Current Junior Research Fellows

Arts and humanities

Aline Guillermet

Aline Guillermet (Art History and Theory, 2016) is a Junior Research Fellow in Visual Studies. She studies twentieth century and contemporary European and American art, with a special interest in theories of representation, photography, and digital media. Her postdoctoral research aims to investigate the ways in which digital visual culture has impacted upon painterly practices since the 1980s.

Alice Blackhurst

Alice Blackhurst works at the intersection between contemporary critical theory and visual studies; her current research looks at an aesthetics of luxury in relation to modern French thinkers and Francophone visual arts practitioners.  Other interests include feminist and gender studies, the use of clothing in contemporary installation projects, and film.

Marwa Mahmoud

Mezna Qato Histories of education, class, development, and popular mobilization, especially amongst refugee and exile communities; comparative settler-colonialism; politics and practices of archives.

Megan Donaldson

Megan Donaldson (History of International Law, 2015) works on the history of international law and diplomacy. She is currently working on a book about the renegotiation of diplomatic secrecy from the late nineteenth century to the early Cold War.




Amanda Barber

Goylette Chami is interested in the identification and treatment of morbidity attributable to human helminthiases. Her research focuses on developing complex network methodologies for improving mass drug administration.

Amanda Barber

Amanda Barber Methods to promote Retinal ganglion cell (RGCs) axon regeneration following axonal damage by injury or disease.


Julienne Obadia

Julienne Obadia Her current research examines how basic liberal distinctions are both challenged and intensified in a range of intimate experiments in the U.S.

James Taylor

James Taylor The aerodynamics of compressors. 3D flows and their structure, those which limit the efficiency and stability of an aircraft jet engine.

Marwa Mahmoud

Marwa Mahmoud is a research associate at the Graphics and Interaction group. Her research interests lie in the field of affective computing and social signal processing. Her research draws on computer vision, machine learning, human computer interaction and psychology.

Marek Rei

Marek Rei is a Senior Research Associate, working in the field of machine learning and artificial neural networks.
His research focuses on improving neural algorithms for natural language processing and language understanding, allowing automated systems to comprehend and analyse written text.

Dejan Gajic

Dejan Gajic:The Einstein equations, a nonlinear system of hyperbolic partial differential equations that plays the central role in the theory of general relativity; precise mathematical aspects of the dynamical stability of black holes; the nature of singularities inside black holes.


Sebastian Yves van den Akker is a geneticist with an interest in the genes that control a dialogue between kingdoms of life: the two-way molecular communication between plants and their parasites. The outcome of this communication dictates plant organ development, animal sex determination, and ultimately human food security. 

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