Faculty

Our academic faculty is specially chosen among teachers and researchers in the world’s leading universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, St Andrews, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, UCLA, the Sorbonne, Salamanca, and Pompeu Fabra. In 2016 our teaching staff in Oxford and Cambridge alone consisted of more than 28 Rhodes, Gates, Marshall and Fulbright Scholars, making Oxbridge one of the biggest employers of elite scholars in the world.

Our creative and workshop courses, meanwhile, are taught by fully-fledged professionals – acclaimed writers and poets, filmmakers, photographers, and actors and directors – all selected for their talent, their varied experiences in their disciplines, their enthusiasm, and above all their ability to inspire our students.

Led by these outstanding individuals, whose work is thoroughly evaluated after every summer, and operating in small, seminar-style classes, our courses immerse students in subjects about which they are passionate while helping them uncover the spectacular sites and cultures in which they are living.

The Oxford Tradition

  • BEng National University of Scuence & Technology, Pakistan

    Syed is a Rhodes Scholar conducting doctoral research at the University of Oxford. He works as part of a machine-learning research group. He is particularly interested in financial time series forecasting and volatility prediction. Syed is a decorated scholar. In addition to the Rhodes, he holds an Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance Scholarship; was selected as a Microsoft Student Partner; and won a Gold Medal for the highest GPA in his year at the University of Sciences and Technology in Pakistan. Outside academia, Syed is active in development, instrumentation, and training for Engro Fertilizers Ltd.

  • BA, Post-Baccalaureate, University of Pennsylvania, MA University of St Andrews

    Alex brings diverse expertise into the classroom, with specialist knowledge ranging from ranging from terrorism and Eastern European security to medicine. After completing her MA at St Andrews, she completed her premedical studies in the United States. She is currently completing her medical training in Australia at the University of Queensland. Alex has also worked in support of clinical drug trials and lung transplant research. In addition to her work in medicine she remains connected to the world of security studies as a researcher on a government-funded University of Pennsylvania project investigating relationships between emerging terrorist groups and analyzing attacks. She maintains an ongoing private consultancy practice in the biotech and security fields.

  • BA Newcastle University, MA City University in London

    Flora is a journalist specializing in international news and current affairs. She currently works in Thailand, where she reports for the "Christian Science Monitor" and "The Sunday Times." She also produces films for "Channel 4 News," one of Britain’s leading daily news shows. Before moving to Thailand, Flora was stationed in Kenya, the United States, and China. In 2009 she was shortlisted for the Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards.

  • BA Alma College, MA King's College London

    Julie is a 2005 Truman Scholar. Today she works as a poet, essayist, teacher, oil painter, and Kripalu yogini. She holds a BA in English from Alma College, and a master's degree in Literature and Medicine from King's College London. She has been featured on Cambridge University's "Bodies of Work" website, and has won several awards in poetry - among them the first prize in the 2007 Leaf Books Poetry contest. She has been published in a variety of literary journals. Her essays have featured in "Punchnel's," "Vegan Life" magazine, and "The Oxford Medical School Gazette." Julie is also an experienced pedagogue. She is the writer-in-residence at Cheney School in Oxford for First Story, and teaches undergraduate writing courses at St. Clare's College with a special focus on dystopia, fantasy, and travel.

  • BA Mississippi State University, MPhil University of Oxford

    Field is a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, where he is researching modern British and European history. In the past he has held research scholarships at Stanford University and the University of Iowa. Field has addressed a variety of unions and organizations as a keynote speaker in both Europe and the United States. Outside of academia he is an elite athlete who played varsity football at Mississippi State University.

  • BA Ecole International Realization Audiovisuelle, Paris

    Antonio is a screenwriter and filmmaker. During his time at university, he won the prestigious EICAR Student Choice Award, which is given to the best student film, for his short project "Le Mirage." He is currently working on a feature film entitled "Mind Over Matter." In addition to his directorial skills, Antonio is also an experienced videographer, editor, and producer. He is a polyglot and regularly writes material for film in French, Italian, and English.

  • BSc Aberystwyth University, MPhil, DPhil University of Oxford

    Dr. Chan completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford as the Sir John Swire Scholar at St. Antony's College. His thesis was on the evolution of developing country coalitions in international climate change negotiations. He is currently investigating North-South relations, developing countries in the post-Cold War era, climate change negotiations, global environmental governance, inequality in world politics, and the power and roles of norms and ideas in international relations. Dr. Chan is also an active practitioner, having advised the delegations of several countries at international climate conferences, and having worked for Members of Parliament in the U.K.

  • BA Camberwell College of Arts, BSc University Aberdeen, Foundation in Graphic Design London College of Communication

    Jennifer has a unique background in which the arts and sciences merge together. She is currently the Artist in Residence at the UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging. In this role, she collaborates with scientists on the development of workshops and artworks that explore and communicate the concepts being researched. She also serves as a tutor in anatomical drawing at Central Saint Martins College in the University of Arts London. Her diverse portfolio includes a visiting lectureship on the illustration of science fiction, the creation of artworks for use on the film set of "Paddington Bear," and the delivery of community workshops in Reitir, Iceland.

  • BS Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, MS Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

    Priyanka is a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, where she is conducting research into environmental change and management. Her writing is published on a regular basis, including in the "Hindustan Times." Her current work focuses on energy technologies in India. She is leading a team on behalf of the government, consolidating ideas about energy technologies that would be best-suited to the nation's future. UNEP also employed her as a consultant on the design team that fabricated their low-cost air quality monitor. Priyanka is closely involved with the Rhodes Scholars' Southern African Forum, an important grant-giving body in Oxford.

  • BFA École Internationale de Création Audiovisuelle et de Réalisation

    Luar wrote and directed five short films and participated in over 30 productions while a student at EICAR in Paris, and discovered a love for editing and set design in the process. One of her films went on to win an award in the Women Filmmakers category in the “Best Shorts Competition” at La Jolla. Since graduating she has worked in the art departments of two feature films, and on many other films as an editor, videographer, and assistant producer.

  • BFA Marymount Manhattan College

    Tanner is a dramaturge whose career has involved an array of directorships across Europe and the United States. He is Co-Director of the famously funny Oxford Imps. In addition to performing and directing, Tanner has significant experience devising and leading acting workshops for aspiring young actors. He has also written, directed, and edited a number of video productions, and has published work on a wide range of topics in various magazines and journals.

  • JD Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, MSc University of Oxford

    David is a doctoral researcher at Humboldt University in Germany. He is currently conducting research on private ordering contractual procedures for corporate debt restructuring; and he also has expertise in corporate insolvency, the methodological approach of law and economics, comparative law, and the philosophy of law. He obtained his master's degree in Law and Finance from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Clarendon Fund and Cyril and Phillis Long Scholar, at the Faculty of Law and the Saïd Business School. David has held a number of visiting-scholar positions at prestigious institutions around the world, including Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania.

  • BA University of Oxford

    Christina is a doctoral candidate and graduate tutor in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. She is currently researching the role of student friendships and interactions in situations of inter-ethnic tension. She also works as a Waynflete Intern in Psychology at Magdalen College School. This involves giving classes about researching and writing extended essays on a variety of subjects related to psychology.

  • BA State São Paulo University, MA Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

    Rodrigo is a doctoral researcher in International Relations at the University of Oxford. He has a particular interest in transnational civil society and arms control policies. He is a decorated scholar and was awarded a prize for his master’s dissertation by the Ministry of Defense in Brazil. In the past he has worked for the Institute for Applied Economic Research - a Brazilian government-led think-tank whose mission is to improve the country’s public policies through research activities. Rodrigo served in the Brazilian Army as a First Lieutenant. He has published widely and is routinely cited as an authority on civil and social issues in the South American press.

  • BA, MA, DPhil University of Oxford

    Dr. Garas is a medical researcher. He departed the hospital for the laboratory after completing the initial phase of his clinical medical training, and gained a doctorate in pharmacology at the University of Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar. Recently he held a postdoctoral Fellowship at the MRC Brain Networks Dynamics Unit. He has since returned to his clinical work in order to qualify for practice as a medical doctor.

  • BA Boston University, MSc London School of Economics, LLM Erasmus University Hamburg

    Tom is conducting doctoral research at the University of Oxford. He is a specialist in financial geography. His work concentrates on the development of financial centers in Central and Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on Poland. He also has expertise in EU-Russian relations and Central and Eastern European integration. His findings have been published in the "Journal of Contemporary European Research" and the "International Journal of Energy Security and Environmental Research." Tom is an experienced lecturer, and currently teaches at Vistala University in Poland. He has held similar posts across the world at institutions including the University of Massachusetts, the Albanian Institute for International Studies, and the Center for Social and Economic Research in Warsaw.

  • BA Duke University

    Kenneth is a doctoral researcher in Genomic Medicine and Statistics. He is currently working on evolutionary approaches to understanding HIV infection. His previous research projects, both in academic and industrial settings, have included cancer genetics and drug sensitivity, the loss of gene function in evolution, the effects of chromosomal inversions on gene flow, sex-determining genes in coffin flies, fruit-fly mating habits, and the mass extinctions of mollusks. He is a Marshall, Goldwater, A.B. Duke, and Robert Byrd scholar.

  • BA, BPhil University of Oxford

    William is conducting doctoral research at the University of Oxford, where he is based in Balliol College. His thesis focuses on ethics, political philosophy, and the role of empathy in morality. He is also interested in the possibility of blame-free morality; the connections between philosophy and meditation; the idea of learning through experience; and the potential roles for philosophy in social activism. Before taking up his current post at Oxford, William was employed as a management consultant. He routinely conducted mindful empathy workshops with groups such as Giving What We Can, World at Play, and the Kibera School for Girls in Nairobi, Kenya. Outside of academia, William enjoys tennis and yoga.

  • BA University College Dublin, PhD University College Dublin

    Dr. Jordan completed his doctorate in 17th-century British History at University College, Dublin, and at Hertford College, Oxford, where he was a Visiting Scholar. His thesis was the first study of the life and career of Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory. His research interests include the social history of the British aristocracy and the history of material and court culture. He publishes and presents at conferences on a regular basis. Dr. Jordan is also a seasoned educator. He has taught both undergraduates and high school students, and has held teaching appointments in Dublin, Oxford, and London, including at St. Paul’s Girls’ School. He is currently the Head of Arts and Humanities at the Oxford Tutorial College.

  • MA Universitet y Kraguyevac, MJur, MPhil University of Oxford

    Marija is a doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford. Her thesis explores the role of Human Rights law in addressing human trafficking, with a particular focus on trafficking victims and their legal position with respect to the state as well as their traffickers. She completed her previous degrees with support from the Open Society Foundation, and from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the form of a Chevening Scholarship. She currently serves as a legal expert for the AIRE Centre, a London-based NGO whose mission is to promote awareness of European law rights. She is also a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Human Rights Law at the University's Faculty of Law.

  • BA National Institute of Fashion Technology, MA University for the Creative Arts

    Vikram is a professional photographer. His projects convey romantic visions, surrealist ideas, and strong narratives inspired by the uncanny nature of dreams and the distortion of fact in memory. As a student Vikram gained a BA in fashion design, a number of postgraduate diplomas in photography, and ultimately a master's degree in the discipline. Today he works as a commercial and art photographer in London. His images routinely appear in global publications like "Vogue Italia," "Harper's Bazaar," and "The Independent." Saatchi Art recently named Vikram as "an important artist to watch."

  • BA Haverford College, MSt University of Oxford, MLitt University of Oxford

    Andrew is a doctoral researcher in American Literature at Yale University. He began his graduate studies in literature as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. His current project examines the ways in which authors incorporate individuals into communities, with a special focus on works by Cormac McCarthy, Michael Ondaatje, and Toni Morrison. He is a Contributing Editor to "Land That I Live," and was the Co-Founder of the Rhodes Creative Writing Workshop.

  • BSc Imperial College London

    Min-Ho is a Wellcome Trust Scholar at the University of Oxford. He is conducting doctoral research in Clinical Neuroscience, and divides his time between Green Templeton College and Imperial College London. He is currently investigating the potential use of safe, non-invasive methods such as MRIs in both diagnosis and research into various neurological conditions; and the utilization of ultra-high field functional MRIs in conjunction with non-invasive treatment options for chronic pain. Outside of the academic world, he is an accomplished athlete and rows in Oxford for Green Templeton.

  • BA Santa Clara University, BPhi, DPhill University of Oxford

    Dr. Lopez held a coveted Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford. She completed a doctoral thesis on the art of love in Plato's "Symposium," while simultaneously supervising undergraduates and teaching classes in moral philosophy. Today she is furthering her work in the philosophy of love as a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University. Beyond academia, Dr. Lopez is a certified yoga teacher and an author of creative fiction, poetry, and pieces for screen and stage. Her works have been performed across America and the U.K.

  • BA, MA

    Stefano is currently conducting geopolitical research in Rome with the prestigious SIOI (Società Italiana Organizzazione Internazionale). His principal areas of interest are the cultural, military, and political environment in which the collaboration between Italy and Britain developed during the First World War, stretching from diplomatic to financial relations, military cooperation, and propaganda; and Italy's role in NATO cyber-defense and Mediterranean strategy. He has published widely on a range of military and cultural subjects. He has also taught undergraduate courses at the University of Oxford.

  • BA University of Oxford, BPhil University of Oxford, DPhil University of Oxford

    Dr. Marsh is a former Fellow of Magdalene College in the University of Cambridge. He gained his undergraduate from the University of Oxford with a rare first-class honors degree in Classics. He went on to obtain a BPhil and DPhil in Philosophy before teaching at the University, ultimately moving to its famous rival across the Fens. Dr. Marsh is well-traveled and today serves as the Head of Classics at the Kamuzu Academy in Malawi.

  • BA Charles University Prague, MA University of Aberdeen, MSc University of Amsterdam

    Johana is a doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford. She is based in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, where she is currently investigating issues of identity, memory, and region in Silesia. Her past projects have focused on the personal narratives of women living under Communism, and the relationship between language and power. Johana is also an expert on NGOs, and is experienced in development and fundraising - having once worked for the Forum 2000 Foundation.

  • BA University of Athens, MA University of Athens, MA University College London, DPhil Oxon

    Marilou is an anthropologist working in the field of digital humanities and is concerned with the study of the human condition as shaped by technology. Her articles have been published in peer-reviewed publications and she has been a recipient of various awards for her work (State Scholarships Foundation in Greece full doctoral scholarship, O’Reilly Media & Oxford Internet Institute best poster award, RMA & BFE student awards, St. Peter’s College tutor for graduates award, Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit Management Committee award). Marilou also teaches anthropology at the University of Oxford and various Oxford-based schools, as well as theory of knowledge for St. Clare’s, Oxford.

  • MEng University of Oxford

    Ilija is a doctoral researcher in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford. He is currently investigating fullerene-based nanotechnologies for diagnostic and therapeutic applications in medicine. This work is building upon his earlier projects involving molecular machines. Ilija supervises undergraduates in materials sciences, and focuses particularly on the polymers course. He has also worked for Land Rover and Jaguar to develop crash test models to ensure vehicle safety. He is passionate about science education and communication and has served in various roles at Oxford as a STEM ambassador. He has received numerous commendations for his efforts to inspire others and share his love of science.

  • BS University of Bordeaux, MS University of Poitius, PhD Université Paris Diderot, Paris VII

    Dr. Récalde is a postdoctoral researcher in cell culture, molecular biology, and immunostaining at the University of Oxford, where she works in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. Her work has been published in a wide range of journals, and she regularly presents her findings at academic conferences across the world. Dr. Récalde has extensive teaching experience, and has supervised students up to PhD level at the University of Oxford.

  • BSc University of the Basque Country, MSc Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Ibon is currently conducting doctoral research at the University of Oxford, where he specializes in condensed matter physics. His most recent projects in the Clarendon Laboratory have been moving toward programmable, motile, and responsive nanodevices in which DNA is used as a building block. He has extensive experience in ultra-high vacuum procedures, advanced laser technology, and optical setups. Ibon’s research work has taken him to Harvard University, the University of Würzburg, and CERN in Switzerland, where he conducted experiments at the Large Hadron Collider. He is widely published and has taught students up to graduate level.

  • BA University of Virginia, MSt University of Oxford

    Charlie is a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, where he is conducting research into empathy and the ethics of art in the Victorian period. He has won many accolades, including a Beinecke Scholarship and a Robert Kent Gooch Scholarship. In the past he has worked as a reporting intern for "Inside Higher Ed." He has also served as a research assistant on projects focusing on everything from the relationships between women and gay men, to the syllabus of a new program on political and social thought. Outside academia Charlie is a keen sportsman who serves on the board of the Balliol College Boat Club.

  • LLB King’s College London, MA Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, MA Université de Paris II Panthéon-Assas, LLM Georgetown University, MSc University of Oxford

    Marion is currently pursuing doctoral research in Criminology at the University of Oxford, where she is a Paris Bar Scholar, a Rotary Scholar, and a French Educational Trust Fund Scholar. She is also a lawyer and member of both the Paris and New York Bar Associations. Her current research focuses on life without parole in California. She is investigating how and why this practice emerged and became normalized, rather than being challenged and amended. Marion is also an editorial assistant for "Theoretical Criminology."

  • BS Middle Tennessee State University, PhD Cornell University

    Dr. Wallace is a researcher at the Ludwig Cancer Institute at the University of Oxford. She works on functional and inherited genomics for application in the prediction and treatment of human disease. Dr. Wallace obtained a PhD in genetics and genomics focusing on somatic alterations that drive cancer. She has significant experience teaching laboratory and cell biology, incorporating cutting-edge research, new biotechnologies, and emerging issues such as genetic testing, personalized medicine, and bioethics.

  • BA Stanford University

    Meredith holds a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford, where she is conducting research for an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. She was once a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and mastered Arabic in Amman, Cairo, and Tangier as a U.S. State Department National Security Scholar. She has also held a Research Fellowship at the Brookings Institution Doha Center. Meredith's early work, which was conducted at Stanford University, came to national attention when "The Atlantic" published her findings in 2014. Today her investigations center on political disengagement in contemporary Egypt, where she lived and worked between 2009 and 2010.

The Cambridge Tradition

  • LLB Queen Mary, University of London, LLM Harvard Law School

    Camilla is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford. She earned an LLM at Harvard Law School, where she was both a Fulbright Scholar and Teaching Fellow. She has held appointments at the NYU School of Law and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian affairs. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

  • BS, MPH University of Otago, MPhil, PhD University of Cambridge

    James is a medical researcher based in the Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. His doctoral thesis focused on the optimization of treatments in populations with Type 2 diabetes. Past projects have included an effort to manage child obesity with the National Health Service, and the creation of model injury recovery profiles for the WHO Global Burden of Disease study. James is also a seasoned pedagogue. He supervises medical students at both undergraduate and graduate level, and has significant experience leading workshops and training for fellow health professionals.

  • BA Trinity College Dublin, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Maurice is conducting doctoral research at the University of Oxford with a full scholarship from Jesus College. He is based in the Faculty of History, and his principal area of expertise is the history of revolution and radicalism. He is currently investigating Irish radicals' navigation of global networks during the 1920s and 1930s, stretching from New York to Moscow. Maurice's other recent projects have focused on diverse historical topics, including the influences of socialism, feminism, and militant republicanism in the Irish movement for gay rights; and the letters and diaries of Irish visitors to the Soviet Union during the 1930s.

  • MA, LLB, DBA Chulalongkorn University, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Dr. Chokesuwattanaskul is currently completing a second doctorate, this one in economics, at the University of Cambridge. He is based in the famous Center of Development Studies. His research seeks to expose the role of export cartels in economic development by combining game theory with historical analyses. Before beginning this project, Dr. Chokesuwattanaskul had been a practicing lawyer for several years. He has also served as a lecturer and academic supervisor in subjects including business management, economics, and statistics at several universities in his native Thailand, and at the University of Cambridge.

  • MEng, PhD University of Glasgow

    Dr. Colquhoun is an expert in biomaterials engineering, and is a sought-after industry figure. Recent projects include an innovative collaboration between the University of Glasgow and Giltech Ltd. to develop degradable phosphate glass fiber composites for regenerative orthopedic applications. His research interests include biomaterials, glass manufacturing, orthopedics, inorganic chemistry, and vibrational spectroscopy. Dr. Colquhoun has also worked with ClydeUnion Pumps to investigate the failure mechanisms of hydraulic artificial lift systems.

  • BS University of Toronto, MA University of Victoria

    Sarah-Louise is a doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge, where she is working on biological anthropology and human anatomy. The objective of her current research is to provide an osteological perspective on the biomechanical complexity of childbirth. This will contribute to tracking and quantifying the uniquely human obstetric dilemma. She is an experienced public speaker, having presented her work at conferences across Canada and the UK. Sarah-Louise supervises undergraduates at the University of Cambridge and has also taught several anthropology courses at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.

  • BA Cambridge School of Art

    Anthony is a professional commercial photographer with a first-class degree in the discipline. His large portfolio of clients includes Vogue.com, Paralympics GB, the National Health Service, British Telecom, and the National Trust. His career has taken him overseas to work on multiple documentary and editorial projects. He has a particular interest in documenting the rhino poaching trade in India and sub-Saharan Africa. Anthony is a veteran educator who teaches photography and related software across the Cambridgeshire area.

  • BA Indiana University, MA Latin American School of Social Science, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Isabel is a doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge, where she works as both a Cambridge Trust Scholar and a Trinity Hall Graduate Scholar. She has particular expertise in development studies and in international trade. Her academic interests center on economic development, global political economy, and the globalization of production. She is a sought-after figure in politics, having served as a senior consultant in Ecuador's National Development Plan, and as a senior adviser to the Ecuadorian Minister for Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation.

  • BA, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Christina is a specialist in Tudor and Stuart material and visual culture. Her most recent work has focused on clocks in Tudor portraits. Her research interests are diverse, and she also pursues post-classical Latin and sixteenth-century Paleography. She is a decorated scholar who has won several prizes from the University of Cambridge, including the Whytehead Scholarship, the Larmor Award, and the George Daniels Educational Trust Award. Christina is committed to the arts outside of the university sector, and has previously held posts at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Lebrecht Music and Arts Photo Library, and the Fitzwilliam Museum. As a teacher she has extensive experience of supervising undergraduates in the History of Art at the University of Cambridge.

  • BMaths Queensland University of Technology

    Brody is a Rhodes Scholar and doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford. He is based in the Department of Computer Science, and is an expert in the application of mathematics and technology to tackle problems within science and medicine. At present he is investigating the potential of computational techniques to model respiratory disease processes such as emphysema. Outside academia, Brody has a keen interest in mental health issues and youth engagement. He has served as a logistics manager for a mental health charity, and as a director a policy think-tank. He also designs mathematics engagement workshops for high schools.

  • BA Universitatea din Bucuresti, MS Universitatea din Bucuresti, PhD Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti

    Dr. Galalae is a Lecturer in Business Studies at Coventry University, and a Marketing Coordinator for TEDxFulbright. She has a PhD in Economics and International Business, and as a student she held a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Texas at Austin. Her current projects center on issues in migration studies and consumer culture theory. Her research takes her across Europe and the United States. In addition to her vibrant academic career, Dr. Galalae has worked as a Marketing Expert for international corporations such as GDF SUEZ and Betafence.

  • BSc (Hons) University of York

    Nikoletta is a doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge. She has particular expertise in epidermal stem cell and cancer biology, and is based in the University's famous Stem Cell Institute. Her interests also include bioinformatics, cell biology, and genetics. She is currently investigating RNA methylation and responses to stress in cancer, skin, and stem cells. Nicole is also passionate about science communication and outreach. She works with Cambridge Hands on Science to create workshops for primary and secondary school students. In the past she has also worked at The Genome Analysis Center in Norwich, England.

  • BSc, MSc University of Nottingham, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Gundry is a Fellow of Darwin College in the University of Cambridge where he supervises undergraduates in Zoology. He also maintains an active photography practice. He acquired a love of wildlife having been raised in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean, and in Dartmoor in England. He went on to pursue a Master's degree in Biological Photography and Imaging at Nottingham University before coming to Cambridge, where he gained a doctorate on insect flight. As part of his research he developed a range of imaging technology and techniques. To date he has created high-quality imagery of about 700 of the University Museum of Zoology's specimens for the use of researchers around the world. His photography work also takes him to locations across Britain and Europe to capture charismatic wildlife, from puffins in Pembrokeshire to white-tailed eagles Norway.

  • BA Carleton College, MPhil, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Hammond studied at Cambridge as both a Gates Cambridge Scholar and a Commonwealth Scholar. Her doctoral research explored the use and regulation of assistive and reproductive technologies in Canada. She led the initial Cambridge Global Scholars Symposia during her time at Cambridge. Dr. Hammond now studies law at McGill University.

  • BA (Hons) University of Essex, MA Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

    Eamon is an actor, director, and pedagogue. He currently serves as a Senior Lecturer in Voice at Bath Spa University. He regularly coaches actors in the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has previously held posts at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, the American Musical Theatre Academy, and the Hampstead Academy of Acting and Drama. He also served as the lead voice coach for the West End production of "Matilda."

  • BA Trinity College Dublin, MASt University of Cambridge

    Anna is a scholar with a wide variety of research experience, including projects at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and various Senior Sophister Projects. Among her many achievements are the Carl Max Hammond Award, the FitzGerald Medal and Prize, and the Robert Gardiner Memorial Scholarship. She has taught Classical Mechanics, Linear Algebra, and Analysis to undergraduates at Trinity College Dublin. Anna has also worked as a question writer for Adaptemy, and as a mediator in Dublin's Science Gallery.

  • AB University of Pennsylvania, MLitt University of St Andrews, MPhil, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Mackowiak is a lecturer, Director of Studies, and sometime Praelector of Robinson College at the University of Cambridge. His diverse interests include the literature of Victorian scientific materialism, literature about university life, “badness” in poetry, the English Tripos Tragedy paper, and comedy. He received his first degree Phi Beta Kappa summa cum laude from University of Pennsylvania in English and Physics. After that he spent a year at the University of Virginia as the President's Fellow in English language and Literature. At Cambridge he has played in the University's Gold squad for five years, twice captaining teams; has served as Captain of graduate rowing at Trinity College; and is a member of The Hawk's Club.

  • BS Université Saint Joseph, MPhil University of Cambridge, MSc, DPhil University of Oxford

    Dr. Menassa teaches biological science, medical science, and neuroscience at the University of Oxford, where he serves as a postdoctoral researcher in neuroimmunology in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. He wrote his doctoral thesis at the University. Dr. Menassa's current projects focus on multimodal approaches to the study of autism spectrum disorders and post-mortem stereology, neuropathology, magnetoencephalography, and in-vitro methods.

  • MD University of Dar es salaam, MPH Harvard University

    Dr. Mgomella holds a Gates Scholarship at the University of Cambridge. He is working in Public Health and Primary Care as part of the International Health Care Research Group. His current research project centers on HCV epidemiology and co-infection with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. In the past Dr. Mgomella has worked as a primary care physician and as a medical school instructor.

  • BSc University of Arizona, MSc Arizona State University, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Morris is a bioinformatician at Cambridge Epigenetix. She is currently developing tools to enable research in the fast-moving field of epigenetics. Prior to returning to Cambridge to take on this role, Dr. Morris was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University College London; and prior to that, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Molecular Oncology and Imaging at Barts' Institute of Cancer in London. Her doctoral thesis investigated the molecular mechanisms of metabolic syndrome, and specifically the effects of under-nutrition during pregnancy. Her research background is diverse, and includes two years as a Rainforest Research Specialist at Columbia University's Biosphere 2 Center in Arizona.

  • BA Brown University, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Nungari is conducting doctoral research at the University of Cambridge in The Centre of Development Studies. Her current investigations revolve around institutions and development, development economics, business and globalization, and justice and development. One past project, for which she was awarded the coveted Samuel L. Lamport Prize, exposed the ideologies in the leaderships of East African political intellectuals, and their legacy in the development of the region. She has held a number of prestigious fellowships. They include the Humanity in Action Senior Fellowship, and the International Institute for Political and Economic Studies Fellowship in Crete. Nungari is also active in industry, and has worked as an analyst and associate consultant for Dalberg Global Development Advisors.

  • MB, BS, BMedSci The University of Melbourne, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Dr. Neoh is an endocrinologist at Endocrinology Melbourne. Among her many qualifications are an MPhil in Translational Medicine from the University of Cambridge, which she undertook with a prestigious Gates Scholarship. Among the many notable awards she has won are the Vernon Collins Prize in pediatrics and the Herbert Bower Memorial Prize for psychiatry. Dr. Neoh has extensive experience working in hospitals, and in the past has served as as a clinical research fellow. She is widely published and has tutored many medical students and trainee physicians.

  • BSc University of Plymouth, MBChB Peninsula Medical School, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Dr. Noor is a medical doctor practicing in the Intensive Care Department of the renowned Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. In addition to his own medical practice, Dr. Noor teaches medical students and junior doctors at Addenbrooke’s, the teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge Medical School. He is a Clinical Supervisor at the Medical School, and an Associate Research Fellow for Medicine at Homerton College, Cambridge. He is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians.

  • BSc University of Edinburgh

    Veselina is a doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge, where she holds a prestigious Gates Scholarship. She is based in the University's Department of Clinical Neurosciences. Her current research focuses on strategies to repair the damage done to nerve cells by spinal cord injuries. She aspires to enhance our understanding of the neurodegenerative and regenerative processes in the brain; and to improve diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for affected individuals and their families.

  • BS University of Edinburgh, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Popis is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. Her current work revolves around stem cells and how they repair skin after injury, and the various molecular mechanisms involved in the process. She completed a PhD in Stem Cell Biology at the University of Cambridge. She is interested in outreach and industry, and has previously worked with Cambridge-based groups such as The Innovation Forum and The Equality Challenge Unit. Dr. Popis is also a polyglot and has translated educational materials from English into Polish for EuroStemCell.

  • BFA, MFA Anglia Ruskin University

    Patsy is a professional artist who manages her own business in interior design. In her work, she explores the home as a site for art production, and utilizes embedded meaning and people's historical connections to household objects. She also lectures at Cambridge Regional College, and has experience of supervising undergraduate students in Fine Art. Her creations have received many awards, including the Dr. Supanee Gazeley Fine Art Prize, which is given for the best body of work displayed at the Cambridge School of Art degree show.

  • BGS Ohio University, MFA University of Iowa

    Michael is a professor, writer, poet, and editor who has led numerous creative writing workshops throughout the United States and Europe, and whose most recent book, "American Sign," received the Antonio Machado Prize in Poetry. He has also been awarded the Sean Christopher Britton Prize, the Chancellor's Medallion, and a NISOD National Award for Teaching Excellence. Michael teaches Literature and Creative Writing at both high-school and university level in Houston, Texas.

  • BA DePauw University

    Mohammad is conducting doctoral research as Cambridge University, where he holds a coveted Gates Scholarship. His current project focuses on undocumented migrants and informal housing allocation processes in New York City. He is an active executive member of the Gates Scholars Council, and is the founder of the Cambridge Homeless Outreach program - an organization working to help the most vulnerable members of the town. Mohammed also has experience in industry, having held leadership positions with several major advocacy and non-profit organizations. Among them are spells as a Special Assistant for the Community Legal Resource Network at the City University of New York School of Law; an Operations Manager for Common Law; and a Development Officer for Project Remain – Nos Quedamos. Each of these roles revolved around issues related to access in justice and housing.

  • BSc, MSc London School of Economics, MSc University of Birmingham

    Ben is a doctoral researcher in Criminology at the University of Cambridge. He is currently conducting the first major examination of prosecutorial decision-making in the Crown Prosecution Service since the mid-1990s. The project pays particular attention to the balance between prosecutorial discretion and public interest factors. Outside of academia, Ben has worked extensively in the legal and judicial sectors. In the past he has consulted with the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in Ten Downing Street, the Cabinet Office, and the Ministry of Justice.

The Oxford Prep Experience

  • MA University of Oxford

    David is a former Judith E. Wilson Visiting Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Cambridge, and has authored twenty-five books. One of his most recent publications is "Return to the Hundred Acre Wood," the newest volume of the classic "Winnie the Pooh" series. He has been widely involved in film and television as a director and producer, and has worked with the BBC and Francis Ford Coppola. He won an International Emmy for "Porterhouse Blue," the comical tale of a fictitious Cambridge college, as the Commissioning Editor for Drama at Channel 4 in the UK. David has written widely in the British media and has taught at the Oxford School of Drama and at Putney High School in London.

  • BA, MSc, University of Oxford

    Robert is a doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, where he holds an Economic and Social Research Council studentship. He is an award-winning scholar. Among his many accolades are the Routledge Prize and the Gibbs Prize, both of which are given by the University of Oxford for outstanding achievement. He is currently based in the University's Centre for Criminology, where he is investigating lay perceptions of criminal behavior - particularly public views of neuroscientific explanations of criminality. Robert also works in the Saïd Business School, where he facilitates psychology studies. Outside of academia he serves as an Independent Monitoring Board Member at Her Majesty's Prison Bullingdon.

  • BSc University of Otago, MSc University of Otago, PhD University of Queensland

    Dr. Clark is a professional anatomist. She works as a Tutor and Demonstrator at the University of Oxford, and as a Teaching Fellow and Lab Manager at Imperial College London. Her research is widely-published, and she has received several prestigious accolades over the course of her career. Among them are the Australian Postgraduate Award, which she held from 2007 until 2011. Dr. Clark has also served as a committee member for the Australian Society for Medical Research.

  • Licentiate Leinster School of Music and Drama, MA National University of Ireland

    Joy is a professional director and performer with over twenty years of drama teaching experience. She started her stage career with a three-year tenure at the Abbey Theatre Dublin. She then became a freelance actor, and performed in all the major theaters in Ireland before becoming the Director, Acting Coach, and Principal of the Irish Academy of Dramatic Arts. She served in this role for a decade between 2000 and 2010. She has now directed over a hundred theater performances in Ireland and the U.K.

  • BSc, MSc University of Chicago

    Samuel is a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. He is currently pursuing an MSc in Chemistry. As part of his research, he is building computer models that use quantum mechanics to calculate the rates of chemical reactions from first principles – without experimental data. Samuel has a keen interest in addressing climate change, and has published work using computer models to study methane emissions from lakes in Alaska.

  • BSc University of the West Indies, MSc, MBA University of Oxford

    Timar holds an MBA and an MSc in Applied Statistics from the University of Oxford, where he worked as a Rhodes Scholar. Prior to his arrival in Oxford, Timar served an actuary for Ernst and Young and later for Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited. In addition to the Rhodes Scholarship, Timar was awarded the Prime Minister of Jamaica Youth Award for excellence in academics. Timar is dedicated to education and economic empowerment, and created the "Count Down" mathematics outreach project at Vauxhall High School.

  • BSc, MSc École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

    Céline is a doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford. She is working in the cutting-edge field of bionanotechnology. Her project focuses on the use of DNA as a building block for structures that interact with biological membranes using chemical functionalization. The systems she designs serve as simplified models for the study of biological ones, and as starting points toward the construction of more sophisticated molecular machinery. Before taking up her current post she investigated molecular and biological chemistry at the University of Cambridge.

  • MSc University of Novi Sad, MEiCogSci University of Vienna

    Luka is conducting doctoral research at the University of Oxford. He is based in the University's Department of Experimental Psychology, where he is focusing on cognitive neuroscience. His principal areas of interest include conformity, decision-making, neuroethics, moral psychology, philosophy of the mind, terror theory, and effective altruism. He has held visiting research positions at several major institutions, most recently at Trinity College Dublin, where he conducted research on spatial cognition in virtual environments.

  • MA University of St Andrews, MSt University at Oxford

    Dr. Lau is the JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Hitotsubashi University Institute of Economic Research. He is currently composing a comprehensive study of the reign of the Byzantine Emperor John II Komnenos. He gained his doctorate from the University of Oxford. His thesis analyzed the political and social history of the Komnenos era. Dr. Lau is a seasoned pedagogue, having served as a Tutor at the University of Oxford. He also edited and contributed to "Landscapes of Power," a volume of essays on Byzantine history.

  • BA Cardiff University, MA Cardiff University, DPhil University of Oxford

    Dr. Lewis is an historian and an expert on the crusades and crusading knights. His doctoral thesis focused on rule and identity in the county of Tripoli in the twelfth century. His work required fluency in Arabic, which he acquired in Jordan, thanks to a British Institute Intensive Arabic Programme Scholarship. Dr. Lewis has published widely, including a piece entitled “Medieval diglossia: the use of written and spoken Arabic in the County of Tripoli,” which appeared in 2014 in "Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean."

  • MBChB University of Cape Town, MSc University of Oxford

    Dr. Mabaso is currently conducting research at the University of Oxford, where she holds a coveted Rhodes Scholarship. Her project focuses on the assessment of health facilities in South Africa. Dr. Mabaso has received several awards for her work, including a Desmond Tutu Fellowship and an Aspen New Voice Fellowship. She is also the Founder and Director of the Transitions Foundation, an organization that provides support for high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

  • BFA Rhode Island School of Design

    Lia is an professional illustrator and designer based in Somerville, Massachusetts. She employs a vibrant blend of traditional watercolor and digital media to tell stories through pictures and words. Lia's commissioned projects have ranged from nursery designs to magazine covers to children’s books. Her many recent clients have included Bay Magazine, several departments of the Hasbro Company, and Studio IGo.

  • BSc Universitat de València, MSc Universitat Politècnica de València

    Hector is a doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford. He is based in the University's Computer Science Department, where he is a member of the Computational Cardiovascular Science Group. He is creating mathematical models of cardiac activity that can simulate the behavior of the human heart. Ultimately this will provide powerful tools for developing new diagnoses and treatments. His previous degree, during which he specialized in augmented and virtual reality, was in Multimedia Engineering.

  • MBChB University of Cape Town

    Dr. Mhlomi is a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. He is researching ways to make pregnancy safer for women suffering from cardiovascular disease. Dr. Mhlomi practiced medicine for several years in his native South Africa before coming to Oxford, during which time he also regularly published and presented his own research. He was recognized as one of the Top 200 Young South Africans by the Mail & Guardian newspaper, is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shaper cohort, and is an Oxford Global Leadership Initiative Fellow.

  • BA University of Texas at Austin, MSc University of Oxford

    Jenna is a doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford. She is based in the University's Faculty of Law and the Centre for Criminology. Her research focuses on public perceptions of police brutality in both the United States and the United Kingdom. As a New Orleans native, she first became interested in how and why the public continue to support the police despite reports of violence after Hurricane Katrina. Having graduated with honors in History and Government from the University of Texas at Austin, Jenna moved to Oxford to pursue master's level work. There she received the "Proxime Accessit" to the Roger Hood Prize for the second-best performance in the MSc.

  • BA, LLB University of KwaZulu-Natal, MSc University of Oxford

    Kameel studied International Relations and Education Policy at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Today he works as an attorney in South Africa, where he is also an admitted Advocate of the High Court, a Special Advisor to a number of South African leaders, and a staff writer for the Helen Suzman Foundation. His writing has been widely published by the "Mail & Guardian" and "The South African."

  • BA Queen’s University, MA University of St Andrew’s, MPhil University of Oxford

    Robert holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford. He has particular expertise in macroeconomic policy, the economics of higher education, and behavioral economics. During his time in academia he won several distinctions, including the prestigious Miller Prize - given by the University of St Andrews to the most outstanding student in the Faculty of Arts. Today he works for the Bank of England as a specialist in Financial Stability. Outside the economic world, Robert has appeared in the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

  • BA University of Zambia, MSc City University London, MSc University of Oxford

    Maka studied at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He earned several awards and distinctions during his time in academia, including a City Bank Scholarship. His current research interests include international monetary policy, the economics of regulation, corporate finance, and the role of knowledge and evidence in policymaking. He focuses on how these issues and concepts may be used to alleviate poverty.

  • BA, MA Stanford University

    Miles is conducting doctoral research in political theory at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Before taking up his current post, he worked as a Policy Associate for the Frontier Group - a think-tank that specializes in campaign finance reform. Miles routinely authors and contributes to reports cited by national media outlets such as "The New York Times," "The Wall Street Journal," and CNN. He is a keen distance runner, and was an All-American athlete during his time at Stanford.

  • BMgt University of Alberta, MPhil University of Oxford

    Alexandra is an Oxford graduate currently working in the non-profit sector. She is the Professional Practice Coordinator at The Association of Science & Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET). She completed her Masters degree at the University of Oxford in Russian and East European Studies, and her Bachelor of Management at the University of Alberta in Business Economics. Her research has focused on scarcity economics, marketing and management strategies.

The Cambridge Prep Experience

  • JD University of the Philippines, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Francesse is an environmental and child’s rights lawyer. In addition to her own studies in environmental policy at the University of Cambridge, Francesse served as an Associate Fellow at the Cambridge Center for International Sustainable Development Law, where she was charged with the publication of several law journals and conferences. Francesse has served as a consultant and lawyer at the Asian Development Bank, where she handled projects on environmental justice, wildlife crime, and natural resources. She is a member of the Philippine Bar.

  • BS Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, MPhil, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Garcia holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Today he works as an engineer with a specialization in nanotechnology. He has held a number of major research appointments, including at the Los Alamos National Research Laboratory in the United States where he worked on carbon nanotube characterization. For many years he has supervised undergraduate and graduate students in engineering. He is active in the technology startup community in Cambridge, which is commonly known as the Silicon Fen.

  • BA Victoria University of Wellington, MA Victoria University of Wellington

    Ross is conducting doctoral research at the University of Cambridge with a prestigious Wakefield Scholarship. He is based at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology, where he is researching conflict-resolution techniques used by unarmed police officers in England, Norway, and New Zealand. Ross is also active as a pedagogue, and supervises Criminology students at the University. Before entering academia he worked as a police constable for several years in Wellington, New Zealand.

  • BA Durham University, MA King’s College London, MA Drama Centre London, MA Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

    Sarah is a Lecturer in Voice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She also holds visiting positions across the U.K. at institutions including Manchester School of Theater, The Hampstead Academy of Acting and Drama, and the Identity Drama School. She trained as an actor at the Drama Center London and the Vakhtangov Theatre Academy in Moscow. Sarah is also active in the academic sphere, and holds a master's degree in Shakespeare Studies from King's College London.

  • BSc University of Bristol, MSc University of Oxford, PhD University of Groningen

    Dr. Horrocks is a Marie Curie Intra-European Research Fellow in Zoology at the University of Cambridge. His research investigates the causes and consequences of variation in immune defenses. He is particularly interested in trying to relate variation in immunity to differences in disease pressures between environments. Dr. Horrocks has reviewed manuscripts for prestigious scholarly journals including "Functional Ecology," "Journal of Animal Ecology," and "Proceedings of the Royal Society B."

  • BArch Pune University, SMArchS Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Aftab is a doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge. He holds a coveted Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship and is based in the Department of Architecture. He has special expertise on Nari Gandhi’s stunning craft-led, anti-industrial aesthetic. His cutting-edge work is often presented through a unique blend of cinema and scholarly writing. Aftab is also an active industry figure. He has represented the Aga Khan Trust for Culture at public events across India, and had the rare distinction of leading the Canadian Prime Minister and several other dignitaries during their visit to Humayun’s Tomb in 2012.

  • BSc, MSc University of Leicester, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Kheir is a specialist in the replication of chromosomal DNA in proliferating human somatic cells. He holds a doctorate in Molecular Cell Biology at from the University of Cambridge, where he studied at Darwin College. His early research focused on Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology, as well as Medical Genetics. Today Dr. Kheir regularly serves as a demonstrator and supervisor for undergraduates in Molecular Biology at the University.

  • BCom University of Otago

    James is an entrepreneur working at the intersection of cosmetics and sport. He is currently bringing several products for athletes to market. He consults for other start-up firms too, and routinely presents to stakeholders at executive level. In the past James has held a Managing Associateship with the Auriemma Consulting Group; a post in the finance division of Piran Partners; and roles with The Royal Bank of Scotland. He is a Registered Salesperson with the New Zealand Real Estate Agents Authority, and carries a National Certificate in Real Estate from the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.

  • Nikolay Murashkin (CP) BA St. Petersburg University, MA Institut d'études politiques, Paris, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Murashkin is an analyst at Asia Vector, where he specializes in the monitoring and analysis of Japanese and Australian politics and economics. He gained a doctorate from the University of Cambridge, where he was based in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. In the past he has worked as a financial analyst, focusing on the financing of commodity operations in Central Asia and Russia for a London-based bank. Dr. Murashkin is also a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council.

  • BA Colby College, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Uzoma is training at Yale Law School with a view to pursuing a career in constitutional law and criminal justice reform. He gained an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, where he was both a Gates Scholars and a Truman Scholar. He was based in the University's world-renowned Institute of Criminology. In the past he has held a research post in the United States Senate.

  • BA University of Cambridge

    Stephanie is a doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge. She is a specialist in biological anthropology, and is currently working to identify the unique physiological adaptations of high altitude communities. This will enable a better understanding of how to treat low oxygen levels in critically ill patients in intensive care hospital units. Her work is multidisciplinary and spans physiology, molecular biology, anthropology and medicine. Stephanie holds a rare starred first-class undergraduate degree in Natural Science from the University of Cambridge.

  • MBBS Newcastle University, MRES Newcastle University

    Dr. Peasley is currently based in the medical department at Kettering General Hospital. Her research interests focus on acute medicine, emergency medicine, and surgery. During the course of her career she has worked in accident and emergency departments, gastroenterology departments, and colorectal surgery departments.

  • MEng University of Manchester, PhD University College London

    Dr. Quinn is a structural engineer at Momentum Consulting Engineers. She is currently working on projects to assess the seismic performance of historic buildings in Peru, and to recommend appropriate strengthening solutions where required. She has carried out extended fieldwork in Peru to gather data on geometry and materials, and has collaborated with many architects and local stakeholders as part of the process. Dr. Quinn gained her PhD in Civil Engineering from University College London. She is a committed teacher and has supervised architecture students up to graduate level. Outside of academia, she has contributed to poverty alleviation and disaster relief projects run by groups like Engineers Without Borders and Pisco Sin Fronteras.

  • BA University of Pennsylvania, BSc Wharton School of Business

    Rob is an investment analyst based in Prague. He acts as a principal for an international team of investors establishing a $100-million mezzanine fund focused on Central European real estate. His career began in the Real Estate Group of Salomon Smith Barney's New York Investment Banking Division. There he helped to lead several IPOs, raising over $7.5 billion in the process. Later Rob relocated to Europe to take on senior positions in venture capital. He worked first in Dublin and then in the Czech Republic. Most recently, Rob has consulted with The Gem Group, a London-based private equity fund.

  • MBBS Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie din Craiova, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Dr. Tabassum works in the University of Cambridge Pharmacology Department, where she holds a prestigious Gates Scholarship. She has already qualified as a medical doctor and is now researching new ways to fight disease. Her particular areas of expertise include cell biology and signalling, and inositol phosphates and lipids. She is currently focusing on the mechanisms involved in Adenylyl Cyclase type VIII trafficking and targeting to cholesterol-rich domains. She also serves as an undergraduate supervisor at the University.

  • BA University of Cambridge, MA King’s College London, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Varley-Winter is a lecturer in English Literature at Keble College in the University of Oxford. Her current research focuses on topics including literary fragments and fragmentation, lyric poetry, and war literature; and writers such as Emily Dickinson, Mina Loy, and Stevie Smith. She is also active as a poet. Her work has appeared in "Obsessed with Pipework," "Gadabout," "Varsity," and "Pomegranate." She was awarded the Brewer Hall Poetry Prize in 2013. Outside of academia, Dr. Varley-Winter has worked as an Editorial Assistant at the Natural History Museum in London.

  • BS Creighton University, MD, PhD University of Arizona

    Dr. Vesely is Professor of Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology, and Physiology at the University of South Florida Medical School in Tampa. He is the author of 328 peer-reviewed scientific publications and three books. Dr. Vesely discovered three hormones made by the heart which, in healthy individuals, help control blood pressure and sodium and water metabolism. He is a decorated scientist and has been awarded the Service to America Career Achievement Medal for the most significant research over a 25-year period. He has also simultaneously been the Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the Tampa Veterans' Administration (VA) hospital.

  • BA, BSc University of British Columbia, MPH, CHFM, CPHI Johns Hopkins University

    Justin is conducting doctoral research at the University of Cambridge. He is based in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care. His current project draws on epidemiology, econometrics, and applied policy analysis to interrogate government responses to macroeconomic shocks in European countries and their impact on population health. Prior to taking up his current position, he worked as a Senior Associate for Avalere Health. In this role he helped Fortune 500 life science companies and charitable foundations solve coverage, coding, payment, and patient access problems.

L'Académie de Paris

  • BA, MA University of East Anglia, PhD, University College London

    Dr. Aru has taught French language and translation seminars at University College London for five years. She has particular expertise in the creative and ludic translation of surrealist poetry. Dr. Aru is also a published author. Her most recent work is a translation of Delphine Grass's poem "Coming to London With No Ears."

  • BA Université François Rabelais, MA, PhD Université Paris Descartes Paris 5, Ecole Normale Supérieure

    Dr. Bastien is an Assistant Professor at the University François Rabelais, in Tours, France. He currently teaches courses on Linguistics, Cognitive Psychology, and Statistics, while conducting his own research on sustained attention and consciousness. Dr. Bastien is the winner of numerous awards and grants, including the Arthur Sachs Fellowship award from Harvard University.

  • BA Ecole du Louvre, MA Ecole du Louvre, MA Université Paris 7, Denis Diderot, PhD Université Paris 7, Denis Diderot

    Dr. Cariou completed her PhD at the Université Paris-Diderot on the history of museums in the United States, especially museums devoted to African-Americans. She has degrees in art history, museology, and the history of museums from the Ecole du Louvre and in American civilization from the Université Paris-Diderot. She teaches American history and art history for several universities, including Paris-Diderot, the Institut Catholique, and the Université de Versailles. She is also an art lecturer and has worked with a number of museums and galleries.

  • BA Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, MA, DEA Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, MPhil New York University, PhD Université de Paris VII

    Dr. Carpentier is an experienced French pedagogue and an accomplished academic. She has taught for many prestigious institutions, including EDUCO, the Council on International Educational Exchange, Sweet Briar College, and École Internationale Bilingue – The Victor Hugo School.

  • BA Boston University, MA Yale University, MA University of Pennsylvania

    Elizabeth is a doctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. Her current project focuses on literary and theological perspectives of marriage in medieval France. She is a lifelong Francophile, and has devoted several summers in Paris to the pursuit of research fellowships at the Bibliothèque Nationale. Elizabeth regularly teaches university courses on topics including religion and literature, spiritual autobiography, and world religions.

  • BA, MA Université Montpellier II, PhD, MD Université de Montpellier

    Dr. Creyssels is a neuroscientist based in the thoracic and vascular surgery ward of Arnaud de Villeneuve Hospital in Montpellier. She has particular expertise on intracellular trafficking in neurons. Dr. Creyssels is also an experienced pedagogue, and has taught courses on biology and on consulting and treating patients in psychiatric clinics.

  • BA Université Paris-IV Sorbonne, MA L'Institut d'études politiques de Paris

    Virgile is the Assistant to the Europe Bureau Chief for "The Washington Post." His academic background is in international affairs, and he is an expert in sustainable development and environmental risk management. In the past he has worked as the Social Media Manager of Citroën Argentina , and as a sustainability specialist for the French utility Suez Environment.

  • BA Université Paris Dauphine, MA, PhD Sciences Po, Paris

    Dr. Dumesnil teaches anthropology at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and serves as a legal consultant on the Commission for the Abolition of Female Sexual Mutilation. She has particular expertise on intellectual property law, violence towards women in different societies, and on gender stereotyping and its detrimental impact on daily life. Dr. Dumesnil's research has taken her all over the world – from rural India to the yards of Harvard University.

  • BA Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne, BA, MA Ecole du Louvre

    Marie's research focuses on the 19th and 20th centuries as well as the history of photography. She is a professionally certified art lecturer and guide in Paris for all of the city’s major museums, historic neighborhoods, and exhibitions.

  • Diplôme de Recherche Plastique Université de Genève, Diplôme d'Art Visuel Université de Lausanne

    Paul is a professional artist based in Paris. He holds degrees in the visual arts from Geneva University of Art and Design, Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne, and Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He also has the rare distinction of having studied with the famous lithographer Raynald Métraux. In the past, he has worked at Michael Woolworth Publications in Paris as a printer and an editor. He regularly contributes to contemporary art fairs around Europe, including ArtBasel, ARCOmadrid, and FIAC Paris. Paul's recent projects have taken him around the world - from the Taizé communities in the slums of Bangladesh, to the wild western deserts of New Mexico.

  • BA American University of Paris, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Caroline Laurent is a doctoral researcher at Harvard University, where she is based in the Romance Languages and Literature department.. Her current project is focused on literary representations of genocide. Caroline has received numerous awards for her work, including the Romance Language and Literature Teaching Prize from Harvard, and a Certificate of Distinction from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.

  • MSc Aston Business School, MA Toulouse Business School

    Marina holds a double master’s degree in Business Administration from Toulouse Business School and in Social Responsibility & Sustainability from Aston Business School. She has extensive experience in project management, stakeholder engagement for social innovation, and CSR initiatives, and she has worked with Enactus France, Yunus Social Business, MakeSense, and MindSpace to help young entrepreneurs strategize and develop their projects, networks, and international partnerships.

  • MSc EDHEC Business School

    Pauline is a lecturer in Fashion and Business at the renowned Istituto Marangoni in Paris, where she teaches both graduates and undergraduates. She has particular expertise on brand content and strategy, and on digital marketing. In the past she has worked in finance for groups including Natixis and Deutsche Bank. Later she honed her skills as a strategic planner, and consulted on advertising for international brands such as Elsa Schiaparelli, TODDS, FNAC, and Comptoir des Cotonniers. Outside of academia she works with the Parisian DJ agency Tête d'Affiche, and regularly plays for international fashion events.

  • MA, Ecole de recherche en psychanalyse, Denis Diderot, Paris Université VII

    Claire is an award-winning writer and poet who lives in London. In 2006, she won an Australian Young Poet’s Fellowship and published her first chapbook, "In Front of a Comma." In 2010, a full-length collection entitled "Swallow" was published and short-listed for five Premier’s Literary Awards. Her work has been translated and awarded numerous prizes, the most recent being first place in the Tom Collins Poetry Prize 2015. Claire has taught critical theory, creative writing, and literature, and led poetry workshops in France, the U.K., and Australia.

  • BA Université Paris Dauphine, MA Ecole des Métiers de la Communication (EFAP)

    Eve earned degrees in Economics and PR in Paris and worked as a financial PR consultant. Her love of cooking led her to move into high-end catering and food design. After interning with several great French chefs, she started her company, "Le festin d'Eve," in 1997. She believes that cooking is an adventure and that one should always explore new tastes and not repeat a recipe twice. Eve is a published author of cookbooks and recipes for magazines and has worked on many culinary performances that combine the visual arts with cooking.

  • BA, MA Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp

    Pierre-Antoine manages and designs for his own fashion label. His garments seek to mix precision and creativity, poetry and drama. "Vice" magazine has praised them for their "intriguing peeks into a fantastical world." He trained at the Royal Academy in Antwerp and has worked with an array of famous designers, including Zac Posen in New York. Pierre-Antoine regularly gives lectures on fashion history in museums across Europe.

  • BS DePaul University, Chicago, BacPro Ecole Supérieure de Photographie et d'Audiovisuel (EFET), Paris

    Danielle is a professional photographer. She holds degrees in psychology from DePaul University, and in photography from Columbia Collage Chicago and EFET in Paris, where she is currently based. She shoots interiors, travel, and editorial projects, as well as portrait commissions. Artist residencies have taken her to Halsnoy, Norway, The Full Moon Theater in the south of France, and 59 rue de Rivoli in Paris. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Buenos Aires, Paris, Venice, New York, Norway, Michigan, and Ohio.

  • BA University of Cambridge, MA Royal College of Art, London

    Tom grew up in Oxford and studied Architecture at the University of Cambridge and the Royal College of Art in London. He gained work experience at the European Commission’s Heritage Office in Brussels, the Royal Opera House set design room in London, and at Zaha Hadid’s London office. Tom has worked for a number of architecture practices in Oxford and London, where he honed his skills in exhibition and set design, residential, commercial, and retail projects, as well as on several BBC television programs as a design researcher.

L'Académie de France

  • BA Université de Montpellier, EAT, CAT in Dance and Drama from the Nîmes Conservatory, MA Université de Montpellier, DE Professor in Contemporary Dance

    Aude is a professional dancer, choreographer, writer, and actor. Her poetry has been published by Sansouire Editions, and she has contributed pieces to several literary journals. She also works as a dance and theater reviewer for "Inferno" magazine. Aude frequently collaborates with other artists, on everything from digital editions to academic conferences. Her scholarly interests center on representations of the body in art and literature. corresponding dance theater journalist for the magazine INFERNO Her performances play on the relationship between dance, dramatic text, and acting.

  • BA Haute Ecole de Commerce

    Cléophée is a professional journalist and producer. During her vibrant career, she has worked as a Local Producer for Vice Media, and as a Fixer and video journalist for "The Washington Post." She has also contributed to NGO projects in Tanzania, and regularly collaborates on a variety of arts projects in Paris. During her time at Haute Ecole de Commerce in Montréal, Cléophée took part in several United Nations summits and World Trade Organization simulations. She has lived in eight countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North America, and South America. She is a polyglot and speaks fluent French, English, and Spanish.

  • BA, MA Université Paul­-Valéry Montpellier

    Ana Maria’s research focuses on the preponderance of feminine figures in chivalric literature of the Middle Ages (queens, fairies, damsels in distress). She teaches French and French Literature at the university level and enjoys reading history and studying comparative literature in her spare time.

  • BA École Normale Supérieure de Paris, MA École Normale Supérieure de Paris /Paris Diderot, Agrégé de Lettres modernes

    Samuel is conducting doctoral research in French Contemporary literature at the Université Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle. He has taught French language and literature in a variety of institutions, most recently at Harvard University. In 2014, he was a jury member of the literary prize France Culture-Télérama.

  • BA Université de Paul Valéry, MA Université Panthéon-Sorbonne

    Frédérique is currently pursuing a second Master’s degree in French Language Studies and Pedagogy. She is a native of Montpellier, and is passionate about educational development in third-world countries. Her work as a French and literacy expert has taken her to countries around the world to consult with agencies such as Schools Without Borders.

  • MFA École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Nîmes

    Florence is a professional artist and photographer. Her career began in set and art design for cinema, a role that took her all over the world for an array of projects. Today her work is much sought after. Recent exhibitions have included "La glaçiere & La cave à bierre," which was selected as part of an international project entitled "Are you experiencing?'" in Le Havre; "L'autopista," mounted by Barcelona's renowned TPK Art i Pensament Contemporani; and "Érosion," shown in Château d'Assas in Le Vigan, and supported by the Conseil Général du Gard. The Musée d'art contemporain le Carré d'Art in Nîmes has recently purchased a collection of Florence's photographs.

  • MS Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

    Theo began his career in Marine Biology. His master’s thesis took him to Australia to research coral reef ecosystems. Now back in France, and in his fourth year of medical school, Theo is studying to become a physician in Montpellier. He enjoys the parallels between marine and human biology and in sharing this unique perspective with his students.

  • BA, PhD Université de Montpellier III

    Barthelemy teaches Cinema and Media Studies at the Université de Montpellier. His doctoral research investigates mountain films and their relationship to the Occident.

  • BA Université de Rouen, MA Université de Rouen

    Dorothée has been teaching French as a foreign language for over ten years both in France and abroad. While lecturing at the University of Medan in Indonesia, Dorothée designed and managed cultural events that brought the language and music departments together. She has also spent time in Togo, coaching language teachers in the use of theater games as educational tools in the classroom.

  • DNAP Ecole des Beaux-arts de Nîmes, DNSEP Ecole des Beaux-arts d'Avignon

    Christelle is an art lecturer at the Université Paul Valery in Montpellier. She is also a professional artist who runs her own gallery in Nîmes. Since achieving a Diplôme National d'Art Plastique in 1991 and a Diplôme National Supérieur d'Expression Plastique in 1993, Christelle has mounted exhibitions of her work and conducted workshops throughout France, Spain, and elsewhere in Europe.

  • BA, MA Université de Montpellier III; MA IUFM (University Institute for Teachers Training) de Montpellier

    Marion serves as a specialist in Spanish language in the Ministère de l'Education nationale, de la jeunesse et de la vie associative Education. In the past, she has taught French language in Colombia at the University of Villavicencio, as well as French literature across the south of France. Outside the Ministère de l'Education she regularly works with immigrants to facilitate language and culture acquisition.

  • BA, MA Université de Montpellier III

    Maude is a doctoral researcher at Université de Montpellier III. She has particular expertise in French as a second language, and in techniques for helping new immigrants to integrate through language acquisition. She is a seasoned pedagogue, and has taught at all levels in both Montpellier and Lyon.

La Academia de Barcelona

  • MA Universidad de las Palamas de Gran Canaria

    Rafael is a professional photographer based in Barcelona. To date he has published five collections of his work. They include "Medianoche," a prize-winner at XIV Bienal de Fotografía de Córdoba; and "No Caption," which was awarded the Private Space prize at the Fedrigoni Awards. Solo exhibitions of his work have recently been mounted in The Folio Club gallery in Barcelona, and in the Osten Gallery in Macedonia. Meanwhile his images have appeared in group exhibitions in galleries across Europe, from Derby to Madrid to Palermo. Rafael has a particular interest in harnessing photography to express abstract thought processes such as doubt, intellect, and memory.

  • BA Università dell'Insubria, DEA, PhD Universitat de Barcelona

    Dr. Bucci is a marine biologist. She works for Environmental Consulting Enterprises as a specialist in conservation and education. Her research focuses in particular on small-scale fisheries, IUU fishing, benthic ecology, microalgae diversity and dynamics, and biogeochemical cycles. She is also active with the Marimurtra Botanic Garden, where she helps to raise awareness about plants, their adaptations to the environment, and their habitats. Dr. Bucci is also the co-founder of "La Casa del Mar," an Environmental Interpretive Center based in Costa Brava and managed by the NGO Xatrac. The institution helps spread scientific knowledge and conservation awareness. In this role she is responsible for project design, fund raising, engagement with private stakeholders, budget management, and media communications.

  • MA, PhD Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona

    Dr. Demurtas is a lawyer and business consultant. He specializes in all areas of civil, criminal, and labor law. He often works as a mediator too. Dr. Demurtas is also active as a pedagogue, and currently teaches courses in security, conflict resolution, and peace negotiations at graduate level at the Instituto de Barcelona de Estudios Internacionales.

  • BA, PhD University of Salamanca

    Dr. Gomez is an Associate Professor at the University of Salamanca. She speaks eight languages, which beyond her native Spanish include, English, Italian, French, and Arabic. Dr. Gomez teaches a number of courses at the University, from sociolinguistics, to translation, to grammar intensives.

  • BS, MS Universidad Pompeu Fabra Barcelona a

    Xavier is an expert in cognitive science. He has published articles on a variety of topics including second language comprehension, vocabulary processing, and semantic word-knowledge integration. Xavier currently works as a researcher, clinical trial coordinator, and as a supervisor for students working on their graduate theses at the University of Barcelona.

  • BA, MA Universitat de Barcelona

    Mireia is an expert language instructor. She is fluent in Spanish, Catalan, French, Chinese, and English. Her academic background is in philosophy and architecture.

  • BA Universidad Simón Bolívar, MA Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona

    Andrés is a professional architect based in Barcelona. He divides his time between doctoral research and his professional practice. He has collaborated with architectural offices in Barcelona to develop a wide range of building and remodeling projects and to design furniture.

  • BA Universitat Pompeu Fabra, MA Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    Albert is a doctoral researcher at the Universitat de Barcelona, where he holds a coveted FPI scholarship from the Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad. His current project focuses on Hispanic literature. He has particular expertise in lyrical discourses between the 17th and the 20th centuries, the phenomena of "obscuritas" and unintelligibility, and aesthetics and ideology in poetry. Albert is a widely-published writer, and has recently released articles in journals including "Ínsula" and "Iberoamericana." He worked as an editor for "Forma," and was part of the Organizing Committee of the International Congress for Young Researchers in the Humanities. Today he sits on the Editorial Board of "452f," a literary journal.

  • BA, MFA University of Seville

    María is a doctoral researcher and teacher at the Universitat de Barcelona. She is based in the Paleontology Department, where she is an expert in drawing. She also holds an MFA in Fine Arts with a specialty in painting from the University of Seville. María's work has been exhibited in art galleries across Spain and the US. She is currently collaborating with a number of galleries, including Traç D’Art and Nando Argüelles.

  • BA Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, MA Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat de Barcelona

    Pilar is a professor of Human Resources at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She leads a varied career at the intersection of industry and academia, in which she combines teaching with the responsibilities of high-profile business posts. For several years she ran the internal organization of The Eat Out Group before moving on to run human resources for Primark in Spain. She is currently both a company director and the President of Spin-off Arts. Pilar holds a degree in economics as well as three master's degrees - in business, human resources, and the management of cultural heritage.

  • BA Universitat de València, MA Universidad de Jaén

    Andrés is a specialist in language, linguistics, and computer-assisted language learning. He studied in València and Laén, and spent a year at the Università degli studi di Pisa as an Erasmus Scholar. Since then he has worked as a language educator in schools, businesses, and universities. His many appointments include professorships in Spanish and Catalan at the Université Michel de Montaigne – Bordeaux 3, and at the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de València.

  • BA Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, MA Universitat de Barcelona, PhD Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    Dr. Rodríguez Cuadrado is a Researcher specializing in dyslexia and dyscalculia at Edge Hill University, and an Associate Tutor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, where she supervises graduate theses. Her many areas of expertise include bilingualism, language production, language disorders, emotional processing, multisensory integration, and learning projects. Dr. Rodríguez Cuadrado is a decorated academic who was awarded postdoctoral positions to investigate the detection and treatment of learning disabilities at both the Universitat de Barcelona and the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu.

  • BSc Universidad de Oviedo, MSc Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, MA, PhD Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

    Dr. Vara gained his PhD with distinction in Humanities. His thesis investigated the philosophical and neuroscientific foundations of temporality during aesthetic perception, with a special focus on the video installations of contemporary artist Bill Viola. Dr. Vara studied biology as an undergraduate. Later he was awarded a prestigious "La Caixa" fellowship to pursue an MSc in neuroscience and then switched disciplines to a master's course on Comparative Studies of Literature, Art, and Thought. He is a member of the Research Group of the Bibliotheca Mystica et Philosophica Alois M. Haas.

La Academia de España

  • BA, PhD University of Salamanca, MLitt University of Saint Andrews

    Dr. Andres-Perez is a Tutor at the University of Salamanca. As a teacher he works principally with graduate-level students conducting research into cultural heritage. His own areas of expertise include art history, iconography, museum curation, and the Roman empire. He regularly conducts field work in archaeological excavations across the world, acts as a consultant for exhibitions and fine art collectors, and edits texts for academic journals. Recently Dr. Andres-Perez won a prestigious FormARTE Fellowship which allowed him to collaborate with the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, on the mounting and management of several major exhibitions.

  • Técnico Superior en Artes Aplicadas a la Escultura, Escuela de Artes y Estudios Artísticos de Salamanca, Graduado en Modelado y Vaciado, Escuela de Artes y Estudios Artísticos de Salamanca, BA Universidad de Salamanca, MA Universidad de Salamanca

    Ana is a professional artist, a teacher at Escuela de Arte y Diseño de Zamora, and a doctoral researcher at the University of Salamanca. Her current project is focused on the history of Salmantine art. She is registered as an artisan by the government of Castille and Leon and won the prestigious Investigative Prize from the University in 2009.

  • BA Royal Conservatory of Madrid, BA University of Salamanca, MA Carthage College

    Luis has years of experience teaching in two very different areas: his native Spanish language, and his mastery of the French horn. Luis’ language courses are always interdisciplinary, introducing students to elements of Spanish culture, history, society, and his home of La Mancha, the world of Don Quixote.

  • BA, MA, PhD Universidad de Valencia

    Antonio's research focuses on the relationship between Latin literature and Medieval Spanish and Catalan literature. He has worked as a researcher at Queen Mary, University of London, and the Warburg Institute in London. He previously taught Spanish and Literature at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon.

  • BA Università di Siena, MA Universidad de Salamanca

    Alba is a doctoral researcher at the University of Salamanca. Her research focuses on artistic projects that combine distinct visual and performing forms. She also organizes workshops and courses about research techniques and methodologies in art history, design, film, modern dance, and the organization and management of exhibitions. As an art critic, curator, and lover of contemporary culture, Alba is particularly interested in the results of synthesizing different artistic media.

  • BA, MA, PhD University of Salamanca

    Dr. Rodriguez teaches courses in political science at the University of Salamanca. His research focuses on the Arab world: democracy, political change, and investigating the unique cases of Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan during and after the Arab Spring.

  • BA Universidad de Salamanca, MA Universidad de Salamanca

    Francisco is a doctoral researcher at the University of Salamanca, where he is based in the Department of Medieval, Modern, and Contemporary History. His current project is a comparative history that focuses on Spanish and Ibero-American Universities during the Golden Age. Francisco is a seasoned pedagogue, and teaches European History and Geography at the University. He is also a member of the prestigious "Alfonso IX" Research Group at the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Institute.

  • BA, MA, PhD Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    Sergi is a researcher in the department of Humanities at Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He gained his PhD with distinction in Comparative Studies of Literature, Art, and Thought. His thesis investigated the relationship between image and text in medieval works. Today he is a member of the Research Group of the Bibliotheca Mystica et Philosophica Alois M. Haas. He also sits on the editorial board of the scholarly, interdisciplinary journal "Forma."

  • BA, MA Universidad de Salamanca

    Beatriz is a doctoral researcher at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and an Associate Researcher at the Centre Jacques Berque of Rabat. Her current project focuses on the development of Islamist parties in North Africa and the Middle East. Her academic work has taken her across the globe, and particularly through France, Morocco, and Tunisia.

The New York College Experience

  • BA, MFA Columbia University

    Julia is a professional author based in Brooklyn. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in creative writing from Columbia University, where she was the recipient of several awards and fellowships. Julia’s current project is a collection of essays about memorials, museums, and collective trauma, inspired by her work at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, the Columbia Center for Oral History, and the Jewish Museum Berlin.

  • BS, MS New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

    Judy is a project manager who recently completed a master’s degree in construction management. In both her academic and professional careers she specializes in civil engineering projects in urban areas. Her most recent research analyzes major transportation projects in and around New York City.

  • BA University of Rhode Island, MA UNC Charlotte School of Architecture, MFA Boston University College of Communication

    David is a professional writer and director who embraces all aspects of filmmaking. For the past ten years he has lived on the east coast, where he works with art and architecture firms, writes for online and print magazines, and shoots and produces independent media projects. After directing and editing the award-winning short "Ghost Light," David wrote and directed two episodes of the online series "The Bench Project." Recently, David consulted as a producer on the Indian-American sitcom "Brown Nation," and on the feature film "Money," directed by Martin Rosete and starring Erin Richards (Gotham) and Kellan Lutz (Hercules).

  • BS Tufts University, MFA Columbia University

    Stacy is an acclaimed author, playwright, screenwriter, and performer. She has published three novels in her "Camp Rolling Hills" series, and eight full-length plays which have been performed around the world. These include "The Rubber Room," which was staged at the world-famous Old Vic Theater in London. As a performer Stacy has appeared at The Public Theater, Classic Stage Company, City Center, and on A.R.T., MTV, and Nickelodeon. She has also sung the National Anthem solo for a New York Jets football game.

  • BS Universitat de Girona, MBE University of Pennsylvania, PhD University of Pennsylvania, MA Columbia University, MA Columbia University

    Dr. De Planell Saguer is an Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, and a Project Coordinator for the World Health Organization. She has particular expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology. In her current research, Dr. De Planell Saguer is investigating the biology and function of non-coding RNA. The long-term goal is to unravel the role of gene expression dysfunctions in the etiology of pulmonary diseases.

  • BS Nankai University, MSci University of Pennsylvania

    Yue is a professional educator based at the prestigious Winchendon School in Massachusetts, where he specializes in the building of calculus, engineering, and physics curricula. His graduate research, which he conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, focused on energy and nanotechnology. While studying abroad as a research assistant at the University of Auckland, he investigated the removal of estrogenic compounds and Bisphenol A (BPA) from water using microfiltration membranes. His findings were later published in "Water Research," an international scholarly journal.

  • MA Parsons The New School for Design

    Shayna is a fashion expert and a teacher at Parsons School of Design in Manhattan. She has particular research interests in how garments acquire different meanings across the world, to the extent of one society's symbol of liberation and permissiveness being considered a threat to another society's way of life. Shayna is passionate about education and outreach, and outside of academia she has served as a curator at the Wits Art Museum in her native South Africa.

  • BA University of Georgia, MA Columbia University

    Phillip is conducting doctoral research at the City University of New York, where he specializes in French Literature. His current project is focused on twentieth and twenty-first century poetry and art - particularly the avant-garde, the relationship between literature and other art forms, and contemporary Francophone and Anglophone poetry. He is an experienced pedagogue and teaches French at the City College of New York. Outside of academia, he has worked in the arts at Creative Time, an art non-profit in New York City, and at "Art Papers," an international contemporary art magazine based in Atlanta. Phillip also writes his own poetry and has been published in "La Petite Zine" and "Esque: REVOLUTIONesque."

  • BA Emory University, MA Fordham University

    Sheena is conducting doctoral research in Applied Developmental Psychology at Fordham University. Her current project focuses on depression, social support, and agency, as well as the relationship between ethnic and racial identity and academic behavior during the transition from middle to high school. Sheena is a decorated scholar and has received several prestigious prizes for her work. Among them are the Presidential Scholarship and the Marie Louise Farrell Teaching Fellowship, both awarded by Fordham University.

  • BSc Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, JD Seton Hall University Law School

    Neeraj is a patent attorney in New York City who has been admitted to practice law in six jurisdictions. He represents clients seeking a variety of high-tech patent law services and has authored several articles on contemporary legal issues. During his first year of law school, Neeraj earned a position on the interscholastic moot court board. He recently returned to coach students competing in constitutional law and securities law tournaments. Neeraj has also coached a pair of moot court teams to first place in oral advocacy at the annual Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition in trademark and unfair competition law.

  • MA, MS New York University, PhD Boston University

    Dr. Krishnan teaches in a range of disciplines, including comparative politics, public policy, international relations, and government, at Hunter College, Pace University, and Baruch University. He began his career as a mechanical engineer in India, before moving to America to pursue graduate-level study at New York University and Boston University. Dr. Krishnan is a widely-published author. His books cover everything from the ethics of nuclear weapons to US foreign policy in Latin America to the history of the Indian caste system.

  • BA University of Arizona, MA Columbia University, PhD University of Arizona

    Dr. Lawry is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Champlain University. He has several years of college-level teaching experience in Marketing, Fashion, and Music. His clients in the industry include Dockers, L’Oréal Paris For Men, Tylenol, and Mini USA. He has published extensively on fashion and advertising, most recently with C. Helms in "Curating the Creative Genius in Luxury Firms." He has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including the Steinfeldt Fellowship in Arts and Material Culture from the Texas State Historical Association.

  • BA, BS Columbia University, MSc University of Pennsylvania

    Theresa obtained a BA in political science and a BS in computer science from Columbia University before pursuing a Masters of Science in criminology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work experience and research focuses on human trafficking, data analysis, entrepreneurship, and advocacy. She has won several awards and grants from a variety of organizations, including “Women Who Code,” and the U.S. Department of State.

  • BS Sapienza University of Rome, PhD San Raffaele Scientific Institute

    Dr. Lotti is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University, where he is based in the College of Physicians and Surgeons. His current research utilizes the modeling of human disease to better understand pathological mechanisms. This involves close examination of the basic mechanisms that regulate eukaryotic gene expression and RNA metabolism. The end goal is to identify and design new therapeutic interventions that will help to overcome dysfunctions in gene expression.

  • BFA The Cooper Union School of Art

    Levi is a professional portrait and lifestyle photographer based in New York. He trained at the famous Cooper Union School, and now consults with a variety of clients in fashion and media. Among them are publications like "Allure," "GQ," and "The New York Times Magazine," as well as major international businesses, such as Macy's.

  • BS Babson College, BA Columbia University, MIA Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

    Michael has worked for over twenty years in international business. His career began with a banking position at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. He left this to begin building companies independently. His early projects included a commodity trading and structured finance company, an offshore software development company, and an asset management company. Michael was recognized as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2004, and went on to serve on the boards of two publicly-traded enterprises: Stillwater Mining Company and Plug Power. Today he spends much of his time negotiating and making transactions for businesses based in Russia, China, India, and Europe.

  • BFA Brigham Young University

    Ty was offered a place on BYU’s prestigious photography program by a senior faculty member who saw his work. He moved to New York after graduating, where he worked with photographers such as Annie Leibowitz, Michael Thompson, and Karl Lagerfeld on shoots for "Vanity Fair," "Anthropologie," and Target. Ty now shoots fashion, still life, interiors, travel, and commercial portrait photography. His recent work has appeared in publications including "Elle," "Lucky," "Details," and "People," and his client list includes West Elm, Physique 57, and Kate Spade.

  • BS Nirma University, MS Columbia University

    Prachi is an Officer of Research at Columbia University, where she is based in the Neural Acoustic Processing Lab. She is contributing to a project on human speech communication. The work centers on the identification of representational and computational characteristics of the brain regions and biological neural networks involved in naturalistic speech communication. The outcome will be more accurate neuro-inspired models, which will advance our knowledge of how the brain extracts and processes information. This will close the performance gap between biological and artificial computing. Outside of academia, Prachi is passionate about outreach and education. She recently spent time working with Harlem Children's Zone to promote physics and calculus among the under-served high school students of New York City.

  • BA College of William and Mary, MA Fordham University

    Carlos is conducting doctoral research at Fordham University, where he specializes in Economics. He has particular expertise in both macro- and microeconomics, and enjoys engaging his students using enigmas and games to help them understand theories and concepts in the subjects. Before entering the academic world, he served in the Air Force.

  • BS Southern Connecticut State University, JS Loyola Univeristy School of Law, MS Columbia University

    Robert is a New York-based attorney licensed in both the state and federal courts. He specializes in sports law, and sports and entertainment-related issues. His job involves negotiating employment contracts, and endorsement and sponsorship agreements for coaches, athletes, entertainers, and broadcasters. He regularly appears as a guest contributor on ESPN Radio and FOX Sports Radio. Robert is also highly sought-after in the academic world. His posts include Director of Sports Management at Mercy College; Visiting Foreign Professor at the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain; and Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University, Quinnipiac Law School, and Drexel University.

  • MB Ain Shams University, BCh Ain Shams University, PhD Lunds Universitet

    Dr. Sabharwal is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Hematology at Hunter College, and a member of the department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at Rockefeller University. His clinical research focuses on pediatric nutrition and infectious diseases. He has particular expertise in carbohydrate and protein purification in the field of cancer prevention. Dr. Sabharwal is also an experienced businessman, having been the Executive Vice President of Laktobiotics LLC for over a decade.

  • BA SUNY Purchase, MA City College of New York, MA John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Jason is a doctoral researcher and Adjunct Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he is based in the Law and Police Science Department. He is a Criminology expert. His current research focuses in particular on crime and the media, terrorism, and high-profile crimes. In the past has worked on projects centering on drug courts, the juvenile justice system, school shootings, and the influence of crime on politics and policy decisions. Jason is a member of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

  • BA University of Illinois, DPhil Stanford University

    Dr. Spigelman is the founding partner, chief economist, and managing director of Criterion Associates, LLC. He regularly performs economic analysis for litigation and serves as an expert witness, especially for personal injury and business interruption litigation. Dr. Spigelman is also active in the academic world, having been a lecturer at the University of Miami in economics, international finance, and business at the University of Miami for over a decade. He has authored three economics textbooks, as well as "A Brief Guide to an Extraordinary College Experience."

  • BA Rutgers University, MSt University of Oxford

    Elizabeth works in the Publications Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She has been Editor of the monumental "Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History" since 2008, manages the online content of the Museum's collection, and writes about historic musical instruments. Elizabeth is also a classically-trained musician. She serves as The Chancellor's Fellow in Music at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York; and as the artistic director of Sonnambula, a Renaissance ensemble that presents historically-informed performances on period instruments. She is an experienced pedagogue and teaches in the Music Department at Fordham University.

  • BA University of Wisconsin-Madison, MA Columbia University

    Benjamin is an Associate with Veracity Worldwide. In this role he advises clients on corruption, political, and business risks in South Asia. He also presents research to the US Department of State and National Security Council on the role of civil society in India and Pakistan; and publishes commentary on South Asian politics in "Foreign Policy" and "The Hindu," among other prominent media outlets. In the past he has served as an editorial fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and worked as a Research Consultant with both the Brookings Institution in New Delhi and the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. As a student at Columbia University, Benjamin was awarded the prestigious Merit Fellowship established by Ralph O. Hellmold and Susan Eastham for excellent academic performance in International Affairs.

  • BS Ohio State University, PhD Columbia University

    Dr. Welsch is the Founder of Atoms 2 Applications, a biotechnology consultation company that specializes in computer-aided drug design and pre-clinical drug discovery programs. His particular areas of expertise include oncology, infectious disease, and metabolic and central nervous system-based disorders. Dr. Welsch is also active in the academic world, and holds an Adjunct Professorship at Kean University, where he teaches courses on biochemistry and organic chemistry.

  • BA Rutgers University, MPhil University of Oxford

    Zoë is conducting doctoral research at the University of Oxford, where she is based in the Institute of Cultural and Social Anthropology. Her current project examines the central role of immigrant workers in New York in new and revived forms of grassroots worker organizations, against the backdrop of a decades-long decline of organized labor in the United States. She is the co-editor of "Nowhere to Be Home: Narratives from Survivors of Burma's Military Regime," a book of oral histories that catalogs human rights abuses from the perspectives of refugees, activists, journalists, monks, former political prisoners, and soldiers. In the past, Zoë spent several years living in Southeast Asia. She worked for various NGOs there, consulting with community-based and international human rights organizations.

Oxbridge at UCLA

  • BA Yale University, MFA University of Southern California

    Leonora is a professional photographer, cinematographer, and actress. In 2011, she was honored with the Sun Cinematography Award and a mentorship with Michael Goi. This led to a position in the camera department on the FX television series “American Horror Story: Asylum.” Leonora is interested in photography as a tool for the expression of ideas and emotions, and she works on projects large and small - from staged, polished, images, rich with metaphor, to recording dewdrops on flower petals. As an actress she regularly appears on stage, and in television and film.

  • BA University of Cairo, Egypt, MSc Kinesiology California State University, Los Angeles

    Ahmed is an Adjunct Professor at CalState LA, where he teaches courses on physiology, rehabilitation, and kinesiology. Outside of academia he has cultivated a career treating patients as a clinical exercise physiologist. He has particular expertise in cardiovascular issues.

  • BA AFDA Film School, MFA University of California, Los Angeles

    Brynach is an award-winning writer and director. He received his BA from the AFDA Film School in South Africa, where he wrote and directed six short films including "The Cabin," which played at The Henri Langlois Film Festival. Back in the UK, he worked for the BBC on "Torchwood" and "Doctor Who." After two years in TV, he decided to pursue an MFA in Directing at UCLA. In 2011 he was named a BAFTA Brit to Watch. Recently his thesis short "Role Play" was selected by the Munich Student Film Festival, The London Short Film Festival, and Slamdance Film Festival. It also received the prestigious UCLA Directors' Spotlight Award.

  • BA University of New South Wales, PhD Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California

    Tisha is a doctoral researcher at the University of Southern California, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts at Central Michigan University. Her current project is focused on feminism and feminist media studies, communication in the digital realm, and the politics of food. She is widely-published and has contributed articles to several international academic journals.

  • BA Universitat Pompeu Fabra, MFA University of California, Los Angeles

    Julia is a founding partner of LA Panda, an audiovisual production company that consults with international clients looking to shoot films in the United States. In the past she has worked as a Narrative Associate with Participant Media in Beverly Hills, and as the Head of Development for Distinto Films. Julia won the prestigious Sundance Institute Filmmaker Grant in 2014 for her film "A Woman in the Shadows." As a student, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship.

  • BA University of Mazandaran, MS Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, MSc California State University, Long Beach

    Reza is a doctoral researcher at UCLA, where he is investigating issues in structural and earthquake engineering. His research focuses on the assessment of existing structures and their performance under seismic events. Prior to taking up his current post he worked in civil engineering in Iran.

  • BA University of California, Berkeley, JD University of California, Los Angeles

    Brandon is a doctoral researcher at the University of Southern California. He is based in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where he holds the Annenberg Graduate Fellowship. He is currently investigating policy-oriented research on issues impacting vulnerable populations. In particular he is focused on the effectiveness of programmatic interventions targeted at shaping laypeople’s legal knowledge. Brandon received his BA with High Distinction from University of California, Berkeley, where he studied Rhetoric and Globalization, Education, Law, and Global Poverty. He went on to earn a JD from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. During this time he also worked as a law clerk for the Mental Disability Advocacy Center in Budapest, and the Human Rights Watch International Justice Program in New York City.

  • BA University of Connecticut, MA University of California, Los Angeles

    Evan is a doctoral researcher at UCLA, where he is based in the Department of Psychology. His current project is focused on the biological bases of stress, depression, and effort-based decision-making. Evan is also an experienced pedagogue, and has taught several undergraduate classes at UCLA in learning theory, research methods, and behavioral neuroscience. As a student at the University of Connecticut, he twice held the prestigious Babbidge Scholarship.

  • BA Azusa Pacific University, Certificate in Screenwriting, UCLA

    Amanda is a professional actress and writer based in Los Angeles. She recently featured as the lead in the movie "My America," which was chosen for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival Selection. She has also appeared on TV shows including "Castle," "Criminal Minds," and "Nashville." She wrote and starred in the Internet series, "Skinny Legs Sketch Show." As a student Amanda trained at UCLA and with the Upright Citizens Brigade.

  • BFA Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

    Laura Jean is a professional actress, comedian, and writer who divides her time between New York and Los Angeles. She has recently been seen on CBS's "The Mentalist", NBC's "Off Their Rockers," alongside Betty White, and in the west coast premiere production of "Diving Normal." Her film appearances include a role in "Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding" alongside Mila Kunis. Laura Jean is also trained as a classical actress, and has the rare distinction of having worked in Shakespeare's Globe Theater on London's South Bank. As a teacher she works at the Actors Comedy Studio and also the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.

  • MA Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, MFA California Institute of the Arts

    Elia is a professional writer, producer, and documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her current project, a feature-length documentary entitled "Next," is being shot under the tutelage of Monte Hellman. In the past, she has worked with Orbita Max, the first Spanish production company to ever shoot in Imax format; and with various Spanish and American companies, including Mundo Fox and El Terrat / MTV Spain, as a Production Coordinator. Elia arrived in America as the winner of the La Caixa Fellowship for Graduate Studies. She is also an experienced pedagogue, and teaches courses and masterclasses in filmmaking and screenwriting at the California Institute of the Arts.

  • BS Arizona State University, MFA University of California, Los Angeles

    Lisa is a professional producer and director who works for Orchid Child Productions and Arsenal Film. Her roles involve everything from hiring key and supporting contractors to supervising post-production. She is about to release her documentary on the multi-faceted actor James Franco. In 2014, Lisa was one of five filmmakers invited to participate in the Tribeca Film Institute Documentary StoryLab, where she workshopped her project along with director Crystal Moselle’s 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "The Wolfpack." Among her many other accolades are the Dorothy Azner Memorial Fellowship Award and the Barbara Streisand/Sony Fellowship Award.

  • BS Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

    Sibo is a doctoral researcher at UCLA, where he specializes in Economics. His current project orbits around high frequency finance, data analysis, and economic crises. Sibo is also an experienced pedagogue, and regularly teaches courses on topics related to economics, finance, and entrepreneurship.

Oxbridge at St Andrews

  • BSc Univeristy of Balamand, MSc, PhD University of St. Andrews

    Dr. Adra is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Notre Dame University in Lebanon. He is a leading expert in corporate takeovers, and has a broad set of research interests. Among his many areas of specialism are corporate finance, corporate governance, event study sensitivity analysis, fractal market analysis, portfolio theory, and behavioral finance. During his years of study, Dr. Adra gathered a number of awards, including an Honorary Fellowship from the St Andrews Free Market Association. He has published his work and has recently appeared at academic conferences in Ireland and Scotland.

  • BA University of Bayreuth, M.Litt University of St. Andrews

    Sebastian is a doctoral researcher at the University of St Andrews, where he focuses on semantics and epistemology. He is an experienced university-level tutor, and in the past has led introductions to ethics and philosophy, in addition to courses on subjects including reasoning, rationality, and controversy. Sebastian has been a visiting scholar at institutions from Trinity College Dublin to the University of Southern California. He has also been employed by both the German Parliament and the European Parliament.

  • MD University of Belgrade, MSc University of London

    Dr. Bjelogrlic is the Principal Teaching Fellow in Clinical Medicine at the St Andrews University School of Medicine. He moved to the UK after graduating in Medicine from the University of Belgrade, and completed a number of internships before reading for an MSc in Histopathology at the University of London. Since 1997 he has taught at St Andrews, where today he serves as the Objective Structured Clinical Examination Manager and the Clinical Medicine Skills Program Coordinator.

  • BA Manchester School of Art, MFA Edinburgh College of Art

    Katie is a professional artist based in Edinburgh. Her current projects rely principally on photography, film installation, and performance. Her work is held in the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the University of Edinburgh, and private collections in the U.K. She has been shortlisted for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries Prize, and in 2015 the Embassy Gallery in Edinburgh commissioned a solo exhibition from her. Katie also co-ran Sheer Wonder Press, an independent publishing house for artists' books, and has recently performed at the WOW Festival, the Southbank Centre in London, and the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art.

  • BA University of York, MSc University of Edinburgh

    Dave is a professional poet and critic, and a doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh. His current project focuses on Louis MacNeice and his influence on contemporary Northern Irish poetry. Dave is widely published, and has recently had work featured in "The Edinburgh Review," "The Stinging Fly," "Poetry Wales," and "The Yellow Nib." In 2015, he won the prestigious Saboteur Award for Best Reviewer.

  • MA, MLitt University of St. Andrews

    Charlotte is a Research Assistant at The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence. Her role involves close analysis of interviews with extremists, efforts to identify missing data, and attempts to preserve the integrity of existing data. In the past she has worked in Jordan and the West Bank, where she visited several UN Departments and various human rights charities, in addition to conducting interviews with refugees.

  • BSc, MEng National Technical University of Athens, MSc Grenoble Institute of Technology

    Zeynep is currently carrying out doctoral research at the University of Edinburgh in the School of Engineering. Her project involves the micromechanical analysis of granular materials, for which she employs a variety of methods, including x-ray computed tomography and image processing. She also has extensive industry experience, having worked on large-scale projects for S&B Industrial Minerals and AKTOR. Zeynep is a seasoned pedagogue and has been nominated for several teaching distinctions at the University of Edinburgh, including the coveted Best Overall Teaching Award.

  • BA University of Cambridge, MLitt University of St Andrews

    Tristram is a professional writer and journalist based in St Andrews. He recently published a chapbook of his own poetry, entitled "Intro #5." His current creative projects include a translation of the complete works of Sulpicia, Ancient Rome’s only extant female poet. Tristram has also had articles and opinion-pieces published by national volumes such as "The London Magazine," "The Week," and the "Radio Times." He has a broad and interdisciplinary range of research interests that cover Shakespeare in performance, contemporary British and Irish poetry, and experimental translation.

  • BSc University of Tehran, MSc Paris School of Economics, MSc University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and Ca'Foscari University of Venice

    Mehdi is a doctoral researcher at the University of Dundee, where he is working on Economics. His research centers on the impact of climate change on human life. In particular he uses empirical methods to quantify the influence of climate change on migration, and on the birth of armed conflicts. Mehdi is also experienced in industry, and has worked in Research and Development for UNDP, and as an analyst for A&F Markets.

  • MA, M. Litt., PhD University of St. Andrews

    Dr. Torrubia is a Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of St Andrews. His research interests spread across five centuries. Recently he has taught on topics as diverse as America and Europe in the 1960s and British Imperialism in India dating back to 1600. He is a decorated scholar and a former winner of the coveted Bonarjee Prize, in addition to having received generous grants from the British Association for American Studies and the University of St Andrews. Dr. Torrubia is passionate about teaching and has been nominated for the Best Tutor Award by the St Andrews Students’ Association.

The Oxford Summer Seminar

  • BA University of Oxford, MA Boston University, PhD King’s College London

    Luke is the Associate Director of Programming for Oxbridge Academic Programs. During his years in academia he gained several awards, including an academic exhibition and an instrumental scholarship from the University of Oxford, an Honor Award for Outstanding Achievement from Boston University, and a Scholarship from King’s College London. His doctoral thesis focused on the use of classical music in Nazi propaganda, and his principal research interests include critical theory, nineteenth-century German music, and the Third Reich. Luke maintains an active career as a concert pianist.

  • MA University of Glasgow

    Jan is conducting doctoral research in clinical neuroscience in the famous Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford. In her current project, she is investigating, comparing, and contrasting the sleep and circadian rhythms of those who are deemed at high or low risk for developing mental health problems. Jan uses clinical assessments, neurophysiological tests, biochemical markers, and wearable sensory technology to phenotype patients to examine their risk factors. She is a decorated scholar and won a Distinction for Outstanding Academic Achievement from the University of Glasgow.

  • BA, MA, DPhil University of Oxford

    Dr. Garas is a medical researcher. He departed the hospital for the laboratory after completing the initial phase of his clinical medical training, and gained a doctorate in pharmacology at the University of Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar. Recently he held a postdoctoral Fellowship at the MRC Brain Networks Dynamics Unit. He has since returned to his clinical work in order to qualify for practice as a medical doctor.

  • MBChB University of Cape Town

    Dr. Mhlomi is a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. He is researching ways to make pregnancy safer for women suffering from cardiovascular disease. Dr. Mhlomi practiced medicine for several years in his native South Africa before coming to Oxford, during which time he also regularly published and presented his own research. He was recognized as one of the Top 200 Young South Africans by the Mail & Guardian newspaper, is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shaper cohort, and is an Oxford Global Leadership Initiative Fellow.

  • BA University of Pennsylvania, BSc Wharton School of Business

    Rob is an investment analyst based in Prague. He acts as a principal for an international team of investors establishing a $100-million mezzanine fund focused on Central European real estate. His career began in the Real Estate Group of Salomon Smith Barney's New York Investment Banking Division. There he helped to lead several IPOs, raising over $7.5 billion in the process. Later Rob relocated to Europe to take on senior positions in venture capital. He worked first in Dublin and then in the Czech Republic. Most recently, Rob has consulted with The Gem Group, a London-based private equity fund.

  • BSc University of Pavia, MSc University of Pavia, DPhil University of Oxford

    Dr. Volpi is a researcher at the University of Oxford, where he works in the Department of Oncology. His most recent projects have focused on the design and development of multi-spectral technologies for image-guided surgery, sentinel lymph node mapping in gynecological cancers during surgery, and the use of opto-electronic devices. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, and has won prizes from groups including the Oxford Cancer Research Center, the Oxford Cancer Imaging Center, and the Gray Institute. Dr. Volpi has also received substantial funding from Cancer Research UK, and has guided many undergraduates through oncology courses.

The College Experience in Boston

  • BA Kwame Nkrumah' University of Science and Technology, MS University of Massachusetts

    George studied pharmacology in Ghana before coming to the United States for further studies. He is currently studying toward his MD at Harvard Medical School. He has served as a research scientist at several laboratories in Boston, conducting research and development for new drug therapies. He serves in the US Army Reserve as a combat medic and squad leader, and a Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). He is currently pursuing his MD at Harvard Medical School.

  • BA University of California Berkeley

    JT is writing his dissertation on the foundations of mathematics and history of analytic philosophy at Stanford. He has experience teaching a variety of courses at the university level including mathematical logic, theory of computation, Turing machines, recursive functions, and complexity analysis, as well as proof based mathematics.

  • MA Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, PhD Harvard University

    Holger is a College Fellow in U.S. History at Harvard University and Lecturer in History at Tufts University. Before earning his PhD in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University, he studied U.S. history and political science at the University of Munich. His teaching and research revolve around the global history of the nineteenth century, especially U.S. and European imperialism in the Pacific. His current book project, Islands of Labor: Community, Conflict, and Resistance in Colonial Samoa, 1889-1919, explores the crucial role of workers in the making of empire in the South Pacific.

  • BA Wellesley College, PhD University of Kansas

    Dr. Goodman is a practicing psychologist, on staff at the Emerson College Counseling Center in Boston. Her research and publications focus on substance abuse, human sexuality, self-esteem, and Alzheimer’s.

  • MA John Caroll University, MD Case Western Reserve University

    Dr. Koch is an experienced physician and educator. He is a practicing medical oncologist and hematologist, professor, and researcher. Dr. Koch has taught and mentored residents and fellows at a number of medical schools over the years, including the University of South Florida, and Duke University.

  • JD Panamericana, Campus Guadalajara, LLM The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

    David is a Mexican trained and practicing lawyer with over 8 years of criminal litigation experience. His work centers on international criminal law, public international law, conflict resolution and negotiation. Before attending Tufts, David interned with the Standby defense team of Dr. Radovan Karadzic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague where he honed his skills in International Criminal and Humanitarian Law.

  • BA Vassar College, MArH University of Virgina, PhD Boston University

    Dr. Robbins is a graduate of the American & New England Studies program at Boston University, where she focused on American architectural history, material culture, and women’s history in the 19th and early 20th centuries. She holds a BA from Vassar College in Urban Studies and a masters in architectural history from the University of Virginia with a concentration in American architecture. Dr. Robbins currently teaches at Boston University in the writing program where she focuses her courses on gender, cultural history, and the built environment.

  • BA Nebraska Wesleyan University, MA The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

    Kyle is an expert in the fields of American government and politics having worked for both the U.S. Senate and U.S. State Department. His main interests include diplomatic studies, EU external policy, human rights, and the Europe/Eurasia region. Kyle is a 2012 Boren Scholar to the Kyrgyz Republic and a 2014 Boren Fellow to Azerbaijan. He has volunteered for international conflict resolution and human rights NGOs and worked with LGBT organizations in Kyrgyzstan. Kyle speaks Spanish, Kyrgyz, Russian, and French.

The Oxford Spring Seminar

  • BA (Oxon), MSt (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)

The New York College Seminar