, wearing a suit
Dr William Rupp
Teaching Fellow | Adjustments and Disability Officer | Widening Participation Officer

Email: W dot H dot Rupp at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: R3.34 (Ramphal Building)

Office hours: Mondays 11 am - 12 pm, Wednesdays 12-1 pm. Book an appointment.

Research interests: Travel and identity formation in 18th century Britain; antiquarianism; social mobility in early modern society; politeness; gender; landscape and the built environment; pedagogy.

 
 
Dr Gavin Schwartz-Leeper
Dr Gavin Schwartz-Leeper
Associate Professor

Email: G dot E dot Schwartz-Leeper at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: R3.34 (Ramphal Building)

Research interests: Transdisciplinary Early Modern European Studies (book history, political and religious literature, historiography); Interdisciplinary and Liberal Education Pedagogies; Higher Education Policy and Governance Studies.

Administrative staff
Julia Gretton
Julia Gretton
Senior Departmental Administrator

Email: J dot Gretton at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: R3.29A (Ramphal Building)

 
 
Jess Holt
Jess Holt
Recruitment and Communications Officer

Email: Jess dot Holt at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: R3.10/12 (Ramphal Building)

 
 
Heather Robson
Heather Robson
Postgraduate Programmes' Manager

Email: Heather dot Robson at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: R3.10/12 (Ramphal Building)

 
 
Kelsey Tod
Kelsey Tod
Interdisciplinary Programmes Officer

Email: Kelsey dot Tod at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: R3.38 (Ramphal Building)

 
 

Support staff

Bodrun Nahar
Bodrun Nahar

Employability and Placement Manager

Email: Bodrun dot Nahar at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: R3.29A (Ramphal Building)

Office hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 am - 1 pm, Thursday 2-4 pm. Book an appointment.

 
 
Richard Perkins, Liberal Arts Librarian
Richard Perkins
Academic Support Librarian

Email: R dot Perkins at warwick dot ac dot uk

 
 
Anna Preston
Anna Preston
Senior Careers Consultant

Email: A dot Preston at warwick dot ac dot uk

Appointments available, please contact Anna via email to arrange

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