Final EARC Champion appointed

09 October 2020

The majority of the EARC Champions were appointed last month. The final Champion has now been appointed, and we’re delighted to welcome Prof Melanie Williams to the team.

Melanie is a film historian specialising in the study of British cinema with a particular emphasis on issues of gender. She came to UEA’s School of Film and Television Studies in 2009, where was Head of Department from 2014-2016. She is Athena Swan Gender Equality Lead, and is currently Research Director for UEA’s Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities.

Her appointment brings the total number of EARC Champions to 17, and details of each of them (and the themes which they represent) are available here. 

‘Having Melanie as part of our Culture, Connection and Creativity’ theme will be invaluable,’ said Phil Ward, EARC Director. ‘Her experience with the Interdisciplinary Institute will help us to forge strong, creative collaborations across a wide range of areas, and I’m looking forward to working closely with her and our other champions.’

To find out more about our themes, click here, or talk to Phil directly.


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