Faculty Profiles - Undergraduate Programs


Clive Bloom

Clive Bloom

PGDip HE, PhD, M.A., B.A.

Teaching

Seeing Britain on Screen
Politics of Protest 1640 to the Present

Academic Activities and Research Interests

Described by The Times as "a polymath", Bloom 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 Victoria’s Madmen: Revolution and Alienation; Restless Revolutionaries; Violent London: 2000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts; Bestsellers: Popular Fiction Since 1900; Cult Fiction: Popular Reading and Pulp Theory; Gothic Horror.

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F. Conrad Engelhardt

Conrad Engelhardt

PhD (University of Notre Dame), B.S. (California Polytechnic State University - San Louis Obispo)

Teaching

Biochemistry (fall semester only)

Academic Activities and Research Interests

Engelhardt's diverse experience, careers, and interests include senior research chemist at Merck & Co., Inc (Rahway, NJ 2002–05 and Hoddesdon, UK 2005-06), chief investment officer at EIV Investments (2006–present), and professor of biochemistry (University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway 2013–present). He is also an award-winning artist in London (2011–present), an experienced rock climber, marathoner, and whisky collector.

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Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Felipe Fernández-Armesto

M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon.), D. Litt. (La Trobe), D.H.C. (Los Andes), F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S., F.R.S.A., Academia Europæa

Teaching

Global History (spring semester only)

Academic Activities and Research Interests

Fernández-Armesto's work does not respect disciplinary boundaries and transgresses traditional fields. Recently he has worked on the history of non-human cultural creatures (on which he has lectured at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences because of the importance of the subject for the development of Catholic doctrines), the history of language, and devising new, global approaches to history. His recent books and awards include Our America (2013), 1492 (2009), and Pathfinders(2007), World History Association Book Prize and Tercentenary Medal of the Society of Antiquaries (2007), a major grant from the Fundación del Pino, Madrid (2008–10), and Reina Victoria Eugenia Distinguished Visiting Chair, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2010).

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Julianna Füzesi

Julianna Füzesi

PhD Government (LSE), M.Sc. Comparative Politics (LSE), Diplôme d’Études Politiques (Sciences Po Paris), B.A. European Studies (LSE)

Teaching

Comparative Conflict Regulation: Israel/Palestine and Northern Ireland
Comparative Government and Politics: The European Union

Academic Activities and Research Interests

Füzesi is a specialist in ethno-national conflict regulation. A highly experienced lecturer in politics and international relations, she has taught at the University of Surrey, Grinnell College’s London campus, and directed the London International Affairs Program at Florida State University. Her research and teaching focus on ethnic border conflicts and ethnic militancy. She is also an independent political analyst, writing, among others, for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

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Gill Gregory

Gill Gregory

B.A. (Hons) English (University of Southampton), PhD Nineteenth Century Literature (University of London)

Teaching

The Child in British Literature
London Writers

Academic Activities and Research Interests

Dr. Gregory's teaching focuses on 19th and 20th century British literature. As a biographer, poet and literary critic, she is interested in the ways critical & creative thinking can combine. In a review of her book, The Studio: a psychoanalytic legacy, Emeritus Professor Janet Sayers (University of Kent) writes that Gregory 'provides an intriguing family history...akin to that tracked down by the potter, Edmund de Waal, in The Hare with Amber Eyes.' Dr. Gregory's writing informs her teaching and in turn her students invariably enrich and stimulate her research.

Gregory reviewed for The Times Literary Supplement 1998-2005 and her publications include The Life & Work of Adelaide Procter: poetry, feminism & fathersThe Sound of TurquoiseIn Slow Woods & The Studio: a psychoanalytic legacy. Her poems and articles are published in a range of literary critical books and journals, including Critical Survey, The Dickensian, English, Poetry Review, The Reader, Stand Magazine Women: a cultural review.  She is currently writing a book of poems that respond to the work of Yves Bonnefoy.  

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Tony Keen

Tony Keen

PhD, M.A.

Teaching

London in the Literature of the Fantastic

Academic Activities and Research Interests

Keen is a critic and teacher of science fiction and fantasy literature.  He has written on Iain Banks, Justina Robson, Neil Gaiman, and Doctor Who among others.  He also teaches for Middlesex University, and the Open University, for the latter of which he teaches courses in classical studies.  He is particularly interested in the reception of Greece and Rome in modern science fiction and fantasy.

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Lois Oliver

Lois Oliver

PhD The Image of the Artist: Paris 1815–1855;; (Courtauld Institute), M.A. Venetian Renaissance Art (Courtauld Institute, London), M.A. English Literature (Cambridge University)

Teaching

Masterpieces: Making and Meaning
Encounters: Art in London and Paris c.1850-1900

Academic Activities and Research Interests

Oliver’s courses reflect her extensive experience as a curator and exhibition organiser. She worked at the Harvard University Art Museums before joining the curatorial team at the Victoria and Albert Museum and then the National Gallery in London. She lectures for arts organisations throughout the U.K., writes specialist multimedia interpretation for many of London’s leading art institutions, and has appeared on TV programmes for the BBC and Channel 5. 

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Raj Raichura

Raj Raichura

CEng, BSc (Eng), PhD

Teaching

Fluid Mechanics (fall semester only)

Academic Activities and Research Interests

Raichura's research interests are experimental fluid dynamics, and his teaching interests include nuclear reactor heat transfer, Uranium enrichment by gaseous centrifugation, thermodynamics, stress analysis, and elementary aerodynamics.

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Boika Sokolova

Boika Sokolova

Teaching

Playing Shakespeare
Shakespeare in London

Academic Activities and Research Interests

Sokolova teaches Shakespeare at the University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway and at the British American Drama Academy (BADA). She has published widely on Shakespeare, his reception in Europe and performance. Her books include Shakespeare’s Romances as Interrogative Texts (1992), Painting Shakespeare Red (as co-author, 2001), an e-book on The Merchant of Venice (Humanities-ebooks.co.uk, 2008). She has edited several collections of essays, among them Shakespeare in the New Europe (Sheffield, 1994) and Shakespeare Bulletin (Volume 29, Number 3, Fall 2011). Her publications have appeared in Shakespeare Survey, Shakespeare Bulletin, Cahiers Élsabéthains and in various collections. She is one of the founders of ESRA (European Shakespeare Research Association) and is currently a member of its board. She initiated the Annual Notre Dame Shakespeare Lecture at the London Global Gateway.

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Keith Surridge

Keith Surridge

Ph.D (King’s College London), F.R.HIST.S.

Teaching

The British Empire, 1760–1965
20th Century British History
19th Century British History
The English Civil War

Academic Activities and Research Interests

Surridge has taught in the Notre Dame London programs since 1993. His publications include Managing the South African War, 1899–1902, Politicians vs Generals (1998) and (with Denis Judd) The Boer War (2002). His current research interests focus on British India’s northwest frontier during the late nineteenth-century. He occasionally lectures on the history of English football, will bore anyone on the imagined merits of West Ham United, tries to explain cricket, and since 2013 has provided the questions for the student pub-quiz.

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