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Dr Clare Jackson

Dr Clare Jackson

Director of Studies

Dr Jackson is Senior Tutor and a Lecturer in History.

Her research interests include the history of ideas in early modern Britain, especially 17th/18th century Scotland; concepts of kingship, law and sovereignty in early modern Scotland; and the politics of multiple monarchy in 17thcentury Britain.

As Director of Studies Dr Jackson is responsible for choosing the best supervisors to work with you depending on the papers that you choose.

Dr Nick Guyatt

Dr Nicholas Guyatt

Staff Fellow

Dr Guyatt is a University Lecturer in American History.

His research interests are in the history of colonial America, the Atlantic World and the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Dr William O'Reilly

Dr William O'Reilly

Director of Studies

Dr O'Reilly is a University Lecturer in Early Modern History and Director of the Centre for History and Economics.

He has worked on a range of topics in early modern European and Atlantic history, and is particularly interested in the history of European migration, colonialism and imperialism. His current research project, with the working title Surviving empire. The translation of imperial context in a globalizing world, 1550-1800, explores the inter-relationship of European imperialisms from the later 16th century to the French revolution.

Dr John Pollard

Dr John Pollard

Director of Studies

Dr Pollard is also Emeritus Professor in Modern European History at Anglia Ruskin University.

His research interests are in the history of Italy and the Papacy (especially its diplomacy and finances) in the 19th and 20th centuries, fascist and neo-fascist movements (particularly the ideology of present-day neo-Nazism), and political and social Catholicism.

Dr Pedro Ramos Pinto

Dr Pedro Ramos Pinto

Staff Fellow

Dr Ramos Pinto is a Lecturer in International Economic History.

His current research explores the creation, evolution and implications of authoritarian welfare regimes in Southern Europe and Latin America. This has evolved from earlier work which explored the interaction between the Portuguese Dictatorship and its citizens to explain the emergence of social movements of the urban poor during the Carnation Revolution (1974-1976). He is also interested in understanding how contemporary inequalities are shaped by the past, bringing a more long-term view to explain how and why societies distribute resources, opportunities and capabilities.

Dr Louise Haywood

Dr Louise Haywood

Director of Studies

Dr Haywood is a University Reader in Medieval Iberian Literary and Cultural Studies.

Her research interests in medieval Iberian literature and culture focus on space, the visual, the body, and humour in the 14th century. These areas raise questions relating to the ideological mechanisims of power and the tension between authority and truancy. She has also worked extensively on 15th century sentimental romance, and modern and medieval translation and practice.

She lectures on many aspects of medieval Iberian literature and culture across the MML Tripos in Spanish, and teaches translation into English at Part II.

Dr Isabelle McNeill

Dr Isabelle McNeill

Staff Fellow

Dr McNeill has taught at Trinity Hall since 2005 and is the Philomathia Fellow in French. She supervises the First-year French paper, and papers in 20th Century French culture and Modern European film.

She is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Department of French, where she lectures on a variety of cinema topics and convenes the Modern European Film paper.

She is the author of Memory and the Moving Image: French Film in the Digital Era (EUP, 2010), which came out in paperback in May 2012, and co-editor of Transmission: Essays in French Literature, Thought and Cinema (Peter Lang, 2007). Her publications include essays on cinematic homes, Godard's Éloge de l'amour, and on memory and the city in contemporary French film. Her current research is on questions of perspective and architecture in cinematic Paris, as part of a broader, long-term project on constructions of 'home' in French cinema.

She is a co-founder and board member of the Cambridge Film Trust, a charity which runs the Cambridge Film Festival and aims to promote diversity in cinema exhibition.

Dr Kylie Richardson

Dr Kylie Richardson

Director of Studies

Dr Richardson is a University Lecturer in Slavonic Linguistics and Philology.

Her research focuses on topics in Slavonic linguistics. She is interested primarily in the syntax of the Slavonic languages, aspect, and case. She has published articles on the links between case and aspect in Russian and in Ukrainian. Her book Case and Aspect in Slavic, published by Oxford University Press 2007, focuses on the interaction of the case on objects and the semantic aspect (event structure) of a verb in the Slavonic languages in general and the interaction of the case on predicates and grammatical aspect in the East Slavonic languages.

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