Staff in American and Canadian Studies

Dr Michele Aaron

Senior Lecturer in American and Canadian Studies

Film studies, American film, queer cinema, spectatorship, ethnicity and identity, sexuality and representation, representations of death.

Professor R. J. (Dick) Ellis

Professor R. J. (Dick) Ellis

Professor of American Studies

American literature, particularly Beat writing and mid-19th century African-American writing.

Dr Steve Hewitt

Dr Steve Hewitt

Senior Lecturer in American and Canadian Studies

 Canadian history and politics, Canada-US relations, policing and intelligence services, anti-Americanism, counterterrorism.

Dr Helen Laville

Dr Helen Laville

Head of School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies
Senior Lecturer in American Studies

Dr Robert Lewis

Lecturer in American History

Social/cultural history, American popular culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, African-American history (especially slavery), popular culture (especially commercial entertainment), 19th century history.

Professor Scott Lucas

Professor Scott Lucas

Professor of American Studies

US foreign policy, US intelligence services, 20th century US diplomatic history, propaganda, history and the media, Anglo-American and US-European relations.

Dr James Walters

Dr James Walters

Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies
Head of Department

Film aesthetics, television studies, Hollywood cinema, authorship, fantasy and fictional worlds, performance, production communities, children's media.

Dr Sara K Wood

Lecturer in American Literature and Culture

American literature and visual art, particularly contemporary fiction, and 20th century African-American writing and art.

Honorary staff

Dr S R Ameli Hon Research Fellow

Prof M Heale Hon Senior Research Fellow

Prof W G Kennedy Hon Senior Research Fellow

Dr A E Lang Hon Research Fellow

Prof John Lucas  Honorary Professor

Dr S Marandi  Hon Research Fellow

Prof M Tobin   Honorary Lecturer