PROFESSOR NICKY MARSH
Nicky is Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. She is also the Director of the Southampton Institute of Arts and Humanities (SIAH). She researches contemporary cultural economies, with a particular attention to money, currency, and gender. She is the author of Credit Culture: the politics of money in the American novel of the 1970s and co-editor of Show me the Money: the Visual History of Finance. Her previous projects include the AHRC-funded History of Financial Advice.
DR. MICHAEL HOWCROFT
Michael is a research fellow at the Universities of Sheffield and Southampton. He is working with creative, ethnographic and place-based methods on two AHRC funded projects: Spaces of Hope (Sheffield) investigates hidden histories of community led planning in the UK and Feeling Towns (Southampton) looks at the increasing political salience of civic pride through the Levelling Up Agenda. In October, Michael begins an ESRC Post-Doc Fellowship to fund a year of writing and dissemination from his latest research – which also includes a longitudinal consideration of local pride and political culture in Hull.
Jo is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton, Co-Director of the Southampton Institute for Arts and Humanities, Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) Knowledge Exchange and Impact Fellow, and Director of Archaeology for the Creative Industries. She has research expertise in knowledge exchange, creativity, heritage and wellbeing. She is an experienced leader and project manager working with novel forms of knowledge exchange across a range of academic and non-academic cultures including civic and regional partners in the arts, heritage, and creative industries. She is author of over 160 publications including 3 monographs and 5 edited volumes.
DR. JOSEPH OWEN
Joseph is a research fellow at the University of Southampton, working on several SIAH projects including 'Neighbouring Data', 'Pathways to Health', and 'Feeling Towns', the last of which explores pride, place attachment and civic engagement in UK towns and cities. He is a policy associate at Public Policy | Southampton, consulting on green recovery strategies and the levelling up agenda for local authorities across the Southern region. Joseph completed his doctorate in English literature and is turning his thesis, "Carl Schmitt, Sovereignty, Modernism", into a book. He writes arts, film, and literary criticism.
PROFESSOR JO SOFAER
DR. DAN ASHTON
Dan is Associate Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries at Winchester School of Art and Knowledge Exchange Fellow in Disparate Data and Unexpected Evidence with Southampton Institute for Arts and Humanities. Recent projects and publications have examined arts and cultural funding, creative placemaking, the relationship between local authorities and data, and cultural strategies. From 2023 onwards he is Co-I on two AHRC-funded projects: Neighbouring Data and Diverse Capacities (with PI Will May and Aiysha Jahan). His teaching at Winchester School of Art includes arts and cultural leadership and working with students on creative industries business ideas.
DR. KATIE HOLDWAY
Katie is Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Fellow at the Southampton Institute for Arts and Humanities (SIAH). She is contributing to research, consultation and partnership-building work for a number of SIAH projects, including: ‘Feeling Towns’, ‘Creative Writing Against Coastal Waste’, ‘Neighbouring Data’ and ‘Regeneration in the Wessex Region: Culture, Heritage and Environment’. Katie’s research background is in nineteenth-century literature and print culture, and she completed her doctoral thesis, which examined the remediation of Charles Dickens’s work in the Victorian press, in 2022. Katie is committed to widening participation in Higher Education and is an Associate Fellow of Advance HE.
DR. STEPHANIE JONES
Stephanie is a Co-Director of the Southampton Institute for Arts and Humanities, and an Associate Professor in English. Her work for the Institute includes promoting interdisciplinary environmental studies, and co-creating projects with stakeholders in the local coastal region. More broadly, she researches the relationships between literary and legal texts, with a particular focus on stories about marine and maritime worlds. Her previous projects include the AHRC-funded ‘The Indian Ocean: Narratives in Literature and Law’.