Arts and humanities
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 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.
Mezna Qato Histories of education, class, development, and popular mobilization, especially amongst refugee and exile communities; comparative settler-colonialism; politics and practices of archives.
Paul Sagar works on the history of political thought and contemporary political theory. His main areas of expertise relate to eighteenth century theories of politics and morals, the origin and nature of the modern state, and contemporary accounts of legitimacy in the aid of a 'realist' political theory. He has recently completed a draft manuscript of his first book, The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the State from Hobbes to Smith.
Stephen Wertheim (History, 2015) works on the United States in the world since the late nineteenth century, specializing in American ideas of international law and order. His current project asks how, during World War II, American officials and intellectuals came to think the United States should become the supreme political and military power in the world.
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.
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 Methods to promote Retinal ganglion cell (RGCs) axon regeneration following axonal damage by injury or disease.
Juan Garaycoechea DNA repair. Identifying endogenous sources of DNA damage and studying the physiological consequences of this damage
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 The aerodynamics of compressors. 3D flows and their structure, those which limit the efficiency and stability of an aircraft jet engine.
Stephen Fried (Chemistry, 2014) works in synthetic and chemical biology. His research has two primary aims: the development of novel biotechnological tools that incorporate unnatural amino acids into proteins, thereby expanding the chemical repertoire of protein space; and secondly, the application of such unnatural amino acids to study fundamental life processes in vivo, such as tRNA decoding.
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 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.
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.