Research Leadership

Staff in DeLC are pleased to contribute their expertise to a range of national and international research bodies:

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Research Councils

Rebecca Braun is a Peer Review College Member for the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Allyson Fiddler has also served a term of office.The AHRC is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, along with the other UK Research Councils. Members of the Peer Review College regularly advise on which projects should receive AHRC funding in any given year.  Allyson Fiddler regularly reviews for the Austrian government's equivalent, the FWF.  Oscar Perea-Rodriguez is a current Arts & Humanities peer reviewer for the British Council Science Research Programme.

Elfriede Jelinek Forschungszentrum

Allyson Fiddler is on the Advisory Board of the Elfriede Jelinek Research Centre, run from the University of Vienna, and has mentored early career researchers via the research platform. This International Centre documents all of the Nobel Laureate’s texts and their reception, manages an archive of her work, and organises academic conferences, visiting fellowships, studentships and engagement activities with other professional bodies and the wider community.


German Life and Letters

Rebecca Braun is Editor of this leading journal in British German Studies. German Life and Letters offers a wide range of articles dealing with literary and non-literary concerns in the German-speaking world. Contributions cover German thought and culture from the Middle Ages to the present, including literature, language and the visual arts, as well as social history and politics. 

Liverpool University Press, Francophone Postcolonial Studies series

Charlotte Baker is General Editor of this Francophone Postcolonial Studies series.  Each volume constitutes an état présent on the evolution of research ranging across various expressions of Francophone postcolonial cultures (literature, film, music, history), as well as across different geographical areas (France/Belgium, Caribbean, Africa, Indian Ocean, Asia, Polynesia) and different periods (slavery, colonialism, post-colonial era).

Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies

Charlotte Baker is President of this Learned Society. The Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies (SFPS) is an international organisation which exists in order to promote, facilitate and otherwise support the work of all scholars and researchers working on colonial/postcolonial studies in the French-speaking world.

Hong Kong University Press, Transnational Asian Masculinities series

Derek Hird is co-editor of this Transnational Asian Masculinities series. Books in this interdisciplinary series explore the representations and lived realities of Asian masculinities in global contexts.