Junior Deans

St Hilda's College has three Junior Deans: Rachel Dlugatch; Christopher Bennett; and Ailish Saker.

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

Rachel 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.

Ailish Saker

Ailish is currently studying for a DPhil in Criminology. Prior to this, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Sussex (2012-16), before coming to Oxford to study for an MPhil in Criminology & Criminal Justice (2017-19). Ailish’s doctoral research focuses on the experiences of victims of non-recent child sexual abuse in football within the criminal justice system. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring all of the beautiful countryside surrounding Oxford, while attempting to find the best pub for a Sunday roast dinner. Ailish can be contacted by email or by the Porters' Lodge.