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Curriculum Vitae

Sarah Wood, Ph.D

Teacher of English, Freelance


One-to-one and small group classes at all levels (A1-C2)
- Exam preparation (Cambridge, Trinity, IELTS, British Institutes);
- General, Business and Academic English

- Clients include the British Institutes and Teachersrise (Erasmus+)



Teaching, Editing, Coaching, Translation and Research Services. 
- Academic editing, proofreading, and indexing;
- Tailored support for writers of academic articles, books and book proposals;
- Translation from French to English and from Italian to English.
- Specialisms: history, sociology, literature, medieval studies, music, cultural studies.

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut


Curriculum design, research and teaching in the Literatures, Cultures and Languages Department
- Devised and taught 14 courses in French and English covering history, literature, politics, cinema, academic writing in English, French conversation and grammar;
- Devised and conducted assessments (online and face-to-face) for all courses taught; 
- Managed teaching assistants;
- Co-ordinated Study Abroad Programme in Paris.

Visiting Associate, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


- Translation, editing and proofreading of academic texts in English for a European Research Council-funded project;
- Research hosted by the Centre for the Study of Colonial America.

Lecturer in Imperial and Postcolonial History, University of York


- Research in global imperial and postcolonial history;
- Course design and teaching in modern history: devised or revised and taught four undergraduate modules and one MA module;
- Supervision of original postgraduate and undergraduate research projects;
- Pedagogical research towards Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP);
- Personal tutoring, academic advising and pastoral care of students.

Certificate in Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (CertTSLHE), University of York


Postgraduate certificate awarded for pedagogical research. Confers Associate Fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Ph.D in History, University of Manchester


Funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council

Graduate Teaching Assistant and Examiner in Modern History and Sociology, University of Manchester


- Leading undergraduate seminars in history and sociology;
- Lesson design and planning;
- Assessing exams and essays.

ERC Project Administrator


- Conference organization and logistics;
- Administration for a major, European Research Council-funded project;
- Liaison with stakeholders across multiple sites, timesheets, scheduling, organizing and minuting meeings.

Research Assistant, University of Manchester


Interdisciplinary research across history, sociology and development economics for two major, externally-funded projects:
- Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity;
- Effective States and Inclusive Development Project.

MA in Cultural History, University of Manchester


Funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. Awarded with Distinction.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Hons in History and French, University of Manchester


Awarded with First-Class Honours

Médiathèque Manager and Acting PA to Director, Alliance française de Manchester


- Language course administration;
- Management of a lending library of books and media;
- Event organization;
- Ad-hoc translating and interpreting between French and English

British Council Language Assistant, Lycée Félix Éboué and l'Institut Universitaire de Formation de Maîtres (IUFM), Cayenne, French Guiana


Leading classes for teachers-in-training and for high school students
- English grammar and conversation;
- UK and US culture, politics and art history.

Secondary School Teaching Assistant, Greenacre School, Barnsley


Education, practical and personal support to students aged 12-14 with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

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