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Here are the staff at Sheffield Hallam University currently engaged in launching the Centre for Contemporary Legend:

Dr. David Clarke – Reader & Principal Lecturer in Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University

Ddaveave has published numerous books on folklore and traditions of belief, specifically on the supernatural and UFOs, writes regularly for the Fortean Times and has worked extensively in relation to his research with The UK National Archives and the Ministry of Defence.  His PhD is in Folklore and was completed at Centre for English Cultural Tradition at the University of Sheffield.

Diane A. Rodgers – Senior Lecturer in Media at Sheffield Hallam University

Diane Rodgers 213756Diane has lectured in film and media at both Sheffield Hallam and Manchester Metropolitan University, and is currently working on a PhD in folklore and British 1970s television.  She has a chapter on folk-horror television published in an edited collection on Christmas horror and writes regularly for Cinema Retro magazine.

Andrew Robinson – Senior Lecturer in Photography at Sheffield Hallam University

andrew_wet_collodion_wpAndrew Robinson is Senior Lecturer in Photography at Sheffield Hallam University. Working as a photographer and filmmaker his practice explores identity, community and place and often utilises participatory engagement as a key element. His work also investigates the narrative potential of photography through publication, installation and time based production. He is the founder and curator of the photo book website ‘photobibliophile’.

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