Dr. Marisa Linton awarded Professorship by Kingston University

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.

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Marisa Linton

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’.

                  Maximilien Robespierre   Saint-Just-French_anon

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)

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Marisa with postgraduate students in Norway




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5 Responses to Dr. Marisa Linton awarded Professorship by Kingston University

  1. Joe Fautley says:

    Well done to Marisa! You are so deserving of this fantastic achievement. Best wishes for the future.


  2. Joe Fautley says:

    Congratulations Marisa on being recognised as a Professor!

    Marisa’s service to the community of students over many years is truly exceptional. Aside from her already outstanding success in terms of academic achievements, another significant theme of Marisa’s work is her commitment to supporting, motivating and empowering students from all walks of life to achieve their own academic and social potential during their time at university.

    Students have always conveyed strong and genuine enthusiasm for learning and participating through Marisa’s support. Marisa is a trailblazer for developing ways to improve student participation in addition to student-staff cross partnership working. From my own experience, Marisa is regarded as one of the most significant members of staff who actively and regularly seeks out the views of the student community. She goes beyond the extent of most lecturers’ work to directly use student feedback to mould the developing structure of her teaching including within modules and supervisory roles.

    It is Marisa’s true dedication to engagement and respectful learning in partnership with students that, in turn, encourages the community of students to really enjoy taking part in Marisa’s classes. Marisa maintains a respectful, collaborative and friendly relationship with students and colleagues – she always views everyone as equal peers.

    On behalf of all former and current History students, I would like to wish Marisa all the best of luck for the future.

    Thank you Marisa.


    • Marisa Linton says:

      Thanks so much, Joe. That means a lot to me. I will miss all my History students, and wish all of them the best for the future.
      all best wishes,


  3. Many congratulations Marisa. Very well deserved recognition and very best wishes for the future.


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