David Amigoni is Professor of Victorian Literature at Keele University, having joined the university in 1995. He was previously Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at the university, and is the Chair of The Conversation's Editorial and Advisory Board. He was elected Fellow of the English Association in 2008, and is a member of AHRC's Peer Review College. His public engagement work includes speaking at literary festivals and an interview with the Booker Prize-winning novelist Ian McEwan at the Bicentenary festival of Charles Darwin's birth in Cambridge, 2009. He has appeared on BBC Radio 4's The Long View. He is committed to the understanding and furtherance of interdisciplinary research that traverses established boundaries, both in history and in the present.