Garden Fellows Directory

Garden Fellows are all true experts, academics who believe – like us – that knowledge should be available outside of institutions. They are all fascinating!

Dr. Anna Neima

Anna Neima is a writer and historian, who specialises in the experimental communities that sprang up around the globe in the aftermath of the First World War.

Prof. Darrin McMahon

Darrin McMahon is a special kind of historian: a historian of ideas. His work explores how concepts like happiness and genius have changed over time and why.

Prof. David Abulafia

David Abulafia is Emeritus Professor of Mediterranean History at Cambridge University, where he has spent his entire career, and Papathomas Professorial Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Prof. Fathali M. Moghaddam

Prof. Fathali M. Moghaddam is both a professor of Psychology at Georgetown University, and the editor-in-chief of Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.

Dr. James Corke-Webster

Dr James Corke-Webster is a Senior Lecturer in Classics, History and Liberal Arts, and Co-Director of the Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies.

Prof Katie Field

Katie is a professor of Plant-Soil Processes. Her research seeks to improve sustainability in agriculture through the potential exploitation of soil microorganisms.

Prof. Mark Bailey

Mark is currently teaching The Catastrophic Fourteenth Century at the University of East Anglia in the UK, where he's Professor of Late Medieval History. Oh, and he's the only Garden Fellow who's played in the Rugby World Cup.

Dr. Mikki Brock

Mikki Brock is Associate Professor of History at Washington and Lee University, whose passion is researching demonology, witchcraft and Scottish history. She's The Garden's resident expert on things that go bump in the night.

Prof. Nathaniel Knight

If you need to know about the history of Russia and Eastern Europe, Nathaniel is your man. He's Professor of History at Seton Hall University in the US, but he also lived in the Soviet Union during the breakup of the USSR, giving him on-the-ground insight.

Prof. Rebecca Earle

Rebecca Earle is a professor of History at Warwick University. She is interested in how ordinary, every-day cultural practices such as eating or dressing, or even using postage stamps, shape how we think about the world.

Prof. Richard Buggs

Richard is interested in the mechanisms of evolution and his lab works on genomic aspects of the evolution and conservation of plants, especially trees.