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01 February 2023

New term for Executive Dean of Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Professor Marion Thain has been appointed for a new term as Executive Dean of the Faculty Arts & Humanities at King’s

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Professor Marion Thain has been appointed for a new term as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s. Marion’s new three-year tenure will begin in November 2023.

Marion began her career as a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and then worked in a number of prestigious English departments across the UK.

Marion moved to the US as a professor of Arts and Literature and Director of Digital Humanities for New York University, before returning to the UK to take up the appointment of Professor of Literature and Culture and Executive Dean for the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s in 2018.

It’s been a pleasure to work with an amazing group of colleagues in Arts and Humanities over the past few years. King’s is a leader in the field (as demonstrated in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) results), but our achievements go far beyond league tables. At a time of real challenge for the Arts and Humanities in the UK, I believe we are demonstrating the importance of our work to address some of the most pressing challenges of today - whether that be how we deal with environmental challenges, our relationship with technology or our ability to collaborate across cultures – and I am proud of what we are achieving together.

Professor Marion Thain, Executive Dean of Arts & Humanities

Under Marion’s continued leadership, the Faculty will be introducing two new cross-university institutes in Spring 2023.

The flagship Digital Futures Institute brings together world-leading expertise from across the university to drive forward an agenda for ‘living well with technology’, while the Global Cultures Institute brings together headline cross-disciplinary research and education initiatives, putting King’s at the heart of innovation in arts and humanities research and education in the UK.