Laila Alhazmi| University of Sheffield

Laila Mobarak Alhazmi is a PhD student at the university of Sheffield. Her research interests are in folk linguistics and language attitude. Her current project is about perceiving Bedouin and Hadari dialect in Western Saudi Arabia by applying a language attitude approach.

Michael D. Atkinson| University of Leeds

Michael is a critical theorist and creative writer currently based at the University of Leeds. His work has been published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, amongst others. In addition to theory, Michael takes part in performance art, having performed in several Slam Poetry events during his time at Sheffield Hallam University. He is currently collaborating with a practitioner on a dialogical book that explores the reification of art in contemporary late capitalism, and several articles that cover topics as wide-ranging as the Uncanny, nostalgia, anxiety, and the historicity of the absurd. 

Haroon Bashir| University of Leeds

Haroon Bashir is a PhD candidate in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds. His research is WRoCAH funded, and explores the conversation between religion and modernity. Haroon completed his BA in Arabic & Islamic Studies at the University of Leeds, and an M.St in the Study of Religion at the University of Oxford.

Owen Burton| University of York

Owen is in the first year of his Musicology PhD at the University of York, supervised by Dr Tim Howell. His research is in the analysis of Nordic music of the late 20th/ early 21st centuries and his thesis focuses on the progressive symphonic style of the influential Finnish composer, Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016). Owen gained both his undergraduate and Masters degrees from the School of Music at Bangor University, North Wales.

Robin Chapman| University of Sheffield

Robin Chapman is Masters level student in English Literature at the University of Sheffield. He is interested in such areas as film, memory, postcolonialism and post-humanism. More specifically his work examines the confluences of film and neo-colonial war, interrogating the transition from the second gulf war to the state of the contemporary global terror image. He is also keen to investigate the critical confluences between postcolonialism and technology within Korean cinema.

Liam Liburd | University of Sheffield

Liam J Liburd is a PhD student in the Department of History at the University of Sheffield. His thesis is entitled “Constructions of Race, Gender and Empire on the British far-right, 1920-1960”. He completed his MA in Modern History and his BA in History & Sociology at the University of Sheffield. His research interests are in gender and cultural historical approaches to interwar British politics.

Judith Muñoz Sogas| University of Sheffield

Judith Muñoz Sogas is a PhD candidate at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), and a Visiting Researcher at the University of Sheffield, focusing on Phoenician and Greek interactions during the Iron Age in the Mediterranean Sea. She did her Masters in Archaeology of the Classical Mediterranean at the University of Sheffield and studied a Postgraduate course in African Societies as well as her BA Humanities at Universitat Pompeu Fabra taking part of her credits at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (USA).

She has lectured Spanish Language at Sheffield Hallam University, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Sheffield, where she also taught Archaeology as a Teaching Assistant. She has participated as an archaeologist in several excavation projects in Spain and collaborated with the Archaeological Museum of Catalunya (Spain) and Weston Park Museum (United Kingdom).

Joshua Scarlett | University of York

Joshua Scarlett is an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award holder with the Science Museum, London and the University of York (White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities). His PhD project is entitled: ‘Instruments and their Makers: a study of experiment, collaboration and identity in seventeenth century’, examining the instruments made by Robert Hooke’s network. Before commencing doctoral study in 2016, Joshua worked in corporate finance. He is an alumnus of the University of St Andrews (M.Litt, 2015) and University of Warwick (BA Hons, 2012).

Rachel Walker| University of Sheffield

Rachel Walker is a first year WRoCAH funded PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield. Her thesis examines the history of the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent from its origins in the Studio Theatre Company established by Stephen Joseph in 1955 through to the founding of the New Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent in 1986, the first purpose-built theatre-in-the-round in Europe. Her research interests include regional theatre history. theatre-in-education and community theatre.