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GAVIN E. SCHWARTZ-LEEPER, B.A., M.A., PhD, SFHEA, JP

Curriculum Vitae

Email: Personal (secure); Institutional
Websites: Academia Profile; Institutional Profile; Twitter

Current Appointment:

Senior Teaching Fellow/Student Engagement and Experience Manager (BA Liberal Arts), University of Warwick (Sept. 2015-Present; promoted August 2018);
Deputy Head of the School for Cross-Faculty Studies
University of Warwick (March 2018-present)


Interests:

Creative/transdisciplinary pedagogy; values-based governance in higher education; student engagement/feedback; Problem-Based Learning; higher education policy; apocalypse and revolution; early modern European literary and historical studies; history of the book.


Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature
2008-2012: University of Sheffield (Sheffield, South Yorkshire)
Dissertation Title: Turning Princes into Pages: Sixteenth-century Literary Characterizations of Thomas Cardinal Wolsey. Degree awarded 9 April 2013.
Examiners: Professor Mike Pincombe, Newcastle University; Dr Tom Rutter, University of Sheffield
Awards: Recipient of University Fee Studentship 2008-2011 (£24,000).

Master of Arts in English Language and Literature (Distinction)
2007-2008: University of Sheffield (Sheffield, South Yorkshire)
Dissertation Title: “‘With wepyng terys’: Hyperbole in the Correspondence of Cardinal Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell, 1528-1530” (Distinction)

TEFL Teaching Certificate (120 Hours)
2006: School for International Training (Barcelona, Spain)

Bachelor of Arts (Dual Major: Literary Studies/Religious Studies)
2002-2006: Bard College at Simon’s Rock (Great Barrington, Massachusetts)
GPA: 3.1 | Upper Second (2.1)
Dissertation Title: “Great Beauty Wakened Into Song: Tolkien and Mythopoeia” (Honors)


Employment History:

Senior Teaching Fellow/Student Engagement and Experience Manager (Liberal Arts), University of Warwick (Sept. 2015-Present; promoted August 2018)
[Deputy Head of School from March 2018-Present]
In this role I work closely with the Head of School to manage and deliver teaching, administration, and student experience duties for the Liberal Arts Division of the School for Cross-faculty Studies. My roles include: Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Student Experience, Admissions Director, Staff-Student Liaison Committee Convenor, and Senior Tutor. I chair the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Studies Committee, and I sit on a number of departmental, faculty, and university committees (detailed below). I convene one first-year core module (Art and Revolution), the core final year dissertation module, and one Honours-level optional module (The Apocalyptic Imaginary). I oversee recruitment, admissions, personal tutoring, curriculum development/approval, study abroad, employability, and student experience. I contribute towards strategic and financial planning for the School in my role as Deputy Head and member of the Management and Planning Committee.

Project Officer, Monash-Warwick Alliance (Sept. 2014-Oct. 2016)
I coordinated the Migration, Identity, and Translation Network, part of the Monash-Warwick Alliance. My primary duties involved network development, the generation of grant applications, and supporting colleagues’ applications and project development.

Centre Co-ordinator/Research Fellow, Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies (Feb. 2013-Jan. 2016)
This three-year position was awarded to acknowledge my research potential and supported early postdoctoral work, which has resulted in an essay published in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Early Modern English Literature and Religion and two more articles nearing completion. I also coordinated the activities of the Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies, a large multidisciplinary research centre.

Contributor, Year’s Work in English Studies (Sept. 2013-Jan. 2017)
As a contributor to the English Association’s annual Year’s Work in English Studies (published by Oxford University Press), I assessed critical work undertaken in the past year in two subsections: ‘Shakespeare’s histories’ (under Assoc. Ed. Richard Wood) and ‘The Early Sixteenth Century (under Assoc. Ed. A.S.G. Edwards, in collaboration with Edward Smith) and produce a 12,000 word review of the most significant publications of the year.  My reviews were published as part of the Year’s Work in English Studies and distributed globally in print and online.

Independent Archive Consultant (2010-2012)
I performed a number of paid academic consultations for institutions including the University of Sheffield and Manchester University Press. In these roles, I provided early modern manuscript and codicological expertise in support of a range of academic and commercial projects in a variety of disciplines and contexts.

Project Assistant, John Foxe Project (April-August 2008)
Under the direction of the Research Assistant, I prepared the raw text of John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs for online publication. Available at: [http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/johnfoxe/index.html]


Fellowships/Awards/Grants (amounts over £1,000 specified):

  • 2018: Primary Investigator, “Cerebral Gymnastics: Using debating to improve academic literacy and student engagement at University”. Student-led debate-based pedagogy project. Amount: c.£15,000.
  • 2018: Appointed Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy.
  • 2018: Co-Investigator, “Learner to Professional”. PI: Graeme Knowles. Funder: Warwick International Higher Education Academy. Amount: £4,822.
  • 2018: Nominated and selected for Warwick-Monash Alliance Leadership Development program.
  • 2018: Appointed inaugural Warwick Transatlantic Fellow to Johns Hopkins University. PI: Gavin Schwartz-Leeper. Amount: £2,000.
  • 2017-2020: Selected as Fellow, Warwick International Higher Education Academy.
  • 2017: Awarded merit pay for excellent performance (University of Warwick).
  • 2016-2017: Staff advisor, “Translating Cultures of the Past”, Monash-Warwick Alliance. PI: Liam Lewis (Warwick)/Luke Bancroft (Monash). Project funding: £12,000.
  • 2015-2016: Project researcher, BLASTER (Best Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Expanded and Reinforced) consortium. PI: Prof. Cathia Jenainati (University of Warwick). Total project funding: €275,000.
  • 2015: Awarded research grant, Liberal Arts, University of Warwick. Project: Embedding Transdisciplinary Education in Britain. PI: Gavin Schwartz-Leeper.
  • 2015: Awarded Strategic Funding Grant, Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning, University of Warwick. Project: Embedding Transdisciplinary Education in Britain. PI: Gavin Schwartz-Leeper. Amount: £1,000.
  • 2015: Appointed J.J. Kidd Fellow, European Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Project: Embedding Transdisciplinary Education in Britain. PI: Gavin Schwartz-Leeper. Amount: €1,500.
  • 2015: Appointed Warwick Transatlantic Fellow, Humanities Research Centre/Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick and the Newberry Library. Project: The Art of Richard Grafton. PI: Gavin Schwartz-Leeper. Amount: £2,200.
  • 2013-2016: Appointed inaugural Research Fellow, Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies, University of Sheffield.
  • 2014: Awarded bursary to present research at the 2014 Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN) conference.
  • 2012: Awarded Society bursary to present research at the 2012 Society for Renaissance Studies conference.
  • 2011: Awarded University Research Strategy funding to present research at the 2011 Sixteenth Century Society Conference.
  • 2009: Awarded bursary to present research at the 2009 Tudor Symposium.
  • 2009: Awarded University Research Strategy funding to present research at the 2009 Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting.
  • 2008-2011: Awarded University Fee Studentship to undertake doctoral research. Amount: c.£24,000.

Publication List: 

Monographs:

  • From Princes to Pages: The Literary Lives of Cardinal Wolsey, Tudor England’s ‘Other King’ (Leiden: Brill, 2016). ISBN: 9789004317505. Status: in print. Reviewed in Renaissance Quarterly, Year’s Work in English Studies, and British Catholic History.
  • The Art of Richard Grafton: The Cultural Networks of a Mid-Tudor Printer. Status: under contract to Brill’s ‘Library of the Written Word: The Handpress World’ series (series ed. Andrew Pettegree), manuscript under research.

Articles/Essays:

  • Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, “The State of the Art”, in Richard II: A Critical Reader, eds. Andrew Duxfield and Michael Davies (Arden, 2020: in proofs).
  • Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, “George Cavendish, Historiographer” in A Companion to the Cavendishes: Writing, Patronage, and Material Culture, eds. Lisa Hopkins and Tom Rutter (ARC Humanities, 2020: in proofs).
  • Mike Pincombe and Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, “John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs: Tragedies of Tyrants” in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern English Literature and Religion, eds. Andrew Hiscock and Helen Wilcox (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017).
  • Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, “Chapter VII (4d): Shakespeare’s Histories” in Year’s Work in English Studies 95.1 (2016). Available at:  http://ywes.oxfordjournals.org
  • Gavin Schwartz-Leeper and Edward Smith, “Chapter V: The early sixteenth century” in Year’s Work in English Studies 95.1 (2016). Available at:  http://ywes.oxfordjournals.org
  • Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, “Chapter VII (4d): Shakespeare’s Histories” in Year’s Work in English Studies 94.1 (2015). Available at:  http://ywes.oxfordjournals.org/
  • Gavin Schwartz-Leeper and Edward Smith, “Chapter V: The early sixteenth century” in Year’s Work in English Studies 94.1 (2015). Available at:  http://ywes.oxfordjournals.org
  • Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, “Chapter VI (4d): Shakespeare’s Histories” in Year’s Work in English Studies 93.1 (2014), pp. 415-425.
  • Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, “Turning Princes Into Pages: Images of Cardinal Wolsey in the Satires of John Skelton and Shakespeare’s Henry VIII” in New Perspectives on Tudor Culture: Literature, Society, and Politics, eds. Zsolt Almasi and Mike Pincombe (Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Press, July 2012). ISBN: 1-4438-3906-X
  • Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, “Towards a British Understanding of Liberal Education” (article in production)
  • Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, “The Semantics of ‘Tragedy’ in John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs” (article in production)
  • Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, “Meekness and Martyrdom in John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs” (article in production).

Reviews:

  • Review of A Mirror for Magistrates in Context: Literature, History, and Politics in Early Modern England, eds. Harriet Archer and Andrew Hadfield (Oxford: OUP, 2016), in The Review of English Studies 69:288 (2018).
  • Review of Monarchism and Absolutism in Early Modern Europe, eds. Cesare Cuttica and Glenn Burgess (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2012), in The Sixteenth Century Journal Vol. XLIV, No. 1 (Spring 2013), pp. 213-214.
  • Review of Enigma and Revelation in Renaissance English Literature, eds. Helen Cooney and Mark S. Sweetnam (Dublin: Four Courts, 2012), in Sixteenth Century Journal Vol. XLIV, No. 4 (Winter 2013), pp. 1131-1132.

Other Publications/Activities:

Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, “TEF may well end up harming the very programmes it seeks to help”, in Times Higher Education (27 June 2017). Available at: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/tef-may-well-end-harming-very-programmes-it-seeks-help

Editor of the Migration, Identity, and Translation Network (MITN) blog, available at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/mitn/blog/

Review: Antoninia Bevan Zlatar, Reformation Fictions: Polemical Protestant Dialogues in Elizabethan England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011). Available at <a href=”http://”><http://europeanconversionnarratives.wordpress.com/&gt;

“Self-funding a PhD”. Quadrivium Project. Available at http://quadriviumproject.com/blog/260/self-funding-a-ph-d

Former contributor to the Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies.


Teaching:

Doctoral:
2015: Invited Presenter, Warwick Doctoral Training Programme at the Warburg Institute.

Undergraduate (Honours):
2019-Present: Convenor, IP302 ‘Dissertation’ (Liberal Arts, University of Warwick)
2017-Present: Convenor, IP204 ‘The Apocalyptic Imaginary’ (Liberal Arts, University of Warwick
2015: Convenor, IL014 ‘Global Connections’ (Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning, University of Warwick/Monash University)
2014: IL014 ‘Global Connections’ (Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning, University of Warwick/Monash University)

Undergraduate (First Year):
2016-Present: Convenor, IP103 ‘Art and Revolution’ (Liberal Arts, University of Warwick)
2013: LIT102 ‘Introduction to Advanced Literary Studies: Poetry’ (University of Sheffield)
2013: LIT104 ‘Introduction to Advanced Literary Studies: Prose’ (University of Sheffield)
2012: LIT124 ‘Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama’ (University of Sheffield)


Administration and Service:

 Academic Administration:

Academic Administration:

2018-Present: Deputy Head of the School for Cross-faculty Studies (Liberal Arts), University of Warwick.
2015-Present: Director of Undergraduate Studies (Liberal Arts), University of Warwick
2015-Present: Director of Admissions (Liberal Arts), University of Warwick
2015-Present: Senior Tutor (Liberal Arts), University of Warwick
2015-Present: Academic Convenor, Student-Staff Liaison Committee (Liberal Arts), University of Warwick
2018-2020: Higher Education Academy/Development Mentor, School for Cross-faculty Studies, University of Warwick
2017-2019: Sessional Teaching Payroll Coordinator, School for Cross-faculty Studies, University of Warwick
2015-2018: Study Abroad Coordinator (Liberal Arts), University of Warwick
2016-2018: Virtual Learning Environment Coordinator (Liberal Arts), University of Warwick
2013-2015: Centre Co-ordinator, Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies, University of Sheffield

Committee Membership:

2020-Present: Arts Faculty Alternative Assessment Review Group, University of Warwick
2020-Present: Module Approval Policy Review Group, Academic Quality and Standards Group, University of Warwick
2020-Present: Academic Freedom Review Committee, University of Warwick
2020-Present: Co-Lead, Director of Student Experience Network (DSEPN)/Student Experience Network (SEN), University of Warwick
2020-Present: School for Cross-faculty Studies Athena SWAN Committee, University of Warwick
2019-Present: Climate Emergency Task Force, University of Warwick
2019-Present: Elected Representative of the Senate to University Steering Committee, University of Warwick
2019-Present: School for Cross-faculty Studies Ethics Committee, University of Warwick
2018-Present: Elected Representative of the Assembly to Senate, University of Warwick
2018-Present: Academic Board Member, Realising Opportunities [http://www.realisingopportunities.ac.uk/]
2018-Present: Representative of Board of Faculty of Arts to Board of Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Warwick
2018-Present: Progression, Remedying Failure, and Timing of Examinations Subgroup, Academic Quality and Standards Committee, University of Warwick
2018-Present: Mitigating Circumstances Subgroup, Academic Quality and Standards Committee, University of Warwick
2017-Present: Board of the Faculty of Arts, University of Warwick
2017-Present: Arts Faculty Education Committee, University of Warwick
2017-Present: School for Cross-faculty Studies Board of Examiners, University of Warwick
2017-Present: School for Cross-faculty Studies Management and Planning Committee, University of Warwick
2015-Present: Chair, Board of Undergraduate Studies (Liberal Arts), University of Warwick
2015-Present: Convenor, Student-Staff Liaison Committee (Liberal Arts), University of Warwick
2018-2019: Exam Board Procedures Subgroup, Academic Quality and Standards Committee, University of Warwick
2018-2019: Academic Integrity Subgroup, Academic Quality and Standards Committee, University of Warwick
2018-19: Management Committee, Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning, University of Warwick
2018-19: Funding Committee, Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning, University of Warwick
2018-19: Humanities and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee, University of Warwick
2017-19: Arts Faculty First Year Board of Examiners, University of Warwick
2015-2017: Student Engagement and Experience Working Group (subgroup of Academic Quality and Standards Committee), University of Warwick
2015-2017: Board of Undergraduate Studies for the Faculty of Arts, University of Warwick

I also am a member of the WIHEA Anti-Racist Pedagogy, Restorative Justice in Higher Education, Queer and Trans Pedaogies, and Authentic Assessment learning circles.

External Examining:

2020-Present: Subject Examiner, Liberal Arts, University of Manchester
2020-Present: External Examiner, BA Liberal Arts, University of Exeter
2020: External Examiner, Alison Cole-Stutz EdD thesis, “Practical Preparation for a Life of Good Citizenship or just a Waste of Time? A study of student engagement with the liberal arts curriculum at an international university in London”. Institute of Education, University College, London.

Peer Reviewing:

I am (or have been) a reviewer for The Royal Studies Journal, Manchester University Press, and Fordham University Press. I am on the advisory group for the liberalarts.org.uk blog.


Conferences/Panels Organized:

5th Annual Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching Conference – Interdisciplinarity: Learning Together, University of Warwick (April 2020)
Advisory group member.
Society for Renaissance Studies Annual Conference, University of Sheffield (July 2018)
Panel organizer and contributor (“Thomas Churchyard and Authority”).
Translating Pain: The Fourth Aftermath Conference, Monash University (August 2015)
Co-organizer: in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Warwick, Monash University, and the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilization, I played a key role in theme development, organizing paper submissions, logistical support, and funding allocations. I had specific co-ownership of the launch of the Migration, Identity, and Translation Network, of which I was the Project Officer.
Tudor Symposium Postgraduate Conference 2011, University of Sheffield (September 2011)
Co-organizer: duties included active participation at all stages of the planning and running of a conference designed to showcase the postgraduate research being conducted by members of the Tudor Symposium, an international learned society focusing on Tudor England.  Specific duties including overseeing submissions, panel organization, logistical planning, and acting as panel chair.


Conference Presentations/Lectures:

5th Annual Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching Conference – Interdisciplinarity: Learning Together, University of Warwick (April 2020)
Gavin Schwartz-Leeper and Diana Beech, “Interdisciplinary Degree Programmes and the Teaching Excellence Framework” (paper presentation).

Jay Rixon and Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, “Establishing an online community of interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary teaching practitioners” (paper presentation).

Jay Rixon and Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, “Establishing an online community of interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary teaching practitioners” (poster presentation).

Kirsten Harris, Tim Burnett, and Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, “Embedding Undergraduate Research as Interdisciplinary Pedadogy” (workshop leads)

Revolution! Art and Change, Royal Academy of Arts (January 2020)
Invited launch lecturer for public short course. Class title: “Transformation in the Reformation: Thinking Intermedially about Art and Revolution”.

Society for Renaissance Studies Conference 2018, Sheffield (July 2018)
Panel organizer, “Thomas Churchyard and Authority”
Paper contributor: “Thomas Churchyard, A Mirror for Magistrates, and the Authority of the Dead”

University of Suffolk Annual Wolsey Lecture (June 2018)
Invited lecturer for annual public lecture series: “The Literary Lives of Cardinal Wolsey”.

Victoria Fox Stern Center for the History of the Book in the Renaissance Spring Lecture Series, Johns Hopkins University  (April 2018)
Invited speaker, “Richard Grafton and John Stow: Plagiarism, Popular History, and the Book in 16thc. England” (funded by Warwick Transatlantic Fellowship/Johns Hopkins)

Undergraduate Research in the Liberal Arts, ECOLAS/Erasmus+ (September 2017)
Invited workshop leader, ‘Blue Sky Thinking in Undergraduate Research’ (funded by BLASTER)

Interactive and Innovative Learning in Liberal Arts, ECOLAS/Erasmus+ (May 2017)
Invited co-contributor, ‘Stimulating Interdisciplinarity’ (funded by BLASTER)

HELOA National Conference (January 2016)
Invited speaker, ‘Liberal Arts in Britain: Narratives and Perceptions’

Faculty of Arts Festival of Postgraduate Research Festival, University of Warwick (May 2015)
Invited panelist, ‘Social Media for Researchers’

Historical Discourses on Language and Power Conference [HiSoN] (February 2014)
Paper title: “‘Tragedy’, Performance, and History in John Foxe’s Acts and Monuments (funded by HiSoN)

Society for Renaissance Studies Conference 2012, University of Manchester (July 2012)
Paper title: “Making an End: The Significant Death of Cardinal Wolsey” (funded by Society for Renaissance Studies)

Sixteenth Century Society Conference 2011, Ft. Worth, Texas (October 2011)
Paper title: ‘“To deathe I am dressed”: The Clothing of Cardinal Wolsey in Magnyfycence and Godly Queene Hester’ (funded by University of Sheffield’s Research Strategy Committee)

Tudor Symposium 2009, University of Sheffield (September 2009)
Paper Title: “Images of Cardinal Wolsey in Skelton and Shakespeare” (funded by Symposium bursary)

Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting 2009 (April 2009)
Title: “Speech Imagery in the Construction of Cardinal Wolsey in Skelton’s Magnyfycence and Shakespeare’s Henry VIII” (funded by University of Sheffield’s Research Strategy Committee)


Memberships:

  • Sixteenth Century Society (Member)
  • Early English Text Society (Member)
  • Renaissance Text Society (Member)
  • Combined Honours Network (Member)
  • AdvanceHE (Senior Fellow, HEA)
  • Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (International Affiliate)
  • English Association (Member)
  • Warwick International Higher Education Academy (Fellow)