• Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Professor Rachael Langford

    Professor Rachael Langford

    Professor Rachael Langford studied French at Trinity College, University of Oxford, before completing a PhD in nineteenth-century French Literature and politics from the University of Cambridge.

    Before taking up her role at Oxford Brookes, Rachael was Head of the School of Modern Languages within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Cardiff. She previously served in other roles at the university, progressing through Senior Lectureship and Readership to Chair in French and Francophone Studies, and Director of Research.

    While at Cardiff University, Rachael contributed to the Professional Services transformation project steering group on behalf of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. She also represented the College on the Gender Equality Steering Group and Equal Pay Working Group.

    Rachael has researched and published widely on nineteenth-century French studies, on Francophone African literature, film, and visual culture; and Francophone colonial cultures and she has a strong teaching record in these areas.