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Professor of Medieval Studies, UCL

Robert Mills is Professor of Medieval Studies and director of qUCL, UCL’s LGBTQ research network. Before joining UCL, he was Senior Lecturer in English at King’s College London. Author of Suspended Animation: Pain, Pleasure and Punishment in Medieval Culture (2005) and Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages (2015), he has recently completed a project on Derek Jarman's medievalism entitled Derek Jarman's Medieval Modern (forthcoming, 2018). Mills is currently working on questions of animality and sovereignty in medieval art.


  • 2012–present
    Reader in Medieval Art, UCL
  • 2001–2012
    Senior Lecturer in English, King's College London


  • 2001 
    University of Cambridge, PhD
  • 1996 
    University of Manchester, MA
  • 1994 
    University of Manchester, BA