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The Institute of English Studies is part of the School of Advanced Study. For further information please visit Governance of the School.

The Institute conducts its day-to-day business through the following committees:

Advisory Council


Professor David Amigoni (Keele University)

Ex officio members

Professor Jo Fox (Dean of the School of Advanced Study)
Professor Clare Lees (Director of the Institute of English Studies)
Professor Charles Burdett (Director of the Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies)

Representative Members from the Colleges of the University of London

Dr Geri Popva (Goldsmiths)
Dr Dennis Duncan (UCL)
Dr Rachael Gilmour (QMUL)
Dr Ana Parejo-Vadillo (Birkbeck)

Postgraduate Student Representative

Amelie Doche (Birmingham City University)
Kari Sund (University of Glasgow)

Representatives from Higher Education Institutions

Dr Mathelinda Nabugodi (Newcastle University)
Professor Greg Walker (University of Edinburgh)
Dr John Wrighton (University of Brighton)
Dr Abbie Garrington (Durham University)
Dr Lise Jaillant (Loughborough University)
Professor Bryony Randall (Glasgow)
Professor Sue Niebrzydowski (Bangor)


Representatives from Libraries

Dr Richard Price (British Library)
Dr Tansy Barton (Senate House Library)
Mr Andrew Barker (Lancaster University Library)

Representatives from outside the Higher Education Sector

Mr Anthony Cond (Liverpool University Press)

Elected Member of Institute Staff

Dr Andrew Nash, Reader in Book History and Communications


Dr Eleanor Hardy (Institute Manager)

Higher and Research Degrees Committee

The Higher and Research Degrees Committee has responsibility for student monitoring, and for monitoring the academic quality of the Institute's activities, including the MA/MRes in the History of the Book and the London Rare Books School. The H&RDC is operated jointly with the Institute of Classical Studies and the School of Advanced Study's CAI (digital humanities).


Director of the IES: Professor Clare Lees (Chair)

All academic staff in the Institutes who teach or supervise: Dr Gabriel Bodard (ICS), Professor Sarah Churchwell (SAS/IES), Dr Cynthia Johnston (IES MA Course Tutor), Dr Christopher Ohge (IES), Dr Andrew Nash (IES MA Course Director), Dr Elizabeth Savage (IES), Professor Jane Winters (SAS), and Professor Greg Woolf (ICS); non-staff first and second supervisors have the right of attendance to speak to reports.

Up to three persons not in SAS (but who may teach or supervise): Professor Elisabeth Jay (Oxford Brookes), Dr Shafquat Towheed (OU)

Student representatives: Krystle Trevisan (PhD), Shira Buchsbaum and Claudia Chapman (MA)

Ex officio: Kalinda Hughes (Registry), Valerie James (ICS Manager)

Staff-Student Liaison Committee

The Staff-Student Liaison Committee provides a forum for students of the Institute to raise problems or concerns in a formal setting. The Committee meets as part of the Higher and Research Degrees Committee.


Programme Director: Dr Cynthia Johnston

Dr Andrew Nash (Chair)

MA/MRes Student Representative(s): Madeline Lowry

MPhil/PhD Student Representative: Olivia Baskerville

Ex officio: Dr Eleanor Hardy (secretary)