Martin Halliwell is Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) and Director of International Strategy for the College of Arts, Humanities and Law at the University of Leicester. He is Professor of American Studies in the Centre for American Studies and the School of English and his been head of both of these academic departments. His research interests span US cultural and intellectual history, twentieth-century and contemporary American literature, American film after 1945, the history of medicine and psychology, critical theory, and avant-garde culture. He has published work on the history of ideas, transatlantic literature and culture, American and European modernism, religion, psychoanalysis, medicine and psychiatry, film, and popular music. He is the author of eight books and two edited collections.