Angeliki Myrillas-Brazeau is a DPhil candidate affiliated with the Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology. In her doctoral work, she studies the spread of news about epidemic disease in seventeenth-century Canada, and in particular the manipulation of fear through rumour-spreading to gain or retain power. Her research interests include communication networks, scapegoating, biological warfare, and the effects and consequences of fear. She holds an MA from Queen Mary, University of London and a BA Hons from McGill University. She is the recipient of a Keith Murray Graduate Scholarship.


Waqas Mirza is a DPhil candidate in French and English Literature at Lincoln College and a Lecturer in French at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. His doctoral thesis explores self-translation in Samuel Beckett’s novels. Waqas has previously held teaching positions at Swiss state schools, the Ashmolean Museum, and Lincoln College, where he co-organised Lincoln Leads in 2019 and in 2020. He is also the Executive Secretary of Uncomfortable Oxford, a social enterprise actively working to raise awareness and encourage discussion on the ‘uncomfortable’ legacies of inequality and imperialism in the city as well as the politics of memory built in its environment.


Bio coming soon

Lincoln Leads team 2019-2020

  • Anna Huhn (DPhil, Molecular Cell Biology)
  • Madeline Ketley (MPhil, Classical Archaeology)
  • Jacob Moore (MPhil, Economics)
  • Floris Winckel (MSc, History of Science, Medicine and Technology)
  • Phillip Decker (MPhil, International Relations)
  • Alex Tsui (DPhil, Biochemistry)
  • Robert McDonald (MSc, Mathematical Modelling)


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