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Leverhulme Early Career Reseach Fellow, University of Warwick

Preti is a Leverhulme Early Career Reseach Fellow at Warwick University working in the department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, and the Centre for Human Rights in Practice until 2020.

In 2014-16, Preti held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Global Shakespeare at Queen Mary, University of London and Warwick University, working on Shakespeare performances in relation to human rights abuses and in humanitarian situations. She is an AHRC/ BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker, and from 2014-17 was a Fellow Commoner at Jesus College, Cambridge University.

Her PhD is in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London. She is also the editor of Visual Verse, an online anthology of art and words, and an editor for The Poetry Archive.

As a human rights advocate she co founded ERA Films, working on issues as diverse as Iraq’s refugee crisis, in Rwanda with survivors of the genocide and with women in slum areas of Nairobi, Kenya. Her fiction film and documentary work with Ben Crowe is critically acclaimed.


  • 2014–present
    Research fellow, QMUL/ Warwick


  • 2014 
    Royal Holloway, PhD
  • 2000 
    City University, London, PgDip Print Journalism
  • 1999 
    St John's College, Cambridge, BA

Grants and Contracts

  • 2010
    Reid Scholarship
    Funding Source:
    Royal Holloway
  • 2000
    Scott Trust Bursary
    Funding Source:
    Scott Trust


Fellow Commoner, Jesus College, Cambridge University 2014-17