senior editor

Magdalena Wojcik

SOAS University of London

PhD candidate at the China and Inner Asia Department of SOAS, University of London. Her research focuses on the Tang women’s poetry recorded in the early modern Chinese anthologies. Magdalena holds an MA in Sinology and BA in Chinese Modern and Classical from SOAS. She also has over half a decade’s experience as an executive assistant working with UK and US startups.

submissions editor

Panggah Ardiyansyah

SOAS University of London

PhD candidate of History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS University of London. His main interest is on the afterlives and knowledge production of Hindu-Buddhist materials in Indonesia, which bring him to read with passion on colonial collecting practice and object restitution, as well as historiography of modern Indonesia. Recently published a book, Returning Southeast Asia's Past: Objects, Museums, and Restitution (eds. with Tythacott, 2021).

Articles Editor + Comms Officer

Georgia Haire

University of Kent

PhD candidate at the Centre for the History of Medicine Ethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Kent where she is researching false teeth and oral health in twentieth-century Britain.

Articles Editor

Amrita DasGupta

SOAS University of London

PhD student at the Department of Gender Studies in the School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of London, and researches on borders, climate crisis, sex work, and migration in the Lower Deltaic Bengal.

Layout and Proofreading Co-ordinator

Nidah Kaiser

SOAS University of London

Researcher whose area of interest is around the development of socio-economically disadvantaged groups, their experiences, perceptions, and interactions with sources of aid.

Articles Editor + Finance Officer

Maryam Sholevar

SOAS, University of London

Maryam Sholevar has both academic and business experiences over a broad range of topics in the realm of banking and finance. She holds a BSc in Natural Resources and an MBA, during which she focused on analysing customer loyalty. Before joining SOAS, she worked as a lecturer at Jimma University where she received several awards of appreciation for her novel teaching methods. Her research has an emphasis on understanding the impact of financial literacy on strengthening Financial Inclusion (FI) in low-income countries.
I have worked in various capacities from the banking sector to academia in three different continents. Instead of following a routine career with secured jobs, I embraced challenging positions. My motive has always been a hope for helping underprivileged people by introducing new opportunities. Women are the centrepiece of my endeavours, not because I am a woman, but I believe we can improve the systems by gaining women's potentials.

Creative Encounters Editor

Lauren Collee

Goldsmiths, University of London

PhD student in the department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her practice-based research explores ‘nocturnality’ as an environmental ideal. Her work has been published in Real Life Magazine, Another Gaze, SPAM Zine, and others. Website:

reviews editor

Frances Varley

The Courtauld Institute of Art

Researches the intersections of place, identity, and collecting in Britain and the United States in the nineteenth century, with a focus on how collections contributed to the presentation and definition of selfhood and agency.