Tutor for Graduate Students, Director of Studies in History
British political, constitutional and legal history in the early modern period, especially in the seventeenth century. Current major interests include the history of Parliament, the nature of monarchy and Royalism, and the career of Oliver Cromwell.
Senior Lecturer in Classical Philology and Linguistics, University Orator.
Historical linguistics, especially the history of the Greek language, dialectology and sociolinguistics, and Mycenaean language and epigraphy, development of computer-assisted technologies for classical language learning
Lecturer in Heritage and the Politics of the Past and Director, Cambridge Heritage Research Centre
Department of Archaeology
Contemporary uses and understandings of cultural heritage especially in relation to societal violence and its long-term impacts, the nexus between cultural heritage and memory, and notions of risk and endangerment pertaining to culture and nature.
Selwyn College is delighted to announce that its Ramsay Murray lecture will be given this year by Professor Rana Mitter. Its title will be "Where China goes next: How authoritarianism, history and technology are creating a new superpower"
The college is pleased to announce that Dr Janet O’Sullivan has been re-elected as vice-master of Selwyn, with her new term of office running from 2021 until 2026. Dr O’Sullivan, a Law academic, was first elected in 2016; and she deputises for the master as well as taking on a number of college roles including chairing some key committees.
Michael Stephens-Jones, the college’s Percy Young senior organ scholar and currently in his third year reading music, has been awarded the Fellowship diploma of the Royal College of Organists (FRCO), widely recognised internationally as the most prestigious qualification for organists in the world.