Andrew Kenrick

Andrew Kenrick


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Personal profile

Key Research Interests

1st Century BC/AD Rome; ancient food and dining; perceptions/portrayals of race, ethnicity and gender in the ancient world; biography.

Academic Background

BA Hons in Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Birmingham (2002)

MA in Biography and Creative Non-fiction, University of East Anglia (2017)

PhD in Life Writing, University of East Anglia (2023, thesis title - African Kings, Roman Rule: The Life of Juba II and Cleopatra Selene of Mauretania)


Prior to returning to his studies, Andrew worked as an editor for over 10 years. He holds a PhD in Life Writing, his thesis developed a new methodology for writing biographies of ancient characters, using Juba II and Cleopatra Selene of Mauretania as his test case. His area of research interest is object-based biography and life writing, as well as non-fiction publishing. He is the founder and editor of Hinterland, a quarterly print magazine of creative non-fiction.

Teaching Interests

Publishing; non-fiction; archives; archival research; biography.

External positions

Editor in Chief, Hinterland Press Ltd

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