The Organisers

Azelina Flint

Azelina Flint graduated from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and Royal Holloway, University of London. She was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University and is currently in the final year of her PhD at the University of East Anglia funded by the UK Arts and Humanties Research Council through CHASE (Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England). Her PhD thesis explores how nineteenth century women writers used doctrines of self-sacrifice and renunciation as a means of acheiving empowerment. 

Cécile Roudeau

 Cécile Roudeau is professor of American Literature at the  Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones (LARCA)  at Paris Diderot University, Paris 7. She is the convenor of A19 Nineteenth-Century American Literature Workshop

Christopher Timms

Christopher Timms studied History and Music at the University of Essex. After graduation he joined Classic FM as an assistant producer and a year later became the producer of a daily arts and music programme called Tonight@11. He then became senior producer and head of production. Christopher has also produced programmes for the BBC, Sky Television and other broadcasters. In addition, Christopher was awarded an MA in History with distinction and an Arts and Humanities Research Council doctoral scholarship to take a PhD at the University of Essex. His academic research interests stretch across globalisation, modern cultural history, artificial intelligence, intellectual property law, music, social network design and the history of Britain and the Americas. He founded EKCCHO based on his academic research. 

Elise Hooper

Elise graduated from Middlebury College and Seattle University. She is the author of The Other Alcott, a novel published by William Morrow / Harpercollins.  

Cleo Humphreys

Cleo is a PhD student at the University of East Anglia. Cleo's research explores the historiography of the sixteenth century for which Cleo was awarded a CHASE UK Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Scholarship.  

Heather McKnight

Heather McKnight is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Sussex Law Department, studying the relationship between Trade Unions and Students’ Unions from 1970 onwards from a critical utopian perspective. She is a co-editor for the Critical Studies Journal, on a member of the Critical Studies Research Group Steering Committee at the University of Brighton, and a member of the University of Sussex Research Cluster on Radical Temporalities. Coming from a working background in equalities, campaigning and education research, she has worked for charities, students’ unions and local government, and has also been an elected member of the NUS Scotland Women’s Committee.  She is founder of the social enterprise Magnetic Ideals which works on projects that use creative and artistic ways of bringing communities together to create social change, where she works as an independent researcher on relations between Trade Unions and Students Unions, the impact of community engagement by Universities, and the ethics and practice of student engagement with academic quality processes.  

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