Members of the centre
Dr Catalina Montoya Londono
Lecturer in International Relations
Main research interests: Media-state relationships and conflict/peace building.
Dr Salman Al-Azami
Senior Lecturer in English Language
Main research interests: Bilingualism/Multilingualism, Multilingualism in Education, Multilingualism and Multiculturalism, Language, Religion and the Media, Language of Advertisement, South Asian Popular Culture
Dr Gary Anderson
Senior Lecturer in Drama
Main research interests: Activism as Performance, Performance and the Domestic, the Family as an Activist Unit, Performing Social Justice, Live Art and Cultural Agency, Performance as Cultural Intervention, Cultural Activism, Unionism and Performance
Dr Jasna Balorda
Lecturer in Sociology
Main research interests: My field of research is focused around the complex relationships between modernity and violence, including modern genocide, colonialism and post-colonialist tendencies as well as the new totalitarianisms of modern Europe and the West, which I analyse mainly in relation to neo-liberal capitalism.
Dr Silvia Battista
Lecturer in Theatre & Performance Studies
Dr Sarah Black-Frizell
Lecturer in Dance, Department of Dance, Drama and Performance Studies
Dr William Blazek
Associate Professor of American Literature
Main research interests: Modernism, Literature of the First World War, American Literature, Mythology and the Novel, Technology and Culture.
Dr Clionagh Boyle
Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Early Childhood
Rev. Tony Bradley
Professional Tutor in Business
Dr Ruth Canning
Lecturer in Early Modern History
Research Interests: Sixteenth-century Ireland and Anglo-Irish relations. Current research examines the socio-political impact of war on identity formation amongst Ireland's minority Old English population during the Nine Years' War (1594-1603)
Dr Anthony Cawley
Lecturer in Communication
Main research interests: News-Media Framing of Foreign Aid Budgets, Conflict, Political Economy of Media.
Dr Guy Cuthbertson
Associate Professor of English Literature
Main research interests: the First World War, Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Places and Exploration, Welsh Writing in English, Biography and Autobiography, Edward Thomas, Wilfred Owen.
Dr Bryce Evans
Associate Professor of Modern History
Main research interests: Food Supply in Wartime; Peace and Conflict in Modern Irish History; Comparative National Economic Histories of the Second World War; Commemoration, Historical Memory and Identity; War and Peace in the Balkan Peninsula.
Prof. Neil Ferguson
Professor of Psychology
Main research interests: Moral Development, the Impact of Political Violence on Children, Adolescents and Adults, Peace Building and Challenging Violence, Conflict in Northern Ireland.
Ms Ailsa Fidler
Professional Tutor in the Primary Foundation Curriculum, Faculty of Education
Dr Lynn Hilditch
Main research interests: The Second World War, Representations of the Holocaust in the Visual Arts, Aesthetics, History of War Photography and Photojournalism, Gender and War, Memorialization.
Dr Taras Khomych
Lecturer in Theology
Dr Dominika Kurek-Chomycz
Lecturer in New Testament Studies
Main research interests: Children and Families, Pupils' Identities, Post conflict Education practice and Refugee Education.
Dr Antoinette McKane
Lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies
Main research interests: inter-related disciplines of Museum Studies and Art History, social and political roles of museums, critical analyses of museum interpretation and education practices, and the role of museums in neoliberal processes of urban change.
Dr Jacqui Miller
Principal Lecturer in Film History
Main research interests: Film history and theory, especially the relationship between film, history and culture, film noir as a transculturated form, and American cinema's ideological global domination.
Dr Liam O'Callaghan
Lecturer in Health
Main research interests: The social and cultural history of Irish and British sport, Sport and national identity, Sport and class, The social and cultural history of 19th and 20th century Ireland.
Dr Terry Phillips
Chair of the International Advisory Board and Honorary Research Fellow in English
Main research interests: First world War, Irish Literature, Literature and Conflict.
Dr Simon Podmore
Senior Lecturer in Theology
Main research interests: Philosophical and systematic theology.
Dr Anthony Ridge Newman
Lecturer in Digital Media
Main research interests: My interdisciplinary expertise in media and politics is largely associated with the study of political communication, political organisation and digital media. My research in these areas tends to take mixed methods approaches that are influenced by archival, textual, ethnographic and quantitative methodologies. I am the convenor and vice-chair of two PSA specialist groups.
Rev. Dr Yazid Said
Lecturer in Islam, Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Main research interests: His research is focused on medieval Muslim political and legal thought and on Christian-Muslim theological encounters, with reference to the manner in which Greek philosophical thought was appropriated in both Christian and Muslim texts.
Prof. Solomon Salako
Main research interests: Ethics, Philosophy, International Biomedical Law, Biotechnology and International Law, Human Rights and International Relations.
Dr Natalia Vibla
Lecturer in Criminology
Main research interests: Justice and human rights, security and global criminality, governance and international development.
Dr Kathrin Wagner
Senior Lecturer in Art History
Main research interests: ecclesiastical art from northern Europe (14-16th century); artists and migration in early modern times and political photography.
Dr Zoe Zontou
Lecturer in Drama
Main research interests: socially-engaged art, personal narratives and advocacy, arts and health, ethics of participatory arts, performance and addiction.
Mr Tony Smith
Professional Tutor and Programme Leader in Fine Art
Main research interests: painting and curating and my role at Liverpool Hope involves teaching full time on the BA Honours in Fine Art. I am also the curator of The Cornerstone Gallery and Cornerstone Festival for Fine and Applied Art at Liverpool Hope.