Two new EARC champions appointed

13 October 2021

We’re delighted to announce that Dr Giuseppe Maglione (Kent) and Dr Paola Giuseppantonio di Franco (Essex) will be joining us as champions in two of our themes. Giuseppe will be representing Kent in the Human Rights, Equality and Conflict theme; Paola will be joining colleagues Faiyaz Doctor and Michael Tymkiw in representing Essex in the Culture, Connection and Creativity theme.

  • Giuseppe is a Lecturer in Criminology. His main research interests are around penal politics, restorative justice, conflict mediation, penal abolitionism and anarchism. Before becoming a full-time academic, he worked as a legal advisor in prisons, victim-offender mediator, community mediator and trainer in conflict management/mediation for private and public organizations (Police, Social workers, Healthcare professionals etc.) in Italy, Norway and Scotland.
  • Paola is a lecturer in Heritage and Digital Humanities. Her research combines material culture, heritage, and cognitive science to explore how new technologies impact heritage making processes and the interpretation processes of the past. She was a Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow at Cambridge before coming to Essex as one of the original EARC Fellows.

I’m so pleased that Giuseppe and Paola are joining us and taking forward our work in developing collaborations, exploring different ways of working, and championing the excellent research being undertaken across the three universities,’ said Phil Ward, Director of EARC.

‘They come at an exciting time for the consortium as we develop new projects and realise the potential of our collaboration. I know they will contribute a huge amount to the existing and ongoing work across the Arc, and I very much look forward to working with them.’

To find out more about all the champions, click here, and contact us if you want to get involved more closely with our work.

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