OM appointed Head of Humanities
Univ Old Member Professor Karen O’Brien (1983, English), has been appointed as the new Head of Oxford’s Humanities Division from September 2016.
Professor O’Brien is currently Vice-Principal (Education) and Professor of English Literature at King’s College London. She read English at Univ, took her DPhil at St Cross College, and was awarded a Harkness Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She was a research fellow at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and then held posts at Southampton, Cardiff, Warwick and Birmingham universities. Her research focuses on the Enlightenment and eighteenth-century literature, particularly the historical writing and fiction of the period. More details can be found here.
Published: 20 May 2016
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