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People and contacts

The School of Modern Languages Office is located on the second level of the Buchanan Building, Union Street and deals with administration for modules in Arabic, Comparative Literature, French, German, Italian, Honours Linguistics, ML modules, Persian, Russian and Spanish. Opening hours are from 8.00am until 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Arabic staff
French staff
German staff
Italian staff
Persian staff
Russian staff
Spanish staff
Administrative and academic support

Arabic staff

Academic and teaching staff

Ms Dina Al Afranji dr51 3638
Dr Fabio Caiani, Lecturer fc8 3673
Ms Catherine Cobham, Lecturer, Head of Department cmc1, arabhod 3642
Dr Kirill Dmitriev, Lecturer kd25 2956
Dr Orhan Elmaz, Lecturer oe2 3637
Mr Michael Whitehouse, Teaching Fellow mw56 3638

ERC project staff

Andreas Ellwardt aje4


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French staff

Dr Sarah Arens sa245 3646
Dr Gavin Bowd, Reader, Head of Department gpb, frenchhod 3643
Dr Joe Carson, Lecturer jsoc 3641
Dr David Evans, Senior Lecturer dee3 3665
Dr Marine Ganofsky, Lecturer mg216 2947
Dr Hannah Grayson, Research Fellow hg51 3640
Dr Emma Herdman, Lecturer eh58 3651
Prof Nicki Hitchcott nmh2 3636 
Dr Elise Hugueny-Leger, Senior Lecturer esmh 3652
Prof Margaret-Anne Hutton mh80 3678
Ms Clémence Jacq cj56 3644
Dr Katie Jones, Lecturer kej5 2952
Dr Elodie Laügt, Senior Lecturer el40 3653
Prof Lorna Milne lcm2  
Prof Mary Orr mmo 3658 
Ms Eglantine Pillet, Lectrice ep77 3644
Dr Julia Prest, Reader jtp22 3646
Ms Odile Rimbert, Language Teaching Fellow opebbr 3667
Dr Victoria Turner, Lecturer vct2 3654

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German Staff

Professor Seán Allan sa92  3671
Dr Chris Beedham, Lecturer, Acting Head of Department cb1, germanhod 3657
Professor Bettina Bildhauer bmeb 3663
Dr Andrew Cusack, Lecturer atc4 3661
Dr Colette Lawson, Lecturer ll38 2953
Ms Kirsten Mericka, Lector klm25 3649
Dr Christopher Miller, Teaching Fellow clm24 3663
Dr Dora Osborne, Lecturer do38  
Dr Tom Smith, Lecturer tas3 2998
Dr Michael White, Lecturer mjw8 3659
Ms Paulina Zitzer, DAAD Lektorin pz24 3649

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Italian Staff

Dr Emma Bond, Senior Lecturer efb  3662 
Dr Silvia Caserta, Lecturer sc332 3662
Prof Derek Duncan ded3 3668
Dr Rossella Riccobono, Lecturer rmr8 3669
Dr Claudia Rossignoli, Lecturer, Head of Department

cr41, italianhod

Ms Stefania Triggiano, Language Teaching Fellow


Dr Robert Wilson, Lecturer rpw 3645

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Persian staff

Dr Maryam Ghorbankarimi, Teaching Fellow mg91 3639
Dr Saeed Talajooy, Lecturer st83 3563

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Russian Staff

Ms Svetlana Booth, Lector si35 3634
Dr Victoria Donovan, Lecturer vsd2 2948
Dr Emily Finer, Senior Lecturer ef50 3648
Dr Jesse Gardiner, Teaching Fellow jdsg 2948
Dr Katharine Holt, Lecturer kmh21 2958
Dr Conny Opitz, Language Teaching Fellow co52 3634
Dr Margarita Vaysman, Lecturer mv37 3666 
Dr Claire Whitehead, Senior Lecturer, Head of Department cew12, russianhod


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Spanish Staff

Dr K Anipa, Senior Lecturer ka17 2965
Dr Ana Barazal Barreira, Teaching Fellow apbb 3631 
Dr Catherine BarbourTeaching Fellow csb32 2958
Dr Ted Bergman, Lecturer tb59 2962
Ms Elisa Gutiérrez Boquete, Lectora egb3 3634 
Dr Ricardo Fernandez, Lecturer rfr1 2960
Prof Will Fowler, Acting Head of Department wmf1, spanishhod 2964
Dr Eleni Kefala, Senior Lecturer ek30 3655
Prof Jordi Larios jl213 2967
Dr PJ Lennon pjl7 2971
Dr Javier Letrán, Senior Lecturer jl50 2969
Ms Julia Hernández Moreno, Lectora jhm26 3634 
Dr Catherine O'Leary, Reader  cmo4 2954
Prof Gustavo San Román gfsr 2968

Writer in Residence

Christian Lehnert   2971

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Administrative and Academic Support

Administrative and Academic Support

School Office

Contact email:

  • ugmodlangs - undergraduate enquiries (sub-honours, honours, year abroad)
  • pgmodlangs - postgraduate enquiries (taught and research)
  • langstt - timetabling and ad hoc room booking enquiries
  • forum-admin - FORUM enquiries
  • modlangs - all other enquiries
Work hours: Mon-Fri
Leanne Bence lb234 2949



Kathleen Brown kab24 3647



Laura P Ferra lpf1 3632

Research Administrator


Hazel Larg

hl1 3670

Office Co-ordinator

08.00-17.00 Mon-Thurs
08.00-12.15 Fri

Maureen Lovatt mfl4 2961 


09.00-16.30 term-time

Michelle Petrie mlp 3656

Teaching & Assessment Administrator


Academic support staff

Annette Zimmermann, Language Development Officer az 3664
Natalia Biletska, Computing Officer nb321 2966

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