Staff in American and Canadian Studies

Dr Dorothy Butchard

Dr Dorothy Butchard

Lecturer in Contemporary Literature & Digital Cultures

I teach and research contemporary and twentieth century literature, with particular interest in digital cultures and creative representations of technological change in the modern age.

Dr Courtney J. Campbell

Dr Courtney J. Campbell

Lecturer in Latin American History

I am an historian of Latin America. My research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Brazilian cultural and social history. My current research interests are regional identity, race and representation, gender and representation, transnational consumer culture, popular culture movements, movement and migration, language-based movements, and spatial understandings of regional culture.

Dr Nathan Cardon

Dr Nathan Cardon

Lecturer in United States History
Co-Director of American and Canadian Studies

19th and early 20th century United States history,  race and empire in foreign and domestic space

Dr Michell Chresfield

Dr Michell Chresfield

Lecturer in United States History

20th Century United States History, Gender, Sexuality, and Race, History of Medicine and Science

Dr Rona Cran

Dr Rona Cran

Lecturer in Twentieth-Century American Literature
Co-Director of American and Canadian Studies Centre

Research and supervision areas:

  • Twentieth-Century American Literature
  • Twentieth-Century American Art
  • Transatlantic Studies
  • U.S. Cultural Studies
  • Material Culture
  • Visual Culture

Dr Tom Cutterham

Lecturer in United States History

Power, politics, and ideas in Revolutionary America; commerce and finance in the Atlantic world.

Dr Diletta De Cristofaro

Dr Diletta De Cristofaro

Teaching Fellow in English Literature

I teach and research twenty-first and twentieth-century North American and British fiction. My main research interest is the nexus of narrative and time, with a particular focus on the contemporary post-apocalyptic novel.

Dr John Fagg

Lecturer

Research and supervision areas

  • American Literature;
  • American Art;
  • Realism;
  • Illustration;
  • Visual Culture;
  • Print Culture.

Dr Danielle Fuller

Dr Danielle Fuller

Reader in Canadian Studies and Cultures of Reading
PI, Death Before Birth project (ESRC, 2016-2018)

Research and supervision areas

  • Reading and reception studies;
  • contemporary print culture;
  • contemporary North American literature;
  • Canadian Studies;
  • Canadian cultural studies.

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 Richard Langley

Dr Richard Langley

Teaching Fellow in Film

With an academic grounding in American and Canadian Studies, and professional experience of television and film production, I am interested in multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and research. In particular, I am keen to develop a fusion of theory and practise by way of a multifaceted audio-visual academia that can function as a versatile teaching tool, and as a mode of publication and ...

Dr Jimmy Packham

Dr Jimmy Packham

Lecturer in North American Literature

I work on the representation of voice and the failure of language in nineteenth-century American Gothic literature, and on the literature of the sea and the presentation of subjectivity and oceanic depths in a variety of textual forms: novels, poetry, shipboard diaries, and logbooks. I teach widely across the discipline, primarily nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature.

Dr Vidyan Ravinthiran

Dr Vidyan Ravinthiran

Lecturer in North American Literature

Ranging from the Long Eighteenth Century to the present day, I have a strong interest in the formal qualities of both verse and prose, and how they relate to history and thought. My next project is transatlantic and concerns ‘spontaneity and form’ in nineteenth and twentieth-century English and American prose. I am also interested in the Indian poet Arun Kolatkar, and am co-editor of ...

Dr Will Smith

Dr Will Smith

Visiting Lecturer in Canadian Studies

Research areas:

  • Canadian Studies
  • Canadian cultural studies (including Comics, Film and Television)
  • Contemporary Canadian literature
  • Urban Studies
  • Canadian periodicals

Dr Rachel Sykes

Dr Rachel Sykes

Lecturer in Contemporary American Literature

Research and supervision areas:

  • Contemporary fiction;
  • The twenty-first century American novel;
  • The quiet novel;
  • Contemporary women’s autofiction, memoir, and autobiography;
  • Social media and online information sharing practices;
  • Literary fiction, prize culture, and MFA programmes.

Dr Sara K Wood

Lecturer in American Literature and Culture

Research and supervision areas

  • African American Studies;
  • African American visual culture;
  • Post 1945 American art;
  • Post 1945 American Literature;
  • Contemporary Literature.

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