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Paul Monod


Paul Monod has taught at Middlebury College since 1984, and has been Principal of the Middlebury-CMRS Oxford Humanities Program since 2014.  He grew up in Montreal and was educated at Princeton and Yale Universities.  His area of specialization is 17th -18th century Britain, and in 2013 he published Solomon's Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment with Yale University Press.  Professor Monod has been the recipient of fellowships from the NEH, the Huntington Library, the Getty Research Institute and the Leverhulme Trust. Professor Monod can be contacted .


Dr. Bernard Gowers

Senior Tutor and Lecturer in Medieval History

Bernard Gowers is a historian of western Europe during the central middle ages.  His research focuses on West Francia (France) from the tenth to twelfth centuries, in particular ecclesiastical life.  

As Senior Tutor, Dr Gowers is responsible for the day-to-day running of the teaching programme at Middlebury-CMRS. He deals with academic  from potential applicants, and teaches some history classes.  In addition to his work at M-CMRS, he is also Research Associate in History at Keble, and a member of the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford.

Dr Gowers was educated at the universities of Oxford (Christ Church) and Manchester.  Prior to his appointment as Senior Tutor at Middlebury-CMRS, he was Lecturer in European Medieval History at King’s College, London. He has also worked as College Lecturer at Balliol College and Brasenose College, University of Oxford. Dr. Gowers can be contacted .


Dr. Emma Salgård Cunha

Assistant Senior Tutor & Lecturer in English

Dr. Emma Salgård Cunha specialises in British literature, especially theological literature, in the period 1660-1800.  Her first monograph John Wesley, Practical Divinity and the Defence of Literature will be published shortly. Her current project is a history of drowning in the literary imagination.

She was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where she completed her PhD in 2013. Before taking up her post at Middlebury-CMRS in January 2016, Emma taught eighteenth-century studies at King's College, Cambridge. She is also College Lecturer in Theology at Keble College, Oxford.


Fiona Kilby


Fiona is responsible for assisting in the administration and day-to-day running of Middlebury-CMRS. Management and upkeep of the buildings, the computer network and general student matters also fall into her remit. Her previous roles as Recruitment Consultant, PR and Marketing Assistant, Public House Manager and Head Cook at Althorp House have provided the varied skills required for this position. In her spare time Fiona loves the great outdoors - you will find her spending time at the allotment, walking coastal paths or on the beach in Norfolk!

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