Junior Deans

St Hilda's College has three Junior Deans: Rachel Dlugatch; Christopher Bennett; and Anna-Maria Ramezanzadeh.

The Junior Deans are available to advise on welfare issues. Details of how best to contact them displayed on the Decanal Notice Board in South Foyer. Students can come and chat about anything and everything in total confidence with the Junior Deans.

In the evenings and at weekends during term, please ask at the Lodge for the assistance of a Junior Dean.

Rachel Dlugatch

Rachael is studying for a DPhil in Social and Cultural Anthropology. She graduated from New York University with a BA in Philosophy and then completed an MPhil in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Kellogg College, Oxford. Her doctoral dissertation is an ethnography of a feminist bookstore and safer space in New York City, which focuses on themes of space, power, and justice. When not writing, Rachel can be found dancing (mainly Ballroom & Latin) or reading comics. She can be contacted by email or by the Porters' Lodge.

Christopher Bennett

Christopher is studying for his DPhil in Theology. He completed his undergraduate degree at Magdalene College, Cambridge and his Master's at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Chris is researching the interactions between science and religion, focussing particularly on the compatibility of religion with evolution in the light of evolutionary debunking arguments.  He is an avid football fan and enjoys playing a panoply of sports around the University. Chris can be contacted by email or by the Porters' Lodge.

Anna-Maria Ramezanzadeh

Anna-Maria completed her BA in Arabic and Persian at Oxford, and then pursued an MSc in Applied Linguistics at the Department of Education, where she is now studying for a DPhil in Education focusing on language learning motivation. She focuses on the UK secondary school context, and the teaching and learning of Arabic as a foreign language. Her research incorporates motivation and engagement theory, foreign language learning, diglossia, and issues of heritage language learners. She can be contacted by email or by the Porters' Lodge.