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  • Dr Soudabeh Ananisarab

    Lecturer in Drama

    Before joining BCU, Dr Soudabeh Ananisarab taught at the University of Nottingham where she completed an MA in English Literature (Distinction) and a PhD in English. She currently teaches on a range of modules, exploring drama both in theory and practice. Soudabeh’s research interests are predominantly in late nineteenth and...

  • Dr Joseph Anderton

    Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature

    Joseph Anderton writes and teaches on modern and contemporary literature, particularly in relation to dehumanisation; animals and the environment; homelessness; and literary ethics. He is author of  Beckett’s Creatures: Art of Failure after the Holocaust (Bloomsbury, 2016), which considers conceptions of the ‘creature’ and...

  • Dr Rhiannon Cogbill

    Midlands4Cities Postdoctoral Fellow in the Arts and Humanities

    Rhiannon is an interdisciplinary literary scholar who explores the representation and construction of health and healthcare in twentieth-century literature and culture. She was awarded her PhD by the University of Birmingham in 2021, and worked in communications and bid writing prior to joining BCU in 2023.

  • Matt Gee

    Research Fellow in Corpus Linguistics

    Matt Gee works in the field of Corpus Linguistics, developing research and teaching tools as a member of the Research and Development Unit for English Studies . This includes the WebCorp suite of online search and analysis tools, which are designed to treat the web as a source of linguistic data. WebCorp Live refines the...

  • Dr Tatiana Grieshofer (formerly Tkacukova)

    Reader in Language and Law

    Dr Tatiana Grieshofer (formerly Tkacukova) is Reader in Language and Law at Birmingham City University. Tatiana’s empirically driven quantitative and qualitative research explores a wide range of language and communication related topics within family, civil, tribunal and criminal legal settings, with a specific interest on the...

  • Dr Helen Hopkins

    M4C Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    After completing her PhD in international Shakespeare in the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s collections in 2021, Helen’s current research takes a broader approach to Shakespeare's role in global diplomacy, investigating how Shakespeare's cultural capital influences diplomatic responses and the potential for leveraging it for...

  • Dr Izabela Hopkins


    Izabela is involved in a number of research projects with a focus on eighteenth-century theatre and literature, in addition to pursuing her own research in the literature of the American South. Izabela obtained her MA in Literature: Politics and Identity from the University of Worcester. Her doctoral thesis explored...

  • Dr Anthony Howe

    Reader in English Literature and MA English Literature Course Director

    Dr Anthony Howe is Reader in English Literature and Director of Graduate Research in the School of English at Birmingham City University. Originally from the North East of England, he studied at Liverpool (BA; MA) before taking a PhD at Cambridge. Prior to his current post he taught at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford....

  • Professor Islam Issa

    Professor of Literature and History

    Islam Issa is a multi-award-winning author, broadcaster, and curator. A literary critic and historian, his work focuses on the reception of early modern English literature in global contexts, and the cultural history of the Middle East. Through an international repertoire of publications, exhibitions, TV and radio...

  • Professor Howard Jackson

    Emeritus Professor

    Howard Jackson gained his PhD from Reading University, and his research interests are in English Grammar, Vocabulary and Lexicography. Howard Jackson has written eight books (for Longman and Routledge among others) and numerous articles on grammar, vocabulary and lexicography. An invited speaker at conferences all over Europe,...

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