Study Abroad in England with Arcadia University

Faculty Supporting Our Programs in London

Dr. Aurora Ascione

LONS ECON 109, Introduction to Microeconomics


Prof. Clive Bloom

Instructor, Political Science
LONS PSPT 240 Politics of Protest 1640 to Present

Recently described by The Times as "a polymath", Clive Bloom is Emeritus Professor of English and American Studies at Middlesex University, best-selling author and publisher. In 2011 Clive was the historical consultant to the BBC and a number of national and international newspapers on the G20 and the summer riots in Britain. He is an occasional feature writer for The Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian, The independent, The Irish Times and the London Evening Standard, regularly appearing on television and radio and he is quoted in the Columbia Book of World Quotations.

His numerous books include Restless Revolutionaries, Violent London: 2000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts, Bestsellers: Popular Fiction Since 1900, Terror Within: The Dream of a British Republic, Cult Fiction: Popular Reading and Pulp Theory; and Gothic Horror, all of which have enjoyed international recognition.


Alex Brattell

Instructor, Photography
LONS ARDP 190 Contemporary Photography Practice

Brattell’s interest in photography started when he was a psychology undergraduate at Liverpool University in 1981 with an ambition to become a writer. Comfortable with a camera from the outset, what was intended to be a visual diary to accompany writing projects soon took centre stage. His first published picture was a portrait of professor Patrick Minford for The Financial Times. In 1982 Brattell’s photographs of the author William S. Burroughs were purchased by his publisher, John Calder.

He was the staff photographer and writer for the Liverpool Music and Art fanzine “Breakout” until he began several years of employment in the photographic industry as a social & commercial location and studio photographer. He became freelance in 1986. By this time he had already established his fine art practice and was regularly exhibiting his prints in shops and restaurants. His first solo exhibition was at Veronica’s Restaurant in Bayswater West London in 1984.

Moving to a studio and darkroom in Poplar, East London in 1987, Brattell divided his time between commissions from design companies and PR agencies, editorial assignments and making prints of his personal images. He freelanced for The Sunday Telegraph for 14 years under picture editor Nigel Skelsey and worked for diverse publications including The Times, Arena, GQ, Esquire, Vogue, Tandoori, Skin Two magazine, Square Meal and Fortean Times. His work with musicians continued through work for fRoots magazine and with The Big Chill, then a small Sunday club event planning their first festival, for whom he photographed, co-wrote (as Headonastick) and co-edited the Big Chill magazine “ON” (1995–1996).

Moving to a studio and darkroom in Poplar, East London in 1987, Brattell divided his time between commissions from design companies and PR agencies, editorial assignments and making prints of his personal images. He freelanced for The Sunday Telegraph for 14 years under picture editor Nigel Skelsey and worked for diverse publications including The Times, Arena, GQ, Esquire, Vogue, Tandoori, Skin Two magazine, Square Meal and Fortean Times. His work with musicians continued through work for fRoots magazine and with The Big Chill, then a small Sunday club event planning their first festival, for whom he photographed, co-wrote (as Headonastick) and co-edited the Big Chill magazine “ON” (1995–1996).

Commercial clients during a 25-year period have included PricewaterhouseCoopers, CVC Capital Partners, Freud Communications' and international hotel design company Hirsch Bedner Associates. Brattell resisted specialising, enjoying the contrasts and challenges offered by a combination of still life, food, interiors and portraiture.

In 1996 Brattell began teaching part time, first at Cordwainers College Hackney, then at The London College of Fashion. He has facilitated numerous community projects and student exhibitions at venues ranging from The Whitechapel Gallery to doctors surgeries.

He continues to accept commissions, most usually from artists, performers and craftspeople, teaches photography part time at Sussex Coast College Hastings and exhibits regularly. He increasingly works with galleries such as F-ish, Hastings (curating), The De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (art projects in primary schools) and Towner, Eastbourne (exhibition events).

His fine art practice weaves an unbroken thread through his career resulting in bodies of work and series of pictures from Britain, Poland, Italy, Southern Africa, Morocco, Egypt and the Western United States. His multi-series work centred on London’s East End has attracted particular attention, being chosen for display by The Prince’s Foundation and the 2010 London International Documentary Festival.

Recent Solo Exhibitions
The Sun Does Not Move. Conquest Hospital Hastings. Sept - Nov 2012. Eastbourne District Hospital. Dec 2012 - Feb 2013.
Tulpa. Marina Post Office Tearooms. St. Leonards On Sea. October - November 2010.
The Edge Of England. McCarrons, St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex, November 2009.

Recent Group Exhibitions
Transitions. Pure Art. April 2013.
Who Do You Think You Are? Lucy Bell Fine Art. March - April 2013.
Holiday Heaven/Holiday Hell. The Tent Gallery. January 2013.
Pop Up Flowers/Yuletide Show. The Kave Gallery St Leonards On Sea. December 2012 - January 2013.
Brighton Photo Biennal 2012 Photobook Show. Jubilee Library Brighton. October - November 2012.
Off The Wall. Margate Harbour Arm Gallery. October 2012.
Telling Stories: Hastings. Hastings Museum & Art Gallery. September 2012 - January 2013. Funded by Arts Council England.
Christmas Exhibition. Lucy Bell Fine Art. December 2011.
Interim Projects Show. Photo hub group. Hastings Arts Forum. October 2011. Funded by Arts Council England.
Pushing Print Open 2011. The Pie Factory, Margate. October 2011.
Telling Stories: Margate. Marine Studios Margate. Part of Pushing Print Fringe. October 2011. Funded by Arts Council England.
London Road. One Cafe & Gallery, London Road St. Leonards On Sea. Part of Coastal Currents 2011. September 2011.
Gallery Photographers Exhibition. Lucy Bell Fine Art. July, August 2011.
Fillet 08/10. F-ISH gallery. Lens based works taken from the first two years of programming. February 2011.


Louise Burns

Instructor, Drama and Theater
LONS DTPC 181 The London Stage in Text and Performance

Awarded Master’s degree with distinction from King’s College London, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Louise has taught drama for six consecutive semesters at university postgraduate and undergraduate level. As lecturer and academic supervisor, she delivers lectures, seminars and practical workshops with an emphasis on the contemporary practice of theatre combined with text analysis and theory. In addition she works in the field as a literary agent representing playwrights, screenwriters and authors of contemporary fiction and theatre studies, with titles that include Essential Acting (Routledge). Throughout her ten years of professional acting practice in the UK Louise has worked and studied under established and emerging practitioners including Howard Barker, Stephen Jeffries, Annabelle Arden and Max Stafford-Clark.


Dr. Morgan Daniels

Instructor, History
LONS HIUK 130 History of Modern Britain
LONS MSHP 142 Introduction to British Media: Media, History and Public Policy

Morgan Daniels holds a Ph.D. from Queen Mary, University of London. His work focused on the effects of “antiestablishment” BBC comedy on politicians, the public and broadcasting values circa 1939-1973. He also holds a Masters in Twentieth Century British History from Queen Mary, University of London. His teaching and research interests include Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; constitutional history; theories and histories of comedy and satire; British and American radio, television and film; and queer history/theory.

Recent Publications:
Who is a biting satirist?
, Unofficial Histories, May 2012, Bishopsgate Institute.
Satire and Childishness, English Literature Seminar Series, February 2012, University of Westminster.
Ken Tynan’s “That Word” file, and what I found there, Picture This: Postcards and Letters Beyond Text, March 2011, University of Sussex.
That Was the Week That Was and religious values: a duty dance with denigration, The Horror, The Humour: Satire and Dark Comedy in a Postmodern World, October 2010, University of Lincoln.
Notes towards a historical materialist appreciation of humour, Histfest, May 2010, University of Lancaster.
Zeitnot: history as fetish, Truth and Lies, June 2009, University of Bangor.


John Eversley

LONS HISM 300 Medicine in the UK: Medieval Mysticism to Modern Socialized Medicine


Dr. Katie Faulkner

LONS ARLC 103 London: City of Art


Dr. Laura Higgins

Instructor, Theater
LONS DTSH 180 Introduction to Shakespeare in Text and Performance
Laura Higgins holds a Ph.D. in Drama and Theater from Royal Holloway University of London. She also holds a Masters in Theater: Text and Production (Distinction) from University of East Anglia, Norwich. Her research and teaching focus primarily on the investigation of Shakespeare’s plays in performance and their potential meanings and cultural work, both in their original historical moment and in successive contexts, particularly present day. In addition to her publications and presentations, she has taught at Royal Holloway University of London and tutored in university language programs in both England and Spain. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Her research also involves the examination of a wide range of theater ephemera held in archives; interviews with actors, directors and designers; and the analysis of live theater performances she experiences personally. She is interested in further developing the links with cultural geography she established through her Doctoral thesis and in exploring the staging of ghosts and the supernatural in early modern plays.


Dr. Jeff Higley

Instructor, Interdisciplinary
LONS AREC 181 Environment, Communities and the Arts in Britain
Jeff Higley is a wood sculptor, musician, teacher and film-maker. He received his Ph.D. studies at Queen Mary College, University of London. His BA is in English and Drama at Hull University. Recently, he has been engaged in co-authoring a chapter in a new Routledge publication Drama Therapy with Children, Young People and Schools. According to its editor Lauraine Leigh, the book is considered "as an essential purchase, ambitious, comprehensive, with a combination of readable vignettes or practice, theoretical considerations, research and policy perspectives . . . providing a course book for students and professionals in training and in practice." This book was published in 2012. In terms of Environment, Community and the Arts, he has been researching urban food growing and the role of this process in primary education. This work has covered both practical and theoretical aspects of the subject and will form part of the syllabus for the course for its next outing. He led a group of visiting Arcadia students to one of the sites where he has been working with other artists and a landscape designer and gardener.


Dr. Denis Judd

Instructor, History
LONS HIEC 273(S) The Rise and Fall of the British Empire and the Emergence of the Commonwealth, C1800 - 1965

Denis Judd earned his Ph.D. at London University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Professor Emeritus of History at London Metropolitan University, and currently Professor of History at New York University in London. His teaching has centred upon the History of the British Empire and Commonwealth from the American Revolution to Decolonisation, British History during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and European Imperialism – at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

He has published over 25 books including the biographies of Joseph Chamberlain, George V, Prince Philip, A. J. Balfour, Jawaharlal Nehru, George VI, Lord Reading, and the children’s writer Alison Uttley, books on historical and military subjects, stories for children, and two novels. He has reviewed and written extensively in the national and international press and written several programmes for BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. He is an occasional adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and is often interviewed for national and international television and radio.


Dr. Finola Kerrigan

LONS BUUK 390 Marketing in the UK Environment


Prof. Carl Levy

Instructor, Political Science
LONS PSUK 251 Britain and the EU
Carl Levy holds a Ph.D. in History and a Masters in International History from London School of Economics and Political Science. His research activities have focused upon the comparative study of European societies in the nineteenth and twentieth century with a specialization in Italian affairs. He has straddled the disciplines of history, politics and sociology. In this respect, his research interests incorporate aspects of Contemporary History, the History of Ideas, Political Economy, Political Sociology and Political Institutions. Since being appointed a Lecturer in European Politics at Goldsmiths College in 1991 (Senior Lecturer, 2000, Reader, 2003 and Professor, 2012), his interests in European integration have deepened considerably. He is widely published, is a member of various cultural societies, and has been interviewed numerous times on CNN and ITV-ITN regarding current affairs in the UK, EU, and beyond.


Dr. Richard Maguire

Instructor, Interdisciplinary
LONS LISG 320 Sex, Gender and the City
Richard Maguire received his PhD from King’s College London. His thesis was entitled ‘The Last of the Queer Romantics: Mourning and Melancholia in Gay Men’s Autobiography’. Concentrating on unresolved grief from the AIDS crisis in the West at the end of the twentieth-century, and the theoretical loss of the self that some poststructuralist thought espouses, he examined autobiography in different forms: the poetry of Mark Doty, the films of Derek Jarman, the artwork by David Wojnarowicz and the performances of Franko B. His teaching primarily focuses on sexuality, feminism and queer theory in nineteenth and twentieth-century literature. He is especially interested in autobiography, and the construction of the self through art. He also teaches American Fiction, and fin de siècle literature at King’s College. He was invited to speak at Somerset House in 2012 on queer futures as part of the Inside/Out Festival and he is currently organizing a year-long series of events to be held across London to commemorate the life and work of Derek Jarman during 2013/14.
Recent Publications:
Book Chapter: "The Relics of St. David Wojnarowicz: The Autobiography of a Mythmaker" in R. Bradford (ed.) Life Writing Essays on Autobiography, Biography and Literature (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
Extended Book Reviews:
Sally R Munt, Queer Attachments: the Cultural Politics of Shame (Ashgate, 2008), GJSS: Graduate Journal of Social Science 6.1 (April 2009)
Denis Flannery, On Sibling Love: Queer Attachment and American Writing (Ashgate, 2007), Textual Practice, 22.3 (2008)


Dr. John McDade

Instructor, Religion
LONS ANRS 199 Enchanted City: Religious Experience in Secular London

John McDade is a Jesuit priest. He currently teaching He studied Modern Languages at Oxford and Theology at Heythrop. After teaching in secondary school, he did his doctorate at the University of Edinburgh on the interpretation of pre-existence language in Christology, using Paul Ricoeur’s theory of metaphor as an interpretative category. He has taught Systematic Theology at Heythrop since 1985, focusing on the main areas of God, Christ and Salvation. During his teaching, he became interested in the new theology of Christian-Jewish Relations and its impact on Christian theology. He is responsible for developing the Diploma in Christian-Jewish Relations and the MA in Contemporary Theology in the Catholic Tradition. For 9 years (1986-1995) he was Editor of The Month, a Review of Christian Thought and World Affairs, and wrote extensively during that time on a range of issues affecting Christian faith and the modern world and on contemporary cinema. He is President of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain (2008-10).

His research interests at the moment are Pascal, Jansenism, Bérulle and French 17th Century Spirituality and Religion. He is preparing a translation and edition of Pascal’s religious writings other than the Pensées and the Provincial Letters.

Recent Publications
Epilogue: "Ressourcement" in Retrospect
(2012) In: Flynn, G., Murrary, P.D., (eds.) Ressourcement: A Movement for Renewal in Twentieth-Century Catholic Theology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 508-522. [Book section]
The Contemporary Relevance of Pascal
(2010) New Blackfriars, 91 (1032) pp. 185-196. [Journal Article]
Christians and Jews: Competitive Siblings or the Israel of God?
(2008) New Blackfriars, 89 (1021) pp. 267-79. [Journal Article]
Simone Weil and Gerard Manley Hopkins on God, Affliction, Necessity and Sacrifice
(2008) Forum Philosophicum, 13 pp. 1-16. [Journal Article]
Mine is the Kingdom
(2007) The Tablet . [Journal Article]


Dr. Chris McMillian

Instructor, Sociology and Experiential Education
LONS SOC 143 Introduction to Sociology
INPR 310 Work in Thought and Action

Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Chris has lived in London for several years and, along with convening the internship course and teaching sociology at Arcadia University, also lectures in sociology and communications at Brunel University.

Prior to arriving in London, Chris completed a BA in Psychology and Sociology, as well as an MA in Sociology and a PhD in Sociology from Massey University, New Zealand. His primary research interests are in political change, self-identity and ideological stability, particularly in relation to political economy, national identity and irregular migration. Here he utilizes psychoanalytic political theory, particularly the work of Slavoj Zizek, to understand how certain ideas 'grip' ideology and how these ideological binds can be disrupted. He is has a strong interest in the theory and practice of pedagogy, particularly in relation to experiential education and shifts in student self-identity.

Recent Publications:
McMillan, C. (2014, In Press) Changing Fantasies: Zizek and Democracy. In: De Sutter, L. (ed.) 2014 Zizek and Law. London: Routledge
McMillan, C. (2013). Capitalism. In: Butler, R. (ed.) 2013. The Zizek Dictionary. Durham: Acumen Books
McMillan, C. (May 2012) Žižek and Communist Strategy: On the Disavowed Foundations of Global Capitalism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
McMillan, C. (2011) The Communist Hypothesis; Žižekian Utopia or Utopian Fantasy, International Journal of Žižekian Studies, Vol. 5, No.2
McMillan, C. (2008) Symptomatic Readings: Žižekian Theory as a Discursive Strategy, International Journal of Žižekian Studies. Vol. 2, No. 1


Veronique Mistiaen

Instructor, Journalism
LONS JPLN 110 Journalism: News and Feature Writing

Veronique Mistiaen earned her MA of Journalism from University of California, Berkeley. She holds BAs with honors in both Criminology and Communications from the University of Louvain, Belgium. She has been a freelance journalist since 1992 writing about social issues and trends, human rights, development, health and the environment for leading newspapers and magazines in the UK and US. She also works on media projects with NGOs, such as Plan International, Oxfam and the Aegis Trust. She has performed editorial duties for Le Journal Français d'Amérique, San Francisco, CA. Plexus, and Connexions, both in Oakland, CA. In 1989, she was nominated by the Boston Herald for a Pulitzer Prize. She was awarded first prize from the California Newspaper Publishers Association for natural resources reporting, also in 1989.

Recent works:

They are destroying Michelangelo's mountain to make toothpaste, Reader's Digest, July 2011. A 2,500-word investigation into the destruction of the precious Carrara marble mountain in Tuscany.
Economist online, May, 2011: 1000-word article on the revival of the Ultimate Victorian Travel Guide for Women by the Royal Geographic Society.
Guardian, Saturday May 21, 2011:  1,800-word article on Ursula Sladek who won the 2011 Goldman environmental Prize for creating one of the first green energy co-op in Europe.
My Uncle, the Tyrant, New Internationalist, March 02, 2011. 'Uncle' Saddam was a constant and sinister presence in Zainab Salbi's childhood years. She grew up determined to fight injustice and to speak out and went on to found humanitarian organization Women for Women International.
Mothers of the Soil, The Caravan, India, February 2013.  A widely popular reality television show in Tanzania turns the spotlight on women who feed the world.
I’m a farmer, get me out of here – Farming in Tanzania, Economist online, December 18, 2012.
Iran, 1988 – Judgment Time, Economist online, October 30, 2012.  The Iran Tribunal ruled that the Islamic Republic of Iran has committed crimes against humanity during the bloody decades of the 1980s.
Interview with Kushal Chakrabarti – The self-confessed geek turned education hero explains why microfinancing student loans in the Majority World adds up, New Internationalist, September 2012.
Hackney Youths Revisit UK Riots, Huffington Post, August 17, 2012.
Don’t Poison our Olympics, Huffington Post,  July 25, 2012.
They are destroying Michelangelo's mountain to make toothpaste, Reader's Digest, July 2011. A 2,500-word investigation into the destruction of the precious Carrara marble mountain in Tuscany.


Dr. Roland Quinault

Instructor, History
LONS HIEC 273 The Rise and Fall of the British Empire and the Emergence of the Commonwealth, c. 1800 – 1965

Roland Quinault was educated at Oxford, where he was a scholar at Magdalen College, a postgraduate at Nuffield College and a Junior Research Fellow at Merton College. He has been Honorary Secretary of the Royal Historical Society and Reader in History at London Metropolitan University. In 2010-11 he was the Fulbright-Robertson Visiting Professor in British History, at Westminster College, Missouri, USA. He is a member of the committee of the Friends of the IHR.

Roland’s main field of research is British political and social history from the Victorian period to the later 20th century. Much of his research has focused on the character and contributions of leading politicians including Gladstone and Churchill. He is also interested in the history of London, the environment and aspects of Anglo-American relations. His many publications include British Prime Ministers and Democracy, from Disraeli to Blair (2011). Roland is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research.


Douglas Ray

Instructor, Film
LONS MSFC 210 Filming the City
Douglas Ray works primarily as a writer and director of films and commercials. He has directed over 100 commercials, sponsorship idents, promos and corporate films. Recent work includes BT sponsors Wild at Heart on ITV1 (AMV BBDO), Pedigree sponsors Dog Rescue on ITV1 (TBWA), PC World sponsors drama on Virgin 1 (M&C Saatchi/Addiction). He also produces sponsored television programming such as HSBC Moving Stories for Sky, Comic Relief Schools Campaign for BBC/ComicRelief, Nike Run London featuring Paula Radcliffe for Nike/AKQA and National Lottery Euromillions for Camelot/Blink Productions. He wrote and directed a short film Get Off My Land funded by the UK Film Council starred Robert Glenister, Rafe Spall and Ruth Wilson. The film had its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. It has since screened at over 40 film festivals. He is also a screenwriter. His current projects include two feature films:  the psychological thriller Nightline developed with FilmFour on which he serves as co-writer and Sergeant Slaughter, starring Tom Hardy. He is also writing and directing a documentary on One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge for the National Geographic Channel. Douglas Ray received his film production training at the National Film & Television School and holds a BSc in Politics and Sociology from Bristol University.


Dr. Jyoti Saraswati

Instructor, Political Economy
LONS HIRP 350S Developing Economies: Social, Political and Economic Change
LONS BUFC 213 Finance and the City

In addition to teaching International Political Economy on the Business and Political Economy (BPE) Program at the Stern School of Business, New York University, Dr Jyoti Saraswati is Director of the Beyond the Developmental State Working Group for the International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy (IIPPE). His research is primarily focused on the political economy of emerging markets in Asia, particularly as it pertains to capital formation in, and the emergence of transnational corporations from, India and China. He is author of Dot.compradors: Power and Policy in the Development of the Indian Software Industry (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and co-editor of Beyond the Developmental State: Industrial Policy into the 21st Century (Pluto Press, 2013) and publishes regularly in prominent academic journals and respected news outlets including Economic and Political Weekly, Third World Quarterly, Development Viewpoint, and Open Democracy.

Prior to entering academia, Dr Saraswati worked across public and private sectors in both the UK and Japan and continues to write for, and provide consultancy to, a number of major international organizations and private corporations, including the European Commission, World Bank, and the International Institute for Asian Studies. Most recently he has been working with the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Program in devising an International Political Economy course for the EC-funded Masters in Global Governance and Sustainability to be offered at universities across five European countries from 2014 onwards. Dr Saraswati has also taught at the Department of International Development, Oxford University, and the School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary, University of London. He is currently writing an international economics textbook centred on presenting a practical, rather than theoretical, guide to the structures of, and system within, the global economy.


Dr. Laurence Scott

Instructor, Literature and Creative Writing
LONS ENCW 210 Creative Writing: The Art of Fiction
LONS EEWL 107 Writing London
LONS LIUK 120 The London Novel

Laurence Scott is a writer and academic who teaches English and Creative Writing at Arcadia. In 2011 he was named one of ten New Generation Thinkers by BBC Radio 3 in collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Since then, he has contributed to Radio 3’s The Essay, the arts and ideas programme Night Waves, and he has written and presented a forty-five minute documentary for Radio 3’s Sunday Feature based on his research. He has published literary essays in publications such as the London Review of Books and Five Dials, and his criticism appears regularly in the Guardian, the Financial Times, and the Times Literary Supplement. Laurence holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from King’s College London. His thesis is entitled "A Tale of Two Terrors – the aesthetics of terror in the novels of London and Paris (1840 - 1945)." He completed an MPhil in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin in 2003. Recent scholarly publications include: "Transcendence and female subjectivity in the aesthetics of Virginia Woolf and André Breton," forthcoming in Textual Practice and "Notes on Fran: The Ethical Camp and Mute Elegiac of Fran Lebowitz," in Performance Ethos, 2.2 (2011), pp. 121-135.


Dr. Tom Symmons

LONS MSFC 210, Filming the City


Dr. Dirk vom Lehn

LONS BUUK 390 Marketing in the UK Environment


Giles Waterfield

Instructor, Creative Writing
LONS ENCW 210 Creative Writing: The Art of Fiction

Giles Waterfield is an independent curator and writer, Director of Royal Collection Studies and Associate Lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art. He is a trustee of the Charleston Trust and a member of the National Trust Arts Panel and of the Advisory Panel of the NHMF. He has curated exhibitions including The Artist’s Studio (2009-10). His publications include Soane and After, Palaces of Art, Art for the People, and Art Treasures of England. He delivered the Paul Mellon Lectures on regional museums in Victorian Britain, in 2007, and is completing a book on that subject. He has published three novels.


Daniel Wheatly

LONS SOGL 212 The Making of Global London: Migration and Identity


Dr. Robin Wilson

Instructor, Art and Architecture
LONS ARUS 382 Urban Space: Modern City

Robin Wilson completed a PhD at the Bartlett School of Architecture in 2006. He is a London-based critic and curator of art and architecture, and is a teaching fellow at the Bartlett and visiting lecturer at the Bristol and Nottingham schools of architecture. He contributes regularly to architectural journals, such as The Architects’ Journal and Blueprint on issues of art, architecture and landscape. His recent projects include ‘Dark Season Botany’ (Copenhagen Botanical Gardens and the Museum of Garden History, London), a collaborative project documenting urban vegetation in Copenhagen; and he is co-author of Calais Vu Par, a book based on a documentation of the urban terrain of Calais published by the Museum of Calais.

Robin has recently published The Political Unconscious of Architecture (Ashgate, 2011). Edited by Nadir Lahiji and bringing together a team of leading scholars including Slavoj Žižek, Joan Ockman, Jane Rendell, Kojin Karatani, and Robin Wilson this book critically examines the important contribution made by Jameson to the radical critique of architecture and urbanism, highlighting its continued importance to contemporary architecture discourse.


Dr. Philip Woods

Instructor, Sociology and History

Dr Philip Woods teaches the course on Britain and Slavery. Until recently, he taught at Kingston University, London where he was also Academic Advisor in the European and Study Abroad Office. He studied History at the London School of Economics and at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His doctorate, which was published, was on British-Indian politics after the First World War. His current research is on the British use of film propaganda in India and he has published in a number of academic journals including Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, South Asia and Indian Horizons.