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Dr Jo Angouri, Associate Professor, Centre for Applied Linguistics

Email: j dot angouri at warwick dot ac dot uk

My research sits at the interface of sociolinguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis. I am interested in the analysis of interaction and the relationship between language, culture and identity. Much of my work has focused on professional discourse and I have carried out research in a range of corporate, academic and health care settings. I have published work on identity, culture, multilingualism, language policy and language use. My ongoing research includes a multidisciplinary project on hospital emergencies (focusing on teamwork and leadership) and the comparative analysis of workplace talk (focusing on the discourse in business meetings). I have recently started a new project on representations of the financial crisis in every day discourses (with Professor Ruth Wodak).


Dr Katherine Astbury, Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Department of French

Co-leader of the Cultures of Translation theme


Dr Kate Astbury is Reader in French Studies at the University of Warwick. She holds a PhD in French and German from the University of Exeter. Her main research interests are in the French 18th and early 19th centuries and in comparative literature. Her recent work engages with the usefulness of trauma theory for the fiction and theatre of the Revolutionary decade and the Napoleonic era, with the émigré novel and with the transfer of texts and ideas across France, Britain, Switzerland and Germany during the period.


Dr Jennifer Burns, Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Italian


Tel: (024) 76573096

Maureen Freely

Professor Maureen Freely, Department of English & Comparative Literary Studies


Maureen Freely grew up in Istanbul, was educated at Radcliffe College (Harvard University) and has spent most of her adult life in England. The director of the Warwick Writing Programme, located in the Department of English, and the current chair of the Translators Association, she is perhaps best known for her translations of five books by the Turkish novelist and Nobel Laureate, Orhan Pamuk, and for her campaigning journalism after he and many other writers, scholars and activists were prosecuted for insulting Turkishness or the memory of Ataturk. Her sixth novel, Enlightenment (2007), covers some of the same ground. Her seventh, Sailing through Byzantium (2013), takes place in Istanbul during the Cuban Missile Crisis. She continues to work closely with English PEN on freedom of expression in Turkey.


Dr Milija Gluhovic, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre Studies


Milija Gluhovic is Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance at the University of Warwick. He is also a staff member of Warwick’s Social Theory Centre, founding member of the IFTR Arab theatre working group. His research interests include contemporary European theatre and performance, memory studies, discourses of European identity, migrations and human rights, and the itineraries of “the secular” within the modern world. His monograph Performing European Memories: Trauma, Ethics, Politics and an edited collection Performing the ‘New’ Europe: Identities, Feelings, and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest (with Karen Fricker) were published by Palgrave in 2013. He is currently working with Jisha Menon (Stanford) on an edited volume entitled Rethinking the Secular: Performance, religion and the Public Sphere, which critically examines the imbrication of “the secular” within particular geopolitical contexts.


Dr James Hodkinson, Associate Professor, Department of German


Dr James Hodkinson is Associate Professor in German Studies at Warwick. He completed his doctoral research at Trinity College Dublin and held posts at Cardiff and Oxford Brookes Universities before coming to Warwick in 2006. His research background was originally in the thought and literature of German Romanticism, though the last five years have seen him shift to work on nineteenth-century thought and writing about cultural difference in the German speaking world. Of particular interest to him is the way in which Christian (or secular) Europe’s great historical other – the Islamic world – is represented across various nineteenth century discourses, literary, philosophical, theological and political. He is interested in pursuing how a range of cultural products that deal with Islam actually shake themselves free of the constraints of what Edward Said called ‘Orientalism’ and it is in this respect that his work interfaces with the Religion and Society network and the Connecting Cultures GRP.

Kirsty Hooper

Dr Kirsty Hooper, Associate Professor & Reader, Department of Hispanic Studies


Dr Kirsty Hooper, Reader in Hispanic Studies at the University of Warwick, is a specialist in Spanish, Anglo-Spanish and Galician cultural history since 1800, with particular interests in connections between Spain and other cultures, mobilities(travel, tourism, migration, commerce), relational approaches to cultural history, and the use of digital technologies for humanities research. Between 2012 and 2015, she is holder of a Philip Leverhulme Prize.


Dr Silvija Jestrovic, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre Studies

Email: s dot jestrovic at warwick dot ac dot uk

Dr Jestrovic is Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at Warwick. She studied at the University of Belgrade and University of Toronto. Her main research interests include exile and language, performing resistance, semiotics of space, performing cities, contemporary Balkan politics, cultures and diasporas, playwriting, translation and adaptation in theatre. Her latest book is Performance, Space, Utopia: Cities of War, Cities of Exile (Palgrave 2012).


Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes, Connecting Cultures Academic Lead


Alison Ribeiro de Menezes is Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Warwick (UK). She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at St Anne's College, Oxford. Her current research interests are in comparative cultural memory, war and dictatorship memory, and contemporary narrative and film. She has just completed a monograph entitled Embodying Memory in Contemporary Spain, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014.


Dr Richard Smith

Dr Richard Smith, Associate Professor, Centre for Applied Linguistics



Dr Fabienne Viala, Assistant Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Hispanic Studies

Email: f dot viala at warwick dot ac dot uk

Dr Fabienne Viala is Assistant Professor in Hispanic Studies at the University of Warwick. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University Paris3 Sorbonne Nouvelle. Her main research interests are in Caribbean, Latin American and Comparative Literatures and cultural analysis. Her latest work looks at memory and heritage in the Caribbean region and how narratives of origins are negotiated in different linguistic and postcolonial contexts.


Dr Linda Shortt

Assistant Professor, Department of German Studies

Email: L dot Shortt at warwick dot ac dot uk


Dr Mila Milani

Assistant Professor, Department of Italian Studies

Email: m dot milani at warwick dot ac dot uk


Prof Susan Basnett

Professor of Comparative Literature, School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Email: S dot Bassnett at warwick dot ac dot uk