Find an expert

ż, the American International University in London, has a broad range of expertise across a number of areas, including the liberal arts, international relations, international history, business management, communications, arts and social sciences.

If you’re a journalist and you’d like to get in touch with any of our experts, or find out more, please get in touch with Ceri Schooling in the PR and Communications team, schoolc@richmond.ac.uk.

Dr Jane Norris
Associate Professor, School of Liberal Arts
Areas of expertise – design theory, specifically luxury product future trends.

Professor George Zhang
Professor of Chinese; Director, Centre for Modern Languages
Areas of expertise – Chinese language learning and teaching, intercultural communications and cross-cultural business management, language policy, language competence, language standards and assessment, teacher training and professional development.

Hadi Enayat
Assistant Professor of Politics
Areas of expertise – religion and international relations, the sociology of law and secularism studies.

Dr Eunice Goes
Professor of Politics
Areas of expertise – British party politics, British political thought and Britain’s relationship with Europe.

Dr Michael F. Keating
Professor of International Political Economy
Areas of expertise – global best practices, Neo-liberalism, energy and infrastructure, financial sector reform, knowledge economies and innovation systems, tertiary education, politics in sub-Saharan Africa and East/South-East Asia.

Dr Kandida Purnell
Associate Professor of International Relations
Areas of Expertise – War, Conflict, COVID-19 Pandemic, Commemoration, Body Politics, Gender and Identity

Dr Paul Rekret
Associate Professor of Politics
Areas of expertise – modern and contemporary political theory, sociology of childhood, theories of democracy, global politics of popular culture.

Professor Dominic Alessio
Professor of History; Vice President of International Programmes
Areas of expertise – theories of empire (especially South Pacific related), science fiction film, radical right politics

Dr Martin D. Brown
Professor of History & Vice President International Programmes
Areas of expertise – international history, the Cold War, European diplomatic history, James Bond

Dr Ira Konstantinou
Head of Department of Psychology and Professor of Psychology
Areas of expertise – psychology, cognitive processes of memory and awareness, critical thinking

Nicola Mann
Head of Dept of Communication and Media and Professor of Communications and Visual Culture
Areas of expertise – visual culture, popular culture, urban regeneration, cultural studies, the social value of the arts, museum education

Dr Sue Pell
Assistant Professor of Communications
Areas of expertise – activist archives, DIY archives, social housing activism, anti-gentrification campaigns, urban social movements, social movement communication, public sphere and democracy

Dr Ivan K. Cohen
Associate Professor of Finance and Economics; Chair of Faculty Senate
Areas of expertise: Monetary / macroeconomics, UK pension funds; health economics and management; Association football (soccer) finance and economics.

Dr. Parviz Dabir-Alai
Professor of Economics; Chair, Wellbeing Research Centre
Areas of expertise – Emerging economy issues, particularly with respect to areas of economic reform and also idiosyncratic labour markets; Economics of happiness; Financing of large scale infrastructure projects within the Caribbean region

Professor Dr. Carola Hieker
Associate Professor of Business and Management; MBA Director
Areas of expertise – organizational behavior, leadership, coaching & mentoring, diversity

Associate Professor Nastaran Nourouzi Richards-Carpenter
Associate Professor of Marketing; Programme Director of MA Luxury Brand Management
Areas of expertise – marketing, psychology and buying behaviour of luxury goods, fashion and luxury brand management

Associate Professor Inma Ramos
Associate Professor in Business, Management and Law
Areas of expertise – international investment banking and international corporate finance law, compliance and regulation, with a particular emphasis on Corporate Governance in Financial Markets

Professor Sabine Spangenberg
Head of ż Business School, Professor of Economics, Head of Accreditation
Areas of expertise – history of economic thought, welfare economics, public economics

‘I am ż’ blog

This blog was created to provide an insight into what life at ż, American University London is really like. It’s written by the people who know it best: our students.

Learn from both our current students and alumni about student life, what it is like to study at ż and live in cosmopolitan London.

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