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29th September, 2020

New Dean appointed at the School of Arts & Social Sciences

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Professor John moves to City from Royal Holloway University of London where she was the Head of the School of Humanities. She was previously Head of English and Associate Dean Education for the Arts Faculty, following her move from Liverpool in 2012.

Professor John received her BA in English at Selwyn College, Cambridge and her PhD at UCL. She moved between the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool, Edge Hill and Salford before re-joining the University of Liverpool as a Professor of English in 2002.

Professor John is a leading Dickensian and Victorian scholar and author of several influential books on the relationship between Dickens and popular culture, both Victorian and contemporary.

She works closely with the Charles Dickens Museum, where she is an academic advisor and has working connections with the Museum of London.

Prior to her move to London, Juliet was Faculty Director of Student Experience for the Faculty Humanities & Social Sciences and founder and Director of the inter-institutional Gladstone Centre for Victorian Studies at Liverpool.

“I am very excited and proud to be joining City, a University with a rich history and historic commitment to excellence and inclusivity in education and research.

“City’s institutional ambition and vision is evident in the School of Arts & Social Sciences, home to a dynamic range of departments and academics, and a student community whose diversity exemplifies all that higher education should aspire to.

“As a Dickensian and Victorianist by academic background, whose research focuses on culture as socially transformative and on Dickens’s resonant vision of London, I couldn’t ask for more than a shaping role at a progressive and unique institution like City.”

Professor Juliet John, new Dean for School of Arts & Social Sciences

“I am delighted to welcome Professor Juliet John who joins us as Dean at a challenging time for City and the School.  Juliet brings a strong academic background, leadership experience and a commitment to the arts and social sciences.  I look forward to working with her.

“I am exceptionally grateful to Professor Miguel Mera who has led the School so well as Interim Dean.

President Professor Sir Paul Curran


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