People

IAS Directorate

Professor Alexander Easton

Professor Alexander Easton

Director

Alex Easton is a Professor of Psychology with a particular interest in episodic memory (the memory for personally experienced events in the past). His interests centre around neuroscience and cognitive psychology, but he is also involved in work to explore how interdisciplinary perspectives can inform a more complete understanding of these most personal of memories.

Professor Nayanika Mookherjee

Professor Nayanika Mookherjee

Co-Director (Social Sciences)

The overarching theme that connects Professor Mookherjee’s work is an ethnographic exploration of public memories of violent pasts and aesthetic practices of reparative futures.  She has explored these processes in relation to (a) gender-based violence in conflicts and (b) war crimes.

Professor Patrick Zuk

Professor Patrick Zuk

Co-Director (Arts and Humanities)

Patrick Zuk Director, Arts & Humanities, is Professor of Music. He  is a cultural historian specialising in the study of music in Eastern Europe and Great Britain and Ireland. His  research has from the outset transcended traditional disciplinary boundaries. 

Professor Karen Johnson

Professor Karen Johnson

Co-Director (Science)

Karen Johnson is a Professor in Environmental Engineering at Durham University. Karen’s research has a strong emphasis on using ‘wastes’ as resources. To date, much of her research has focussed on the passive treatment of contaminated waters and soils using clean ‘wastes’ which were previously destined for landfill.

Professor Gretchen Larsen

Professor Gretchen Larsen

Co-Director (Business)

rofessor Gretchen Larsen is an interpretive and critical consumer researcher, with expertise in the relationship between consumption, marketplace cultures, and arts and culture. She has published in a range of leading journals and has co-authored a book, ‘Music, Markets and Consumption” as well as a number of book chapters. Gretchen’s teaching is in the area of marketing theory and consumption.

Support staff

Ms Linda Crowe

Ms Linda Crowe

Institute Manager

Linda is the Manager of the IAS, which is a multifaceted role which sees her take responsibility for overseeing the operational running of the Institute, its Fellowship schemes and day to day management of administrative functions. She is a member of the senior management team supporting, in particular, the Director of the IAS in strategic activities.

After completing her undergraduate degree in German and Sociology in the early 1990s, she moved to the North East to join the multinational corporation, Siemens. Following more than decade working in industry, she made the transition to Higher Education and joined Durham University in 2008.

Ms Julia Angel

Ms Julia Angel

Administrator

Julia joined the IAS in March 2022 as Administrator. She joined Durham University in 2019 and has worked in several academic departments before most recently completing a 2 year placement as the Departmental Administrator of CIS.

Prior to joining Durham University, Julia gained over a decade of experience as an administrator in several industries such as recruitment, marketing and engineering.

 

 

 

 

 

Advisory council

Professor Felicity Callard
Professor Felicity Callard

University of Glasgow

Professor Brad Epps
Professor Brad Epps

University of Cambridge

Professor Peter Coveney
Professor Peter Coveney

University College London

Professor Hans Petter Graver
Professor Hans Petter Graver

University of Oslo

Professor Terence Cave
Professor Terence Cave

University of Oxford

Professor Penny Harvey
Professor Penny Harvey

University of Manchester

Professor Claire Langhamer
Professor Claire Langhamer

University of Sussex

Professor Anya Hurlbert
Professor Anya Hurlbert

Newcastle University

Professor Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
Professor Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly

University of Oxford

Professor Monica Grady
Professor Monica Grady

Open University

Professor Elizabeth Edwards
Professor Elizabeth Edwards

DeMontfort University

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