Many congratulations are in order: Dr. Marisa Linton, who is part of the History teaching team at Kingston University, has been made a Professor after achieving success in the recent Professorial round held at the institution.
Steven Spier, Kingston University’s Vice-Chancellor, commended Marisa on her scholarship and her international reputation for superb research, and said he looked forward to her Inaugural Professorial Lecture.
Similarly, Professor Sara Upstone, Head of the School of Arts, Culture and Communication, in offering the School’s congratulations to Marisa, explained: ‘Marisa’s history scholarship is internationally recognised, and her work on the French Revolution in particular has had world-class reach and significance. Her appointment to Professor recognises not only this work, but also Marisa’s outstanding contribution to teaching and learning at Kingston over many years’.
Very recently, for example, Marisa was invited to the University of Melbourne in Australia this July, to speak at an international symposium, ‘Living the French Revolution’, in honour of Professor Peter McPhee. Marisa’s contribution to this saw discussion of two great figures of the French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre and Antoine Saint-Just, in a talk entitled: ‘The Sea-Green Incorruptible and the Archangel of Death’.
As well as teaching History at Kingston University, Marisa is a very active researcher and is a leading expert on all aspects of the French Revolution. She has been in strong demand internationally and has given many invited talks on the Revolution, including in the USA, France, Canada, Australia, Germany and Norway.
Marisa’s latest talk drew on material for which she is currently working for a book on Robespierre, Danton, Desmoulins and Saint-Just, entitled Saturn’s Children: Leaders of the French Revolution, to be published by Oxford University Press.
Professor Marisa Linton’s publications include the critically-acclaimed Choosing Terror: Virtue, Friendship, and Authenticity in the French Revolution (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)