Visiting Speakers

Rachel Cowgill

Senior Lecturer of Musicology
University of Huddersfield

Professor Rachel Cowgill is Head of Music & Drama in the School of Music, Humanities and Media. She graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London, with a first-class BMus (Hons) degree, and completed an MMus (Historical Musicology) and PhD at King’s College London.

Andrea Crow

PhD Candidate in English
Columbia University

Andrea Crow is a PhD student at Columbia in the department of English and Comparative literature. Her research focuses on seventeenth-century literature and food politics as well as on academic labor and the future of the university.

Gina Dent

Associate Professor of Feminist Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz

Gina Dent is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness, and Legal Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz. She served previously as Director of the Institute for Advanced Feminist Research and as Principal Investigator for the UC Multicampus Research Group on Transnationalizing Justice. She is the editor of Black Popular Culture ([1993] New York: The New Press, 1998) and author of articles on race, feminism, popular culture, and visual art.

Joy Dixon

Associate Professor of History
University of British Columbia

Joy Dixon is currently working on two book projects. One is a book-length study, tentatively titled Sexual Heresies:  Religion, Science, and Sexuality in Modern Britain, that explores the impact of the new sciences of sexuality and new understandings of sexual identity on religion and religious experience, from liberal modernism to the new orthodoxies of conservative Catholicism and evangelicalism.

Nick Draper

Research Associate
University College, London

Nick Draper is co-director of the current Structure and significance of British Caribbean Slave-ownership 1763-1833 project, and was a founder member of its precursor, the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project (2009-2012). Prior to his return to academia he worked for 25 years in the City of London.

Richard Drayton

Rhodes Professor of Imperial History
King's College London

Professor Drayton's research focuses on how empires shape economy, society, politics, and culture at both their centres and peripheries; how ideas and sensibility have a Weberian long durée, and how, reciprocally, material facts-- in particular nature, technology, and economy -- order culture and feeling; the British Empire (from Tudor expansion to decolonisation), and the impact of imperial expansion on the British isles; French expansion and its impact on economy and society (c. 1500-1850); and the History of the Caribbean, in particular its intellectual life (both elite and ‘from below’) since 1800.

Josh Dubler

Assistant Professor of Religion
University of Rochester

Joshua Dubler is Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Rochester and served as a post-doctoral fellow with the Society of Fellows in the Humanities from 2008-2011.

Colin Duggan

Researcher and Lecturer
Univeristy College Cork, Ireland

Colin Duggan is Researcher, Lecturer, and PhD candidate at the University Collegge Cork, Ireland. He is a book review and editor for the Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions and Aigne Journal. Duggan is engaged in research at UCC, the National Library of Ireland, the University of Cambridge, the British Library, and the University of Amsterdam. He has also designed and delivered two seminars for the MA Contemporary Religions program at UCC.