Professor Stuart Taberner

Stuart Taberner

Director of international and interdisciplinary research
Research Councils

Professor Stuart Taberner joined the Research Councils in January 2017, as the director of international and interdisciplinary research on an 18 month secondment from the University of Leeds. Stuart works within the Executive Directorate which provides support to the Research Councils in overlapping and collective areas of interest and is responsible for strategic focus, operational support and guidance for GCRF ODA reporting, the development of a strategic International narrative for Research Councils and the development of the Global Challenge Research Fund to operation at programme/portfolio as well as project level

As Professor of German at the University of Leeds, UK, his research focuses on the relationships between politics and writing, the role of the German intellectual in the period after 1945, and literature after 1989. He has written on the Holocaust, its impact on post-unification Germany, 'normalisation' and national identity, and relationships between Germans and Jews, as expressed in film, literature and intellectual debate.