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We are a small department 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 administration team. Our department is based in the Ramphal Building on central campus. Our main office is in R3.38, Ramphal Building (third floor). For general enquiries, please contact LiberalArts at warwick dot ac dot uk.

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)
  • Email: K dot Harris dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk
  • Room: R3.17 (Ramphal Building)
  • Office hours: Monday 12-1 pm, Tuesday 3-4 pm
  • 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
  • Email: Lauren dot Bird at warwick dot ac dot uk
  • Room: R3.32 (Ramphal Building)
  • Office hours: TBC
  • 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
  • Email: B dot Brazeau at warwick dot ac dot uk
  • Room: R3.31 (Ramphal Building)
  • Office hours: For 20/21 Term 1 Tuesday 3-4 pm, Thursday 1-4 pm
  • 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 | Disability Support Officer
  • Email: W dot H dot Rupp at warwick dot ac dot uk
  • Room: R3.34 (Ramphal Building)
  • 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
Gavin is on parental leave until April 2022
  • 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)
 
 
Mike Hart
Dr Mike Hart
Interdisciplinary Programmes' Officer
  • Email: M dot R dot Hart at warwick dot ac dot uk
  • Room: R3.38 (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 and Interim Deputy Senior Administrator for the School
  • Email: Heather dot Robson at warwick dot ac dot uk
  • Room: R3.10/12 (Ramphal Building)
 
 

Support staff

Bodrun Nahar
Bodrun Nahar

Employability and Placement Manager

  • Bodrun dot Nahar at warwick dot ac dot uk
  • Room: R3.29A (Ramphal Building)
  • Office hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm, Thursday 2-4 pm
 
 
Richard Perkins, Liberal Arts Librarian
Richard Perkins
Academic Support Librarian
  • R dot Perkins at warwick dot ac dot uk
 
 
Anna Preston
Anna Preston
Senior Careers Consultant