Literatures, Languages & Cultures

Academic officers and staff

Our academic officers, heads of research centres and staff lists for our departments and subject areas.

Heads of Department

Title Name Phone Email
Head of Asian Studies Prof Joachim Gentz +44 (0)131 650 3681 joachim.gentz@ed.ac.uk
Head of Celtic and Scottish Studies Dr Neill Martin +44 (0)131 651 1981 neill.martin@ed.ac.uk
Head of the Department of European Languages and Cultures Dr Véronique Desnain +44 (0)131 650 3054 veronique.desnain@ed.ac.uk
Head of English Literature Dr Andrew Taylor +44 (0)131 650 4584 andrew.taylor@ed.ac.uk
Head of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz +44 (0)131 650 8432 nacim.pak-shiraz@ed.ac.uk

Research Centre contacts

Centre Name Phone Email
Alwaleed Centre Outreach Manager Tom Lea +44 (0)131 650 6686 tom.lea@ed.ac.uk
Alwaleed Centre Administrator Lilly Jenkins +44 (0)131 650 4165 lilly.jenkins@ed.ac.uk
Confucius Institute General Manager Annabel Allen (as of 01/08/2018) +44 (0)131 662 2184 TBA
Confucius Institute Business Development Manager Jie Chen +44 (0)131 662 2182 jie.chen@ed.ac.uk
Confucius Institute Administrative Assistant Xin Zhang +44 (0)131 662 2180 xzhang23@staffmail.ed.ac.uk
Dashkova Centre Manager Gesine Argent +44 (0)131 650 9902 gesine.argent@ed.ac.uk
SUISS Administrator Rhiannon da Cunha +44 (0)131 650 4369 rdacunh@exseed.ed.ac.uk

Academic Officers

Title Name Phone Email
Undergraduate Director Dr Chris Perkins +44 (0)131 650 4174 chris.perkins@ed.ac.uk
Postgraduate Director Dr Michelle Keown +44 (0)131 650 6856 michelle.keown@ed.ac.uk
Deputy Postgraduate Director Dr Claire Boyle +44 (0)131 650 3615

claire.boyle@ed.ac.uk

Senior Tutor Dr Daniel Hammond +44 (0)131 650 6941 daniel.hammond@ed.ac.uk
Director of Research Professor James Loxley +44 (0)131 650 3610 james.loxley@ed.ac.uk
Academic Misconduct Officer Dr Emmanuelle Lacore-Martin +44 (0)131 651 1148 e.martin@ed.ac.uk
Health and Safety Representative Dr José Saval +44 (0)131 650 3675 jose.saval@ed.ac.uk
Director of People & Equalities Professor Celeste-Marie Bernier +44 (0)131 650 3521 celeste-marie.bernier@ed.ac.uk
Director of Quality and Convenor of School QAE Committee Dr Katherine Inglis +44 (0)131 650 3617

k.inglis@ed.ac.uk

Senior Disability Coordinator Dr Neill Martin +44 (0)131 651 1981 neill.martin@ed.ac.uk
Convenor of UG Board of Studies Dr Iona Macintyre +44 (0)131 650 3641 iona.macintyre@ed.ac.uk
Library Committee Representative Dr Alan MacNiven +44 (0)131 650 3279 alan.macniven@ed.ac.uk
Knowledge Exchange & Impact Director Dr David Farrier +44 (0)131 651 7112 david.farrier@ed.ac.uk

Programme Directors

Below please find the list of Programme Directors for the MSc Taught programmes in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures for 2018/19:

Title Name Phone Email

MSc Advanced Arabic

Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz     +44 (0) 131 650 8432     Nacim.Pak-Shiraz@ed.ac.uk
MSc Book History & Material Culture     Professor Tom Mole     +44 (0) 131 650 4283 Tom.Mole@ed.ac.uk
MSc Celtic & Scottish Studies     Professor Wilson McLeod +44 (0) 131 650 3623 W.McLeod@ed.ac.uk
MSc Chinese Society & Culture     Dr Xuelei Huang     +44 (0) 131 650 8985     Xuelei.Huang@ed.ac.uk
MCS Chinese Studies     Dr Xuelei Huang     +44 (0) 131 650 8985     Xuelei.Huang@ed.ac.uk
MSc Comparative Literature (Semester 1)     Dr Fabien Arribert-Narce     +44 (0) 131 650 8414     F.Arribert-Narce@ed.ac.uk
MSc Comparative Literature (Semester 2)     Dr Fiona Mackintosh     +44 (0) 131 650 8303     F.J.Mackintosh@ed.ac.uk
MSc Creative Writing     Jane McKie     +44 (0) 131 650 3899     Jane.McKie@ed.ac.uk
MSc East Asian Relations     Professor Aaron Moore     +44 (0) 131 650 4225     aaron.moore@ed.ac.uk
MSc Film, Exhibition & Curation (co-director)     Susan Kemp     +44 (0) 131 650 2945     S.A.Kemp@ed.ac.uk
MSc Film, Exhibition & Curation (co-director)     Jane Sillars     +44 (0) 131 650 2945     Jane.Sillars@ed.ac.uk
MSc Film Studies     Dr David Sorfa     +44 (0) 131 650 3637     David.Sorfa@ed.ac.uk
MSc Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies     Dr Andreas Görke     +44 (0) 131 650 4177     A.Goerke@ed.ac.uk
MSc Japanese Society & Culture     Dr Ian Astley     +44 (0) 131 651 1358     Ian.Astley@ed.ac.uk
MSc Literature & Modernity     Dr Ken Millard     +44 (0) 131 650 6875     K.Millard@ed.ac.uk
MSc Literature & Society (Semester 1)     Dr Bob Irvine     +44 (0) 131 650 3605     R.P.Irvine@ed.ac.uk
MSc Literature & Society (Semester 2)     Dr Anna Vaninskaya     +44 (0) 131 650 4284     Anna.Vaninskaya@ed.ac.uk
MSc Medieval Literatures & Cultures     Dr David Salter     +44 (0) 131 650 3055     David.Salter@ed.ac.uk
MSc Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic     Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz     +44 (0) 131 650 8432     Nacim.Pak-Shiraz@ed.ac.uk
MSc Middle Eastern Studies with Advanced Arabic     Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz     +44 (0) 131 650 8432     Nacim.Pak-Shiraz@ed.ac.uk
MSc Persian Civilisation     Dr Andreas Görke     +44 (0) 131 650 4177     A.Goerke@ed.ac.uk
MSc Playwriting     Nicola McCartney     +44 (0) 131 650 3629     Nicola.McCartney@ed.ac.uk
MSc Theatre & Performance Studies     Professor James Loxley     +44 (0) 131 650 3610     James.Loxley@ed.ac.uk
MSc Translation Studies     Dr Charlotte Bosseaux     +44 (0) 131 651 3735     Charlotte.Bosseaux@ed.ac.uk
MSc US Literature (Semester 1)     Dr Andy Taylor     +44 (0) 131 650 4584     Andrew.Taylor@ed.ac.uk 
MSc US Literature (Semester 2)     Dr Simon Malpas     +44 (0) 131 650 3596     Simon.Malpas@ed.ac.uk

Staff by subject area